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:
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 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 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.
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
San Francisco psych band, Thee Oh Sees, are playing 3 nights at The Chapel. All 3 are sold out.
Interpol better be prepared to play 2 sets in case Morrissey doesn’t show up.
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,
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
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 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.
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
1990s SF Bay Area indie rockers return with a new album.
The Reid brothers return to San Francisco.
Recommended if you like: Superchunk, Interpol, Sonic Youth
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
One of Dan Boeckner’s many projects. (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs)
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 is Justin Cheromiah from San Francisco. Also playing at Hotel Utah on 6/15.
Spirit Award have received critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Billboard, NPR, KEXP.
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.
Recommended if you like: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, The Cure, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine
Two British punk bands on this great bill.
The Lemonheads’ popularity with a mass audience grew in 1992 with the major label album “It’s a Shame about Ray.”
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.
Recommended if you like: Spoon, Deeper, Versing, Television
Recommended if you like: Omni, Fews, Deeper, Television