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Best Places To Party in 2012 For Mardi Gras In San Francisco

Shake those hips and grab those beads, the Bay Area welcomes Fat Tuesday with some traditional French cuisine, costumes and parades.


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Best Bets For Live Music On Valentine’s Day In San Francisco

This Valentine’s Day, slip into something special and enjoy a night on the town filled with live music and love. Make memories and enjoy a show at these San Francisco hot spots. Hours: Mon – Tues […]


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Jazz Up Your Life At The Best Jazz Spots In San Francisco

They say more than two dozen styles of jazz exist in the world today. From ragtime and swing to classic and bebop, the evolution of jazz continues. Here are the best jazz spots you’ll find […]


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Best Rock Bars In The San Francisco Area

The city’s vibrant music scene plays out daily in bars and clubs throughout the Bay Area. You’ll find some of the biggest names in music appearing in the most chummy surroundings. Get ready to bang your head at the best rock bars in San Francisco.


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2011 Sounded Good: The Best San Francisco Bands Of The Past Year

Brimming with talent as diverse as its neighborhoods, San Francisco has become a musical playground where venues host everything from shoegaze, hip-hop, indie folk, and jazz, to surf, psychedelia, funk and garage pop. Here are […]



San Francisco Supes OK Cheaper Permits For Live Music

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave unanimous initial approval to legislation creating a new, cheaper permit that would allow cafes and restaurants to host live music.

CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011


San Francisco To Change Tune For Small Businesses That Want Live Music

Businesses that are not primarily music venues may be eligible for a limited live entertainment permit that’s much cheaper and subject to less onerous review.



San Francisco’s Best Cover Bands

Sometimes you just want to jam to a song you already know. Get your groove on to these charmers, rocking the hits you love.

CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011


San Francisco’s Best Cabaret Bars

Dark, sultry and soulful, San Francisco is home to some fantastic cabaret clubs. Kick back with a cocktail and enjoy soulful sounds from professional and amateurs alike in San Francisco’s Best Cabaret Bars.

CBS San Francisco–03/17/2011

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A Zenful Day In the Meadow

Alice’s Now & Zen Fest 2010 kicked off their free festivities at 12 Noon on Sunday, September 26th in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. This year’s concert featured Sara Bareilles, Plain White T’s, Natasha Bedingfield, […]

CBS San Francisco–09/27/2010