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.
Omar Apollo @ Apple Union Square
R&B singer-songwriter Omar Apollo played Apple Music’s Up Next Live concert series at a special show at Apple Union Square in San Francisco on July 19th. A Q&A with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe followed.
Mitski @ Stern Grove
Mitski, who recently announced an indefinite touring hiatus after her current run of shows in support of her fifth record Be the Cowboy, played the outdoor Stern Grove Festival concert series in San Francisco on July 14th.
Oakland’s Madeline Kenney opened up the show.
Jawbox @ The Fillmore
Reunited DC post-hardcore outfit Jawbox, out on the West Coast swing of a brief 12-date tour, played the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 12th. The Dischord Records band played a career-spanning setlist, including a healthy dose from their third record and breakthrough major-label record, For Your Own Special Sweetheart.
Cate Le Bon @ The Chapel
Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon played a sold-out show at the Chapel in San Francisco on July 9th. Her new record, the excellent Reward, came out earlier this year on Mexican Summer records.
Against Me! @ August Hall
Sold Out The Regrettes + Against Me!
The Regrettes @ August Hall in San Francisco
LA pop-punks The Regrettes opened up a sold-out show at August Hall in San Francisco on May 24th, a day ahead of their set at the annual Bottlerock festival in Napa, CA.
Santigold @ The Masonic
The “10 Years Golder Tour” ends in San Francisco
Ex Hex w/ Feels at Great American Music Hall
Ex Hex recently released their excellent second record, the hair-metal-tinged ‘It’s Real,” and hit the road with LA psych-punk-grunge band Feels. The tour hit Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on April 23.
The 1975 w/ Pale Waves @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Manchester, England pop-rock stars The 1975, touring in support of last year’s ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’ and ahead of the release of their upcoming fourth record, ‘Notes on a Conditional Form,’ played a sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on April 23, the first night of a two-night stand in SF. Fellow Mancunians Pale Waves played a quick set of goth pop to warm up the crowd.
Better Oblivion Community Center @ August Hall
Better Oblivion Community Center, the new collaboration featuring Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, played a sold-out show at August Hall in San Francisco. The show featured songs from their self-titled debut record, as well as covers and reworked versions from their respective solo catalogs. Opening the show were two Bridgers cohorts, the experimental punk theatrical outfit Sloppy Jane, and singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson.
Metric + Zoe w/ July Talk @ The Masonic
Canadian synth-rock stalwarts Metric and Mexican alt-rockers Zoe are out on a co-headlining tour, and played the Masonic in San Francisco on March 13th. Toronto-based alt-rock band July Talk opened the show, and tilting the balance of this North American tour toward Canada…
Albert Hammond Jr. @ The Independent
Singer/guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) played a sold-out show at the Independent in San Francisco for this years annual Noise Pop Music Festival. LA-formed/Michigan based dream-pop duo In the Valley Below are out on tour with Hammond’s group and played a stellar set, and local luminaries The She’s kicked off the night with their signature brand of pop-rock.