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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.
The Regrettes @ August Hall
Teenage LA punk-pop band The Regrettes played August Hall in San Francisco on October 18th, in support of their recently-released sophomore record, How Do You Love?.
Clairo @ The Regency Ballroom
Singer-songwriter Claire Cottrill, aka Clairo, played two nights at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check out photos from night 1, October 13th, including an opening set from London singer-songwriter Beabadoobee.
Bleached @ The New Parish
Bleached, the LA rock outfit headed by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, hit the New Parish in Oakland on the tail end of the US headlining tour behind their latest record Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? on October 11th. Seattle’s Dude York were the openers for this leg of the tour, and new LA band Nice kicked off the night…
Kurt Vile @ The Fillmore
Indie folk-psych rocker Kurt Vile played the Fillmore in San Francisco on October 5th, a day before hitting the stage at the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park.
Vampire Weekend @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Vampire Weekend packed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on October 1st, their first show in the city in over 5 years. The band played an epic 27-song setlist, running over 2 hours, heavy on songs from their latest record, Father of the Bride.
Sonoma Harvest Music Festival Day 2
The second day of the second weekend of the 2019 Sonoma Harvest Music Festival in Glen Ellen, California on September 22nd. Photos from headliners Death Cab For Cutie plus Silversun Pickups and Cold War Kids.
Sonoma Harvest Music Festival Day 1
The annual Sonoma Harvest Music Festival was split into two weekends this year, with weekend #2 taking place September 21-22 at the B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, CA. Day one included sets from Misterwives, Walk the Moon, and headliners Chvrches.
Jenny Lewis w/ King Tuff @ The Fox Theater Oakland
Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley/Nice As Fuck/The Postal Service), out on tour in support of her recent and excellent record On the Line, played the Fox Theater in Oakland on September 28th. Garage-psych rocker King Tuff opened the night
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