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Courtesy PhotoPicklewater Clown Cabaret presents a show benefiting the Medical Clown Project. Clowns

May 6: Music, lectures and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 6, 2013. Who’s in town Journalist, author…

Courtesy PhotoPicklewater Clown Cabaret presents a show benefiting the Medical Clown Project. Clowns
COURTESY PHOTOFifth album: Iron and Wine is playing BottleRock Napa this weekend to promote a new recording "Ghost on Ghost."

Iron and Wine's Sam Beam a renaissance man

Sam Beam, like Alexander, can survey his kingdom and weep for lack…

COURTESY PHOTOFifth album: Iron and Wine is playing BottleRock Napa this weekend to promote a new recording "Ghost on Ghost."
Courtesy PhotoNorth Carolina’s Avett Brothers are pioneers of the Americana music revival.

Avett Brothers sing what they know

Unlike their predecessors Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash, the Avett Brothers of…

Courtesy PhotoNorth Carolina’s Avett Brothers are pioneers of the Americana music revival.
COURTESY PHOTOConflict-driven: The Stone Foxes’ latest album “Small Fires” is fueled by fervor and various perspectives.

Blues rockers Stone Foxes on fire

 “This album should be played loud,” read the line notes of “Small…

COURTESY PHOTOConflict-driven: The Stone Foxes’ latest album “Small Fires” is fueled by fervor and various perspectives.
Courtesy Photo“May Day

May 3 – 5: Music, lectures and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 3 -5, 2013. FRIDAY, MAY 3 Icelandic…

Courtesy Photo“May Day
Courtesy PhotoU.K.-raised Bonobo

Ascendant Bonobo swings through Warfield

Electronic music is having the Year of the Monkey. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based downtempo…

Courtesy PhotoU.K.-raised Bonobo
Courtesy PhotoLittle Boots performs at Popscene this Friday.

Little Boots finds relief, renewal in DJ booth

British synth-pop perfectionist Little Boots had a specific mood in mind for…

Courtesy PhotoLittle Boots performs at Popscene this Friday.
Courtesy PhotoAutobiographical storytelling comedian Tommy Johnagin performs.

May 2: Music, lectures and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 2, 2013. Who’s in town Autobiographical storytelling…

Courtesy PhotoAutobiographical storytelling comedian Tommy Johnagin performs.
Courtesy PhotoParamore performs at the Warfield this Saturday.

Paramore rocks on at the Warfield

Hayley Williams — the next twang-friendly Taylor Swift? It could have happened,…

Courtesy PhotoParamore performs at the Warfield this Saturday.
Courtesy PhotoRobyn Hitchcock will be joined by musical friends for a birthday concert of his songs on Thursday at the Fillmore.

Robyn Hitchcock feels jolly good

  Lovable English eccentric Robyn Hitchcock often finds himself in remarkable situations,…

Courtesy PhotoRobyn Hitchcock will be joined by musical friends for a birthday concert of his songs on Thursday at the Fillmore.
Courtesy PhotoJean Yaste

Future Twin has noble social aims

Future Twin frontwoman Jean Yaste likes to start things. Not just the…

Courtesy PhotoJean Yaste
Courtesy PhotoFrancoise Cactus

Stereo Total has international appeal

Singer-instrumentalist Francoise Cactus of the eclectic French-German duo Stereo Total may not…

Courtesy PhotoFrancoise Cactus
Courtesy PhotoDub Garbriel’s new album was years in the making

Dub Gabriel launches ‘Raggabass Resistance’

San Francisco musician, DJ and producer Dub Gabriel celebrates the release of…

Courtesy PhotoDub Garbriel’s new album was years in the making
Courtesy PhotoThe Proclaimers

Sunshine on The Proclaimers at Great American Music Hall

At first, chuckles Charlie Reid, he and his twin brother, Craig, thought…

Courtesy PhotoThe Proclaimers
Courtesy PhotoGhost B.C. from Sweden has a theatrical goth-metal act.

Sweden’s goth Ghost B.C. prefers anonymity

Members hail from Sweden, dress in hooded cloaks, are led by a…

Courtesy PhotoGhost B.C. from Sweden has a theatrical goth-metal act.
Courtesy PhotoBuilt to Spill

Despite imitators, Built to Spill still paragon of indie rock

Labeling a band an institution — implying it is past its prime…

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Courtesy PhotoTwo members of the U.K.’s raucous Palma Violets began their rock careers as talent agents in London.

London rockers go from A&R to center stage with Palma Violets

When London teens Chilli Jesson and Sam Fryer met by chance at…

Courtesy PhotoTwo members of the U.K.’s raucous Palma Violets began their rock careers as talent agents in London.
PHOTO COURTESY ELLIE STILLSLos Angeles-based George Watsky

Rapper George Watsky on cusp of stardom

From the outside, George Watsky looks like any other American kid. His…

PHOTO COURTESY ELLIE STILLSLos Angeles-based George Watsky
Courtesy PhotoThe Western Railway Museum in Suisun is hosting a series of special trips especially for wildflower enthusiasts.

A flower-filled train ride in spring

The City’s infinite microclimates can make it hard to experience seasons, but…

Courtesy PhotoThe Western Railway Museum in Suisun is hosting a series of special trips especially for wildflower enthusiasts.
Courtesy photoClassically trained composer JooWan Kim calls his latest work a “chamber hip-hop orchestra.”

Classical, hip hop meet in ‘ Death, Love & Life’

Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj is known for breaking traditional musical boundaries and…

Courtesy photoClassically trained composer JooWan Kim calls his latest work a “chamber hip-hop orchestra.”