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Tue Nov 3 - Mon Nov 9
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Did you get extra sleep with the time change last weekend or were you relishing in the extra hour before last call with the rest of the Halloween revelers? Hopefully your energy is up because there are plenty of options to wile away the increased hours of darkness that come with daylight savings. Start tonight at Great American Music Hall with Atlas Sound and Broadcast, the solo project from Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. On Thursday, bounce, rock, and skate over to Mighty and get down to Rollerdisco. If you don't have your own set of skates, they've got you covered with rentals. Segue from the disco days of the 70s and celebrate the 80s on Friday with City in Pink at 111 Minna, a tribute to filmmaker John Hughes with six DJs in two rooms. The 80s are still alive and well Saturday at Great American Music Hall with local punk-rock icon Jello Biafra and the final night of Incest-A-Thon, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of his Alternative Tentacles record label. That show will be loud, but not without competition, as Boys Noize takes the stage across town for a set at Mighty. Wake up early on Sunday and rub shoulders with Bay Area audiophiles searching for musical gems at the KUSF Rock 'N' Swap. Who needs extra sleep, anyway?

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Green Festival
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
at Candystore Collective (6pm)

Join us for a rare Trunk Show from one of our most beloved lines, Prairie Underground. Get a sneak peak at their gorgeous Spring 2010 collection and pre-book your favorite styles and colors at this exclusive event. Pre-order Holiday items that are shipping soon and place your special requests...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Atlas Sound is Bradford Cox, lead singer of Atlanta indie-rock band Deerhunter. Broadcast's style is a mixture of electronic sounds and Keenan's 1960s-influenced vocals. It is heavily influenced by the 1960s American psychedelic group The United States of America...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
at Madrone (9pm)

Featuring fresh new music from SubLife recording artists, a stunning fashion show featuring beautiful garments by Invisible Hero, and amazing local art installed for one night only by Lower Haters.
at Slim's (8pm)

The album plays like a classic reel of tape from start to finish. Fans of "Fort Nightly" will find much to go weak in the knees over and new listeners are in for an awakening as White Rabbits flip the switch on an already impressive beginning. "It's Frightening" is a journey into the playfully dark musings of Everyman...
Thursday, November 5, 2009
at Supperclub (8pm)

Together, once again, we come together as beacons of light, lenders of love, and providers of sanctuary for those less fortunate than us. Disaster has struck undoubtedly due to the climate changing effects of global warming and the realities of a third world country's unpreparedness to deal with it.
at The Independent (8pm)

"An Icelandic collective that blends folk and electronic music, but the result is surprisingly conventional. Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know, ostensibly written largely in response to political unrest in Iceland, is decidedly apolitical, so mild throughout that it risks no offense..."
at Mighty (9pm)

Mighty's Rollerdisco is back by popular demand! $5 all night long aswell as $5 skate rentals. Disco attire is highly recommended. Space is limited so come early! Spinning disco cuts all night will be Big Fat Frog (Cheeky Productions), Tal M. Klein (Aniligital/Drunk Funk Champion Sound) and Carey Kopp (CakeMIX SF)...
at 222 Club (9pm)

As a teen equally transfixed by Mojo and Wizard cassettes and Minor Threat 7"s, Plaslaiko followed the beats from his hometown 20 miles south of Detroit to the epicenter of Detroit techno, then enjoying its third wave of success. He quietly paid his dues on Detroit's rave circuit, and was a crucial piece of the puzzle for...
Green Festival
Friday, November 6, 2009
at Seasons at the Four Seasons Hotel (6:30pm)

The San Francisco Fall Gala honors Bay Area residents for their contributions in the battle against AIDS while featuring a night of tasty cocktails, a silent auction, a traditional gala dinner prepared by Chef Gordon Drysdale and plenty of entertainment. Entourage actor Rex Lee will host the event, and R&B singer Martha Walsh will perform...
at Fox Theatre (7:30pm)

"The hardcore punk/Celtic folk outfit Dropkick Murphys formed in South Boston in 1995. Vocalist Mike McColgan, guitarist Rick Barton, and bassist Ken Casey comprised the original nucleus of the group, with a series of drummers passing through the lineup..."
at Medicine Agency (7pm)

