Scene and Heard
Hiatus Kaiyote at The Eastern
The Australian funk-soul band mesmerized fans in Atlanta
Alice Glass at Chop Suey
Electro-industrial icon brought her raucous live show to Seattle
Courtney Barnett’s Here Nor There at ACL Live (Moody Theater)
Australian indie rocker dazzles in Austin with Indigo De Souza & Ethel Cain
This Ain’t No Picnic Day 2: Photos + Recap
Phoebe Bridgers, The Strokes, Caroline Polacheck & more keep the vibes going on Day 2 in Pasadena
This Ain’t No Picnic Day 1: Photos + Recap
LCD Soundsystem, Magdalena Bay, Kelly Lee Owens & more rocked a scorching Saturday in Pasadena
Local Natives at 9:30 Club
Indie rock staples put on captivating show in D.C.
The Shins at The Anthem
James Mercer & company celebrated the 21st anniversary of Oh, Inverted World in Washington, D.C.
Outside Lands 2022 Portraits
Purity Ring at Fox Theater Oakland
Canadian electronic pop duo Purity Ring–singer Megan James and multi-instrumentalist Corin Roddick–played their long-delayed date at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on July 24th.
Horsegirl at Rickshaw Stop
Up and coming Chicago indie rock trio Horsegirl brought their 90s alternative rock sounds to a packed show at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop on July 19th, their first show in SF and part of their first nationwide headlining tour.
Kraftwerk at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Pioneering electronic music quartet Kraftwerk played Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on July 6th for their 3D concert tour.
The Shins at The Warfield
Singer/songwriter James Mercer’s band The Shins played the Warfield in San Francisco on July 12th, kicking off 21st Birthday Tour for their critically-acclaimed debut record, Oh, Inverted World. Despite a slew of lineup changes in the past decade, Mercer and co. sounded as sharp as ever, tearing through the album’s 11 tunes, then launching into a greatest-hits set of a dozen more songs–including a cover of Stone Temple Pilot’s “Vaseline” (?!) and a bit of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”
Folk rock sister trio Joseph–reduced to a duo due to sister Allison Closner’s appendicitis the day before–opened the show, with sisters Meegan and Natalie joining the Shins on backing vocals for several songs.
Haiku Hands at Rickshaw Stop
Australian hip hop/electro pop group Haiku Hands played the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on June 28th.
Ani DiFranco at Stern Grove Festival
Folk singer/songwriter/feminist icon Ani DiFranco played the Stern Grove Festival’s Pride Weekend show in San Francisco on June 26th. DiFranco was in town to play the Fillmore that night, and stepped in to play an afternoon set after Liz Phair was forced to cancel her scheduled appearance in the Grove. Drag queen Peaches Christ also performed, hosting an impromptu drag competition during her set.
Bright Eyes at The Masonic
The reunited Bright Eyes lineup, featuring Conor Oberts, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott, played the Masonic in San Francisco. Hurray for the Riff Raff opened the show, with singer Alynda Segarra joining Bright Eyes for their song “Haile Selassie.” Check out photos from both sets in the gallery.