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.
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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
Recommended if you like: Superchunk, Interpol, Sonic Youth
Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the Scottish group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback that served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody … Continue reading The Jesus and Mary Chain
San Francisco Bay Area 90s band return with yet another new album. Led by former Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum, the alternative pop band Imperial Teen emerged from San Francisco in 1994. Co-founded with drummer Lynn Perko, a veteran of Bay Area groups like the Dicks and Sister Double Happiness, the lineup was completed by former Wrecks bassist Jone Stebbings and vocalist Will Schwartz. Debuting in 1996 with the critical favorite Seasick, Imperial Teen resurfaced in early 1999 with What Is Not to Love, a minor hit due to the success of the sultry “Yoo Hoo.” A tour with Hole followed, but the majority of their live shows were done on a headlining club tour. On was the next release, their first for Merge Records and another fine example of their coy boy/girl pop.
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.
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
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