Better Oblivion Community Center @ August Hall
Better Oblivion Community Center, the new collaboration featuring Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, played a sold-out show at August Hall in San Francisco. The show featured songs from their self-titled debut record, as well as covers and reworked versions from their respective solo catalogs. Opening the show were two Bridgers cohorts, the experimental punk theatrical outfit Sloppy Jane, and singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson.
Metric + Zoe w/ July Talk @ The Masonic
Canadian synth-rock stalwarts Metric and Mexican alt-rockers Zoe are out on a co-headlining tour, and played the Masonic in San Francisco on March 13th. Toronto-based alt-rock band July Talk opened the show, and tilting the balance of this North American tour toward Canada…
Albert Hammond Jr. @ The Independent
Singer/guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) played a sold-out show at the Independent in San Francisco for this years annual Noise Pop Music Festival. LA-formed/Michigan based dream-pop duo In the Valley Below are out on tour with Hammond’s group and played a stellar set, and local luminaries The She’s kicked off the night with their signature brand of pop-rock.
Cherry Glazerr @ The Independent
LA Rock trio Cherry Glazerr played a sold-out show at the Independent in San Francisco on March 10th, in support of their third record Stuffed and Ready.
Sharon Van Etten @ The Fillmore, w/ Nilüfer Yanya
Sharon Van Etten, out on tour behind her excellent new record, Remind Me Tomorrow, played a sold-out show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on February 27th. London-based indie R&B singer/guitarist Nilüfer Yanya opened the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evan + Zane at Great American Music Hall
Evan + Zane–the cover-song duo of actress/singer Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld, Thirteen), and guitarist Zane Carney– played a Halloween-themed show at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on October 29th. Covers included Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ” I Put a Spell on You” and the Cranberries’ “Zombie.”
Tune-Yards w/ U.S. Girls at the Fillmore
Bay Area-based experimental art-rock band Tune-Yards played the Fillmore in San Francisco on October 20th. Indie rock darlings U.S. Girls, playing their second Bay Area show in a week after playing the Treasure Island Music Festival in Oakland the week before, opened with a fantastic set of their own.
Lykke Li at the Fillmore
Treasure Island Music Festival 2018 in Oakland, CA
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