San Francisco Live Music Dates

Here’s what’s coming up in the San Francisco Bay Area:

7/18/18 — Phoebe Bridgers at GAMH. I really wanted to see her when she played BotH, but there was a conflict.
7/19/18 and 7/20/18 — Ry Cooder at GAMH. Both shows are sold out. Not a surprise!
7/19/18 — Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at BotH
7/20/18 — David Ramirez at the Swedish American Hall. Andee says I should go to this. This is another KC Turner Presents show.
7/21/18 — Bill Kirchen at the Freight
7/21/18 — Toad the Wet Sprocket at GAMH. Megan Slankard opens.
7/22/18 — The Low Anthem at the Swedish American Hall.
7/22/18 — Matt the Electrician with Ben Morrison (of the Brothers Comatose) opening at the Hopmonk Novato. If only I had a car…
7/25/18 — Reckless Kelly at GAMH
7/25/18 — Shawn Mullins at the Freight. I would definitely be going to this if I were in town, especially because Max Gomez is opening. I believe the first time I saw Shawn Mullins was the first time that I saw Max Gomez, but that’s possibly incorrect.
7/27/18 — Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at GAMH (backed by the Guilty Ones)
7/27/18 — The Decemberists at the Greek. They’re new album sounds pretty amazing so far. I would consider this, but I won’t be here.
7/28/18 — ShinyRibs at the Sweetwater.  If someone wants to give me a ride (cause I don’t have a car AND I hate to drive), I will definitely be at this show.  The funnest!!!! I really can’t recommend this show highly enough! It’s a performance and they give it everything. Plus they did a Bowie cover when I saw them last and that was AWESOME! And ‘Thrift Store’… yeah, they’re pretty much amazing! and if you can’t catch them in Mill Valley, then maybe you can catch them on
7/28/18 — Kuinka and the Rainbow Girls at the Marin JCC
7/29/18 — ShinyRibs at the Catalyst
7/29/18 — The Mowgli’s at Cornerstone in Berkeley.
8/1/18 — LSD Tour at the Masonic.  Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam
8/3/18 — Shooter Jennings at Slim’s
8/4/18 — The Petaluma Music Festival — The Brothers Comatose and The Rainbow Girls for starters… I went to this festival once with Teri and it was AMAZING. I won’t lie that the line-up could not have been beat and this year’s does not compare in my mind, but you never know what August 4th will bring.
8/4/18 — Cody Jinks at the Warfield. I saw his sold out show at GAMH last year and I really enjoyed him.
8/4/18 and 8/5/18 — John Doe at the HopMonk Novato. August 4th is sold out, but I would have expected that! I’m surprised August 5th isn’t.
8/5/18 — Givers at Brick and Mortar
8/6/18 — Ace Frehley (yes, I said Ace Frehley) at Cornerstone in Berkeley. I can’t lie that if I’m not doing anything else this night, I just might have to do this.
8/8/18 — Hop Along at GAMH. This is another one of those bands that I think I should like more than I do. I especially want to like them because they are a hometown (Philly) band.
8/10/18 — Belly at GAMH. I do love Belly….
8/10//18 — Charley Crockett with The Highway Poets at the Mystic.  The Highway Poets have had a line-up change since I last saw them. Charley Crockett just opened for The Turnpike Troubadours at the Fillmore and also was featured on a World Cafe Live that I haven’t had a chance to play yet.
8/14/18 — American Aquarium at Slim’s
8/14/18 through 8/16/18 — Van Morrison at the Masonic. I still have never seen Van the Man. I don’t think this will be the time when I do.
David Byrne at the Fox on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th.  These are both sold out and I’m a little bummed.  David Byrne is a legend in my mind and I’d love to see him live (but not enough to go to Bill Graham Auditorium).
8/17/18 through 8/19/18 — Erasure at the Masonic
8/18/18 and 8/19/18 — Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at the Fox.  LOVED him when I saw him in Canadia at the Way Home. He was the first performer that I wanted to see and since I couldn’t rally our group, I went alone (well, somehow I dragged Bryan along which is shocking in and of itself). I loved him and eventually when we reconnected with the group, it turned out everyone else did too. It got me my cred with that group for that day…. Also, then saw him at SXSW this year and OMG!!!, now I’m in love with his keyboardist too. Mark and Nathaniel did a guest DJ slot on All Music Considered and it’s AWESOME! 8/18 is sold out, but it looks like we may have one or two extra tickets. Hit me up if you are interested!
8/18/18 — Katie Herzig at The Independent. I really like Katie. I originally saw her open for Brandi Carlile when I took my parents to see her at Sellersville in PA, but I also saw her a few years ago at The Independent. She doesn’t seem to tour often, so I would catch her if you can. I can’t, but that’s okay because The Night Sweats will be totally worth missing Katie.
8/18/18 — Amanda Shires with Lilly Hiatt opening at GAMH. Why do all the good shows have to be on the same night?

