The best thing about free music is it's free. So it doesn't hurt to take a chance on a band you may never heard of and they sure as hell are probably better than some random guy playing "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain" at a BART station -- although that man is quite good. Tonight Lazer Sword will bring its live electronic act for a free in store performance at Amoeba Music in San Francisco at 6 p.m. If you like what you hear, head on down to the Rickshaw Stop and drop a few bucks to actually support the band.
I told them long ago I wouldn't tell anyone their name but they just won't go away. The Goo Goo Dolls will play the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord at 7 p.m. The hard rockers who found success as a soft rock band is still going strong after all these years and their hair looks as lovely as ever.