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:

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

August 14, 2019

August 15, 2019

SVN West


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.

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)

The Smashing Pumpkins

August 31, 2019


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.

Cloud Nothings

September 4, 2019

August Hall

Yo La Tengo

September 23, 2019

September 25, 2019

The Chapel

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), and James McNew (bass, vocals). Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called “the quintessential critics’ band” and maintain a strong … Continue reading Yo La Tengo

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.

Morrissey, Interpol

October 3, 2019

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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


October 11, 2019

The Regency Ballroom


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,


October 15, 2019

The Independent


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

Stereolab, Wand

October 17, 2019

The Fillmore

Dinosaur Jr

October 28, 2019

October 30, 2019


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

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.

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

Past Shows:


August 8, 2019

The New Parish

Imperial Teen

August 2, 2019

Rickshaw Stop

1990s SF Bay Area indie rockers return with a new album.


July 18, 2019

The Masonic

Beck, Spoon

July 16, 2019


The Jesus and Mary Chain

July 6, 2019

Mosswood Park (Burger Boogaloo Festival)

The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Reid brothers return to San Francisco.

Slow Pulp

June 27, 2019

The Chapel

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

Recommended if you like: Superchunk, Interpol, Sonic Youth

Local Natives

June 21, 2019

Fox Theater

Local Natives

Local Natives is an American indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States. Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was first released in the UK in November 2009, and later released in the US on February 16, 2010. The album received mostly positive reviews and debuted on the Billboard 200 and at … Continue reading Local Natives


June 12, 2019

The Independent


One of Dan Boeckner’s many projects. (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

June 10, 2019

Great American Music Hall

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

It’s rare that a band’s debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at has become fully realized here, with … Continue reading Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

High Sunn

June 9, 2019

Neck of the Woods

High Sunn is Justin Cheromiah from San Francisco. Also playing at Hotel Utah on 6/15.

Spirit Award

June 5, 2019

Bottom of the Hill

Spirit Award

Spirit Award have received critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Billboard, NPR, KEXP.

Silversun Pickups

May 30, 2019

1234 Go Records Oakland

Silversun Pickups

Pre-order the new album from 1234 Go Records Oakland to guarantee admission to this 2-person acoustic set with frontman Brian and bassist Nikki.

The Twilight Sad

Recommended if you like: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, The Cure, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine

Idles, Fontaines D.C.

May 24, 2019

May 25, 2019

Great American Music Hall

Two British punk bands on this great bill.

The Lemonheads

The Lemonheads’ popularity with a mass audience grew in 1992 with the major label album “It’s a Shame about Ray.”

Snow Patrol

May 20, 2019

The Warfield

Snow Patrol has ballooned in popularity since we first saw them at Slim’s in 2004 for the Final Straw tour, our favorite album of theirs. They’ve since played AT&T Park and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium but are coming back to the relatively smaller Warfield.

The Dandy Warhols

May 18, 2019

The Fillmore


May 14, 2019

Bottom of the Hill

Recommended if you like: Spoon, Deeper, Versing, Television


May 11, 2019

Octopus Literary Salon

Recommended if you like: Omni, Fews, Deeper, Television