8/22/18 — The Punch Brothers at the Fox Theatre. This is a completely seated show which is just stupid and so I’m boycotting it which is easy because…

8/22/18 — Brandi Carlile at the Mountain Winery.  This could involve backstage passes for me and 3 +1’s (previously identified), so this is such the obvious choice!

8/26/18 – Joe Pug at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato

8/30/18 — Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit with Aimee Mann at the Greek Theatre. I really don’t know how I could miss this! Sadly this is an all-seated show at the Greek which I find annoying, but that won’t stop me! Thanks Kurt for buying the goods!

8/30/18 — Marcy Playground at Cornerstone

9/1/18 — Rodrigo y Gabriela at UC Theatre

9/4/18 — Bishop Briggs at the Fox. Hopefully I can do this; I’ve wanted to see her for awhile now (since she played the Fillmore)

9/7/18 — Leon Bridges at the Greek. I’m sure this would be good!

9/7/18 — Liz Brasher is opening for The Zombies (I think) at the Fillmore

9/12/18 — Mavis Staples is playing the Freight’s anniversary. These tickets are spendy!!!

9/13/18 — Brett Dennen is opening for Jason Mraz at the Greek. I genuinely know almost nothing about Jason Mraz, but I do like Brett Dennen and have not been able to see him for awhile now.

9/13/18 — William Elliot Whitmore at the Fillmore.  If you haven’t checked him out, you really should! I wish I were going to be here for this!

9/13/18 — Murder by Death at the Fillmore. They recently opened for TDM3. I won’t be here for this show, but if I were here I’d check them out!

9/14/18 — Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at the Greek. I always love to see his guns… and him!

9/14/18 and 9/15/18 — The Record Company at the Fillmore. This is a rock-n-roll band. I really enjoyed them both times that I saw them. I feel super lucky to have seen them in a place as small as GAMH if they are now getting two nights headlining the Fillmore. I wish I were going to be here to see them!

9/17/18 — Greta Van Fleet at the Fox. See 9/19/18 below, but this is sold out.

9/18/18 and 9/19/18 — Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore. They ALWAYS put on a good show. Can’t recommend enough and this WILL sell out. And thanks to Dan, I have a ticket!

9/18/18 — Margaret Glaspy at the Sweetwater

9/19/18 — Margaret Glaspy at the Swedish American Hall

9/19/18 — Greta Van Fleet at the Masonic. I’ve only heard one song that I can think of, but they sound like Led Zeppelin. This may be sold out too.

9/20/18 — Caleb Caudle opening for Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Freight.

9/20/18 – Liz Phair at The Fillmore. This is already sold out. 😦

9/20/18 — Lettuce w/ Amendola VS Blades opening at the UC Theatre. I can’t remember with whom, but I had a long conversation about Lettuce and they interest me. Amendola VS Blades opened for Wilco. I don’t think I cared for them. I think someone else REALLY did though, so I’m mentioning it here.

9/21/18 — Arcade Fire at the Greek (Tickets go on sale 5/11; pre-sale starts 5/10).

9/21/18 — The English Beat at Cornerstone in Berkeley

9/21/18 – Shovels and Rope at the Fillmore. Yay!!!!

9/22/18 and 9/23/18 — Sonoma Harvest Music Festival.  Line-up for Saturday is The Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers and Royal Jelly Jive.  Sunday line-up is The Head and The Heart, Con Brio, ZZ Ward, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Rayland Baxter.

