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WEDNESDAY 7

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

Brian Bergeron Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Casy & Brian, Waldo Astoria, Swaninfant Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $5.

Fool's Gold Tivka Records, 3191 Mission, SF; www.tikvarecords.eventbrite.com. 7 and 8:30pm, free.

Lee Huff vs. JC Rockit Johnny Foley's dueling piano. 9:30pm.

Kim Wilson Blues Review Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $24.

MJs Brass Boppers, Zinc Finger, DJ Tim Vance Elbo Room. 9pm, $7.

Michal Menert, Gramatik, SuperVision Independent. 9pm, $14.

One Way Station Boom Boom Room. 9:30pm, $5.

Ash Reiter, Peach Kings El Rio. 9pm, $5-$10.

Jonathan Richman Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $16.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

Jazz organ party Royal Cuckoo, 3202 Mission, SF; www.royalcuckoo.com. 7:30pm, free.

Cosmo AlleyCats Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, SF; www.lecolonialsf.com; 7-10pm.

Dink Dink Dink, Gaucho, Michael Abraham Amnesia. 7pm, free.

Greg Gotelli Quartet Mejool, 2522 Mission, SF; www.medjoolsf.com. 6-9pm, free.

Maria Muldaur Rrazz Room, 222 Mason, SF; www.therrazzroom.com. 8pm, $35.

Ricardo Scales Top of the Mark, 999 California, SF; www.topofthemark.com. 6:30pm, $5.

DANCE CLUBS

Booty Call Q-Bar, 456 Castro, SF; www.bootycallwednesdays.com. 9pm. Juanita MORE! and Joshua J host this dance party.

Coo-Yah! Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 10pm, free. DJs Daneekah and Green B spin reggae and dancehall with weekly guests.

Mary Go Round Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; www.lookoutsf.com. 10pm, $5. Drag with Suppositori Spelling, Mercedez Munro, and Ginger Snap.

Megatallica Fiddler's Green, 1333 Columbus, SF; www.megatallica.com. 7pm, free. Heavy metal hangout.

Vespa Beat Bliss Bar, 4026 24th St., SF; www.blissbarsf.com. 9pm, free. MSK.fm spins raregrooves, electroswing, and boogie.

 

THURSDAY 8

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

Burton Sisters Tivka Records, 3191 Mission, SF; www.tikvarecords.eventbrite.com. 7pm, free.

Ferocious Few California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse, SF; www.calacademy.org. 8:30pm, $12.

Fleshtones, Dukes of Hamburg, Teutonics Knockout. 9pm, $10.

Frail, Hundred Days, DJ Omar Rickshaw Stop. 9pm, $10-$12.

Ganglians, Young Prisms Independent. 8pm, $14.

Fareed Haque & Math Games Boom Boom Room. 9:30pm, $10.

Jealous Sound, Taxes, Great Apes Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $12.

Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Jon McLaughlin Slim's. 7:30pm, $17-$19.

Dom Kennedy, Skeme Regency Ballroom. 8pm, $22.

Kim Wilson Blues Review Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $24.

Scout Niblett, Picastro, Jean-Marie Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $10.

Chuck Prophet, Bill See Phoenix Books, 3957 24th St., SF; www.dogearedbooks.com. 7pm. Live music, videos, book excerpts.

Samples Temple, 540 Howard, SF; www.templesf.com. 8pm, $5.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Ha Ha Tonka Hotel Utah. 9pm, $10-$12.

Stan Ernhart Band Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Nathan Temby vs. Lee Huff Johnny Foley's. 9:30pm.

Trampled by Turtles, William Elliot Whitmore Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $21.

"Ümloud: Rock Band Night for Child's Play Charity" DNA Lounge. 7Pm, $10.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

Blues organ party Royal Cuckoo, 3202 Mission, SF; www.royalcuckoo.com. 7:30pm, free.

Jose James Yoshi's. 10:30pm, $4.

Tom Lander & Friends Mejool, 2522 Mission, SF; www.medjoolsf.com. 6-9pm, free.

Stompy Jones Top of the Mark, 999 California, SF; www.topofthemark.com. 7:30pm, $10.

John Waite, Raquel Aurilia Yoshi's. 8pm, $30.

