You have multiple chances to see Thundercat this weekend.
Friday, July 14
Beck, Thundercat @ The Greek Theatre
More chances to see both of them later this weekend, but if you want to see them both in one fell swoop, hit the Greek.
Aimee Mann, Ted Leo @ The UC Theatre
If you didn’t get a chance to see her on her much-exalted tour earlier this year, here’s your second chance — this time with Pharmacist Ted Leo.
Questlove DJ Set @ The Independent
Fresh from a a few local dates at large venues with the Roots, Questlove is going to break away for a bit to DJ at the comparably intimate Indy.
Palm, Palberta, Plush @ Swedish American Hall
Art rockers Palm team up with locals Plush for a serendipitously alliterative bill.
San Francisco Symphony presents Jaws @ Davies Symphony Hall
Beyonce’s Lemonade @ The New Parkway
See it on the big screen instead of your iPhone screen. Well this turned out to be pretty well-timed, didn’t it?
Saturday, July 15
Bayview SPARC @ Egbert Ave
Burners, unite: the 2nd annual SPARC festival brings together local Burning Man tribes for a preview of this year’s gathering in Black Rock.
Steve Earle @ Amoeba SF
The legendary songwriter is appearing live and in-person to promote his latest, So You Wanna Be An Outlaw.
Dean Wareham @ The Chapel
Playing Galaxie 500’s first record, Today, in its entirety.
Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
Meet the workhorses of sludge metal at the Oakland Metro.
Thundercat @ The Independent
Lord knows why you wouldn’t have, but if you haven’t caught his February release, Drunk, get to know it now.
Sports, Yeek @ Bottom of the Hill
’80s-influenced indie dream-pop grooves to keep the dance floor full.
Antwon @ Mezzanine
San Jose’s finest plays a date at that temple of beats, Mezzanine.
Sunday, July 16
Mad Alchemy Trip feat. LSD and the Search for God @ The Chapel
It’s pretty rare that the light show gets top billing over the bands — immerse yourself in the arresting visuals from Mad Alchemy, backed up by some of the Bay’s finest psych revival acts.
Pete Escovedo Orchestra @ Yoshi’s
The revered percussionist brings his orchestra to Yoshi’s.
A Band Called Death @ The New Parkway
If you haven’t yet seen it since its release in 2012, check out this fascinating documentary about THE original punk rock band.