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San Francisco Symphony


Formed to boost public morale shortly after the 1906 earthquake and fire, the San Francisco Symphony performed its first concert in 1911. Today, under the...

Louise M Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue
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It might be one of San Francisco's more important music venues, but the 550-capacity Slim's isn't one of its most comfortable: most patrons have to stand,...

333 11th Street

Starry Plough


Talented local indie-rock and folk acts, such as 20 Minute Loop and Sean Smith, and nationally famous cult singer-songwriters, among them Penelope Houston...

3101 Shattuck Avenue

Stork Club


Located on a slightly sketchy stretch of Telegraph Avenue, this quirky, two-room bar is the place in the East Bay to hear those edgy touring artists - lots...

2330 Telegraph Avenue

The Warfield


Another grand old theatre, this one dating back to 1922, that has been converted into a rock and pop venue in later life. A step up from the Fillmore in...

982 Market Street

Thee Parkside


This roadhouse started out as a lunch spot for dot-com cube farmers. When the pink slips began to flutter, Thee Parkside found new life as a rowdy joint...

1600 17th Street

Uptown Night Club


Local punk magazine publisher Larry Trujillo recently took the helm at this promising, narrow space in a deco beauty of a downtown Oakland building. Since...

1928 Telegraph Avenue

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater


This 757-seat auditorium plays host to some of the most exciting contemporary music and dance companies in the country, among them Kronos Quartet and the...

701 Mission Street



The handsome, refined Jack London Square venue established Yoshi's as the best jazz joint in the Bay Area - possibly along the entire West Coast - and...

510 Embarcadero West