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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dirty Projectors + Deerhunter @ The Fillmore
Deerhunter and Dirty Projectors played a sold-out show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 18th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Against Me! @ August Hall
Sold Out The Regrettes + Against Me!
The Regrettes @ August Hall in San Francisco
LA pop-punks The Regrettes opened up a sold-out show at August Hall in San Francisco on May 24th, a day ahead of their set at the annual Bottlerock festival in Napa, CA.
Santigold @ The Masonic
The “10 Years Golder Tour” ends in San Francisco
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