This Will Destroy You at Doug Fir Lounge
Texas post-rock greats This Will Destroy You unleashed a mesmerizing set at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. Armed with their staticky riffs and towering crescendos, the band had the sold-out crowd in the palm of their hands.
The New Pornographers @ The Fillmore
Canadian indie-rock supergroup the New Pornographers, out on tour supporting their eight record In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, played the Fillmore in San Francisco on February 1st. Despite being a touring outfit for over 20 years, this was the band’s first show at the historic venue. The band was is at full strength for this tour, with vocalist Neko Case once again in the live lineup. And despite the absence of Destroyer’s Dan Bejar from the last two records, the group still performed his songs, with leader AC Neman taking vocals.
“Psychedelic Motown” singer Shaun Fleming, aka Diane Coffee, opened the show…
Juliana Hatfield w/ Pottymouth @ Slim’s
Indie-rock institution Juliana Hatfield played Slim’s in San Francisco on January 28th. In addition to a career-spanning setlist, she played tunes from her two recent albums- covers of Olivia Newton-John and the Police.
LA rock outfit Pottymouth opened the show with a frenetic set of 90s-tinged rock…
King Princess @ The Fox Theater Oakland
Rising star King Princess played a sold-out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland on January 21st, on her “Cheap Queen” tour. Brooklyn rapper Kilo Kish opened the show…
Rex Orange County @ The Masonic
English singer Alexander O’Connor, AKA Rex Orange County, played the first of two Bay Area shows at the Masonic in San Francisco on January 16th.
Oso Oso at Music Box
New York rock band Oso Oso kicked off their tour with a phenomenal set at the Music Box in San Diego. The indie-emo rising stars, led by frontman Jade Lilitri, raced through hits off their acclaimed 2019 album basking in the glow, unleashing a heart-on-your-sleeve spirit upon the enthralled sold-out crowd.
Tool @ SAP Center
Maynard James Keenan brought Tool back to the SAP Center in San Jose, CA on January 14th, in support of the bands fifth record, Fear Inoculum, their first record since 2006. One-man industrial band Author & Punisher opened the show with a bombastic set.
Deadmau5 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, New Year’s Eve
Deadmau5 lit up the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and rang in 2020 with a two hour and a half set. The San Franciso crowd was showered throughout the night with beats, balloons, and streamers by the end of the night. The second night of his set featured support from Lights (DJ set), Justin Martin, and Qrion.
Portugal. the Man @ The Fox Theatre
On the first night of their two day celebration of New Years Day, Portugal. the Man performed at the Fox Theatre with support from Chicano Batman. Playing hits from albums such as In the Mountain in the Cloud to Woodstock, Portugal. the Man brought the riffs, lights, and trippy visuals to the delight of the Oakland crowd.
Poolside @ The Fillmore
The “daytime disco” duo from Los Angeles, Poolside, took to stage at the Fillmore and had the crowd dancing to their synth-pop jams. Playing songs such as “Harvest Moon”, “Do You Believe” and their new single “Can’t Stop Your Lovin'”, Poolside left San Francisco in a dream pop state of mind.
Intersect Music Festival – Day 2
The second and final day of the Intersect Music Festival in Las Vegas, featuring performances by Anderson Paak, Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges, Spoon, Japanese Breakfast, and Miya Folick.
(For a full gallery of Foo Fighters, check out the pics here.)
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.
OMNI @ Baby’s All Right
Repping their new sophomore album, Multi-task, the Atlanta punk natives OMNI got their Brooklyn fans dancing and singing along while moshing to the classics.
Wild Nothing @ Elsewhere
Fresh off their new album Live From Brooklyn Steel, Wild Nothing celebrated it’s last day of touring rocking out with the Brooklyn crowd at Elsewhere.