SAN FRANCISCO
07/26/2011 10:09 pm ET Updated Sep 25, 2011

San Francisco Live Music Calendar: What to See This Week (PHOTOS)

San Francisco is a tough town for live music because there's just so damn much of it. Between the top-tier touring acts selling out huge venues and your best friend's cousin's band you've been guilted into seeing three times despite their being terrible, sorting through the chaos of the city's live music sene to find a happy middle ground is no easy task.

This column is an attempt to solve that problem for you. We're going to take it one week at a time.