SFJAZZ Season Rolls Into Third Week With Coltrane TributeSFJAZZ continues its 2017-2018 season this weekend with a celebration of the music of saxophone giant John Coltrane that will feature his son Ravi Coltrane along with a host of jazz luminaries paying tribute.
Indie Experimentalists Play Hometown Show At Great AmericanLongtime standard-bearers for the avant-weird fringe of San Francisco's vibrant indie-rock scene, veteran band Deerhoof plays songs from it's new collaboration-packed release Mountain Moves at the Great American Music Hall Thursday night.
San Jose Club Hosts Epic Metal FestivalDelivering an extended evening of heavy riffs and headbanging sounds, Epicenter 2017 offers up a packed bill of nine metal, stoner rock and doom outfits at the Ritz in San Jose Saturday topped by Bay Area heroes High On Fire.
Noisy Australian Punk Band Plays Rare SF ShowUnderground Australian noise-punk greats feedtime returns to San Francisco for a rare show Saturday, playing the Hemlock Tavern with like-minded local bands Musk and FNU Clone.
British Rock Hero Brings Band To The FillmoreInfluential singer/songwriter, solo star and the onetime front man of UK rock greats Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter and his Rant Band deliver songs from throughout his illustrious career at the Fillmore this Friday night.
Local Bands Team Up To Help Noted SF Poster ArtistA trio of high-powered Bay Area bands comes together for a good cause this Saturday when veteran proto-punk quartet Hot Lunch, new act Terry Gross and psych explorers Carlton Melton team for this benefit show raising funds to help SF poster artist Alan Forbes.
Local 'Geriatric' Punks Team With Filthy Honky Tonk Band In SFLocal geriatric punk-rock reprobates The Grannies share the stage with hilariously profane Texas honky-tonk outfit The Beaumonts when they bring their West Coast tour to the Bottom of the Hill Tuesday night.
Acoustic Punk-Roots Band Lands At Bottom Of The HillDenver-based country/blues-punk trio the Yawpers draws influences from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Cramps and Elvis when they play songs from their new concept album 'Boy in a Well' at the Bottom of the Hill Saturday night.
NYC Post-Hardcore Heroes Play New Music At Great AmericanOne of the most beloved and influential bands to emerge from the New York scene during the 1990s, reunited post-hardcore greats Quicksand play music from their first new album in over two decades at the Great American Music Hall Friday night.
Roots-Rock Heroes Bring Good Times To The ChapelSoCal roots-rock greats the Blasters bring their unique mix of rockabilly, country, early rock and roll and R&B to San Francisco when the band headlines the Chapel Friday night with local favorites Red Meat.
Freaky South African Hip-Hop Crew Comes To Bill Graham CivicOne of the most unusual international hip-hop acts to emerge from the global underground, otherworldly South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord brings it's kinetic live show to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Saturday with support from established rapper Gucci Mane.
Powerhouse Young Saxophonist Brings Band To Mountain WinerySaxophonist Kamasai Washington brings his talented group to the Mountain Winery this Friday night for an evening of intense, forward-thinking electric jazz.