King of Brazilian pop plays the Fox tonight 

Gilberto Gil, the singer, guitarist and songwriter best known for his late-1960s tropicalismo recordings, appears at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets are $45 to $65. Call (650) 369-4119 or visit

Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra, a cover band that re-creates Grateful Dead concerts, plays the set list song-for-song in the arrangements used by the Dead members of that period.

WHEN: Today through Saturday, 9 p.m. 
WHERE: Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $30
INFO: Call (415) 885-0750 or visit

Son Volt

Son Volt, formed by Jay Farrar in 1994 after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, is regarded by many as the music world’s closest reflection of that band’s alt-country/Americana sound.

WHEN: Friday, 9 p.m.
WHERE: Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $25
INFO: Call (415) 346-6000 or visit  

Red suede shoes

The Red Elvises, a Southern California indie band whose members nearly all come from former Soviet states, specializes in danceable rock and surf music, some of which is flavored with traditional Russian melodies.

WHEN: Saturday, 9 p.m.
WHERE: Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.
PRICE: Tickets are $15
INFO: Call (415) 255-0333 or visit  

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