Famed cellist spends a one-week residency performing both with San Francisco Symphony and in duo setting with Emmanuel Ax. Jan 20-26. $15-$135. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.864.6000.Anti-Flag
Staunchly critical and anti-corporate punk band that signed to Sony in 2005, earning the endless ire of fans everywhere. Jan 21 at 7:30. $16. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Norton Buffalo Tribute
Steve Miller, Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Roy Rogers, George Thorogood and more pay their respects to the harp master. Jan 22-23 at 7. $50-$125. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. 510.302.2277.Jonathan Coulton
Geeky tech-obsessed songwriter returns to the scene of his latest live CD/DVD, ‘Best. Concert. Ever.’ Jan 22-23 at 9. $25. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco. 888.233.0449.Kenny Garrett Quartet
Searching and inventive alto saxophonist explores Eastern themes in his latest, ‘Beyond the Wall.’ Jan 22-23 at 8 and 10; Jan 24 at 7. $18-$22. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco. 415.655.5600.Phenomenauts
Silver-clad bespectacled space denizens ready to blow toilet paper all over your dome. With Maladroid and the Cons. Jan 23 at 8. $13. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, San Francisco. 415.415.861.2011.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.