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Modest Mouse @ The Masonic
Modest Mouse, out on tour in support of their recently-released 7th record, The Golden Casket, played the Masonic in San Francisco on September 16th. Check out the full gallery…
Waxahatchee at The Castro Theatre
Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee hit San Francisco on September 22, as the band finally tour in support of last year’s very excellent record, St. Cloud. If the yearlong postponement of the tour had an upside, it’s that the band played a much bigger venue than they were originally scheduled to play in 2020. They played nearly the entire record, along with some older tunes and a cover of Gillian Welch’s “Wrecking Ball” and closing with a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”
Nashville’s Katy Kirby charmed with an opening set that delighted the crowd, many of whom were seeing their first concert in over a year.
Bully at The Independent
Nashville’s Bully hit the Independent in San Francisco on September 9, 2021, touring in support of Sugaregg, the third Bully record but first as Alicia Bognanno’s solo project. Though the record was released in August 2020, Bognanno and her band hadn’t played a show in over 20 months, and both the band and the (vaccinated and masked) crowd were ecstatic to hear the new record live.
BottleRock Napa, Day 3
The final day of the 2021 BottleRock Napa music festival saw massive headlining sets by Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion. Dave Grohl, who appeared with Guns N’ Roses the day before, was all over the place, taking the Culinary Stage with chef Jose Andrés, as well as playing the small JamPad stage to play his “Hanukah Sessions” songs. Other performers included Cage the Elephant, Jack Harlow, Jessie Reyez, the Black Pumas, Donna Missal, Future Islands, and the Village People.
BottleRock Napa, Day 2
The second day of the BottleRock Napa music festival saw headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Miley Cyrus, and Run the Jewels. Other performers included Portugal. The Man, Young the Giant, Olivia O’Brien, Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers, Milky Chance, White Reaper, OTTTO, Dominic Fike, Digable Planets, and Meg Myers. The Culinary Stage saw the mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, honoring first responders, and an appearance by Warren G.
BottleRock Napa, Day 1
The BottleRock Napa music festival, in the heart of northern California wine country, returned over Labor Day weekend, after two cancellation/postponements. After scheduled Day 1 headliner Stevie Nicks cancelled, replacement Chris Stapleton also pulled out of the festival. The Highwomen, featuring Brandi Carlile, Morris (who both played solo sets), Natalie Hemby, and Brittany Spencer (filling in for Amanda Shires), stepped in to close out the night. Check out the gallery, which also features Finneas, Polo G, Muna, Chromeo, plus Culinary Stage appearances by G Eazy, Ayesha Curry, and James Murphy.
Song and a Slice, with Andrew St. James
Episode 1: Fast Times ringleader Andrew St. James
Modest Mouse with The Districts at Brooklyn Steel
Indie rock vets Modest Mouse, out on tour in support of their new record The Golden Casket, played Brooklyn Steel in New York on Friday, August 13th, 2021, the third night of a four-night run at the NYC venue. Philadelphia’s The Districts opened the night.
Thievery Corporation + Dessa at Stern Grove Festival
Thievery Corporation played the Stern Grove Festival on a chilly summer day in San Francisco on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Rapper/singer Dessa opened the show.
Ledisi with The Seshen, La Doña at Stern Grove Festival
The Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco returned after a year off, and kicked off its 84th season with a performance from Grammy-winning R&B and jazz singer Ledisi. Bay Area locals The Seshen and La Doña opened the show, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony from San Francisco Mayor London Breed to kick off the summer music season.
CHVRCHES – “He Said She Said”
Scottish synth pop titans return with their first new song since 2019
Juan Wayne – 1
California rock duo drops country-tinged debut record
Metallica Drive-In Concert Experience
Fast Times – “Tuesday Night”
San Francisco alt-rockers drop riveting debut single & video
Refused at The UC Theatre w/ METZ + Youth Code
Swedish hardcore punk band Refused played the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA on March 7th. Canadian punk stalwarts METZ and LA-based EMB duo Youth Code opened the show…
The Soft White Sixties w/ The Younger Lovers, Andrew St. James at The Chapel
The Soft White Sixties headlined the Chapel in San Francisco on March 5th, a Fast Times.! series show presented by Andrew St. James, who also opened the night and was followed by Oakland’s The Younger Lovers.
JennyLee + TT (of Warpaint) @ Bottom of the Hill for Noise Pop Festival
JennyLee + TT (aka Jenny Lee Lindberg and Theresa Wayman of Warpaint) played Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on February 25th, as part of the annual Noise Pop music festival. The set included solo work from both artists, as well as a healthy dose of Warpaint songs…
Tove Lo w/ Broods @ The Masonic
Swedish Electro-pop singer Tove Lo–hobbled by a fractured ankle suffered earlier in the month–played the Masonic in San Francisco on February 27th. Despite being in a large cumbersome boot, she was able to dance around to the delight of the crowd, and didn’t require the large throne-like chair she’d used in her recent performances after fracturing her ankle in New York. New Zealand pop rock duo Broods are out on tour with Tove Lo, and played a stunning set of their own.
Best Coast w/ Mannequin Pussy @ The Regency Ballroom
Best Coast just released their fourth record, Always Tomorrow, and hit San Francisco on February 29th for the Bay Area’s annual Noise Pop music festival. Philly’s Mannequin Pussy are out on tour and opened the show with a trademark bombastic set.