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One of San Francisco's greatest treasures is its thriving music scene, and there is no shortage of options this week as the city welcomes a full lineup of musicians for the Treasure Island Music Festival. This year, the festival welcomes LCD Soundsystem, Deadmau5, and other electronic acts on Saturday before the guitars come out Sunday for an indie rock lineup featuring Belle & Sebastian, the National, and more. But don't wait for the weekend to get started, turn up the bass tonight with the multinational sounds of M.I.A.. Join Paul Oakenfold at The Fillmore and reacquaint yourself with Hot Chip. Give your ears a break and tune in to a conversation with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner or catch the latest in documentary filmmaking at the 9th SF Documentary Festival. Head for the hills and show your Bernal Heights neighbors some love at Fiesta on the Hill.

Question of the Week: What band did Surfer Blood vocalist John Paul Pitts watch under the moonlight in Spain? Find the answer in this week's guide and email it to [email protected] for a chance to win two tickets to the Treasure Island Music Festival.

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Blow Up
at Kelly's Mission Rock

Tera Melos
at Bottom of the Hill
EPR 119
at 525 Howard

The Boxer Rebellion
at Popscene
The Weekender
at 330 Ritch

DJ Zhaldee
at Manor West
NightLife at the Academy
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
at Rogue Ales Public House (7pm)

Super Nerd Night is the monthly gathering of the geeks at Rogue, where the usual bar crowd is replaced with a mini-convention of comic book, video game, role-playing game and general nerd culture aficionados. Super Nerd Night has mutated from a simple video game tournament...
at Fox Theater (8pm)

It's been a whirlwind of a pop culture chaos for M.I.A. since Internet nerds put her on her way to superstardom by going crazy over a leaked version of her first single, "Galang," in 2005. By 2007, she was releasing the best album...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
at Bimbo's 365 Club (7pm)

Macy Gray has sold over 15 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, and has had one of the most successful singles of all time. The gritty, whiskey-voice Gray creates feel-good music with a distinctively funky flair...
at JCCSF (7pm)

Matthew Weiner is the creator and executive producer of the award-winning Mad Men, an AMC original series, now in its fourth season. He was also executive producer and writer on The Sopranos, the critically acclaimed HBO series...
Thursday, October 14, 2010
at Roxie (see listing for times)

With over 60 films (including 3 Word Premieres) spanning twelve countries around the world, the ninth annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (DocFest) is a two-week extravaganza of unconventional and highly engaging non-fiction films and videos...
at Sugar Cafe (6pm - 9pm)

Sip cocktails and shop fashion on sale up to 70% off retail from Designer brands like Black Halo, Twelfth Street, Tracy Reese, Velvet Rock & Republic, Rich & Skinny and William Rast...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world's leading DJ/remixers by various outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more...
NightLife at the Academy
Friday, October 15, 2010
at Amoeba Music (6pm)

Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave group featuring Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek. Die Antwoord, which means "The Answer" in Afrikaans, was created in 2009 and became an internet phenomenon with their video for "Enter the Ninja."...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

UK noise-pop duo return with new album! "Having left a sizeable mark on 2008 with the combustible guitar noise of Box of Secrets and a series of memorable gigs and incendiary festival appearances..."
at Milk Bar (9pm)

Zola Jesus is the endeavor of a solitary girl named Nika Roza Danilova to simultaneously combat and invoke the approaching apocalypse using the only weapon/offering she has; her voice. After a decade of opera study and a musical awakening...
at The Warfield (9pm)

Manu Chao had been a well-known member of the Parisian alternative music scene, in bands such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos. In 1987, Chao, his brother Antoine Chao and their cousin Santiago Casariego founded the band Mano Negra, which met with success...
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)

"Indian Jewelry is a group from Houston, Texas that is known for its droning vision music and seizure-inducing stage show. They originally derive from the Swarm of Angels. Like other Houston Noise Bands and their psychedelic rock..."
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

103 Harriet, An-Ten-Nae, Compression & Magical Properties present Compression with Daedelus and The Gaslamp Killer...
Saturday, October 16, 2010
at Treasure Island (all day)

Win 2 Day Passes on SF Station! With LCD Soundsystem and Belle & Sebastian, The National, Broken Social Scene, She & Him, Deadmau5, Kruder & Dorfmeister (live), Miike Snow, !!!, Superchunk, Surfer Blood, Die Antwoord, Little Dragon, Four Tet, Rogue Wave...
at Mighty (noon - 3pm)

We're back with a bigger venue, a new & easier to navigate format, and the same intense all-the-free-clothes-you- can-carry-while-drunk-at- noon mayhem we used to come with. Bring your clothes, bring your friend's clothes, bring your friends whose clothes you've been eyeing!
at Thee Parkside (1:30pm)

With Sic Alps, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Wooden Shjips, Carlton Melton, White Manna, Glitter Wizard...and more to come.
at Gallery Hijinks (6pm)

Mark Warren Jacques admittedly has an amorous disposition and this time he's fallen in love with San Francisco. While embracing different cultures, ideals and perspectives he's undergone a metamorphosis in his painting, both conceptually and symbolically...
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Zola Jesus is the endeavor of a solitary girl named Nika Roza Danilova to simultaneously combat and invoke the approaching apocalypse using the only weapon/offering she has; her voice. After a decade of opera study and a musical awakening...
at The Independent (9pm)

The dreamy acoustic lament lasts just over a minute but in sound and spirit it neatly sums up everything that comes before it. A punchy, deceptively effervescent set of multi-instrumental pop...
Sunday, October 17, 2010
at Cortland Avenue (10am - 6pm)

Fiesta on the Hill is a community based, high-profile and energetic Festival with an attendance of over 20,000 friends and neighbors from San Francisco's Bernal Heights area, neighboring communities and the greater Bay Area. The event is in its 21st year and continues to grow...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (all day)

APE offers comics fans an event focused on creativity and devoted to the output of indie cartoonists, artists, and publishers doing the thing they love most...
at Beginning at Duboce Park (11am - 2:45pm)

Takes audiences out of the theater, onto the Muni/Metro line and into the streets to see the Bay Area's finest dance in San Francisco's finest venue - the city itself. This year's performers include the internationally renowned Joe Goode Performance Group...
at The Warfield (9pm)

Warmer, deeper and more stripped back than their previous record, Made In the Dark, One Life Stand is still conscientiously crafted and informed by the kind of intelligent evaluation that is now second nature. The seductive and surprisingly glossy...
at Hayes Green (11am - 6pm)

A one-day free market in the open air of Hayes Valley Park, which looks like San Francisco in a dream about itself but shops like you at your first legitimate flea market...
Monday, Ocotober 18, 2010
at The Fillmore (8pm)

New York's Interpol reminds anyone who has ever heard post-punk bands like Joy Division and the Chameleons of those exact bands, plus a few more. The roots of the band -- as far as its members are considered -- can be traced back to a partnership between...
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