The centerpiece of the show is an army of 100 hand painted soda cans that have been transformed into the kaleidoscopic "Popstar's & Cokeheads" characters, a playfully sinister cast of unique and eye-catching creatures...
at 111 Minna (9pm)

Fresh Mode, The Clearing, and 111 Minna bring you the event of the year...well, yesteryear. John Hughes passed away August 6th, 2009, but he left us a legacy of laughter mixed with equal parts bittersweet truth about young love and teenage life. Simple Minds sang it, and we won't forget about you, John Hughes. On November 6th, we will be remembering the iconic writer/director...
at The Warfield (9pm)

It began innocently enough. Sam played bass, John played keyboards. They met in art school, where they played any kind of music they could get there hands on--from punk to country to jazz to metal. In the early '00s they moved to NYC, where they discovered the Electroclash scene in full swing. They loved the sound of electronic music made in the basement...
Saturday, November 7, 2009
at Bay Area Ridge Trail Council (8:30pm - 3pm)

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and local park agencies will again team up for the 2nd Annual REI Ridge Trail Service Day. Each of the 10 Bay Area REI stores will partner with a local park agency to build or restore a section of the Ridge Trail...
at various locations (see listing for times)

From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to cutting-edge Bollywood, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. The 2009 festival includes offerings from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and the USA...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Alternative Tentacles Records was established in June of 1979 and is most likely the longest lasting (and still active) underground record labels around. Although it is perceived by many as a "punk" label, having released records by Dead Kennedys and others, it is actually best known for its impact on the world of underground culture...
at Mighty (9pm)

The album has been keenly anticipated by a fan-base that follows his every move. Alongside peers Erol Alkan and Justice, Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) is part of a new mongrel breed of techno artist with a maverick bent and solid vision, beaming a myriad of influences from the past through a prism to create something fresh, new and exciting...
at 1015 (Ten 15) (10pm)

Featuring DJ 12-pack plus celebrity guests, vote for your favorite celebrity!
at The Castle Maze in Half Moon Bay (10pm - 7am)

Nexus Presents: The 4th Annual Maze Party. Come get lost within the confines of a 2 acre hay bale labyrinth! Featuring Mad Professor, The Martin Brothers and more! Experimental Sound Chamber "Avant Garde Electronic Music Petting Zoo" brought to you by UCSD Electronic Music Dept.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
at University of San Francisco McLaren Hall (10am)

A Giant Music Lover's Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres - many offer hard-to-find & rarities. Vinyl galore, CDs, DVDs, posters, books and so much more. This event is one of the biggest regularly held swaps of it's kind in California for over 20 years...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (10am - 5pm)

The second annual Fabulous Food Festival will offer festival-goers a unique assortment of culinary treats from over 120 exhibitors, many offering free samples and their goods and products for purchase. More than 20 different food related categories will be featured: from Baked Goods to Condiments, from Chocolate to Cheese...
at Thee Parkside (noon - 6pm)

The Indie Mart is back this year with more DIY designers, local shops, local authors, skateboards, vintage assortments, posters,zines and more. Its all happening, commercial free. Be there!
at Mojito (9pm)

As the genre's tempting sounds continue a resurgence across the globe, Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP) remains true to its original vision of breathing the intensity of Chicago's rich music scene into the infectious sounds of afrobeat. Afrobeat's range of influences - funk, rock, jazz, afro-cuban, high life and juju music...
at Triple Crown (9pm)

Staple was founded 10 years ago by a group of East Coast transplants who wanted to bring a fresh sound to San Francisco's booming dance music scene. With its innovative mix of future house and deep techno, Stap[e continues to thrive in the Bay Area...
Monday, November 9, 2009
at CCA SF Campus (7pm)

Paul Lewis will present a dozen projects by his New York-based firm, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL), ranging from speculative urban strategies to buildings, interiors, and installations. LTL takes an "optimistic" approach to architecture in which constraints are twisted into the trajectory of the design...
at The Independent (8pm)

"The story of Everclear begins with the story of front man Art Alexakis. Art grew up in the projects of Santa Monica. Abandoned by his father and living in poverty, he was very troubled. Growing up in the "dark 70's" he was highly exposed to drugs, in fact he lost a girlfriend and a brother, due to heroin..."
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