Minneapolis hip-hop legends and Rhymesayers veterans unleash tracks from their latest album “By the Throat.” With Anticon weirdo Dosh. Feb 10 at 9. $12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.Alice in Chains
Quasi-grunge outfit with new album in tow stage the world’s most unlikeliest comeback. With openers Creature With the Atom Brain. Feb 11 at 8. $39.50. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. 510.302.2277.Merl Saunders
Organist pays tribute to Norton Buffalo with all-star lineup including Bonnie Hayes, Lorin Rowan, Greg Anton, members of Zero and It’s a Beautiful Day and more. Feb 12 at 8:30. $25. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.De La Soul
Hip-hop legends raise the already high ceiling of the jazz club in continuing series of hip-hop bookings in the Fillmore nightspot. Feb 12 at 10:30 and Feb 13 at 8 and 10. $40. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco. 415.655.5600.Girls
San Francisco’s surf-fuzz indie darlings return for a night of bleary-eyed haze-rock. With openers Hunx & the Punkettes. Feb 14 at 8:30. $16. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco. 888.233.0449.Dirty Dozen Brass Band
New Orleans party band keeps oomphing along in special Fat Tuesday celebration with the Meters’ Zigaboo Modeliste. Feb 16 at 8. $22. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.771.1422.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.