- This Week
Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are listed when provided to us. Submit items for the listings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Kid Anderson Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $15.
Beak> Amoeba, 1855 Haight, SF; www.amoebamusic.com. 6pm, free.
Crooked Fingers, Mynabirds Café Du Nord. 9:30pm, $12.
Alberta Cross, Dead Confederate, J. Roddy Walston and the Business Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $15.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Taxes, Oona Milk. 8pm.
Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits, Generals, Scarlet Stoic Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $8.
Deadstring Brothers, Careless Hearts Thee Parkside. 8pm, $7.
Deep Teens, Sleepwalkers, Quiet Coyote, Homewreckers El Rio. 8pm, $3-5.
Good Luck at the Gunfight, DJ Eli Glad Elbo Room. 8:30pm, $8.
Hello Evening, Brendan Getzell, JJ Schultz, Wolf Larsen Hotel Utah. 8pm, $7.
Night Beats, Terry Malts, Larry and the Angriest Generation Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.
Joel Streeter, Brad Brooks, Megan Slankard Band Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $10.
Titus Andronicus, Free Energy Independent. 8pm, $15.
Booty Call Q-Bar, 456 Castro, SF; www.bootycallwednesdays.com. 9pm. Juanita Moore hosts this dance party, featuring DJ Robot Hustle.
Hands Down! Bar on Church. 9pm, free. With DJs Claksaarb, Mykill, and guests spinning indie, electro, house, and bangers.
Jam Fresh Wednesdays Vessel, 85 Campton, SF; (415) 433-8585. 9:30pm, free. With DJs Slick D, Chris Clouse, Rich Era, Don Lynch, and more spinning top40, mashups, hip hop, and remixes.
Mary-Go-Round Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 10pm, $5. A weekly drag show with hosts Cookie Dough, Pollo Del Mar, and Suppositori Spelling.
Open Mic Night 330 Ritch. 9pm, $7.
RedWine Social Dalva. 9pm-2am, free. DJ TophOne and guests spin outernational funk and get drunk.
Respect Wednesdays End Up. 10pm, $5. Rotating DJs Daddy Rolo, Young Fyah, Irie Dole, I-Vier, Sake One, Serg, and more spinning reggae, dancehall, roots, lovers rock, and mash ups.
Synchronize Il Pirata, 2007 16th St, SF; (415) 626-2626. 10pm, free. Psychedelic dance music with DJs Helios, Gatto Matto, Psy Lotus, Intergalactoid, and guests.
Apocalyptica, Dir En Grey, Evaline Regency Ballroom. 8pm, $28.
Brilliant Colors, Milk Music, White Boss Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $7.
*Coliseum, Burning Love, Walken, Buried at Birth Thee Parkside. 9pm, $8.
Forrest Day, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Fishbear, Soulaki Slim's. 8pm, $15.
George Lacson Project Coda. 10pm, $7.
*Gories, Haunted George, Nice Smile Independent. 8pm, $20.
Little Wings, Michael Musika, Honeycomb Café Du Nord. 9pm, $12.
Mosquitos in Yo' Grill, Buxter Hoot'n, Emily Bonn and the Vivants, BrownChicken BrownCow Stringband, Kamp Camille Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $10.
John Nemeth Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $18.
Trey Songz, Monica Warfield. 8pm, $45-75.
Sundowner, Hanalei, Jaake Margo Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $10.
Young and Tender, dot punto., Brown Dwarf, Upsets Hemlock Tavern. 8pm, $7.
Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, Stacy Wakefield Hemlock Tavern. 6pm, free. Book release party for Please Take Me Off the Guest List, created by the three artists on the bill.
Music and Poetry Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, SF; (415) 433-1226. 8pm, $2-$20. Poet Timothy Trygg with muscial acts Copus, Jason Marble, Dionne Pickard and Nathan Choo, and Blvd Park.
Afrolicious Elbo Room. 9:30pm, $10. DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz, plus guest J Boogie's Dubtronic Science, spin Afrobeat, Tropicália, electro, samba, and funk.
