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Better Oblivion Community Center @ The Independent

Better Oblivion Community Center–the supergroup of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers–wrapped up their tour (and maybe the band) at the Independent in San Francisco on August 11th, a day after their set at Outside Lands. Playing to a packed house, they band tour through their debut record, as well as a some covers of their own tunes, a Magnetic Fields song, and “Shallow” from A Star is Born…

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Bush + Live at Daily’s Place

’90s alt-rock titans Bush and Live thrilled a sold-out crowd at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville this past weekend.

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Bad Religion at Hollywood Palladium

L.A. punk-rock legends Bad Religion absolutely enthralled the crowd at their return to the Hollywood Palladium. The band were in fine form, racing through a career-spanning setlist that had the venue at peak rowdiness. After nearly 40 years together, they’re still as strong as ever.

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Outside Lands – Portraits

In between the dozens of sets at Outside Lands over the three day weekend, we managed to wrangle some bands for some portrait shots at the festival. Our gallery includes shots with Wallows, Cherry Glazerr, the Marias, Delacey, The Seshen, and Alex Lahey.

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Outside Lands Day 3

The third and final day of the 2019 Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco featured (probably) the last Bay Area show by Paul Simon, plus sets from Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Mavis Staples, and more.

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Outside Lands Day 2

The second day of Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park saw an amazing performance from Childish Gambino–possibly his last Bay Are Show ever under that moniker. Check out photos from that plus sets from Wallows, Better Oblivion Community Center, Bea Miller, Hozier, Tierra Whack, and Ella Mai.

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Outside Lands Day 1

The 12th edition of San Francisco’s annual Outside Lands festival kicked off on August 9th. Day one act included headliners Twenty One Pilots, Lil Wayne, blink-182, Counting Crows, Aurora, and Boyfriend.

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Robyn at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Swedish pop superstar Robyn played an extremely sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on July 25th. Despite this being her third Bay Area show in five months, there was no lack of enthusiasm from the crowd, or from opener Troye Sivan, who repeatedly expressed his excitement to be on the bill.

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Dirty Projectors + Deerhunter @ The Fillmore

Deerhunter and Dirty Projectors played a sold-out show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 18th.

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Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, Starcrawler @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

The Night Running Tour, headlined by Beck and Cage the Elephant, hit Mountain View, CA on July 16th. Along with the two headliners, indie-rock stalwarts Spoon put in a characteristically steady set, and up and comers Starcrawler did their best to shock the crowd out of their post-work weekday malaise.

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Omar Apollo @ Apple Union Square

R&B singer-songwriter Omar Apollo played Apple Music’s Up Next Live concert series at a special show at Apple Union Square in San Francisco on July 19th. A Q&A with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe followed.

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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.

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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.

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Hop Along at the Rex Theater

How Simple.

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Solid Sound Fest 2019

There’s nothing else like it.

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