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Bane, Alpha and Omega, Wolves and Thieves, Streetwalkers Thee Parkside. 8pm, $12.
*Cannibal Corpse, 1349, Skeletonwitch, Lecherous Nocturne Slim's. 7:30pm, $28.
Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Torche Warfield. 7pm, $32.
Ferocious Few, Mississipi Man, Sermon, DJ Ted Café du Nord. 9:30pm, $5.
Flobots, Trouble Andrew, Champagne Champagne Bottom of the Hill. 8pm, $15.
Guella, Soda Pop Junkies, DudeHouse Hotel Utah. 8pm, $6.
Lambs, Splinters, Honey Knockout. 9pm, $5.
Michael McIntosh Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Ronaldo Morales Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $15.
Owen Pallett, Snowblink Independent. 8pm, $16.
Street Pyramids, Watchdawg, Purrs, Symbolick Jews Kimo's. 9pm.
Bluegrass Country Jam Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Nathan Hamilton McTeague's Saloon, 1237 Polk, SF; (415) 776-1237. 9pm.
La Colectiva featuring Toqueson Elbo Room. 9pm, $8. With DJs Soniada Diablo, Laonzo, and Rabeat.
Sang Matiz, Trio Paz, Gema de los Deseos El Rio. 8pm, $7.
Afreaka! Attic, 3336 24th St, SF; (415) 643-3376. 10pm, free. Psychedelic beats from Brazil, Turkey, India, Africa, and across the globe with DJs MAKossa and Om.
Booty Call Q-Bar, 456 Castro, SF; www.bootycallwednesdays.com. 9pm. Juanita Moore hosts this dance party, featuring DJ Robot Hustle.
Hands Down! Bar on Church. 9pm, free. With DJs Claksaarb, Mykill, and guests spinning indie, electro, house, and bangers.
Machine Sloane, 1525 Mission, SF; (415) 621-7007. 10pm, free. Warm beats for happy feet with DJs Sergio, Conor, and André Lucero.
Mary-Go-Round Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 10pm, $5. A weekly drag show with hosts Cookie Dough, Pollo Del Mar, and Suppositori Spelling.
Q-Burns Abstract Message Triple Crown. 11:30pm, $5. Spinning house.
RedWine Social Dalva. 9pm-2am, free. DJ TophOne and guests spin outernational funk and get drunk.
Respect Wednesdays End Up. 10pm, $5. Rotating DJs Daddy Rolo, Young Fyah, Irie Dole, I-Vier, Sake One, Serg, and more spinning reggae, dancehall, roots, lovers rock, and mash ups.
Slump Night Coda. 10pm, free. Hip-hop with L.I. Aspect and DJ Centipede.
Synchronize Il Pirata, 2007 16th St, SF; (415) 626-2626. 10pm, free. Psychedelic dance music with DJs Helios, Gatto Matto, Psy Lotus, Intergalactoid, and guests.
Yoruba Dance Sessions Bacano! Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 9pm, free. With resident DJ Carlos Mena and guests spinning afro-deep-global-soulful-broken-techhouse.
Josh Clarke, Naysayers Knockout. 9:30pm, $6.
Dosh, White Hinterland, Baths Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $12.
Hold Steady Fillmore. 8pm, $25.
Denise Perrier Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.
Paulie Rhyme Rock-It Room. 8pm, $5.
Reckless Kelly, Brothers Comatose Slim's. 9pm, $16.
Reuben Rye Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Shondes, Ex-Boyfriends, Excuses for Skipping, Bruises Café du Nord. 9pm, $10.
Mariee Sioux, Dead Western, Aaron Ross Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $8.
Tussle, Javelin, Bronze Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $12.
Yung Mars, Mugpush, Karmo, Double Take Coda. 9pm, $10.
Heather Combs, Elliott Randall, Alden Schell, Jeff Campbell Hotel Utah. 8pm, $8.
Savannah Blu Atlas Café. 8pm, free.
Shannon Céilí Band Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Afrolicious Elbo Room. 9:30pm, $8-10. DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz spin Afro-tropical, samba, and funk.
Caribbean Connection Little Baobab, 3388 19th St, SF; (415) 643-3558. 10pm, $3. DJ Stevie B and guests spin reggae, soca, zouk, reggaetón, and more.
Club Jammies Edinburgh Castle. 10pm, free. DJs EBERrad and White Mice spinning reggae, punk, dub, and post punk.
Drop the Pressure Underground SF. 6-10pm, free. Electro, house, and datafunk highlight this weekly happy hour.
Electric Feel Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 9pm, $2. With DJs subOctave and Blondie K spinning indie music videos.
Good Foot Yoruba Dance Sessions Bacano! Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 9pm, free. A James Brown tribute with resident DJs Haylow, A-Ron, and Prince Aries spinning R&B, Hip hop, funk, and soul.
