11/29/2011 06:19 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2012

Do It Live: The Ultimate San Francisco Concert Preview (November 29-December 3)

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

This column is an attempt to solve that problem for you. Here's what's on tap this week: