The Aces w/ joan at Rickshaw Stop
Orem, Utah’s The Aces, out on their first national headlining tour, played a sold-out show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on February 12th. Synth-rock duo joan opened with some 80s-tinged tunes.
Anderson .Paak at the Masonic
A day after winning his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance, Anderson .Paak kicked off his Andy’s Beach Club World Tour with an extremely sold-out show at the Masonic in San Francisco on February 11th. After an opening set from Tayla Parx, .Paak hit the stage with The Free Nationals and tore through a set featuring a heavy dose of songs from his recently released record Oxnard.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at Brooklyn Steel
With amazing melodic songs and out of control guitar solos, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks lit up Brooklyn Steel. Opening up for the set was Goldstar.
Snail Mail at The Fillmore
Baltimore-based indie-rock whiz kid Lindsey Jordan, aka Snail Mail, played a sold out show at the Fillmore on January 24th. Brooklyn synth rock duo Black Marble and Salt Lake City dream pop outfit Choir Boy kicked off the night.
Diet Cig w/ The She’s at Rickshaw Stop
Indie pop-rock duo (touring as a trio) Diet Cig helped celebrate the 15th anniversary of San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop with a raucously fun set on January 9th. Local SF luminaries The She’s played a great set of garage-surf-pop as well. Photos from both sets in the gallery.
ALT 105.3 Not So Silent Night @ SAP Center
San Francisco radio station ALT 105.3 held their annual Not So Silent Night concert this year at the SAP Center in San Jose on December 8th. Headlined by Florence + The Machine, the show also featured sets from Elle King, The Struts, Mike Shinoda, Chvrches, Young the Giant, Bastille, and Death Cab For Cutie.
Nine Inch Nails + The Jesus and Mary Chain at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Trent Reznor brought his legendary industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for a two-night stand, December 3rd and 4th, and played two different career-spanning sets over the two shows. Alt-rock/shoegaze heroes The Jesus and Mary Chain are out on tour with NIN, and opened both nights. Check out the gallery for photos from night 2.
Andy Shauf at PHILAmoca
Andy Shauf brought his haunting songs to Philly for an intimate, stripped-down show.
Jorja Smith at the Wiltern in Los Angeles
Jorja Smith, a rising star in the R&B world, captivates the Los Angeles crowd with her amazing live performance on the “Lost & Found” Tour.
Rubblebucket and Diet Cig at August Hall
Brooklyn based indie-rock/pop/dance band Rubblebucket headlined a particularly fun night of music at August Hall in San Francisco on November 7th. Energetic rock duo Diet Cig (touring as a threesome) opened with a high-kicking set of their own.
Caroline Rose at Underground Arts
Caroline Rose played Underground Arts in Philadelphia a few weeks ago in celebration of her phenomenal 2018 release Loner. Rose and her tight band were superb as were the awesome openers And The Kids.
Neon Lights Festival at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Sunday
Neon Lights Festival continued into Sunday. Filled with rain and delays, performers such as Caribou, Rhye, Peking Duk and others still entertained the crowd through it all.
Neon Lights Festival at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Saturday
Neon Lights Festival, came back for its 3rd edition at Fort Canning Park. Saturday featured acts such as Interpol, Shame, The Vaccines, and many more.
Frankie Cosmos + Kero Kero Bonito at The Fillmore
On November 5th, singer/songwriter Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos, played a co-headlining show at the Fillmore in San Francisco with J-Pop-infused British indie band Kero Kero Bonito. Bay Area singer Tanukichan opened up the show with songs from her debut LP Sundays.
Ezra Furman with Omni at the Warsaw, Brooklyn
Ezra Furman captivates the Warsaw in Brooklyn with an adrenaline packed performance.