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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Here Are Some Shows You Need To See This Spring

Posted By on Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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From the latest SF Weekly:

Rite of Spring: April is here, winter is over, and that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket. Well, at least two of those things are true, right? Also true is that spring concert season is finally upon us. New releases and tours always coincide with the vernal thaw, and of course, Coachella will be dumping musical largesse on Bay Area concert halls as bands stop in for most of this month, before or after their desert assignation -- just like every year. (This phenomenon we now know as Fauxchella.) With that in mind, here's a guide to the stuff you should probably go see during this season of sunshine and Cadbury Creme Eggs. As of press time, tickets were available to all the shows listed here... [continue reading]

Small crowd: It's been more than two years since city officials began offering cheap permits for smaller establishments to host live music, but cafes, restaurants, and outdoor plazas have been slow to take advantage of them -- largely because they don't know the permits exist or simply don't like paying any extra money to the city. But as more San Francisco music venues close or face uncertain futures due to new ownership, Limited Live Music Permits could help pick up some of the slack... [continue reading]

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from the week in S.F. music

Hidden Agenda: Small events and performances to check out this week.

Also, we recommend (this week's) shows!

Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie at Slim's on Thursday, April 3, and Great American Music Hall on Friday, April 4.

Gary Numan with Big Black Delta and Roman Remains at the Fillmore on Sunday, April 6.

Owl Paws with Haunted Summer and yOya at the Chapel on Tuesday, April 8.

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