Holy Thursday Underground SF. 10pm, $5. Bay Area electronic hip hop producers showcase their cutting edge styles monthly.
Koko Puffs Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm, free. Dubby roots reggae and Jamaican funk from rotating DJs.
Lacquer Beauty Bar. 10pm-2am, free. DJs Mario Muse and Miss Margo bring the electro.
Mestiza Bollywood Café, 3376 19th St, SF; (415) 970-0362. 10pm, free. Showcasing progressive Latin and global beats with DJ Juan Data.
Peaches Skylark, 10pm, free. With an all female DJ line up featuring Deeandroid, Lady Fingaz, That Girl, and Umami spinning hip hop.
Popscene 330 Rich. 10pm, $10. Rotating DJs spinning indie, Britpop, electro, new wave, and post-punk.
Rock Candy Stud. 9pm-2am, $5. Luscious Lucy Lipps hosts this electro-punk-pop party with music by ReXick.
Solid Thursdays Club Six. 9pm, free. With DJs Daddy Rolo and Tesfa spinning roots, reggae, dancehall, soca, and mashups.
Studio SF Triple Crown. 9pm, $5. Keeping the Disco vibe alive with authentic 70's, 80's, and current disco with DJs White Girl Lust, Ken Vulsion, and Sergio.
"Battle of the Bands" DNA Lounge. 5:30pm, $12. With High Volume Dealer, Baysic Wonder, Apothesary, and more.
Trevor Childs and the Beholders, American Professionals, Headslide Hotel Utah. 9pm, $8.
Los Campesinos!, Signals Regency Ballroom. 9pm, $22.
"Devil-Ettes a Go Go" Rickshaw Stop. 8:30pm, $10. Dance troupe with live music by the Royal Deuces, Ron Silva and the Monarchs, and Riff Ditties Orchestra.
Fast Times Maggie McGarry's, 1353 Grant, SF; (415) 399-9020. 9pm, free.
Here Come the Saviours, Victory and Associates, Control-R Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $6.
Mark Hummel and Rusty Zinn 8 and 10pm, $20.
Impalers, Inciters, Titan-Ups, Revival Sound System Café du Nord. 9:30pm, $10.
J-Billion, Odd Future Wolf Gang, DJs Mally Jesus and Roost Uno Thee Parkside. 9pm, $5.
Menew, Lilofee, Frail Mezzanine. 9pm, $7.
Kally Price Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.
Red Sparowes, Fang Island, Oxbow Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $14. Acoustic show.
Martin Sexton Fillmore. 9pm, $26.50.
Wallpaper, Oona, DJ Morale Independent. 9pm, $15.
Audium 9 1616 Bush, SF; (415) 771-1616. 8:30pm, $15.
Black Market Jazz Orchestra Top of the Mark. 9pm, $10.
Conscious Contact Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Eric Kurtzrock Trio Ana Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach, SF; (415) 771-6800. 8pm, free.
Rachelle Ferrell Yoshi's San Francisco. 8 and 10pm, $25-32.
Shotgun Wedding Symphony Coda. 10pm, $10.
George Winston Grace Cathedral, 1100 California, SF; www.gracecathedral.org. 8pm, $36.
JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Left Coast Special Socha Café, 3235 Mission, SF; (415) 643-6848. 8:30pm, free.
Activate! Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 9pm, $3. Face your demigods and demons at this Red Bull-fueled party.
Braza! Som., 2925 16th St., SF; (415) 558-8521.10pm, $10.
Deeper 222 Hyde, 222 Hyde, SF; (415) 345-8222. 9pm, $10. With rotating DJs spinning dubstep and techno.
Dirty Rotten Dance Party Madrone Art Bar. 9pm, $5. With DJs Morale, Kap10 Harris, and Shane King spinning electro, bootybass, crunk, swampy breaks, hyphy, rap, and party classics.
Exhale, Fridays Project One Gallery, 251 Rhode Island, SF; (415) 465-2129. 5pm, $5. Happy hour with art, fine food, and music with Vin Sol, King Most, DJ Centipede, and Shane King.
Fat Stack Fridays Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm, free. With rotating DJs Romanowski, B-Love, Tomas, Toph One, and Vinnie Esparza.
Freqo de Mayo Mighty. 10pm, $25. With DJs Tipper, Motion Potion, Absurge, Mycho Cocoa, Victor Vega, Tim Dietz, Big$Bill, and Digital Rust.
Gay Asian Paradise Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; www.eightsf.com. 9pm, $8. Featuring two dance floors playing dance and hip hop, smoking patio, and 2 for 1 drinks before 10pm.
Good Life Fridays Apartment 24, 440 Broadway, SF; (415) 989-3434. 10pm, $10. With DJ Brian spinning hip hop, mashups, and top 40.