FOLK/WORLD/COUNTRY

Twang! Honky Tonk Fiddler's Green, 1330 Columbus, SF; www.twanghonkytonk.com. 5pm. Live country music, dancing, and giveaways.

DANCE CLUBS

Afrolicious Elbo Room. 9:30pm, $5. With DJs Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz, and guests Jayvi Velasco and Izzy Wize.

International Public Works. 9pm, $5. Global bass party with gLAdiator and Lil' Elle.

Get Low Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 10pm, free. Jerry Nice and Ant-1 spin Hip-Hop, 80's and Soul with weekly guests.

Lions, Tigers, and Queers Underground SF. 10pm-2am, $3. Indie, Electro, and House dance party with resident DJ Becky Knox and special guests.

Thursdays at the Cat Club Cat Club. 9pm, $6 (free before 9:30pm). Two dance floors bumpin' with the best of 80s mainstream and underground with DJ's Damon, Steve Washington, Dangerous Dan, and guests.

Tropicana Madrone Art Bar. 9pm, free. Salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and more with DJs Don Bustamante, Apocolypto, Sr. Saen, Santero, and Mr. E.

 

FRIDAY 9

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

Erykah Badu, Theophilus London Warfield. 8pm, $49.50-$75.

Frank Bey Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.

Blisses B, Animal Party Amnesia. 7pm, $5.

Bombino Mezzanine. 8pm, $17.

California Honeydrops Boom Boom Room. 10pm, $10.

Peter Case Showroom, 1000 Van Ness, SF; (415) 346-5597. 8pm.

Elizabeth Cook Slim's. 9pm, $15.

Donkeys, Lilac, Buxton Bottom of the Hill. 9:30pm, $10.

Dragon Smoke Independent. 9pm, $30.

Fleshtones, Dukes of Hamburg, Teutonics Knockout. 9pm, $10.

Modestep, Jam3s K3nn3dy, Bassex Regency Ballroom. 9pm, $22.

Saviours, Ramming Speed, Slough Feg, Kowloon Walled City Elbo Room. 9pm, $10-$13.

Sweet Chariot, Gypsy Moonlight, New Family Ramblers Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $7.

Teddy Thompson, Ezra Furman Swedish American Hall. 8pm, $15-$20.

White Wives, Koji Sub-Mission .7:30pm, $10.

Witchhaven, Exmortus, Midnight Chaser, Tinnitus, DJ Rob Metal Thee Parkside. 9pm, $5.

X-Static Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Greg Zema, Lee Huff, Nathan Temby Johnny Foley's dueling piano. 9pm.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

Black Market Jazz Orchestra Top of the Mark, 999 California, SF; www.topofthemark.com. 9pm, $10.

Pete Escoveda Latin Jazz Orchestra Rrazz Room, 222 Mason, SF; www.therrazzroom.com. 7:30pm, $37.50-$40.

FOLK/WORLD/COUNTRY

Slippery Slope, Go Van Goh, Efft 50 Mason Social House, SF; www.50masonsocialhouse.com. 10pm.

DANCE CLUBS

Blow Up: Alan Braxe DNA Lounge. 10pm, $20. Electro, house, dance party jams with Tenderlions and resident DJ Jeffrey Paradise.

Indie Slash Amnesia. 10pm. DJ Danny White.

Old School JAMZ El Rio. 9pm. Fruit Stand DJs spinning old school funk, hip-hop, and R&B.

Paris to Dakar Little Baobab, 3388 19th St, SF; (415) 643-3558. 10pm, $5. Afro and world music with rotating DJs including Stepwise, Steve, Claude, Santero, and Elembe.

Pledge: Fraternal Lookout. 9pm, $3-$13. Benefiting LGBT and nonprofit organizations. Bottomless kegger cups and paddling booth with DJ Christopher B and DJ Brian Maier.

Work It Public Works. 9:30pm, $10. With DJ Heather and Fred Everything.

You Are Here Public Works. 10pm, $10-$15. With Patrice Scott, Aybee, Conor, Jason Kendig.

 

SATURDAY 10

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

Alaric, Atriarch, Larvae Elbo Room. 10pm, $7.

Sara Barielles Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove, SF; www.apeconcerts.com. 8pm, $31.

