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The scary truth about good music

I think that at the end of the day, it comes down to one thing, which is writing good music." Waving a lighter and building an altar won't fly?


With the Hives and Phantom Planet

Tues/6, 7:30 p.m., $39.50–$50.50

HP Pavilion

525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose



I'm high on the massive hand claps and grinding riffage of the Philly-Brooklyn band's "Mirror on You," from Grass Geysers ... Carbon Clouds (Touch and Go). Thurs/1, 9 p.m., $10–$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF.


Zero publisher Larry Trujillo and pals soup up the sound, lighting, and decor to showcase rock acts, live burlesque on Mondays, and electro nights on Saturdays. Birdmonster and the Morning Benders play. Fri/2, 9:30 p.m., $10. Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl.


Making thoughtful prog instrumentals for the 21st century with You, You're a History in Rust (Constellation). Sat/3, 9 p.m., $15 advance. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF.


Fresh from getting fingered by BBC Radio 1's Steve Lamacq, the SF dream poppers unfurl A New Hope (Take Root). Sat/3, 8:30 p.m., $10. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF.


Not to be confused with dung. The London nouveau folk band strum, detune, and jingle something fierce on Good Arrows (Thrill Jockey). Mon/5, 9 p.m., $10–$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF.


WWKT: what would Kurt think? The Load Records combo pens tunes like "Missing Dick," off 2006's Nevermind. Tues/6, 9:30 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF.

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