9/24/18 and 9/25/18 — The National at the Greek. Different openers. Big Thief on the 24th and Cat Power on the 25th.
9/26/18 — Superorganism at The Independent. This is a band that I tried to see at SXSW, but was unsuccessful. I predict this show will sell out; I’m not sure if I will be there or not.
9/26/18 — Lucy Spraggan at BoTH
9/28/18 — First Aid Kit at the Masonic
10/5/18 — Jeff Tweedy at the Fillmore. This is sold out and I did *not* get a ticket. Let me know if you have an extra you want to sell me. The only bright side here is that it’s HSB so I assume he’ll be there and Friday night HSB shows are hard (not as hard as Sat, but hard!)
10/5/18 — The Weeks at BotH.
10/8/18 — Sting and Shaggy at the Masonic. I am not really a Sting fan, but I heard one of their songs and I really liked it
10/11/18 — James Bay at the Greek.   I saw him open for someone years ago and I remember liking him. I was surprised to find him headlining the Fillmore in March and I’m even more surprised to see that he’s headlining the Greek.  Not because he wasn’t good, but when did he become so popular and how did I miss it?
10/13/18 — Allen Stone at the Regency
10/16/18 — Hozier at the Fox. This is already sold out. If you happen to have an extra ticket, I could seriously be interested!
10/16/18 — Rejjie Snow at Brick and Mortar
10/19/18 — KT Tunstall at GAMH.
10/20/18 — Tune-Yards at the Fillmore. I’ve never see Tune-Yards, but have heard good things.
10/26/18 — Songs from the Hymnal: An evening with Brian Fallon and Craig Finn
10/27/18 — Billy Strings at GAMH. I would tell you to get a ticket because he’s something else, but it’s already sold out.
10/27/18 — The Devil Makes Three at the Fox. Yup!
11/2/18 — FIDLAR (Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk) headlining the Fox. I’ve loved this band since I accidentally saw them open for Delta Spirit (and they were SO MUCH BETTER than Delta Spirit).
11/3/18 — Jim James at the Fox.
11/4/18 — Passenger at the Fillmore
11/5/18 — The Milk Carton Kids at the UC Theatre
11/5/18 — The Menzingers at Slim’s
11/6/18 — Goo Goo Dolls at the Fillmore
11/9/18 — Lucero at the Warfield. I love Lucero!
11/10/18 — Rufus Wainwright at the Masonic. I love Rufus!
11/13/18 — Southern Culture on the Skids at Slim’s
11/15/18 — Joan Baez at the Masonic. She was so inspiring when I saw her at Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders, but everyone really was that night. What a night!
11/16/18 — Kodaline at the UC Theatre. I either saw them open for LP or I saw LP open for them. I think the latter; it was right after I got home from Sri Lanka so I have reason to be fuzzy from jet lag
11/17/18 and 11/18/18 — Joan Baez at the Fox.  11/17 is sold-out! No doubt 11/18 will sell out shortly. She’s legend!
12/1/18 — Elvis Costello & The Imposters at the Masonic. I’ll be honest, I didn’t love Elvis Costello when I saw him at the Greek last year; it may have been one of my least favorite shows, so I’m not inclined but I want to be inclined because I do LOVE Elvis Costello
12/3/18 — Neko Case at the Fox
12/6/18 — Dweezil Zappa at the Fillmore
12/17/18 & 12/18/18 — Tenacious D at the Fox.  12/17 is sold out!

Past Shows:

2/17/18 – Ben & Alex Morrison are opening for Front Country and Sam Chase & The Untraditional at Slim’s

2/18/18 — Fantastic Negrito is playing at the Fox as part of Beloved Oakland

2/18/18 — Dead Winter Carpenters at the Freight

2/20/18 — Built to Spill at the Fillmore on Tuesday, February 20th.

2/20/18 — Langhorne Slim at the Swedish American.

2/21/18 — Girlpool @ GAMH.

2/21/18 — MILCK is a supporting act at The Independent.

2/21/18 — Ha Ha Tonka at BotH.

2/21/18 — Banarama (original line-up) at the Warfield

2/22/18 — Lee Ann Womack at the Chapel

2/22/18 — Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Fox

2/23/18 — Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) at the Chapel

2/23/18 — Tune-Yards at the Fox with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down opening.

2/23/18 — Shooter Jennings at Cornerstone. He was quite fun the last time I saw him.

2/24/18 — Superchunk at GAMH.

2/24/18 — acoustic Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur of SuperChunk at Amoeba earlier in afternoon….

