Alvvays at Union Transfer
To close out September, Alvvays played two sold out shows at Union Transfer. Their indie pop was as infectious as ever. Snail Mail and Hatchie both wowed in the opening slots.
Belly at Union Transfer
Belly recently played a double set of indie rock at Union Transfer in support of their first album in 23 years, “Dove.” It was a glorious night of indie rock led by Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood, Chris Gorman and Thomas Gorman.
Dream Wife at Johnny Brenda’s
Dream Wife kicked off their first North American headlining tour in Philadelphia on September 24. It was a phenomenal show from start, with openers War Violet and Russo, to the finish with the awesome rock of Dream Wife.
Emma Ruth Rundle at PhilaMOCA
Emma Ruth Rundle put on a powerful performance at PhilaMOCA a few weeks ago behind her new album “On Dark Horses.” Jaye Jayle were a great opening act.
Arthur Buck at Rock and Roll Hotel
Rock and Roll Hotel hosted a glorious night of music on September 21 when Arthur Buck delivered a superb night of rock. The Sweet Things began the night while Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Gregg Foreman delivered an unforgettable set under the name of Arthur Buck.
Arthur Buck at Music Hall of Williamsburg
On Thursday, September 20, Arthur Buck graced the stage of Music Hall of Williamsburg. The project of Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck played a stunning set of originals from their eponymous debut album as well as some choice covers and Arthur’s classic “In the Sun.” Elijah Wolf opened.
88Rising Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park
The 88 Degrees and Rising Tour kicked off at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Performers included Rich Brian, Joji, Korean rappers Keith Ape and Zion T., Higher Brothers, and more. 88Rising—the music collective behind Rich Brian and Joji to name a few, kickstarted the festival and are now touring around North America.
The National in Berkeley, CA
The National’s Sleep Well Beast tour finally made it to the gorgeous Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA on September 24th for a sold-out show, the first of two makeup dates after the northern California wildfires forced the cancellation of a pair of shows nearly a year ago.
Liz Phair at the Fillmore in San Francisco
Liz Phair brought her “Amps on the Lawn” tour to San Francisco on September 20th, where she played a sold-out show at the Fillmore. After a solo acoustic tour earlier in the year, she had a full band in tow this time around, and played a career-spanning setlist.
Superorganism at Union Transfer
Superorganism played to a packed Union Transfer on Thursday, September 13. With their unique, catchy lyrics mixed with the a fascinating aural and visual palette, they were fabulously entertaining from the first note to last. Yuno opened with an engaging set.
Ex Hex at Boot & Saddle
Ex Hex rocked Philadelphia on Monday, September 10, with a mix of old and brand new songs. The trio of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris sounded superb at the Boot & Saddle. EZTV played a solid opening set.
Miguel at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
Miguel performs at his hometown in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre continuing his The Ascension North American tour.
First Aid Kit at The Fillmore Philadelphia
First Aid Kit delivered a stupendous performance at The Fillmore Philadelphia on Saturday, September 8. Playing behind the 2018 album Ruins and the brand new EP Tender Offerings, sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg were as exceptional as ever. Julia Jacklin opened with a solid set.
Andrea WK w/ King Dream at the Fillmore in San Francisco
Andrea WK brought his non-stop party machine to the Fillmore in San Francisco, touring in support of his latest record You’re Not Alone. Bay Area native Jeremy Lyon, aka King Dream, opened the show.
Smashing Pumpkins and Metric at Oracle Arena
The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Shiny And Oh So Bright” quasi-reunion tour (featuring the return of founding guitarist James Iha joining Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin) played Oracle Arena in Oakland on August 27th. The band played a three-hour set focusing on their first five records, mixing in a handful of covers, and one new single. Canadian dance-rockers Metric opened with a strong set of their own.