Twin bespectacled brothers from Scotland who scored big with the permeating catchiness of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” Sep 24 at 9. $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.MC Hammer
In no other city but Oakland would the big-pants-wearin’ has-been be booked at such a large, beautiful theater. With Whodini opening. Sep 25 at 8. $46-$66. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. 510.548.3010.Sondre Lerche
Soaring original songwriter born in Norway and taking the States by storm with his new album “Heartbeat Radio.” Sep 27 at 8. $21. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco. 888.233.0449.Rain Machine
TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone is out on tour promoting a fuzzed-out, chaotic soul record, “Smiling Black Faces.” Sep 28 at 8. $15. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.771.1422.David Byrne
One more reason to love this man: he speaks on “Bike Advocacy and the Urban Environment” at City Arts & Lectures. Sep 29 at 8. $20. Herbst Theatre, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.392.4400.Ida Maria
Wonderfully nervous, skittering singer of “Oh My God” appears on tour with Ladyhawke. Weirdly sponsored by Perez Hilton. Sep 30 at 8. $29. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 415.346.6000.