Looking for upcoming shows and artists to check out? Perhaps you’ll find something new with the below artists that’ll be passing through town in the near future.
Recommended Upcoming SF Bay Area Shows:
DINOSAUR JR. is widely recognized as one of the most significant American rock bands of all time. Preceding Nirvana by several years, Dinosaur Jr. was instrumental in bringing the crashing sounds of lead guitar back to indie rock. It wasn’t just the band’s signature metallic haze that made an impression on listeners; front man J Mascis’ … Continue reading Dinosaur Jr
Also playing at The New Parish on 10/30.
Lust for Youth is the solo vehicle of Swedish electronic musician Hannes Norrvide.
Indie Electronic & New Wave/Post-Punk Revival that reminds you of lots of great 80s/90s classics, like New Order, but remains fresh. Recommended if you like Cold Cave, Depeche Mode, OMD, The Psychedelic Furs.
Indie vets Built To Spill are playing 2 shows at The Fillmore.
UK shoegaze, guitar noise veterans return to SF with a new album. Openers are Milly and Grinding Eyes.
Debuting a decade ago, the Polaris Music Prize-nominated psych-pop creation of Rishi Dhir (vox, bass, sitar) with long-time collaborators Miles Dupire (drums) and Gab Lambert (guitar) have released five critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. As a highly-regarded sitar player, Dhir has also collaborated with indie-rock icons (Beck) and legendary cult … Continue reading Elephant Stone
Cold War Kids are an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Matt Maust (bass guitar), David Quon (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, percussion), and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion). Former members of the band include Dann Gallucci (guitar, keyboards, percussion), Matt Aveiro … Continue reading Cold War Kids
Corridor are a group from Montreal and their Sub Pop debut, Junior, was made just yesterday. The rock’n’roll band had barely inked their record deal when they surfed into studio, racing against time to make the most dazzling, immediate and inventive album of their young career: 39 minutes of darting and dodging guitars, spiraling vocal … Continue reading Corridor
Temples are an English rock band, formed in Kettering, Northamptonshire in 2012 by singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley. The band’s lineup was later completed with the addition of keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Adam Smith and drummer Samuel Toms, with Toms departing in early 2018. They have released two studio albums, two … Continue reading Temples
Blending reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production, the KVB’s music reflected Nicholas Wood and Kat Day’s mastery of atmosphere even as their sound evolved over the course of the 2010s. Early releases such as 2012’s debut album, Always Then, dealt in brittle beats and sonic blasts that evoked Cabaret Voltaire and the Jesus and Mary Chain in equal measure, but the duo’s style became more streamlined and sharp-edged on later efforts such as 2018’s Only Now Forever. Recommended if you like The Raveonettes, The XX,
UK shoegaze veterans return with a new album.
For fans of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, L7, Hole
The New Pornographers is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Presented as a musical collective of singer/songwriters and musicians from multiple projects, the band has released seven studio albums to critical acclaim for their use of multiple vocalists and elements of power pop incorporated into their music.
Interpol better be prepared to play 2 sets in case Morrissey doesn’t show up.
San Francisco psych band, Thee Oh Sees, are playing 3 nights at The Chapel. All 3 are sold out.
Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called “the quintessential critics’ band” and maintain a strong cult following.
The National have exploded since playing San Francisco venues like The Independent in 2006 and Last Day Saloon in 2003. They make their first appearance in Palo Alto at Frost Amphitheater.
Drab Majesty is a Los Angeles-based musical project founded by musician Deb Demure (Andrew Clinco) while working as the drummer for the band Marriages. Recommended if you like: Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Chameleons, Tears for Fears (new wave, post-punk)
New Orleans-based indie pop outfit Generationals craft hook-filled tunes that draw liberally from rock and pop’s ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s heyday, while maintaining a modern sensibility.