CakeMIX SF Wish, 1539 Folsom, SF; www.wishsf.com. 10pm, free. DJ Carey Kopp spinning funk, soul, and hip hop.
Caribbean Connection Little Baobab, 3388 19th St, SF; (415) 643-3558. 10pm, $3. DJ Stevie B and guests spin reggae, soca, zouk, reggaetón, and more.
Drop the Pressure Underground SF. 6-10pm, free. Electro, house, and datafunk highlight this weekly happy hour.
Good Foot Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 10pm, free. With DJs spinning R&B, Hip hop, classics, and soul.
Gymnasium Matador, 10 Sixth St, SF; (415) 863-4629. 9pm, free. With DJ Violent Vickie and guests spinning electro, hip hop, and disco.
Jivin' Dirty Disco Butter, 354 11th St., SF; (415) 863-5964. 8pm, free. With DJs spinning disco, funk, and classics.
Kissing Booth Make-Out Room. 9pm, free. DJs Jory, Commodore 69, and more spinning indie dance, disco, 80's, and electro.
Koko Puffs Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm, free. Dubby roots reggae and Jamaican funk from rotating DJs.
Mestiza Bollywood Café, 3376 19th St, SF; (415) 970-0362. 10pm, free. Showcasing progressive Latin and global beats with DJ Juan Data.
Motion Sickness Vertigo, 1160 Polk, SF; (415) 674-1278. 10pm, free. Genre-bending dance party with DJs Sneaky P, Public Frenemy, and D_Ro Cyclist.
Nacht Musik Knockout. 10:30pm, $4. Dark, minimal, and electronic with Omar, Josh, and Justin.
Peaches Skylark, 10pm, free. With an all female DJ line up featuring Deeandroid, Lady Fingaz, That Girl, and Umami spinning hip hop.
Popscene 330 Rich. 10pm, $10. Rotating DJs spinning indie, Britpop, electro, new wave, and post-punk.
Solid Thursdays Club Six. 9pm, free. With DJs Daddy Rolo and Tesfa spinning roots, reggae, dancehall, soca, and mashups.
"Battle of the Bands" DNA Lounge. 5:30pm, $12. With Six Weeks Sober, Gladiators of Rock, Ten Days New, and more.
Clientele, Lay Low, Northern Key Independent. 9pm, $15.
La Corde, Procedure Club, Burning Yellows, Ggreen Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $7.
Dirt Nasty, Andre Lagacy, Beardo Slim's. 9pm, $16.
Felonious Café Du Nord. 9:30pm, $12.
Michael Franti and Spearhead Fillmore. 8pm, $27.50. "Power to the Peaceful Pre-Party/CARE Forum."
Gentlemen, Stomacher, Oh Darling Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $10.
Guttermouth, Penny Dreadfuls, Friends With the Enemy Thee Parkside. 9pm, $10.
Crystall Monee Hall Coda. 9pm, $10.
Hold Outs, Beautiful Losers, Essence, Billy Schafer Hotel Utah. 9pm, $10.
Mason Jennings Yoshi's San Francisco. 8pm, $25.
Justin Nozuka Band, Ry Cuming Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $21.
Mark Kozelek Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon, SF; www.gamh.com. 8pm, $30-50.
Jake Mann, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Horns of Happiness, Spires Knockout. 9pm, $7.
Kevin Russell Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.
Blue Tango Community Music Center, 544 Capp, SF; (415) 647-6015. 8pm, $15. With Maria Volonte and Kevin Footer.
Rumba Sin Fronteras Sub-Mission Art Space, 2183 Mission, SF; (415) 431-4210. 8pm, $7-$20. With Grupo Candelaria, Santero, Power Struggle, De Rompe y Raja, Turbo Mex, and DJs Roger Mas and Mixtek.
Benny Benassi Bike Tour Ruby Skye. 9pm, $45.
Club Dragon Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; www.eightsf.com. 9pm, $8. A gay Asian paradise. Featuring two dance floors playing dance and hip hop, smoking patio, and 2 for 1 drinks before 10pm.
