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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Against Me! @ August Hall
Sold Out The Regrettes + Against Me!
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