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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse + Shannon and the Clams @ Chase Center
The Black Key’s brought their Let’s Rock tour to the Chase Center in San Francisco on November 20th, with fantastic openers Modest Mouse and Bay Area natives Shannon and the Clams.
Death Valley Girls at The Chapel
Los Angeles-based garage rock/psych-pop/occult-tinged group Death Valley Girls played the Chapel in San Francisco on November 20th. They group released their third record Darkness Rains last year on Suicide Squeeze Records.
Sleater-Kinney @ The Fox Theater
Pioneering riot grrrl rock band Sleater-Kinney played two nights at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 16th and 17th. Now officially a duo after the departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker (backed by three touring members) were nonetheless energized by the crowd, the new songs, and by the particular moment in time.