Ohio, home of tires, Devo and the Browns—and now, the only hip-hop DJ to bounce back commercially from making an acoustic love album. Apr 7 at 8. $20. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.Bill Frisell
Jazz guitarist plays residency with different configurations alongside Marc Ribot, Jason Moran, Jenny Scheinman and others. Apr 8-10 at 8 and 10; Apr 11 at 7 and 9. $32. Yoshi’s. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland. 510.238.9200.7 Walkers
Curiously-titled new project from the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann, featuring Papa Mali and the Meters’ George Porter Jr. Apr 9 at 9. $25. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco. 888.233.0449.Alicia Keys
For a good month there, it was hard to turn on the radio without hearing either “Empire State of Mind” or “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart.” Apr 10 at 8. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 800.745.3000.Mix Master Mike
Beastie Boys DJ and founding member of Invisibl Skratch Piklz continues to take turntablism on outward bound space travels. Apr 10 at 10:30. $20. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco. 415.655.5600.MGMT
Two guys from Brooklyn who’ve taken the world by storm with psychedelic indie excursions worthy of a long night on strange pills. Apr 12-13 at 7. $30. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 415.346.6000.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.