Hot Chocolate Milk. 9pm, $5. With DJs Big Fat Frog, Chardmo, DuseRock, and more spinning old and new school funk.
Look Out Weekend Bambuddha Lounge. 4pm, free. Drink specials, food menu and resident DJs White Girl Lust, Swayzee, Philie Ocean, and more.
M4M Fridays Underground SF. 10pm-2am. Joshua J and Frankie Sharp host this man-tastic party.
Mochipet vs. Polish Ambassador and Deceptikon Elbo Room. 10pm, $10-12. Electro.
Rockabilly Fridays Jay N Bee Club, 2736 20th St, SF; (415) 824-4190. 9pm, free. With DJs Rockin' Raul, Oakie Oran, Sergio Iglesias, and Tanoa "Samoa Boy" spinning 50s and 60s Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Bop, Jive, and more.
Strangelove: Vinyl Night Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF; (415) 703-8965. 9:30pm, $6. With DJs Tomas Diablo, Mitch, Lowlife, Andy T, and more spinning goth and industrial.
Damn Near Dead Ireland's 32. 9pm, free.
Aram Danesh and the Superhuman Crew Coda. 10pm, $10.
Drive By Truckers Fillmore. 9pm, $25.
Flakes, Tropical Sleep, Only Sons Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $6.
Hurricane Bells Hotel Utah. 9pm, $10.
Illness, No Captains, Wasteland Saints Kimo's. 9pm, $7.
*Ludicra, Kowloon Walled City, Fell Voices Café du Nord. 9pm, $12.
Mono, Twilight Sad Slim's. 9pm, $16.
Kate Nash Amoeba, 1855 Haight, SF; www.amoeba.com. 2pm, free.
Old and In the Way, Ten Mile Tide Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $18.
Ash Reiter, Dead Westerns, Ian Fays Thee Parkside. 9pm, $6.
Eric Sardinas Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.
Sioux City Kid and the Revolutionary Rambler, Fool Proof Four, High Winds Red Devil Lounge. 8pm, $10.
Stanton Moore Trio, Good Band Independent. 9pm, $18.
Tied to the Branches, Aan, Upward House of Shields. 9pm, $6.
Young Offenders, La Urss, N/N, Ruleta Rusa Bender's, 806 S. Van Ness, SF; www.bendersbar.com. 10pm, $5.
Aca Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.
Emily Anne Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Audium 9 1616 Bush, SF; (415) 771-1616. 8:30pm, $15.
Beth Custer Ensemble Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, SF; (415) 454-5238. 8:15pm, $18.
Eric Kurtzrock Trio Ana Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach, SF; (415) 771-6800. 8pm, free.
Rachelle Ferrell Yoshi's San Francisco. 8 and 10pm, $32.
Celina Reyes Socha Café, 3235 Mission, SF; (415) 643-6848. 8:30pm, free.
Mars Arizona, Ken Will Morton Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Bar on Church 9pm. Rotating DJs Foxxee, Joseph Lee, Zhaldee, Mark Andrus, and Niuxx.
Bootie DNA Lounge. 9pm, $6-12. Mash-ups with Loo and Placido.
Cockblock Rickshaw Stop. 10pm, $7. DJ Nuxx and guests spin for queers and their friends.
Dead After Dark Knockout. 6-9pm, free. With DJ Touchy Feely.
Electricity Knockout. 10pm, $4. Eighties jams with DJs Omar, Deadbeat, Yule B. Sorry, and guest Aidan.
Frolic Stud. 9pm, $3-7. DJs Dragn'Fly, NeonBunny, and Ikkuma spin at this celebration of anthropomorphic costume and dance. Animal outfits encouraged.
HYP Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; www.eightsf.com. 10pm, free. Gay and lesbian hip hop party, featuring DJs spinning the newest in the top 40s hip hop and hyphy.
Mini Non-Stop Bhangra Rickshaw Stop. Noon-3pm, $5-10. Family-friendly dance party.
Same Sex Salsa and Swing Magnet, 4122 18th St, SF; (415) 305-8242. 7pm, free.
Social Club Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 9pm. Shake your money maker with DJs Lee Decker and Luke Fry.
Spirit Fingers Sessions 330 Ritch. 9pm, free. With DJ Morse Code and live guest performances.
Spotlight Siberia, 314 11th St, SF; (415) 552-2100. 10pm. With DJs Slowpoke, Double Impact, and Moe1.
Tormenta Tropical Elbo Room. 10pm, $4-10. Electro cumbia with DJs Orion, Disco Shawn, and Oro 11.
Analog Rebellion, Mansions, Poema Café du Nord. 8pm, $12.
Cloud Archive, Atomic Bomb Audition, Sleepy Eyes of Death Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.
Karina Denike Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Fucked Up Rickshaw Stop. 7:30pm, $14.
Lloyd Gregory Biscuits and Blues. 7:30 and 9:30pm, $15.
