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Bay Area live music highlights for the week of December 2

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Welcome to another week of Bay Area live music highlights - where over fifty concert calendars are analyzed for the best, not-to-miss live performances from artists around the globe.

This week, we have a lot more to be thankful for as Skrillex announced that San Francisco is one of the four cities he's invading in 2014 (for a full list of shows, please see this article) while Kraftwerk announced their return to the Bay for the first time in a decade.

To get a head start on some of the goodness coming up, set your alarms for Friday, December 5 as tickets for Superhumanoids, Danish songstress Agnes Obel, and Skrillex (for non-American Express cardholders) will go on sale as early as 10:00 AM PST. Tickets for Kraftwerk's 3D experience go on sale the day before.

One thing that has been overlooked in the past is the in-store shows hosted by legendary Bay Area establishments Amoeba Records. Located in both San Francisco and Berkeley, they host intimate and free gatherings that routinely attract top acts. This week is no exception with both Toad the Wet Sprocket and Lissie performing in SF.

Here are the latest highlights for the week, month, and year of Bay Area live shows:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

99.7 [NOW!] Triple Ho Show featuring Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zendaya, Austin Mahone, Jason Derulo | 7:30 PM at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

The She’s and Dream Boys, Wiles | 9:00 PM at Brick & Mortar Music Hall | (This is a free show.)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Wynonna and The Big Noise | 8:00 PM at San Jose Civic | Buy Tickets

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

CLUB NSSN: PORTUGAL. THE MAN and CHVRCHES, NONONO, The Colourist | 7:30 PM at Mezzanine | (This show is Sold Out.)

The Head and the Heart | 8:00 PM at Fox Theatre Oakland BUY TICKETS (This show is Sold Out.)

Alice in Winterland featuring Michael Franti, Gavin DeGraw, Delta Rae | 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 5 at Bimbo’s 365 Club | (This show is Sold Out.)

The Long Winters | 8:00 PM at The Independent in San Francisco | Buy Tickets

Dishwalla and Oceanroyal | 9:00 PM at Red Devil Lounge | Buy Tickets

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Not So Silent Night with Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Capital Cities | 5:30 PM at Oracle Arena | Buy Tickets

Toad the Wet Sprocket | 6:00 PM at Amoeba Records, San Francisco | (This show is free.)

Talib Kweli (DJ Set) | 9:00 PM at Public Works | Buy Tickets

Joe Bonamassa | 8:00 PM at Paramount Theatre | Buy Tickets

The Wailin' Jennys | 8:00 PM at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | Buy Tickets

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Not So Silent Night (evening #2) with Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Alt-J, Lorde, Bastille, The Neighbourhood | 6:00 PM at Oracle Arena | (This show is Sold Out.)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | 7:00 PM at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | (This Show is Sold Out.)

The Bay Bridged & SF Brewers Guild Present: The Bay Brewed 2013: A Rock and Roll Beer Festiva featuringl Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz, Golden Void, French Cassettes, Magic Fight | 12:30 PM on Saturday, December 7 at Public Works | Buy Tickets

Dwight Yoakam | 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 7 at The Warfield | Buy Tickets

Lissie | 3:00 PM at Amoeba Records, San Francisco | (This show is free.)

Lissie and Kopecky Family Band | 9:00 PM at The Independent in San Francisco | Buy Tickets

Pomplamoose and Steve Poltz, Griffin House | 8:00 PM at Swedish American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

The Wailin' Jennys | 8:00 PM at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | Buy Tickets

The Flatliners and Living with Lions, Culture Abuse | 8:30 PM at Bottom of the Hill | Buy Tickets

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Ed Kowalczyk - I Alone Acoustic (Former Lead Singer of Live) | 8:00 PM at Cafe Du Nord | Buy Tickets

This month’s highlights

Jay Farrar of Son Volt Utley Foundation Benefit With James Nash & Bobby Vega Duo | 8:00 PM on Monday, December 9 at Sweetwater Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Basia Bulat and Haunted Summer | 9:00 PM on Monday, December 9 at The Chapel | Buy Tickets

The Dismemberment Plan | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

The Lone Bellow and Ivan & Alyosha | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10 at The Independent | Buy Tickets (This show is Sold Out.)

