Les Paul, Rashied Ali – Big Daddy Death keeps claiming another one. Goddamnit. You can find me at the bar, buried in vodka tonics, till you finally find the strength to perk up, listen to Interstellar Space again, stroke your koa-wood SG, and contemplate all the live music, still kicking all around you.
Society of Rockets and Dominique Leone
The SF psychedelicists bang noggins with the congenial local, NorCal synthesist. Thurs/13, 9 p.m., $10. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, S.F. (415) 861-5016.
Solillquists of Sound
Me likee the bubbling, robo-futuristic beats of the Orlando, Fla., quartet’s new No More Heroes - and the live act is supposed to be pretty awesome, too. With 40Love and Zutra. Thurs/13, 9 p.m., $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.
Sekouba Bambino Diabate
Lovely frontman for Bembeya Jazz National goes by another name: "the Golden Voice of Guinea." Fri/14, 9 p.m., $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero, S.F. (415) 771-1422.
Down and Melvins
You asked for the finest in heavy, heavy stoner rock – so guess what I got for you, wrapped in a big, black, blissfully downer ribbon? With Weedeater and Danava. Fri/14, 8 p.m., $27.50. Regency Ballroom, Sutter and Van Ness, SF. www.goldenvoice.com
Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Got some over-the-top brass party-starting on the horizon when the Bay marching-band maniacs roll out their new CD. With Khi Darag!, Brain Kenney Fresno, Last Night’s Fling All-Star Burlesque. Fri/14, 10 p.m., $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.
Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
Move it or lose it, Sleep Train: the hip-hop king who would kick out the jammage with his deadly ax playing gets with the snow man. With Drake. Sat/15, 7 p.m., $28.50-$154.50. Sleep Train Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass, Concord. www.livenation.com
Break it down, 21st century style, with the Bay Area punk threesome, especially if you missed the band’s slew of intimate local club dates earlier this year. With Franz Ferdinand. Tues/18, 7:30 p.m., $23.50-$46.50. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose. www.livenation.com