San Francisco Bay Area Upcoming Live Music Shows/Concerts

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

October 28, 2019

October 30, 2019

Slim's

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

Big Thief

October 28, 2019

The Fillmore

Slow Pulp

October 29, 2019

Great American Music Hall

Also playing at The New Parish on 10/30.

Lust For Youth

October 31, 2019

November 1, 2019

SF & Oakland

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.

Built To Spill

November 5, 2019

November 6, 2019

The Fillmore

Indie vets Built To Spill are playing 2 shows at The Fillmore.

Swervedriver

November 5, 2019

The Independent

UK shoegaze, guitar noise veterans return to SF with a new album. Openers are Milly and Grinding Eyes.

Tamaryn

November 6, 2019

Starline Social Club

Peter Hook & the Light

November 8, 2019

The Fillmore

Elephant Stone

November 19, 2019

The Chapel

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

November 20, 2019

The Fillmore

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

Parquet Courts

November 21, 2019

UC Theatre

Built To Spill

November 23, 2019

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Corridor

December 4, 2019

Milk Bar

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

Pixies

December 5, 2019

August Hall

Nothing

December 6, 2019

Slim's

with Launder

Diiv

December 8, 2019

The Joy Formidable

December 20, 2019

The Chapel

Drab Majesty

January 18, 2020

UC Theatre


Past Shows:


Thom Yorke

October 18, 2019

Greek Theatre

Stereolab, Wand

October 17, 2019

The Fillmore

Temples

October 15, 2019

The Independent

Temples

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

The KVB

October 14, 2019

Rickshaw Stop

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,

Ride

October 11, 2019

The Regency Ballroom

UK shoegaze veterans return with a new album.

Bleached

October 11, 2019

The New Parish

Bastille with Joywave

October 11, 2019

Greek Theatre

Idles

October 10, 2019

The Fillmore

Starcrawler

October 5, 2019

The Bottom of the Hill

For fans of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, L7, Hole

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The New Pornographers

October 5, 2019

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (free)

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.

Morrissey, Interpol

October 3, 2019

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Interpol better be prepared to play 2 sets in case Morrissey doesn’t show up.

Thee Oh Sees

September 30, 2019

October 2, 2019

The Chapels

San Francisco psych band, Thee Oh Sees, are playing 3 nights at The Chapel. All 3 are sold out.

Yo La Tengo

September 23, 2019

September 25, 2019

The Chapel

Yo La Tengo

Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called “the quintessential critics’ band” and maintain a strong cult following.

Cloud Nothings

September 4, 2019

August Hall

The National

September 1, 2019

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.

The Smashing Pumpkins

August 31, 2019

Shoreline

Drab Majesty

August 30, 2019

Great American Music Hall

Drab-Majesty

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)

Generationals

August 24, 2019

The Independent

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.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

August 14, 2019

August 15, 2019

SVN West

Phosphorescent

August 8, 2019

The New Parish

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