Jeff Tweedy | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets (Buy tickets for his performance on December 12.)

Jay Z | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

Jagwar Ma and Fascinator | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

RJD2 | 10:00 PM on Thursday, December 12 at 1015 Folsom | Buy Tickets

Ozomatli | 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 12 at Davies Hall | Buy Tickets

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony | 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 14 at Mezzanine | Buy Tickets

Wild 94.9 Presents Wild Jam featuring J. Cole, Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, Kid Ink, Jay Sean, Far East Movement | 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 15 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

Andrew Bird Gezelligheid | 8:00 PM on Monday, December 16 at Congregation Sherith Israel | Buy Tickets

Midlake and Sarah Jaffe | 9:00 PM on Monday, December 16 at Bottom of the Hill | Buy Tickets

Andrew Bird Gezelligheid | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17 at Congregation Sherith Israel | Buy Tickets

Icona Pop with K. Flay, Sirah | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def | 9:00 PM on Thursday, December 19 at 1015 Folsom | Buy Tickets

An Evening with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen | 7:30 PM at Swedish American Music Hall | (This show is Sold Out.)

Flosstradamus and DJ Spinz | 9:00 PM on Friday, Decmeber 20 at The Warfield | Buy Tickets

Purity Ring (DJ Set) and Giraffage (Live) | 10:00 PM on Friday, December 20 at 1015 Folsom | Buy Tickets

The Vandals and Emily’s Army, The Blast | 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 21 at Slim’s | Buy Tickets

SALTED Holiday Party with Miguel Migs & Julius Papp | 10:00 PM on Saturday, December 21 at Mighty | (Tickets are available at the door for $10.)

Black Crowes | 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 22 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Paul van Dyk | 9:00 PM on Friday, December 27 at 1015 Folsom | Buy Tickets

The Devil Makes Three | 9:00 PM on Friday, December 27 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

The Devil Makes Three | 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 28 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Blackalicious | 9:00 PM on Sunday, December 29 at Slim’s | Buy Tickets

Holy Ghost! and Breakdown Valentine, DJ Aaron Axelson | 9:00 PM on Monday, December 30 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

SKILLS presents POPNYE LET LOVE BLOOM with New World Punx (Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten), Nero, Bingo Players, Madeon, Moguai | 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at Oracle Arena | Buy Tickets

Primus & The Chocolate Factory | 9:30 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at Fox Theatre | Buy Tickets

Holy Ghost! | 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

Generationals and The Frail, Nova Albion | 10:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at Bottom of the Hill | Buy Tickets

NOFX New Year’s Heave with Dillinger Four, Teenage Bottlerocket, Implants | 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at The Warfield | Buy Tickets

The Fresh & Onlys / Vetiver and Sun Araw, Pure Bliss | 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at The Chapel | Buy Tickets

Tainted Love and Mustache Harbor | 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 at The Regency Ballroom | Buy Tickets

All-time highlights

Sea Wolf and Ghost & the City | 8:00 PM on Friday, January 10 at Cafe Du Nord | Buy Tickets

Colin Meloy, John Roderick | 9:00 PM on Friday, January 17 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Justin Timberlake | 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 19 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

Pinback | 9:00 PM on Sunday, January 19 at Bimbo’s 365 Club | Buy Tickets

Volcano Choir | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Superhumanoids | 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 23 at The Independent | (Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, December 6 at 12:00 PM PST.)

