It seems that anyone and everyone is coming through the Bay Area in the next 28 days, so we’ve waded through the options and selected the shows you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a classic-rock fan, like to revel in the indie scene, or just want to dance, there's a whole host of concerts to keep you movin’ all month long.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
An artist who calls San Francisco home, Thao Nguyen is set to release her third album with backing band The Get Down Stay Down on February 5, and celebrating with a free show at Amoeba Records the following day! The quirky, energetic folk-rock band infuse each and every song with electricity and vigor, making for an unforgettable live performance that is not to be missed.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight Street (between Shrader and Stanyan streets); 415-831-1200.
Brooklyn-based Baauer is quickly becoming one to watch in the electronic scene. His heavy-hitting basslines and Southern snares on tracks like "Harlem Shake" have already caught the attention of industry tastemakers including Diplo, and his sets are some of the coolest around.
When: Thursday, February 7, 10 p.m.
Tickets: $20; Buy here!
Where: 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom Street (at 6th Street); 415-431-1200.
S.F. favorite J. Boogie will be delighting the dance floor with his distinctive blend of house, funk, nu-disco, and moombahton, which always leads to an epic dance party. It may be a school night, but we all need a good Sunday Funday every once in a while, right?
When: Sunday, February 10, 9 p.m.
Tickets: Free before 9:30 p.m., $6 after
Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (between 17th and 18th streets); 415-552-7788.
Ra Ra Riot
Indie outfit Ra Ra Riot is heading back to The Fillmore in support of its new album, Beta Love. The band’s latest effort moves away from soft, orchestral sound into the realm of electro and synthpop, picking up the tempo along the way. The shows always feel a bit like a close-knit party — maintaining that sense of intimacy, as if everybody knows each other — and we have no doubt the act's new songs will get everyone moving.
When: Monday, February 11, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50; Buy here!
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd (at Fillmore Street); 415-346-6000.
Photo: Via Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
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