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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Five Best Concerts in San Francisco This Week

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Ben UFO @ BeatBox, Friday, Dec. 14

The results are in, and Ben Thomson (aka Ben UFO) ranks No. 21 (out of 100) on Resident Advisor's authoritative Top DJs of 2012 list. This should come as no surprise to fans of the London-based DJ. With no production work under his belt, Thomson's reputation is built entirely off the strength of his visionary DJing, which draws a coherent line from the splintered music of the past to the far-flung future. He's developed this skill while working as a prolific A&R man for the respected Hessle Audio imprint, a label he co-founded with fellow UK bass music traveller Ramadanman. Always incendiary behind the decks, Ben UFO's headlining appearance at As You Like It this Friday should be another quality edition of this long-running party series. -- Derek Opperman

Thrill Jockey Records 20th Anniversary Show @ The Independent, Thursday, Dec. 13

The label is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of shows around the country featuring artists from its diverse roster. This week's San Francisco edition will see the spacey synth-rock of Phil Manley's Trans Am sharing a bill with Liturgy's howling assault, the glacial, instrumental atmospherics of Barn Owl, and the transportive jams of Wooden Shjips, among others. It's an odd collection of bands that wouldn't normally share a single bill. But then, considering Thrill Jockey's 20-year history of putting out worthy, unusual music, regardless of genre, how could it not be?

See also: Thrill Jockey Records Celebrates 20 Uncertain Years of Wild Music

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