Bay Area Heat Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Brian Jordan Band Boom Boom Room. 9:30pm, $12.

Dengue Fever (members of) Tivka Records, 3191 Mission, SF; www.tikvarecords.eventbrite.com. 7 and 8:30pm, free.

Grayceon, Hollow Mirrors, Owl El Rio. 9pm, $8.

Lee Huff, Nathan Temby, Greg Zema Johnny Foley's dueling piano. 9pm.

Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.

Juan MacLean Shine, 1337 Mission, SF; www.shinesf.com. 9pm, $15.

Moore Brothers, Matt Piucci, Upsets Knockout. 9pm, $7-$20.

My Parade, Yes Go's, K-9 Thee Parkside. 3pm, free. SFFD toy drive.

Andre Nickatina, Brotha Lynch Hung Regency Ballroom. 9pm, $30.

Megan Slankard Swedish American Hall. 8pm, $15-$20.

Survive, Troller, Brandon Nickell, Black Jeans Amnesia. 6pm, $6. With DJ WhITCH.

Tennis, Miniature Tigers, Devon Wlliams Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $12.

Trainwreck Riders, Slow Trucks, Evacuee Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $8.

Trophy Fire Slim's. 8:30pm, $12.

True Mad North, French Cassettes, City Tribe, Brothers Pacific Hotel Utah. 9pm. $8.

Tycho Independent. 9pm, $20.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

"Droneshift" Lab, 2948 16th St., SF; (415) 864-8855. 8-11pm, $7-$15. Drone event with 40 musicians contributing to a three-hour sound.

Hiroshima Christmas Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $30.

Ahmad Jamal Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, SF; www.sfjazz.org. 8pm, $30-$75.

Pete Escoveda Latin Jazz Orchestra Rrazz Room, 222 Mason, SF; www.therrazzroom.com. 7:30pm, $37.50-$40.

FOLK/WORLD/COUNTRY

Kitka, Caminos Flamencos St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro, SF; (510) 444-0323. 7:30pm, $20-$25.

"Melody of China" Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny, SF; www.ccc2011winterconcert.eventbrite.com. 2:30pm. With Gang Situ, Liu Li, and Chen Tao.

Saturday Night Salsa Ramp, 855 Francois, SF; www.facebook.com/therampsf. 5:30pm, $10.

DANCE CLUBS

Bootie SF: Holiday Party DNA Lounge. 9pm, $8-$15. With drunk Santas, Xmas CDs, Adrian & Mysterious D, Smash-Up Derby, and Dada.

Paris to Dakar Little Baobab, 3388 19th St, SF; (415) 643-3558. 10pm, $5. Afro and world music with rotating DJs including Stepwise, Steve, Claude, Santero, and Elembe.

Tormenta Tropical Elbo Room. 10pm, $5-$10. With DJs Shawn Reynaldo, Oro11.

2 Men Will Move You Amnesia. 9pm.

Wonder-Full SF 8 Mezzanine. 9pm, $10. With DJ Spinna, Hakobo, Proof, King Most.

Works! Public Works Holiday Party Public Works. 9pm, $10-$20. With Gadi, Smalltown DJs, Pumpkin, Afrolicious, and Briski.

 

SUNDAY 11

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

"ATA Winter Beach Formal" Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. 3-10pm, $10-$20. With Shannon & the Clams, Buffalo Tooth, Primative Hearts, Chen Santa Maria, and more.

"Blue Bear School of Music Band Showcases" Cafe Du Nord. 7:30pm, $12-$20.

Cave Singers, Builders & the Butchers, Awahnichi Great American Music Hall. 7:30pm, $15.

Daniel Hart, Family Crest, Guy Fox, Debbie Neigher Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.

Charlie Hunter, Bhi Bhiman Independent. 9pm, $20.

Jason Movrich Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Jen Tucker Brainwash, 1126 Folsom, SF; www.brainwash.com. 7pm.

Yule Logs, Uni and Her Ukulele Amnesia. 9pm, $7.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

Blues organ party with Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert Royal Cuckoo, 3202 Mission, SF; www.royalcuckoo.com. 7:30pm, free.

