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Tuesday, January 27

SF’s Indie Rock Duo: The Dodos Concert | Amoeba SF
Tuesday, January 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
SF's Indie Rock Duo: The Dodos Concert | Amoeba SF

San Francisco’s own indie rock duo The Dodos bring their multifaceted sound to Amoeba SF on the release day of their sixth album, Individ.
The Dodos Free Concert
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 5 pm
Amoeba SF, 1855 Haight St, SF
FREE

Mozart Birthday Bash: Classical Revolution Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $10-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Emerald Tablet
Mozart Birthday Bash: Classical Revolution Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

Classical Revolution has a weekly chamber music Jam at The Revolution Cafe in the Mission with a different theme every week.
For January 27, 2015, it’s a Mozart Birthday Bash celebrating the 259th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, so expect to have your Amadeus gently rocked by cellos …

Win Tix: The Vaselines: Big Guitars & Heartfelt Pop | The Independent
Tuesday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20
| The Independent

There’s that sound again, that Vaselines sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock & roll.
Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee’s voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, a sort of highland Nancy …

Wednesday, January 28

Free Movie Double Feature Night: Talking Heads & LCD Soundsystem Docs | SF
Wednesday, January 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free Movie Double Feature Night: Talking Heads & LCD Soundsystem Docs | SF

The Chapel is hosting a free double feature music movie night. Whether you’re into the Talking Heads, or LCD Soundsystem, come by to learn something new and get inside the crazy, creative heads of David Byrne and James Murphy.
Stop Making Sense (1984) is a concert …

Friday, January 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, January 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Saturday, January 31

SF Power Pop Concert & Free 7″: Cocktails | Amoeba SF
Saturday, January 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
SF Power Pop Concert & Free 7

Amoeba and Converse Rubber Tracks are proud to present local power-pop rockers Cocktails. Join Amoeba for a live set and signing of their debut album, Adult Life. Get a free split 7″ of Cocktails and Windham Flat at this very special in-store performance, only while supplies …

Raspy Garage Punk Concert: Singer-Songwriter Tess Dunn | San Jose
Saturday, January 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Streetlight Records (San Jose)
Raspy Garage Punk Concert: Singer-Songwriter Tess Dunn | San Jose

Please note, the time has been changed to 3 pm.

Sunday, February 1

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, February 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, February 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, February 2

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, February 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands playing anything from folk, rock to electronic music.

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, February 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Tuesday, February 3

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series: 3rd Anniversary Party | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series: 3rd Anniversary Party | Brick & Mortar

On February 3, 2015, Wood Shoppe celebrates three years of monthly concerts with a live music extravaganza featuring:

Astronauts, etc. - supermelodic pulp / arena pop
Caroline Smith - Pop/R&B
Harriet Brown - Romantic Funk
Trails and Ways DJ set

Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm… and one hell of a good time.

Friday, February 6

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, February 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, February 7

Raspy Garage Punk Concert: Singer-Songwriter Tess Dunn | San Jose
Saturday, February 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Streetlight Records (San Jose)
Raspy Garage Punk Concert: Singer-Songwriter Tess Dunn | San Jose

Please note, the time has been changed to 3 pm.

Garage Rock & Menancing Choruses: Hanni El Khatib Concert | Amoeba SF
Saturday, February 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Garage Rock & Menancing Choruses: Hanni El Khatib Concert | Amoeba SF

LA-based rock rebel Hanni El Khatib melds his garage sensibilities with everything from R&B to glam to hip-hop on his new album Moonlight (out on January 20th on Innovative Leisure). Catch him at Amoeba SF for a live show and signing.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, February 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, February 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, February 8

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, February 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, February 9

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, February 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...

Friday, February 13

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...