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Wallows with Spill Tab at The Warfield

The LA rock trio Wallows– Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston–played the first of two sold-out nights at the Warfield in San Francisco on April 6th. The band release their second record, Tell Me That It’s Over, in March.
Spill Tab, aka singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Claire Chicha, is out on tour with Wallows. Check out photos from both sets.

Jeff Tweedy at The Fillmore

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy–along with his band that included Tweedy sons Spencer and Sammy–played the first of two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, on February 21. Rescheduled from early January, the show was added to the annual Noise Pop Festival, providing a boost to the fest after taking the last year off. The 100-minute set leaned heavily on Tweedy’s recent solo records, as well as some songs from the Tweedy side project record, Sukierae, that he record with Spencer. Check out photos from Jeff Tweedy and opener Mark Eitzel.

Built to Spill at The Fillmore with Prism Bitch + Itchy Kitty

Alt-rock institution Built to Spill closed out their winter tour with two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Doug Martsch and co. brought along two great opening bands, Prism Bitch and Itchy Kitty, and both won over the crowd (and a good number of the venue’s staff) immediately, before Built to Spill took the stage and rocked late into the night. Check out photos from the first night on February 11th.

Idles at The Warfield

British rock band Idles played the Warfield in San Francisco on November 6th, ahead of the release of their fourth record, Crawler. New York art-punk band opened the show. Check out the gallery of both bands…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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