Billy Harper, Bennie Maupin, Geri Allen, Billy Hart, David Weiss and more pay tribute to legendary “Sidewinder” jazzman. Feb 4-6 at 8 and 10; Feb 7 at 2 and 7. $18-$26. Yoshi’s. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland. 510.238.9200.La Plebe
Solid, passionate and political Bay Area hardcore band raises money for direct relief to Haiti. With Dead to Me and King City. Feb 5 at 8. $15. Slim’s,
333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Anvil
The real-live Spinal Tap, billed as “The Anvil Experience,” on tour to rake in the absurdity of their recent documentary. Feb 6 at 8. $17.50. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 415.346.6000.Nouvelle Vague
Suave French outfit now into their third album of kitchy new wave versions of punk rock and alternative songs. Feb 7 at 8. $25-$28. Regency Ballroom, Sutter and Van Ness, San Francisco. 800.745.3000.St. Vincent
Brooklyn singer-songwriter born Annie Clark creates haunting compositions for electric guitar and sample board. Feb 8 at 8. $20. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco. 888.233.0449.Vivian Girls
Three girls, vintage equipment and a garage-rock schtick that’s made overnight heroes of this very basic, unlikely band. Feb 9 at 9. $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.