Ryan Hemsworth | 9:00 PM on Friday, January 24 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

!!! and Fine Steps | 9:00 PM on Saturday, January 25 at The Chapel | Buy Tickets

!!! | 9:00 PM on Sunday, January 26 at The Chapel | Buy Tickets

Washed Out | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

The Hood Internet | 9:00 PM on Thursday, January 30 at Mezzanine | Buy Tickets

North Mississippi Allstars | 9:00 PM on Friday, January 31 at The Independent | Buy Tickets (Tickets for their Saturday, February 1 show.)

Giraffage and 8th Grader | 9:00 PM on Friday, January 31 at The New Parish, Oakland | Buy Tickets

Blue Oyster Cult | 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 1 at Slim’s | Buy Tickets

Islands | 9:00 PM on Saturday, February 1 at Great American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Islands | 9:00 PM on Saturday, February 1 at Great American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Los Lonely Boys | 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 4 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

White Denim | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 5 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Young The Giant and Cayucas, Tapioca and the Flea | 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 6 at Fox Theatre | Buy Tickets

Delorean | 8:00 PM on Sunday, February 9 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

Paul Simon and Sting (On Stage Together) | 8:00 PM on Monday, February 17 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

Amos Lee and Langhorne Slim | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19 | Buy Tickets

An evening with David Crosby | 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 20 at Great American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Pixies and Best Coast | 8:00 PM on Friday, February 21 at Fox Theatre | (This show is Sold Out.)

An evening with David Crosby | 8:00 PM on Friday, February 21 at Great American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Pixies and Best Coast | 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 22 at San Jose Civic | Buy Tickets

Noise Pop: Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook | 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 27 at Great American Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Com Truise | 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 27 at Mezzanine | Buy Tickets (Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM PST.)

No Age (part of Noise Pop) | 9:00 PM on Friday, February 28 at Bottom of the Hill | Buy Tickets

Real Estate (part of Noise Pop) | 8:00 PM on Friday, February 28 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

Cold Cave (part of Noise Pop) | 8:00 PM on Friday, February 28 at Slim’s | Buy Tickets

No Age | 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 1 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Real Estate (part of Noise Pop) | 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 1 at The Independent | Buy Tickets

Glasvegas | 9:30 PM on Thursday, March 6 at Rickshaw Stop | Buy Tickets

Agnes Obel | 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 6 at The Independent | (Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, December 6 at 12:00 PM PST.)

Four Tet and Natasha Kmeto (Live), DJ Dials, Sleazemore, Richie Panic | 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 8 at Mezzanine | Buy Tickets

Shpongle and Desert Dwellers | 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 14 at The Regency Ballroom | Buy Tickets

Flogging Molly | 7:30 PM on Friday, March 14 at Fox Theatre | Buy Tickets

Kraftwerk - 3D Concert | 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 23 at Fox Theatre | (Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 AM PST.)

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June | 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 27 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June | 9:00 PM on Friday, March 28 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June | 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 29 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Robin Thicke and Jessie J | 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 29 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Big Head Todd & the Monsters | 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 5 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

HAIM | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 9 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

HAIM | 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 at The Fillmore | Buy Tickets

Rosanne Cash | 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 12 at Miner Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Rosanne Cash | 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 13 at Miner Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Laurie Anderson | 7:30 PM on Friday, April 18 at Miner Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Ellie Goulding | Time TBA on Saturday, April 19 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Laurie Anderson | 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 19 at Miner Auditorium | Buy Tickets

Franz Ferdinand | 8:00 PM on Monday, April 28 at Fox Theatre | Buy Tickets

Armin Van Buuren | 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 1 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

We Are Scientists | 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 7 at The Independent | BuyTickets

Cher | 7:30 PM on Wednesday, July 2 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | 8:00 PM on Monday, July 7 at The Warfield | Buy Tickets

Journey and The Steve Miller Band | 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre | Buy Tickets

Arcade Fire: Reflektor Tour | 7:30 PM on Wednesday, July 30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre | Buy Tickets

Justin Timberlake | 8:00 PM on Monday, August 11 at SAP Center | Buy Tickets

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