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As the masses make their way to the Southern California Desert for the newly expanded Coachella Music Festival, many Bay Area music fans are sitting comfortably at home as some of the top headliners make stops at local venues and other quality acts touch down at some of San Francisco's smaller stages. Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo introduces his new solo album to San Francisco for the first time and Latin funk band Brownout - a sleeper act at SXSW that backed the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA for a live closing-night show - performs at the Elbo Room. The Giants are back at AT&T Park for their home-opener Friday, and there's more fun outside with the Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival, the Divisadero Art Walk and Sunday Streets in Golden Gate Park. Le Castle Vania and Modeselektor provide late-night club options and beat enthusiasts can learn how to make their own at a Free Beatmaking workshop for aspiring DJs.

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at Crooked Street

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at Slim's
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at The Warfield

at Slim's
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at DNA Lounge

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at 111 Minna
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
at 222 Club (9pm)

For the April installation of Tutu Tuesday, we are pleased tu feature one of San Francisco's most diverse and promising artists...Mossmoss. His kaliedoscopic sets wander between light and dark elements with an intuitive sensibility that provides...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Though Mazzy Star have managed the neat trick of updating psychedelia for the 1990s without sounding dated, if you're looking for blissed-out music with a happy smile on its face, you might want to think twice before taking the plunge...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Renowned singer-songwriter and producer extraordinaire, M. Ward has been a fixture in the Portland folk scene where he's been creating heart wrenchingly beautiful songs in a city that lends itself to introspection and subtlety. Known for his swooning voice and angelic guitar strumming...
at Vessel (10pm)

Atlanta based and internationally known, Le Castle Vania, commonly known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music around the world. Atlanta's burgeoning music scene allowed him to develop his passion...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
at Amoeba Music (6pm)

Founding member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; composer/visual artist/writer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events..
on Divisadero Street (6pm)

"We do welcome some newbies to the block that will join in: Rare Device, San Franpsycho, Workspace & Four Barrel & Josey the Baker coming in time for the next artwalk. Much more to come, save the date & see you there. There will also be an Indie Mart popping up on Divis..."
at Rickshaw Stop (9:30pm)

Devonte Hynes is Blood Orange, also known by his Lightspeed Champion alias, and as a former member of Test Icicles. He first started recording as Blood Orange in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York, releasing several demos in 2009 via his personal blog...
at Stage Werx 446 (8pm)

PianoFight is taking over the weekend with Triple Threat, a showcase featuring three brand-new productions. This three-part throw down begins with original sketch comedy on Thursday nights with Mission CTRL Goes Public...
Friday, April 13, 2012
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Wildly diverse, infused with exuberance and inspired by a slap of the absurd, Modeselektor's inarguable grooves seem to emanate from every conceivable musical genre, creating a controlled chaos whose sonic expression elevates the eyebrows...
at Elbo Room (10pm)

Meet Brownout. For those who haven't yet heard, they have gone from the alter-ego of Austin, Texas' Grammy award winning Latin ensemble Grupo Fantasma to a full-blown split personality...
Saturday, April 14, 2012
at Old Skool Cafe (5:30pm)

For one night, during the month of National Grilled Cheese month, I will be doing one night of full service a la cart cheesing. I am happy to partner up once again with my friends at Old Skool Cafe. Service will be provided by the wonderful young men and women that work with Old Skool Cafe...
at Japantown (10am - 7pm)

Now celebrating its 45th year, is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community...
at Herbst Pavilion (6pm)

Okeanos is a multidisciplinary portrait of the ocean as body, resource, metaphor, and force. It is a performance to inspire and educate audiences about the ocean and connect them directly to ocean conservation...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Not only does Paul Oakenfold produce records, but he also mixes them. In 1987 he spent several months in Ibiza with a few friends and fell in love with dance club music. Oakenfold produced "Happy Mondays' Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches" before producing for U2, Massive Attack, Simply Red and New Order...
Sunday, April 15, 2012
at Golden Gate Park (11am - 4pm)

Sunday Streets is a series of events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world. A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches...
at The Warfield (8pm)

With set lists that in total have boasted over 200 different songs, the tour hit more than 30 cities in 2011, garnering acclaim at every turn from the "fun and irreverence" incited in Indianapolis, to the "hilarity, musicality, and unabated joy" in St. Louis, and on to the "frantic energy" that filled the house in Nashville...
Monday, April 16, 2012
at Viracocha (8pm)

The Lit Slam is a live performance-curated poetry publication where the audience serves as the Editors for a brand-new, highly competitive literary journal. First place gets published. List opens at 8PM sharp. Be there on time if you're looking to read...
at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (7:30pm)

Every week you can sign up for a free trial introductory workshop held at the Mission Cultural Center on 25th and Mission. The workshop also focuses on producing and DJing in a collaborative setting with the help of a custom rig syncing 5 laptops together over a wireless network...
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