2/24/18 — Noah Gunderson at the Sweetwater

2/24/18 — The Coffis Brothers

2/24/18 — Bahamas at The Independent on Saturday February 24th.

2/24/18 — Shovels & Rope at the Freight

2/24/18 and 2/25/18 — The Wood Brothers with The Mastersons opening at the Fillmore.

2/25/18– Shovels & Rope at The Sweetwater

X Ambassadors at the Fillmore on Monday, February 26th.

Gogol Bordello at the Fillmore on Tuesday, February 27th and Wednesday, February 28th.

Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive is opening at the Independent on Tuesday, February 27th.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 28th.

Margo Price at the Independent on Wednesday, February 28th.

Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro at Bimbos on Wednesday, February 28th.

Greg Brown at the Freight on Thursday, March 1st.

Dave Rawlings at the Fillmore on Thursday, March 1st.

David Luning is opening for Janiva Magness at Slim’s on Friday, March 2nd.

Blame Sally at the Freight on Friday, March 2nd.

3/3/18 and 3/4/18 — They Might Be Giants at the Fillmore

3/6/18 — The Lone Bellow at the Fillmore, with The Wild Reeds opening

3/7/18 — ZZ Ward at the Regency

3/9/18 — The T Sisters and Megan Slankard @ GAMH.

3/9/18 — Pimps of Joytime at UC Theatre.

3/10/18 — Avi Vinocur (of Goodnight, Texas) at BotH

3/10/18 — The Rainbow Girls are opening for the Traveling McCoury’s at the Sweetwater.

3/10/18 — Darlingside at GAMH.

3/11/18 — Tim Bluhm at the Chapel.

3/11/18 — T Sisters at a KC Turner Presents show at the HopMonk Sonoma Listening Room.

3/12/18 — Glen Hansard on Monday, March 12th.

Roger Daltry at the Fox on Thursday, March 15th

Essence at the Hotel Utah on Thursday, March 15th.

ALO with John Craigie at the Fillmore on Friday, March 16th.

Chris Smither at the Freight on Friday, March 16th.

The Mowgli’s at BotH on Saturday, March 17th

Red Baraat with Bhi Bhiman at SF Jazz on Saturday, March 17th.

Diego’s Umbrella is playing a house concert in Piedmont (KC Turner presents) on Saturday, March 17th.

3/20/18 — Bonnie Raitt & Her Band at the Fox. This is sold out

3/21/18 – Odetta with Linda Tillery at SF Jazz

3/21/18 – Max Gomez (who I enjoyed when I saw him in the past) is opening for Mary Gauthier at the Freight. I may have seen Mary years ago at the Lyons Folk Festival, but I can’t remember. (Surprise! but in all fairness I believe it was before I was keeping lists of shows that I saw)  I do know that she writes some pretty amazing lyrics and I’ve liked what I’ve heard.

3/22/18 — Della Mae at the Sweetwater. I’m pretty certain that I’ve seen these ladies before and liked them but nothing specific comes to mind…. actually The Chapel and mom jeans comes to mind.

3/23/18 — Umphree’s McGee at the Fox Theatre. Why is there so much good music all on the same night?

3/23/18 — Della Mae at the Freight

3/23/18 — Mason Jennings at the Sweetwater.  I’ve wanted to see him for awhile, but apparently it won’t be this time either.

3/23/18 — Brett Dennen at the Fillmore.  I was totally planning to go to this, but then I bought tickets for this…

3/23/18 — Rhett Miller at Slim’s.  How can I say no to those hips and those eyes?  Mmmm Mmmmm Good! Sadly, I need to miss this.

3/24/18 — Lucy Dacus at the Rickshaw Stop. I don’t remember who told me to check her out, but she’s in my music notes on my phone so I’m putting this here. Also, I tried to see her several times at SX, but to no avail.  Once I waited in line outside where she was playing (Stubb’s, night #2)

3/24/18 — The Easy Leaves (duo) with Frankie Boots at the Mystic Theater. Though I fly back to SF on Sat and don’t arrive til early evening, I’m still trying to make this work…

3/26/18 — Mayya and the Revolutionary Hell Yeah! is opening at the Chapel.

3/27/18 — James Bay at the Fillmore.