Sara Haze Hotel Utah. 9pm, $10.
Tallest Man on Earth, Nurses Independent. 8pm, $14.
Rachelle Ferrell Yoshi's San Francisco. 5 and 7pm, $5-32.
Jack Gilder, Kevin Bemhagen, Richard Mandel and friends Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Kat Parra and the Sephardic Experience Coda. 8pm, $10.
Pa Sevilla Bollyhood Café. 7pm, $15. With DJ Sandrella spinning flamenco rock, rumba, and salsa.
Autobahn Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 9pm, free.
DiscoFunk Mashups Cat Club. 10pm, free. House and 70's music.
Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm, $6. Dub, roots, and classic dancehall with Maneesh the Twister and Vinnie Esparza.
Gloss Sundays Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 7pm. With DJ Hawthorne spinning house, funk, soul, retro, and disco.
Honey Soundsystem Paradise Lounge. 8pm-2am. "Dance floor for dancers sound system for lovers." Got that?
Jock! Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF; (415) 431-0306. 3pm, $2. This high-energy party raises money for LGBT sports teams.
Kick It Bar on Church. 9pm. Hip-hop with DJ Zax.
Lonely Teardrops Rock n' Roll Night Knockout. 9pm, $4. Doo-wop, R&B, jivers, and more with DJs dX the Funky Granpaw and Sergio Iglesias.
Religion Bar on Church. 3pm. With DJ Nikita.
Stag AsiaSF. 6pm, $5. Gay bachelor parties are the target demo of this weekly erotic tea dance.
Alexisonfire, Trash Talk, Therefore I Am, La Dispute Slim's. 7:30pm, $16.
Besnard Lakes, Happy Hollows, New Slave Independent. 8pm, $14.
"Felonious Presents Live City Revue" Coda. 9pm, $7.
Ed Jones Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; www.myspace.com/ritespot. 9pm, free.
Rattlesnakes, Cellar Doors, Atom Age Elbo Room. 9pm, $5.
*Red Fang, Hot Fog, Hazzard's Cure Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $10.
Bacano! Som., 2925 16th St, SF; (415) 558-8521. 9pm, free. With resident DJs El Kool Kyle and Santero spinning Latin music.
Black Gold Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm-2am, free. Senator Soul spins Detroit soul, Motown, New Orleans R&B, and more all on 45!
Death Guild DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $3-5. Gothic, industrial, and synthpop with DJs Joe Radio, Decay, and Melting Girl.
M.O.M. Madrone Art Bar. 6pm, free. With DJ Gordo Cabeza and guests playing all Motown every Monday.
Manic Mondays Bar on Church. 9pm. Drink 80-cent cosmos with Djs Mark Andrus and Dangerous Dan.
Monster Show Underground SF. 10pm, $5. Cookie Dough and DJ MC2 make Mondays worth dancing about, with a killer drag show at 11pm.
Network Mondays Azul Lounge, One Tillman Pl, SF; www.inhousetalent.com. 9pm, $5. Hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word open mic, plus featured performers.
Skylarking Skylark. 10pm, free. With resident DJs I & I Vibration, Beatnok, and Mr. Lucky and weekly guest DJs.
*Embers, Ninth Moon Black, Blackwaves, Nero Order Thee Parkside. 8:30pm, $8.
Fromagique featuring Bombshell Betty Elbo Room. 9pm, $8. Live music and burlesque.
Tom Goss, Dudley Saunders, Daniel Owens, Jeremiah Clark Metropolitan Community Church, 110 Gough, SF; www.tomgossmusic.com/tickets. 7:30pm, $15.
Hamilton Loomis Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $15.
MC Meathook and the Vital Organs, Hammer Horror Classics, Trashkannon Knockout. 9:30pm, free.
Midnite Independent. 9pm, $28.
Minks, Bang, She's Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $8.
Phantom Kicks, Skeletal Systems, Sunbeam Road Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.
*Wiz Khalifa, Fashawn, Jasmine Solano Slim's. 9pm, $15.
Barry O'Connell, Vinnie Cronin and friends Plough and Stars. 9pm.
Alcoholocaust Presents Argus Lounge. 9pm, free. With DJ What's His Fuck, H-Bomb, and Big Dwayne.
Eclectic Company Skylark, 9pm, free. DJs Tones and Jaybee spin old school hip hop, bass, dub, glitch, and electro.
La Escuelita Pisco Lounge, 1817 Market, SF; (415) 874-9951. 7pm, free. DJ Juan Data spinning gay-friendly, Latino sing-alongs but no salsa or reggaeton.
Rock Out Karaoke! Amnesia. 7:30pm. With Glenny Kravitz.
Share the Love Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 5pm, free. With DJ Pam Hubbuck spinning house.
Womanizer Bar on Church. 9pm. With DJ Nuxx.
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