Scene and Heard
Ty Segall and Freedom Band at Mohawk
Psychedelic rocker soars in his return to Austin
Chvrches at JaM Cellars Ballroom
Chvrches played the third of three consecutive nights of Bay Area shows on Saturday, May 28th, at the JaM Cellars Ballroom in downtown Napa, CA, a day after performing at the BottleRock music festival. It was the second club show in three days for the Scottish band, having played the Fillmore in San Francisco two nights prior. Given the late-show status, it was a short and sweet set, without the wardrobe changes from singer Lauren Mayberry that have become customary for every show on the band’s current Screen Violence tour (though she still remained committed to the fake-blood-covered finale numbers).
Purity Ring at Neptune Theatre
The Canadian synthpop sensations Purity Ring delivered an unreal audiovisual spectacle at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle last week. Crafty lighting rigs, smoke machines, and elaborate costumes all accompanied the duo’s signature sound, which included a heavy dose of tracks off 2020’s Womb as well as breakthrough album Shrines, which turns 10 years old this year. Scroll through for the full highlights.
Tori Amos at the Paramount Theatre
Alternative pop icon Tori Amos – armed with dueling piano and keyboard set-ups – delivered an enchanting performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. She charmed the crowd with tracks off her latest album Ocean to Ocean as well as some of her greatest hits like “Precious Things,” “Juárez” and “Cornflake Girl.” Scroll through for the full highlights.
BottleRock Napa Valley 2022, Day 3
BottleRock 2022 wrapped up it’s Memorial Day weekend return with a great headlining set from Pink, and a rowdy party from Pitbull. Also making appearances were Luke Combs, Alessia Cara, Aly & AJ, Tessa Violet, Grandson, Vance Joy, Tai Verdes, Wild Rivers, and more…
Holy Fuck with Linqua Franqa at Wild Buffalo
Veteran Canadian electronic rock band Holy Fuck wowed the crowd with a tight performance at Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, WA. The Georgia-based rapper, activist and PhD Linqua Franqa delivered a spirited opening set just before. Scroll through for the highlights.
BottleRock Napa Valley 2022, Day 2
The second day of BottleRock Napa Valley music and food festival featured sets from Twenty One Pilots, Mount Westmore (the rap supergroup of Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, and E-40), The Black Crowes, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Silversun Pickups, Banks, and more. Plus, appearances on the Culinary Stage by Pink, Rickey Henderson, Too $hort, Roy Choi, twenty one pilots, and more.
BottleRock Napa Valley 2022, Day 1
The BottleRock Napa Valley music and food festival returned to its regular Memorial Day weekend slot for the first time since 2019 this year. Check out photos from Day 1, with Greta Van Fleet, Chvrches, Misterwives, Spoon, Marcus King, Kygo, and more.
Chvrches at The Fillmore
Chvrches played the Fillmore in San Francisco on May 26th, ahead of their appearance at the BottleRock festival in Napa the next day. This was the first of three Bay Area shows in three days for the group, who are touring in support of their fourth record, Screen Violence.
Phoebe Bridgers at The Amp
Phoebe Bridgers continues her world takeover one spellbinding set at a time. Last weekend at The Amp in St. Augustine, FL, she had the devoted crowd in the palm of her hand as she performed hits off of Punisher and Stranger in the Alps – in addition to her incredible brand new single “Sidelines.” Click through the gallery for the full experience.
Just Like Heaven 2022 (PHOTOS)
Just Like Heaven festival returned last weekend, reeling back the years for another romp through millennial indie rock, synth pop and blog-rock. Fans took in sets from ’00s superstars such as Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Bloc Party, Cut Copy, The Hives, Wolf Parade, Peaches, Islands and many more. Scroll through for the full highlights from the Rose Bowl-set bash.
Nilüfer Yanya with Tasha at Fortune Sound Club
Nilüfer Yanya, riding the high of her incredible latest album Painless, had the crowd swooning during her set at Vancouver’s Fortune Social Club behind her intricate mix of indie, pop, jazz and soul. Rising Chicago artist Tasha delivered a dynamic opening set as well.
Animal Collective + Spirit Of The Beehive at Humphrey’s
On a picturesque night, Animal Collective brought their signature quirky chaos – a mix of old hits and new stuff off recent LP Time Skiffs to Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay on San Diego’s Shelter Island. Meanwhile, Philadelphia hypnogogic pop up-and-comers Spirit Of The Beehive delivered a sizzling opening set.
Peaches at The Masonic
Musician/producer/director/visual artist Peaches is out on tour on a belated 20th anniversary celebration of her breakthrough second album, The Teaches of Peaches. A wildly theatric affair, the show featured vagina hats, topless (and sometimes bottomless) dancers, simulated childbirths, abortion flags, walking on the audience, and more. Check out photos from the entire show, along with shots from the opening set of New York rapper Lil Mariko.
Armand Hammer + Injury Reserve at The Social
In the sphere of experimental, esoteric-leaning hip-hop, the duos Armand Hammer and Injury Reserve have reigned supreme. After last year’s thrilling LPs – HARAM and By The Time I Get To Phoenix (respectively), the groups brought their gritty live shows to The Social in Orlando to the delight of die-hard fans. Scroll through for the highlights