3/28/18 — KOLARS at BotH. Can’t recommend enough. SXSW find!!! Rob and Lauren were former members of He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister.  I never saw them, but I ❤ KOLARS hard!

3/28/18 — Jake Bugg at the UC Theatre. I still haven’t seen him and I’d like to….

3/28/18 — Pussy Riot at the Rickshaw. There are two shows and they are both sold out!

3/29/18 — The Oh Hellos at the Fillmore

3/29/18 — Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips at the Chapel. I have a huge crush on Kristin Hersh and seeing her live is always enjoyable. Also, if you haven’t read ‘Rat Girl’ yet, you should.

3/30/18 — The Seldom Scene at the Freight

3/30/18 and 3/31/18 — G Love and Special Sauce at the Independent

3/30/18 and 3/31/18 — Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at the Fillmore

3/31/18 — Gill Landry (of OCMS) at the Hotel Utah

4/3/18 — I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) plus Jonny Fritz  opening (formerly known as Jonny Corndawg). I was in even before I realized that Jonny Fritz was included. He’s just the icing on the cake, confirming the decision I had already made to buy this ticket!  And this is now sold out!

4/3/18 — Mt Joy at Cafe du Nord. I would definitely be going to this if I didn’t already have tickets to I’m With Her.

4/4/18 — Low Cut Connie at the Chapel.  This is pretty much a must IMO; they are so much fun!

4/5/18 — Kevin Morby at the Fillmore

4/5/18 — The Lil Smokies at the Independent

4/6/18 — 4/8/18 — The Winter Wondergrass lineup in Tahoe this year looks pretty amazing with The Devil Makes Three, Elephant Revival, California Honeydrops, Shook Twins, etc. I’m not sure if Elephant Revival is still playing this festival; they cancelled most of their dates and are going on hiatus.

4/6/18 — The Devil Makes Three at The Catalyst.  It’s more or less a hometown show; good stuff! Oh and of course it’s sold out, but of course I have tickets…. and a hotel room!

4/6/18 — Haim at the Greek Theater on Friday, April 6th. They haven’t ever done much for me, but I think I may not be the majority here.

4/7/18 — Andrea Gibson at GAMH

4/7/18 — Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather at the Independent. This sold out before I managed to get tickets….

4/7/18 — Delhi 2 Dublin at the Fillmore. This was a band that I had wanted to see at HSB, but wanting isn’t doing… maybe though Brian Fallon is competition (though completely different).

4/7/18 and 4/8/18 — Marc Cohn at the Freight. I think he is the reason that I first saw Brandi Carlile.  I saw him at eTown when I lived in Colorado and he was super-interesting.

4/8/18 — The Breeders at the Masonic.  Seriously considering this…

4/8/18 — The Shook Twins opening for The Dustbowl Revival at UC Theatre.  It looks like this was moved to the Starline Social Club. I like the Shook Twins okay, but I LOVE Dustbowl Revival.

4/9/18 — Scott H Biram at Brick and Mortar. Teri and I went to see him and I really wanted to like him, but meh…  I would consider giving him a second chance.

4/12/18 — Goodnight, Texas is opening for The Family Crest (from San Francisco) at GAMH

Rebirth Brass Band at Bimbo’s on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th

4/15/18 — Cry Cry Cry (with Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams and Richard Shindell) at the Freight. There’s a 4:00 show and a 7:00 show. These are both sold out and I waited.  Boo!

4/15/18 – Ron Gallo at the Independent, recommended by Rod

4/17/18 – Dashboard Confessional at the Fillmore

4/18/18 — Lo Moon at Brick and Mortar. I’ve been hearing a song or two of theirs and am very interested in this show. Conflict, but maybe I can do both…

4/18/18 — The Family Crest at Renee and Irish Greg’s Pop-up at the Haight Street Art Center. This will partially make up for not seeing them last week, but not entirely… Can I do both shows on a Wed night? I think I can…

4/19/18 and 4/20/18 — Bettye LaVette will be at the Freight. She just released an album of Bob Dylan songs that she has made entirely her own. I have heard several cuts from the album and it makes me want to prioritize going to see this legend.

4/20/18 — El Radio Fantastique at BotH. I hear they are fun.

