6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with ... More >>
Sandy is disrupting pretty much everything on the East Coast -- including the plans of Bay Area artists who have shows scheduled there. Granted, canceled concerts aren't the worst problem in the world, with dozens reported dead and NYC subway tunnels still flooded, but they're worth noting. Especial ... More >>
Outside Lands returns to Golden Gate Park on August 10-12 and makes a bid for being one of the city's biggest food fests with even more edible options than ever. A Taste of the Bay Area features 58 local food vendors including new businesses such as the Del Popolo monster pizza truck and brick and m ... More >>
Promoter Jessie WoletzLocal promoter and show booker Jessie Woletz is sort of an oxymoron. She's a powerhouse hippie. She's both constantly in motion -- booking, presenting, and promoting two to eight eclectic new weird folk shows a month at various San Francisco venues. Yet she's also peace ... More >>
Holcombe Waller @ Swedish American Hall Thursday, March 3, 2011 Better than: Waller's inevitable 2015 VH1 Storytellers episode Portland-via-Frisco troubadour Holcombe Waller's voice is his strongest asset -- it's a lithe, soaring, faraway thing that breathes equally convincing life into somber ... More >>
DevotionalsSean HayesKacey JohansingBottom of the Hill9 p.m., $10Two Gallants frontman Adam Stephens has been performing his solo material live for a while now -- his debut, We Live on Cliffs, is out Sept. 28 -- but Tyson Vogel has quietly snuck past his bandmate in getting new music on record sh ... More >>
Judgment Day plays Saturday at the Bicycle Music FestivalStringed heavy metal acts operated by bicycle power, teenage dance parties, and legendary country-folk ingénues in the park -- San Francisco has it all this weekend for less than the cost of a few pounds of organic summer fruit. Here's our ... More >>
Sean Hayes @ the Independent The indie-folk scene has a funky pocket. The Be Good Tanyas get in it sometimes, and on his new record, Run Wolves Run, Sean Hayes is comfy in it. Sexed-up juicy dance jams aren't typical of musicians with a front-porch acoustic aesthetic, but he manages to further m ... More >>
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