San Francisco offers some of the best live music venues in the country. Check out the live music coming to a San Francisco music venue near you!
Great American Music Hall – Dawes – 10/4
This 4 man group out of LA travels up the PCH to spread it’s crisp and simple rhythms with clear full harmonies, a call back to Americana. Dawes departed from it’s more indie rock roots and honed in on a more relaxed driving force compounded by smooth guitar riffs and lyrics of yesteryear.
Fox Theatre (Oakland) – Nas – 10/21
Spend a very special evening with one of NYC’s most prolific rappers. Ever since stepping onto the rap scene with his 1994 release Illmatic Nas has been a tour-de-force continually pumping out hit after hit. Gather with other fans and bounce with Nas as he raps and premiers his documentary Nas: Time is Illmatic.
SF JAZZ – SFJAZZ Collective – 10/23 – 26
Listen to 8 new works by this octet comprised of SFJAZZ’s artists in residence and Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Warren Wolf, Avishai Cohen, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, and Matt Penman. Get a special treat as the program also includes original music by the late great tenor sax player Joe Henderson.
The Warfield – Dropkick Murphy’s – 11/4
Celtic based folk/punk band Dropkick Murphy’s are known for their rowdy behavior and fans who will sing every song citing their Irish heritage loud and proud. Don’t miss this now rare opportunity to see the boys from South Boston as they take over the Bay area with their hard hitting, fast paced style of rock.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – Bassnectar – 11/14
If you like things that go whomp in the night you will love a Bassnectar concert. Anchored in Dubstep but always willing to experiment he has become one of the worlds biggest DJ’s. His inventive style is based in using complex beat rotations with a mix a melodic voices and samples. Let the beat…drop.
Fox Theatre (Oakland) – Tame Impala – 11/15 & 11/16
Tame Impala hails from Perth Australia but clings to the more UK rooted fuzz rock. The band is no stranger to large stages as the have opened for the Balck Keys and You Am I on Australian National tours. This night promises energetic songs, a rowdy crowd, and maybe a Fosters or some shrimp on the barbie.
Bottom of the Hill – The Weeks – 11/21
The Weeks pound out a newer, harder version of southern rock. Though signed in 2008 they are really picking up steam with their newest release “Buttons”. The Weeks are joined by sludge pop group Clear Plastic Masks whose soun is a mix of echoey blues riffs and tight drums skins with plenty of crash.
The Fillmore – Delta Spirit – 10/25
Indie folk rock combines a mix of alt-country with full vocals and resonant undertones to create one epic, unique sound. Though their first 2 album focuses more on this sound while the most recent release album keys in a darker set of songs with heavier lyrics of self-sacrifice and determination in the time of trouble.