4/21/18 — Shelby Lynne at The Freight. Rumor has it that I would like to hang out with her.
4/23/18 and 4/24/18 — Tyler Childers and Lukas Nelson at GAMH. I can’t wait to see Tyler Childers again and Jill is very very excited about Lukas Nelson. I have heard he is jammy, so I am a little less excited but I’ve also heard he’s very purty. UPDATE: Having seen both Tyler Childers and Lukas Nelson (separately) at SXSW, I highly recommend this show. Lukas can be a little jammy, but I can live with that. He’s good! Also, now I need to see Tyler Childers again because he didn’t play my favorite song (though he did the first time that I saw him). UPDATE: 4/23/18 is sold out!
4/24/18 — Hayley Kiyoko at the Fillmore
4/24/18 and 4/25/18 — Los Lonely Boys at the Freight. Second date added
4/26/18 — Cigarettes After Sex at the Fillmore. They played GAMH in September and sold out. While they sounded exactly like their album and I like their sound (think Mazzy Star), I cannot imagine going to see them at the Fillmore as the headliner. They barely seemed to have enough material to cover an hour and they were boring as performers.
4/27/18 – Mipso at The Freight.  I really love this band; I see them whenever I can and am excited to say that they will be playing RWR again this year.
4/27/18 — Poor Man’s Whiskey at GAMH
4/27/18 — Phoebe Bridgers at BotH.  Damn! I was totally planning to go to this show, but somehow Mipso at the Freight is the same night and I have those tickets already.  😦 Though it’s not really a sad thing because Mipso will be awesome!
4/27/18 through 4/29/18 — LCD Soundsystem and TV on the Radio at the Greek. I really enjoyed LCD Soundsystem when I saw them at the Way Home festival, but I also don’t have a strong memory of them; go figure. Regardless, I’ve been interested in seeing TV on the Radio for awhile as well.
4/29/18 — Mipso at the Mystic in Petaluma. They are fun! See my blog post.

4/29/18 — Mark Erelli at a house concert in Diamond Heights

5/1/18 — Tony Furtado at The Back Room. I saw him at RWR either this past summer or in 2016 (more likely).

5/1/18 — Smoking Popes at BotH
5/2/18 — Jade Bird is opening for Colter Wall at the Independent. Sadly this is sold out, though I may go and take my chances that I’ll be able to get one.
5/3/18 – 5/6/18 — Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder at SF Jazz
5/3/18 — Of Montreal at the UC Theatre on Thursday, May 3rd.
5/3/18 — Lissie at the Independent
5/3/18 and 5/4/18 — Meshell Ndegeocello at the Freight
5/4/18 – Erika Wennerstrom (of the Heartless Bastards) with Josh Pearson at The Chapel
5/4/18 — Hot Buttered Rum and Kyle Hollingsworth Band at the Fillmore
5/5/18 — Con Brio with Royal Jelly Jive at the Fillmore
5/5/18 — Rikkha with Junk Parlor at Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes. I *really* enjoyed this band when I saw them at BotH. Check out the video and ‘review’ on the blog
5/9/19 — George Ezra at the Fox

5/9/18 — Sam Chase and David Luning at the Haight Street Art Center as part of Renee and Irish Greg’s free pop-up.

