Long-running psychedelic surf-rock trio celebrate 20 year anniversary and release of new album In God We Trust with in-store show. Jan 29 at 6. Free. Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St, San Francisco. 415.831.1200.Luciana Souza
Brazilian jazz chanteuse has straddled compositional styles with everyone from bassist John Pattitucci to clarinetist Osvaldo Golijov. Jan 30 at 8. $27-$39. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.392.2545.Red Wine Boys
Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin bring the laughs with “Daily Show” contributor John Hodgman and indie duo Mates of State in special SF Sketchfest show. Jan 31 at 9. $25. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St, San Francisco. 415.625.8880.Joe Satriani
Veteran self-pleasuring guitar virtuoso, now with Chickenfoot, drops his beef with Coldplay to raise money in benefit for old friend Nicky DelDrago. Jan 31 at 7. $35. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Nomo
Fela Kuti meets Konono No. 1 meets Quantic Soul Orchestra in this incredible large-scale ethno-junkyard ensemble sure to heat the club. Feb 2 at 9:30. $10-$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.626.4455.Doug Carn & Black Jazz Reunion
Underappreciated Hammond B-3 player resurfaces with other artists on the obscure but hughly influential Black Jazz label for one night only. Feb 3 at 8 and 10. $10-$18. Yoshi’s. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland. 510.238.9200.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
The Santa Rosa Symphony this weekend presents a program of American composers including Barber and Copland, but all eyes these days are on Elliott Carter. Few people live to be 101 years old, but Carter, still alive and active in his Manhattan apartment, is defying the wheels of time past the centennial mark. Not that his age should steal the attention from his compositional powers, which over the years successfully adapted to the modernistic touches of the late 20th century with acumen and skill. In 1944, Carter was commissioned a piece to celebrate the liberation of Paris in World War II; the resulting “Holiday Overture” is a layered and optimistic work, to be performed this weekend. With guest conductor JoAnn Falletta conducting Michael Ludwig in John Corigliano’s perennial favorite “The Red Violin Concerto,” on Saturday–Monday, Jan. 23–25, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm; Monday, 8pm. $10–$42. 707.546.8742.
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.