Mogwai: Show Preview

If you're in the mood for beautiful instrumentation juxtaposed against a backdrop of noise, Mogwai plays Regency Ballroom this week. The five-piece adopts a…

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Tinariwen: Show Preview

Some musicians become inseparable from a locale: think N.W.A's connection to Compton, Elvis to Memphis, the Sex Pistols to London. Tinariwen, a 35-year-old band…

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Bryan Ferry: Show Preview

Are you feeling sexy right now? Of course you are — this is San Francisco, everyone feels sexy all the time. But, if you…

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TheeSatisfaction: Show Preview

For several years, Seattle duo TheeSatisfaction has been performing music that's rooted in a love of Chaka Khan vocals and a fascination with Miles…

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Ringworm: Show Preview

After 23 years, Ringworm has retained its credibility as a genre-defining powerhouse of hardcore metal through a simple formula: the perverse onslaught of listeners'…

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Gary Numan: Show Preview

One of the pioneering figures in synth-driven rock, British musician Gary Numan laid the groundwork for new wave, electro-pop, and industrial music with his…

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Owl Paws: Show Preview

San Francisco folk-rock trio Owl Paws contrasts acoustic tones with a punk rock presence. When the band opens the three-act show this Tuesday at…

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Mark Matos: Show Preview

It's been seven years since Mark Matos came to S.F., and he's had a good run. Together with what has sometimes seemed like every…

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Sidewalk Chalk: Show Preview

Sidewalk Chalk is an eight-piece Chicago ensemble that plays a combination of hip-hop and soul. Its laid-back, jazzy approach — horns, keys, soulful singing,…

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