5/10/18 — Sallie Ford at the Sweetwater.  We saw her at HSB and really liked her; she had a pretty guitar.
5/11/18 — Rogue Wave at the Independent
5/11/18 — Sallie Ford at Brick and Mortar. If I were going to go to one of the Sallie Ford shows, it would be this one, but alas…
5/11/18 — Editors at the Regency
5/12/18 — Pokey Lafarge at GAMH. This is a show I’ll be sad to miss. I recommend that you go!
5/12/18 — The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men + David Luning at the Sweetwater
5/13/18 — The Human League at the Regency.  Don’t you want me, baby?
5/17/18 — Willie Tea Taylor is opening for Reckless Kelly at Cornerstone
5/19/18 — The California Honeydrops at the Fillmore
5/24/18 — Tank and the Bangas at the Fillmore. This would be a fun show, but not for me.  😦
5/24/18 — John Prine at the Warfield
5/25/18 — Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore. This is sold out which I’m okay since I won’t be here…
5/25/18 — Lawrence at the Independent. This is a band that Andee and I saw at SXSW and enjoyed. I would consider this.
5/25/18 – Ghost of Paul Revere at The Freight. They opened for The Brothers Comatose at the Fieldwork anniversary. I think I liked them, but they were no Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (the second of the three bands)
5/25/18 — Blue Summit is playing at The Back Room. This isn’t on The Back Room’s calendar as apparently they are opening for Mile Twelve, but it is on Blue Summit’s list of events and Tom told me about it.
5/26/18 — The Revivalists at The Masonic
5/27/18 — St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the UC Theatre.  This is sure to be a good show, but I doubt I’ll be back in time to make it.
5/28/18 — George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at The Independent. I heard a rumor that he is retiring from touring so if you haven’t checked him out before, you might want to make a point of doing it now!
5/29/18 — Tom Jones at the Masonic. This was re-scheduled. This would just be funny IMO.
5/29/18 — Damien Jurado at the Chapel. He breaks my heart every time I see him and yet I also find him incredibly inspiring. I’ll be there!
5/30/18 — Todd Rundgren at the Masonic — This takes me back to high school/college.
5/31/18 — Hackensaw Boys at Brick and Mortar
5/31/18 — The Eels at the Fillmore
5/31/18 — Frazey Ford (of the Be Good Tanyas) at The Independent. Seriously considering this
6/1/18 — The Brothers Comatose at the Fillmore. I think you all know that I will be at this show if travel plans allow. I recommend you be here too! Tickets have been purchased!
6/1/18 — Social Distortion at the Masonic. Low Cut Connie is opening and I really love Low Cut Connie. There’s a blog post about them if you want to read more.
6/1/18 — Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case at the Greek
6/1/18 — Liz Phair at the Swedish American Hall. This is sold out and I would be super bummed, except that I’ll be seeing my favorite local band tonight!
6/2/18 — Okkervil River at Bimbo’s.  I think I’ll have to do this if I’m in town.
6/2/18 — Rising Appalachia at the UC Theatre
6/2/18 and 6/3/18 — Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) is playing the HopMonk Novato as a part of KC Turner presents line-up. I saw him perform once before at a KC Turner in Dublin, Ireland and he was amazing! June 2nd is sold out and sadly (?) I already have tickets for Mouths of Babes on 6/3/18!
6/3/18 — Mouths of Babes at The Freight. So excited to see these two women again. As the description says ‘powerful and romantic contemporary folk’.
Lord Huron at the Fox on Sunday, June 3rd
6/4/18 — The Kooks at the Warfield. I guess this is the postponed show without Barns Courtney. I really liked The Kooks when I saw them at Outside Lands and would totally be interested in seeing them again, but I would have been more excited if Barns Courtney were still opening and I weren’t so darned busy with work/catch-up.
6/5/18 — Slaid Cleaves at the Freight. The last time I tried to see him the show was cancelled, so I’m hopeful this time, but did not buy a ticket…
6/5/18 and 6/6/18 — Calexico at GAMH. Julia Jacklin is opening both nights.
6/5/18 and 6/6/18 — Yo Lo Tengo at the Fillmore
6/7/18 — Dr. Dog at the Fox.  This is one of those bands that I wish I liked more than I do, but lots of my friends really seem to like them.
6/8/18 — Nicki Bluhm at The Independent. Strongly considering, but need to see if it’s just her or her and the band. I was super not impressed with the band the last time I saw them at Stern Grove, but I’ve liked her when I’ve seen her doing solo stuff
6/8/18 — Turnpike Troubadours at the Fillmore. Also the opener, Charley Crockett was just featured on World Cafe Live on XPN. I haven’t listened yet but the preview sounded fascinating.
6/9/18 and 6/10/18 — Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music THIS FESTIVAL IS 100% FREE!
