Why life is still worthwhile: for the price of two burritos you can witness one of the world’s most awesome drummers, Janet Weiss. Mar 10 at 8. $12-$14. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.771.1422.Smokey Robinson
Motown legend and national treasure still in fine voice never fails to bring artistry and elegance to timeless songs. Mar 13 at 9. $62-$85. The Warfield, 982 Market St, San Francisco. 415.775.7722.New Found Glory & Saves the Day
The ultimate tour for pop-punkers of the late ’90s promises a not inconsequential wallop of power-chord nostalgia. Mar 13 at 8. $30-$125. Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco. 415.673.5716.Rudresh Mahanthappa
Jazz altoist known for association with Vijay Iyer plays in unique trio with Dan Weiss on tabla and guitarist Rez Abassi. Mar 13 at 8. $18. Swedish American Music Hall, 2170 Market St, San Francisco. 415.861.5016.Adolescents
Original SoCal members Tony Cadena, Steve Soto and Frank Agnew bring back the fury of their seminal punk debut. With Youth Brigade. Mar 13 at 9. $18. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Gil Scott-Heron
Revolutionary poet and musician plagued with drug use throughout the 80s makes triumphant return with new album, “I’m New Here.” Mar 16-17 at 8 and 10. $16-$26. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco. 415.655.5600.
More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.Gabe Meline