The Promo Department: Music Edition

A very musical weekend lies on the horizon. Here’s a small, small sampling:

• It’s Karnaval time at Bissap Baobab , which means bossa nova band Crying High will be playing from 3pm-5pm on Saturday, followed by a cornucopia gypsy bands and West African troupes.

• At Cafe Claude’s Jazz Night, Marcus Shelby performs tonight, followed by a full weekend of jazzy fun.

• Because San Francisco is honky-tonk central, enjoy an evening of bluegrass fun with Jennie and Chuck’s Country Round Up at Atlas Cafe.

Hotel Utah Saloon’s Hellraiser Happy Hour is tonight, followed by tomorrow night’s New Arrivals CD Release Show ($12). Even money on which one is more frightening.

• And of course, if you haven’t heard, it’s San Francisco Carnaval 2007 at Harrison Street between 16th & 24th.

The Promo Department: Music Edition