HopMonk Tavern Stage – Grant Ave @ 7th St. – Novato, CA
6/9/2018 Live Music Lineup:
10:00am: Delphi Freeman
11am: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional
12:45pm: Mad Hannans ft. Jerry Hannan
2:30pm: Rushad Eggleston 
4pm: Robbie Fulks
5:30pm: Birds of Chicago
SUNDAY JUNE 10 Live Music Lineup:
10:30am: Caroline Sky
11:30am: The Coffis Brothers
1:15pm: Robbie Fulks
2:45pm: Diego’s Umbrella
4:30pm: Con Brio
6/10/18 — Speedy Ortiz at Cafe du Nord. They were just featured on my new music Friday podcast and I liked what I heard.
6/13/18 — Lydia Loveless opening for Justin Townes Earle at the Freight. What to do? What to do? The last time I saw JTE, I felt pretty certain we reconciled, but have we…?
6/15/18 (Friday) – Caroline Rose at The Rickshaw Stop.  Let me say that this is a must in my opinion, especially cause tickets are only $12. The entertainment will be well worth your $12.  Andee, thanks for adding this show.
6/15/18 — Fantastic Negrito at the Fillmore.  Damn! I’m really torn now. I mean I bought tickets for Caroline Rose, but… Fantastic Negrito at the Fillmore. I’ve wanted a chance to see him again and this looks like it’s going to be an album release party… It’s hard to be me! I might actually have tickets for both of these shows. I think I can do it!
6/16/18 – JD McPherson at The Independent
6/16/18 — Stars at the Fillmore. I’m pretty sure that I saw them at the Way Home festival in Canadia
6/16/18 — Janelle Monae at the Masonic. I have really liked what I’ve heard from her new album that just dropped and my friend Lala shared her video for PYNK which was incredible. This is a real possibility for me though I’m wondering if it’s sold out.
6/17/18 — Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls with special guests Lucero on Sunday, June 17th. Love Love Love
6/18/18 and 6/19/18 – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at the Rickshaw Stop. The first night is sold out!
6/21/18 — The Specials at the Fox Theatre
6/21/18 — Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro at Bimbo’s. I have wanted to see Ana Tijoux for awhile now, so I think this may need to be a reality.
6/21/18 — Robert Plant and Jim James at the Greek. Not for me; maybe for you?
6/21/18 — Della Mae with Ashleigh Flynn opening at the Sweetwater. I saw Ashleigh Flynn at one of KC Turner’s house concerts and I really liked her. I’ve seen Della Mae before, but I don’t have any strong memories of the band other than their clothes
6/22/18 — Trampled by Turtles with Deer Tick opening at the Fox Theatre
6/22/18 — The Pretenders at the Masonic. If I didn’t already have tickets for Deer Tick/TbT, I would be very seriously considering this. I have loved the Pretenders since I was in high school. I had such a crush on Chrissie Hynde or maybe I wanted to be her; I don’t know which.
6/22/18 — Violent Femmes at the UC Theatre
6/23/18 and 6/24/18 — Shawn Colvin at the Freight. This is pretty much a must IMO! Who doesn’t want to hear some amazing murder ballads? And I feel comfortable saying these will sell out quickly but maybe not…
6/24/18 — Gomez at the Fox
6/25/18 — Red Baraat at The Sweetwater. They are FUN!
6/26/18 — Lloyd Cole at the Swedish American Hall
6/27/18 — The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  This will be fun if last time was any indication!!!
6/28/18 — The Go-Go’s at the Fox. I think this could be fun, but probably not for me which is good because it’s sold out.
6/29/18 — Red Molly at the Freight. I can’t remember when/how I saw these ladies for the first time. Did they open for someone? Was it at Kate Wolf? Who knows? I could look back at my show lists (or my diary — looking at you, Jill), but I can say that wherever I saw them, I took notice and I have seen them since then. Crystelle is with me on this one!
6/30/18 — Steve Poltz at the Swedish American Hall.  Oh yes!!! He’s the best!
7/1/18 — Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and M Ward at Stern Grove. I’m hoping I can make this work!
7/1/18 — Steve Poltz at the Hopmonk in Novato
7/7/18 — Matt Costa at the Swedish American Hall. I just saw him at SXSW and really enjoyed him.
7/7/18 — The Wood Brothers at the Sweetwater. This will be a GREAT show.  Small room, amazing musicians and an amazing dancer….
7/8/18 — Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters
7/13/18 — Paul Thorn and the Blind Boys of Alabama at the UC Theatre. I wish I’d be here for this. As many of you know, I love Paul Thorn.
Red Wing Roots from Friday, July 13th through Sunday July 15th. Woot!!!!  Got my tixs and it looks like we’ve added another newbie this year!
Wye Oak at the Independent on Tuesday, July 17th.  I may be back in town for this, but it seems like this is yet another year that I am not going to see Wye Oak at this  point.

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: