Mitski @ Stern Grove
Mitski, who recently announced an indefinite touring hiatus after her current run of shows in support of her fifth record Be the Cowboy, played the outdoor Stern Grove Festival concert series in San Francisco on July 14th.
Oakland’s Madeline Kenney opened up the show.
Jawbox @ The Fillmore
Reunited DC post-hardcore outfit Jawbox, out on the West Coast swing of a brief 12-date tour, played the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 12th. The Dischord Records band played a career-spanning setlist, including a healthy dose from their third record and breakthrough major-label record, For Your Own Special Sweetheart.
Hop Along at the Rex Theater
Solid Sound Fest 2019
There’s nothing else like it.
Cate Le Bon @ The Chapel
Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon played a sold-out show at the Chapel in San Francisco on July 9th. Her new record, the excellent Reward, came out earlier this year on Mexican Summer records.
Anderson .Paak at The Forum, Los Angeles
Anderson .Paak continues his Best Teef In The Game Tour by invading the Forum in Los Angeles. With multiple guests such as Thundercat and Earl Sweatshirt to name a few, Anderson .Paak electrified Los Angeles rhyme after rhyme including 2 encores.
Priests w/ Sons of an Illustrious Father @ Starline Social Club
Washington DC post-punk band Priests played the Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA on June 29th. The band’s second record, The Seduction of Kansas, was released by their own Sister Polygon label in April.
Sons of an Illustrious father (featuring actor Ezra Miller on drums/vocals) are out on tour with Priests.
And singer/performance artist Ziemba opened the show with a set that featured a song-specific fragrance.
Foxwarren at Johnny Brenda’s
Andy Shauf and co. very gently rock Philly.
Faye Webster at Johnny Brenda’s
An Atlanta Braves fan in Philly.
Charly Bliss @ The New Parish
New York pop rock/punk quartet Charly Bliss played the New Parish in Oakland, CA on June 24th. The group are out on tour in support of their extremely excellent sophomore record, Young Enough.
Comedy Central Clusterfest in San Francisco
Comedy Central’s third annual Clusterfest comedy and music festival took place in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and City Hall plaza over three days, June 21-23. Performers included Fred Armisen, Ilana Glazer, Courtney Barnett, and Japanese Breakfast.
Father John Misty at the Met Philadelphia
Father John Misty plays Philadelphia’s newest Theater.
The National and Courtney Barnett at the Mann Center
Two of the biggest acts in indie rock at Philly’s prettiest venue.
Beach House at Brooklyn Steel, NY
Beach House illuminates and soothes the crowds at Brooklyn Steel Crowd
FIDLAR at the Catalyst
LA skate-punks FIDLAR, out in support of their third LP, Almost Free, recently took a swing up through NorCal, and before two shows in Berkeley they played a raucous gig at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. LA punk/cumbia/disco band Tropa Magica (formerly Thee Commons), frequent FIDLAR tourmates, opened with an energized set of their own.