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Intersect Music Festival – Day 1
The first annual Intersect Musical Festival, presented by AWS, took place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on December 6th and 7th 2019. Day 1 artists included Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Chvrches, Weyes Bloow, Jamie XX, Gesaffelstein, Snail Mail, and Uknown Mortal Orchestra.
The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse + Shannon and the Clams @ Chase Center
The Black Key’s brought their Let’s Rock tour to the Chase Center in San Francisco on November 20th, with fantastic openers Modest Mouse and Bay Area natives Shannon and the Clams.
Death Valley Girls at The Chapel
Los Angeles-based garage rock/psych-pop/occult-tinged group Death Valley Girls played the Chapel in San Francisco on November 20th. They group released their third record Darkness Rains last year on Suicide Squeeze Records.
Sleater-Kinney @ The Fox Theater
Pioneering riot grrrl rock band Sleater-Kinney played two nights at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 16th and 17th. Now officially a duo after the departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker (backed by three touring members) were nonetheless energized by the crowd, the new songs, and by the particular moment in time.
The Regrettes @ August Hall
Teenage LA punk-pop band The Regrettes played August Hall in San Francisco on October 18th, in support of their recently-released sophomore record, How Do You Love?.
Clairo @ The Regency Ballroom
Singer-songwriter Claire Cottrill, aka Clairo, played two nights at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check out photos from night 1, October 13th, including an opening set from London singer-songwriter Beabadoobee.
Bleached @ The New Parish
Bleached, the LA rock outfit headed by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, hit the New Parish in Oakland on the tail end of the US headlining tour behind their latest record Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? on October 11th. Seattle’s Dude York were the openers for this leg of the tour, and new LA band Nice kicked off the night…
Kurt Vile @ The Fillmore
Indie folk-psych rocker Kurt Vile played the Fillmore in San Francisco on October 5th, a day before hitting the stage at the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park.
Vampire Weekend @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Vampire Weekend packed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on October 1st, their first show in the city in over 5 years. The band played an epic 27-song setlist, running over 2 hours, heavy on songs from their latest record, Father of the Bride.
Sonoma Harvest Music Festival Day 2
The second day of the second weekend of the 2019 Sonoma Harvest Music Festival in Glen Ellen, California on September 22nd. Photos from headliners Death Cab For Cutie plus Silversun Pickups and Cold War Kids.
Sonoma Harvest Music Festival Day 1
The annual Sonoma Harvest Music Festival was split into two weekends this year, with weekend #2 taking place September 21-22 at the B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, CA. Day one included sets from Misterwives, Walk the Moon, and headliners Chvrches.
Jenny Lewis w/ King Tuff @ The Fox Theater Oakland
Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley/Nice As Fuck/The Postal Service), out on tour in support of her recent and excellent record On the Line, played the Fox Theater in Oakland on September 28th. Garage-psych rocker King Tuff opened the night
Shura at The Independent
Alexandra Denton, AKA British singer/songwriter Shura, played the Independent in San Francisco on September 30th. Her second record, Forevher, was released in August on Secretly Canadian.
Fast Times @ The Chapel
The debut of Andrew St. James’ local music showcase FAST TIMES! at The Chapel in San Francisco featured the debut performance of his new band of the same name.
Metallica + San Francisco Symphony @ Chase Center
Metallica, along with the San Francisco Symphony, staged “S&M2,” a sequel concert to their iconic 1999 performance and subsequent record. The concert on September 6th also marked the opening of the new Chase Center in San Francisco, which will be the new home to the Golden State Warriors.
The National @ Frost Amphitheater
The National, out on tour in support of their eighth record I Am Easy To Find, played the recently re-opened Frost Amphitheater on the Stanford University Campus on September 1st. Canadian indie pop band Alvvays opened the show.
Grace VanderWaal @ The Fillmore
Teenage chanteuse and America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal played the Fillmore in San Francisco on August 29th. Singer Jade Jackson opened the night.
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.
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