Data, DJ Nisus, DJ Sleazemore Rickshaw Stop. 9pm, $10. Disco funk.
Exhale, Fridays Project One Gallery, 251 Rhode Island, SF; (415) 465-2129. 5pm, $5. Happy hour with art, fine food, and music with Vin Sol, King Most, DJ Centipede, and Shane King.
Fat Stack Fridays Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm, free. With rotating DJs B-Cause, Vinnie Esparza, Mr. Robinson, Toph One, and Slopoke.
Fo' Sho! Fridays Madrone Art Bar. 10pm, $5. DJs Kung Fu Chris and Makossa spin rare grooves, soul, funk, and hip-hop classics.
Fubar Fridays Butter, 354 11th St., SF; (415) 863-5964. 6pm, $5. With DJs spinning retro mashup remixes.
Good Life Fridays Apartment 24, 440 Broadway, SF; (415) 989-3434. 10pm, $10. With DJ Brian spinning hip hop, mashups, and top 40.
Tim Green, Catz N Dogz, Martin Brothers Mighty. 9pm, $20. With special guests.
Heartical Roots Bollywood Café. 9pm, $5. Recession friendly reggae.
Heavy Rotation El Rio. 9pm. Outsider's dance club with Palo Verde.
Hot Chocolate Milk. 9pm, $5. With DJs Big Fat Frog, Chardmo, DuseRock, and more spinning old and new school funk.
Mandala Presents: Let's A Go-Go! Amoeba, 1855 Haight, SF; www.amoebamusic.com. 6pm, free. World psych with Special Lord B and DJ Sid Presley.
Rockabilly Fridays Jay N Bee Club, 2736 20th St, SF; (415) 824-4190. 9pm, free. With DJs Rockin' Raul, Oakie Oran, Sergio Iglesias, and Tanoa "Samoa Boy" spinning 50s and 60s Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Bop, Jive, and more.
Some Thing The Stud. 10pm, $7. VivvyAnne Forevermore, Glamamore, and DJ Down-E give you fierce drag shows and afterhours dancing.
Strictly Video 111 Minna. 9pm, $10. With VDJs Shortkut, Swift Rock, GoldenChyld, and Satva spinning rap, 80s, R&B, and Dancehall.
Treat Em Right Elbo Room. 10pm, $5. Hip-hop, funk, and reggae with DJs B. Cause and Vinnie Esparza.
*AC/DShe, Upper Crust Slim's. 9pm, $15.
Curtis Bumpy Coda. 10pm, $10.
Business, Hollowpoints, Hounds and Harlots, Box Squad Thee Parkside. 9pm, $13-15.
StormMiguel Florez, Shawna Virago El Rio. 3pm, $6-10.
Michael Franti and Spearhead Fillmore. 9pm, $35. "Power to the Peaceful Rocking Heads After Party."
Grass Widow Amoeba, 1855 Haight, SF; www.amoebamusic.com. 2pm, free.
Mason Jennings Yoshi's San Francisco. 8 and 10pm, $25.
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixert, Audra Mae, Roy Jay Independent. 9pm, $17.
"Mix Tape Show" Thee Parkside. 3pm, $8.
Charlie Musselwhite Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $35.
*"Power to the Peaceful Festival" Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF; www.powertothepeaceful.org. 9am-5pm. With Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rebelution, Rupa and the April Fishes, and more.
Dax Riggs, Lloyd's Garage Café Du Nord. 9:30pm, $15.
"Rotfest II" Hemlock Tavern. 5:30pm, $7. With 3 Stoned Men, Smile God Loves You, Vanilla Whores, Count Dante, and more.
Southern Culture on the Skids, Aloha Screwdriver Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $16.
We Barbarians, Magic Bullets, Superhumanoids Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $12.
Orquesta Bakan The Ramp, 855 Terry Francois, SF; (415) 621-2378. 5:15pm, $7.
Tempo Icthus Gallery, 1769 15th St., SF; (415) 359-7500. 7:30pm, $20. Brazilian music with Joseh Garcia, Bryan Olson, Chi Chen, and Felix Macnee.
Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod Atlas Café. 8pm, free.
Bar on Church 9pm. Rotating DJs Foxxee, Joseph Lee, Zhaldee, Mark Andrus, and Nuxx.
Blow Up Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 Terry Francois, SF; (415) 252-5017. 9pm, $20. Presented by Jeffrey Paradise and Ava Berlin with the Tenderloins, Udachi, and Sticky K.
Bootie DNA Lounge. 9pm, $6-12. Mash-ups with Tripp doing an iPad DJ set and residents Adrian and Mysterious D.
Club Gossip Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF; (415) 703-8964. 9pm, $8. With DJs and VJs spinning a tribute to Erasure.
Cockblock Rickshaw Stop. 10pm, $5-7. Queer dance party with DJ Nuxx and friends.
DJ Ayres, Eric Sharp, Shane King Som. 10pm. Spinning house, electro, nu-disco, Baltimore club tracks, and dubstep.
Electricity Knockout. 10pm, $4. A decade of 80s with Deadbeat, Yule Be Sorry, and Cat Fancy.
Frolic Stud. 9pm, $3-7. DJs Dragn'Fly, NeonBunny, and Ikkuma spin at this celebration of anthropomorphic costume and dance. Animal outfits encouraged.
HYP Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; www.eightsf.com. 10pm, free. Gay and lesbian hip hop party, featuring DJs spinning the newest in the top 40s hip hop and hyphy.
*Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Tour Mighty. 9pm; free, RSVP is required and does not guarantee admission: www.trueskool.com. With Mixmaster Mike, a live performance by Del the Funky Homosapien, and DJs Sake One, Teeko, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, and Justin Johnson.
Rock City Butter, 354 11th St., SF; (415) 863-5964. 6pm, $5 after 10pm. With DJs spinning party rock.
Same Sex Salsa and Swing Magnet, 4122 18th St, SF; (415) 305-8242. 7pm, free.
Spirit Fingers Sessions 330 Ritch. 9pm, free. With DJ Morse Code and live guest performances.
Spotlight Siberia, 314 11th St, SF; (415) 552-2100. 10pm. With DJs Slowpoke, Double Impact, and Moe1.
Tight Pants Edinburgh Castle Pub. 10pm, free. With DJs Peter Noble, Jules, and Kvon spinning indie and electro.
Tormenta Tropical Elbo Room. 10pm, $5-10. Electro cumbia with DJs Rampage, Disco Shawn, and Oro 11.
Tristes Tropiques Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 9pm, free. With Robotsinheat and Bookworms spinning afro cosmic, italo disco, and kraut jams.
Attaloss, Lucy Schwartz, Henry Wagons Solo Hotel Utah. 8pm, $8.
"Battle of the Bands" DNA Lounge. 5:30pm, $12. With Soothing Sound of Flight, I Broke the Sky, Handshake, and more.
Tracy Bonham, Kaisercartel Café Du Nord. 8pm, $12.
Karina Denike, Upstairs Downstairs Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.ritespotcafe.net. 9pm, free.
Destroy Nate Allen Hemlock Tavern. 5pm, $5.
Deviated Instinct, Lecherous Gaze, Vastum Kimo's. 5:30pm, $8.
Michael Franti and Spearhead Fillmore. 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4pm. $20-30. "Power to the Peaceful Yoga and Brazilian Dance Workshop" (earlier shows); "Power to the Peaceful Family Matinee" (later show).
Shonen Knife, Go-Going-Gone Girls, T and A Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $14.
*Sleep, Thrones Regency Ballroom. 8pm, $25.
Thrift Store Cowboys, Warren Jackson Hearne, Slow Poisoner Hemlock Tavern. 8:30pm, $7.
Cecilio and Kapono Yoshi's San Francisco. 7 and 9pm, $40.
Forro Brazuca The Ramp, 855 Terry Francois, SF; (415) 621-2378. 5:15pm, $7.
Going Away Party Thee Parkside. 4pm, free.
Death Guild DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $3-5. Gothic, industrial, and synthpop with Decay, Joe Radio, and Melting Girl.