Jennifer Bryce, Brad Buethe Bliss Bar, 2086 24th St., SF; www.blissbarsf.com. 4:30-7:30pm, $10.

elizabeth! Red Poppy Art House. 7pm.

Hiroshima Christmas Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $30.

Stacey Kent Venetian Room at the Fairmont, 950 Mason, SF; (415) 392-4400. 5pm, $40-$45.

Tom Lander & Friends Mejool, 2522 Mission, SF; www.medjoolsf.com. 6-9pm, free.

Noertker's Moxie Quintet Cafe Royale, 800 Post, SF; www.noertker.com. 6pm, free.

Pete Escoveda Latin Jazz Orchestra Rrazz Room, 222 Mason, SF; www.therrazzroom.com. 5pm, $37.50-$40.

FOLK/WORLD/COUNTRY

Sunday Night Salsa Ramp, 855 Francois, SF; www.facebook.com/therampsf. 5:30pm, $10.

Twang Sundays Thee Parkside. 4pm, free. With Kitchen Fire.

DANCE CLUBS

Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm, $6. Dub, dubstep, roots, and dancehall with DJ Sep, J. Boogie, and Vinnie Esparza.

Batcave Club 93, 93 9th St, SF 10pm, $5. Death rock, goth, and post-punk with Steeplerot, XChrisT, Necromos and c_death.

Jock Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; www.lookoutsf.com. 3pm, $2. Raise money for LGBT sports teams while enjoying DJs and drink specials.

La Pachanga Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission, SF; www.thebluemacawsf.com. 6pm, $10. Salsa dance party with live Afro-Cuban salsa bands.

Tropical Hot Dog Night Holiday Party Knockout.10pm. Mutant disco and post punk with DJ Placentina.

 

MONDAY 12

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

"Blue Bear School of Music Band Showcases" Cafe Du Nord. 7:30pm, $12-$20.

"Christmas in San Francisco with Russ Lorenson and Friends" Rrazz Room, 222 Mason, SF; www.therrazzroom.com. 8pm, $30.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Great American Music Hall. 8:30pm, $26.

Damir Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Elle Nino, Young Digerati, DJ Eli Glad Elbo Room. 9pm, $5.

Toshio Hirano Amnesia. 9pm.

Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Warfield. 8pm, $48.

JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

Bossa Nova Tunnel Top, 601 Bush, SF; (415) 722-6620. 8-11:30pm, free. Live acoustic Bossa Nova.

"Women of Jazz Celebrate the Holidays" Yoshi's. 8pm, $16. With Roberta Donnay Jass Trio, Chelle and friends, Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio, and more.

DANCE CLUBS

Death Guild DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $3-$5. Goth, industrial, and synthpop with Decay, Joe Radio, and Meltin Girl.

M.O.M. Madrone Art Bar. 6pm, free. DJs Timoteo Gigante, Gordo Cabeza, and Chris Phlek playing all Motown every Monday.

Sausage Party Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 2832 Mission, SF; (415) 970-9015. 6:30-9:30pm, free. DJ Dandy Dixon spins vintage rock, R&B, global beats, funk, and disco at this happy hour sausage-shack gig.

TUESDAY 13

ROCK/BLUES/HIP-HOP

Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers, Fromagique Elbo Room. 9pm, $10.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Great American Music Hall. 8:30pm, $26.

Jenni and the Jerks, Dotti Lux, Shame Shame El Rio. 7pm, $5-$10. Take Back Christmas party.

Larry and His Flask, Dirty Hand Family Band, Tater Famine Thee Parkside. 8pm, $8.

Yael Meyer Hotel Utah. 8pm, $8.

Skystone, Big Eagle, Will Sprott Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.

Stan Erhart Band Johnny Foley's. 9pm, free.

Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Watson Twins, Sean Smith Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $12. JAZZ/NEW MUSIC

"Women of Jazz Celebrate the Holidays" Yoshi's. 8pm, $16. With Roberta Donnay Jass Trio, Chelle and friends, Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio, and more.

DANCE CLUBS

Eclectic Company Skylark, 9pm, free. DJs Tones and Jaybee spin old school hip hop, bass, dub, glitch, and electro.

Post-Dubstep Tuesdays Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521.10pm, free. DJs Dnae Beats, Epcot, Footwerks spin UK Funky, Bass Music.

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