Sep 23 at the Fox Theater.Big Boi OutKast’s calmer half with surprisingly deft new album plays with Camp Lo.
Sep 23 at the Regency Ballroom.McCoy Tyner Jazz piano giant, with trumpeter Roy Hargrove and bassist John Patitucci.
Sep 23-26 at Yoshi’s SF.Flying Lotus Reefer-loving nephew of Alice Coltrane fires up dizzying, burbling beats.
Sep 24 at Mezzanine.Dirty Projectors Longtime quirkiness coheres on band’s breathtaking album “Bitte Orca.”
Sep 25 at the Fillmore.Fennesz Rare US tour for Vienna-based experimental guitarist and producer.
Sep 28 at the Swedish American Hall.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
Rafael. 5-8pm. $20. 415.499.6014.
Three dudes from Portland, two nights in SF, one fine new album.
Sept. 15 at the Great American Music Hall.Nomeansno
Bellow-heavy, senior-citizen punk at its barraging, horrified best.
Sept. 18 at the Bottom of the Hill.KeleBloc Party’s lead singer steps out with electronic-inflected solo career.
Sept. 18 at Mezzanine.MelvinsAn evening with tireless purveyors of howling buzz.
Sept. 19 at Slim’s.The CharlatansCharming UK popsters with new album “Who We Touch” play free in-store.
Sept. 20 at Amoeba SF.Charles Lloyd New QuartetWith Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, Lloyd is unbeatable.
Sept. 22-23 at Yoshi’s Oakland.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
Hit machine behind “Neighbors Know My Name” and “I Invented Sex.”
Sep 9 at the Warfield.Grass Widow
Bay Area all-female post-punk band readies move to Kill Rock Stars.
Sep 11 at Amoeba SF.Scissor Sisters
Cocaine, cell phones, alcohol, cologne, regret, rhythm, tongues, lips.
Sep 12 at the Fox Theater.Sleep
You will smoke weed and you will watch this band and you will freak out.
Sep 12-13 at the Regency Ballroom.Sam Amidon
Nouveau folkie’s latest album, “I See the Sign,” is one of this year’s best.
Sep 13 at Cafe du Nord.The Walkmen
New York group plays imposing, fractious rock on vintage instruments.
Sep 14 at the Fillmore.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.