DiscoFunk Mashups Cat Club. 10pm, free. House and 70's music.
Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm, $6. DJ Sep, Maneesh the Twister, and guest DJ Chicus spin dub, roots, and classic dancehall.
Gloss Sundays Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 7pm. With DJ Hawthorne spinning house, funk, soul, retro, and disco.
Honey Soundsystem Paradise Lounge. 8pm-2am. "Dance floor for dancers sound system for lovers." Got that?
Jock! Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 3pm, $2. This high-energy party raises money for LGBT sports teams.
Kick It Bar on Church. 9pm. Hip-hop with DJ Zax.
Lowbrow Sunday Delirium. 1pm, free. DJ Roost Uno and guests spinning club hip hop, indie, and top 40s.
Religion Bar on Church. 3pm. With DJ Nikita.
Stag AsiaSF. 6pm, $5. Gay bachelor parties are the target demo of this weekly erotic tea dance.
Swing Out Sundays Rock-It Room. 7pm, free (dance lessons $15). DJ BeBop Burnie spins 20s through 50s swing, jive, and more.
Sam Amidon, Chloe Makes Music Café Du Nord. 9:30pm, $12.
Federale, 1776, Hawkeye, Fresh Prairie Bottom of the Hill. 8:30pm, $12.
Ed Jones Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.ritespotcafe.net. 8pm, free.
Radio Moscow, Dzjenghis Khan, Sandwitches Elbo Room. 9pm, $8.
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Le Butcherettes Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $21.
*Sleep, Saviours, Black Cobra Regency Ballroom. 8pm, $25.
Tallest Man on Earth Fillmore. 8pm, $18.50.
Vibrators, Poison Control Hemlock. 7pm, $8.
Black Gold Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm-2am, free. Senator Soul spins Detroit soul, Motown, New Orleans R&B, and more all on 45!
Death Guild DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $3-5. Gothic, industrial, and synthpop with Decay, Joe Radio, and Melting Girl.
Krazy Mondays Beauty Bar. 10pm, free. With DJs Ant-1, $ir-Tipp, Ruby Red I, Lo, and Gelo spinning hip hop.
M.O.M. Madrone Art Bar. 6pm, free. With DJ Gordo Cabeza and guests playing all Motown every Monday.
Manic Mondays Bar on Church. 9pm. Drink 80-cent cosmos with Djs Mark Andrus and Dangerous Dan.
Musik for Your Teeth Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St., SF; (415) 642-0474. 5pm, free. Soul cookin' happy hour tunes with DJ Antonino Musco.
Network Mondays Azul Lounge, One Tillman Pl, SF; www.inhousetalent.com. 9pm, $5. Hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word open mic, plus featured performers.
Punk Rock Sideshow Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, free. With DJ Tragic and Duchess of Hazard.
Skylarking Skylark. 10pm, free. With resident DJs I & I Vibration, Beatnok, and Mr. Lucky and weekly guest DJs.
Bird Call, il gato, We Is Shore Dedicated Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $8.
Jrod Indigo Coda. 9pm, $7.
Eilen Jewell, Shants Café Du Nord. 9:30pm, $12.
Menomena, Suckers, Tu Fawning Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $16-18.
Rockin' Jake Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $15.
Richie Spice, Snaccha Independent. 9pm, $25.
Damon Suomi and the Minor Prophets, Bird By Bird Thee Parkside. 8pm, $7.
*Terrible Twos, Midnight Snaxx, Uzi Rash Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.
Alcoholocaust Presents Argus Lounge. 9pm, free. With DJ Puta Madre and DJ Johnny Repo.
Fromagique Elbo Room. 9pm, $10. Live music and burlesque with Bombshell Betty.
Eclectic Company Skylark, 9pm, free. DJs Tones and Jaybee spin old school hip hop, bass, dub, glitch, and electro.
Rock Out Karaoke! Amnesia. 7:30pm. With Glenny Kravitz.
Share the Love Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 5pm, free. With DJ Pam Hubbuck spinning house.
Womanizer Bar on Church. 9pm. With DJ Nuxx.