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.
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.
Shura at The Independent
Alexandra Denton, AKA British singer/songwriter Shura, played the Independent in San Francisco on September 30th. Her second record, Forevher, was released in August on Secretly Canadian.
Fast Times @ The Chapel
The debut of Andrew St. James’ local music showcase FAST TIMES! at The Chapel in San Francisco featured the debut performance of his new band of the same name.
Grace VanderWaal @ The Fillmore
Teenage chanteuse and America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal played the Fillmore in San Francisco on August 29th. Singer Jade Jackson opened the night.
Better Oblivion Community Center @ The Independent
Better Oblivion Community Center–the supergroup of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers–wrapped up their tour (and maybe the band) at the Independent in San Francisco on August 11th, a day after their set at Outside Lands. Playing to a packed house, they band tour through their debut record, as well as a some covers of their own tunes, a Magnetic Fields song, and “Shallow” from A Star is Born…
Outside Lands Day 2
The second day of Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park saw an amazing performance from Childish Gambino–possibly his last Bay Are Show ever under that moniker. Check out photos from that plus sets from Wallows, Better Oblivion Community Center, Bea Miller, Hozier, Tierra Whack, and Ella Mai.
Outside Lands Day 1
The 12th edition of San Francisco’s annual Outside Lands festival kicked off on August 9th. Day one act included headliners Twenty One Pilots, Lil Wayne, blink-182, Counting Crows, Aurora, and Boyfriend.
Robyn at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Swedish pop superstar Robyn played an extremely sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on July 25th. Despite this being her third Bay Area show in five months, there was no lack of enthusiasm from the crowd, or from opener Troye Sivan, who repeatedly expressed his excitement to be on the bill.
Dirty Projectors + Deerhunter @ The Fillmore
Deerhunter and Dirty Projectors played a sold-out show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 18th.
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