Jan. 20-27: Across the Bridge


The Mermen

Long-running psychedelic surf-rock trio celebrate 20 year anniversary and release of new album In God We Trust with in-store show. Jan 29 at 6. Free. Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St, San Francisco. 415.831.1200.Luciana Souza

Brazilian jazz chanteuse has straddled compositional styles with everyone from bassist John Pattitucci to clarinetist Osvaldo Golijov. Jan 30 at 8. $27-$39. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.392.2545.Red Wine Boys

Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin bring the laughs with “Daily Show” contributor John Hodgman and indie duo Mates of State in special SF Sketchfest show. Jan 31 at 9. $25. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St, San Francisco. 415.625.8880.Joe Satriani

Veteran self-pleasuring guitar virtuoso, now with Chickenfoot, drops his beef with Coldplay to raise money in benefit for old friend Nicky DelDrago. Jan 31 at 7. $35. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Nomo

Fela Kuti meets Konono No. 1 meets Quantic Soul Orchestra in this incredible large-scale ethno-junkyard ensemble sure to heat the club. Feb 2 at 9:30. $10-$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.626.4455.Doug Carn & Black Jazz Reunion

Underappreciated Hammond B-3 player resurfaces with other artists on the obscure but hughly influential Black Jazz label for one night only. Feb 3 at 8 and 10. $10-$18. Yoshi’s. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland. 510.238.9200.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.


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