Run, don’t walk, to Bill Graham Civic on Saturday.
Friday, July 21
Sufjan Stevens, Thao Nguyen @ The Fox Theater
Perennial favorite Sufjan joins up with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister to perform their new collaboration, Planetarium.
Bruno Mars @ SAP Center
If you think you’re too cool for Bruno Mars, you’re wrong.
Saturday, July 22
Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Still riding on their third record, released earlier this year, RTJ runs Bill Graham Civic with help from tourmates Flatbush Zombies.
Blonde Redhead @ The Regency Ballroom
Reunite with the revered Sonic Youth contemporaries at the Regency.
NightGarden Piano @ SF Botanical Garden
Chances are someone you know RSVPed to this on Facebook.
Steep Ravine @ The Crepe Place
If local twang is more your thing, caravan down to Santa Cruz for the folksy sounds of Steep Ravine.
Sunday, July 23
Third Eye Blind @ The Greek Theater
Look, I don’t really get the Bay’s sudden rekindled relationship with Third Eye Blind — but if you do, go check them out at the Greek this weekend.
Musiq Soulchild @ Yoshi’s
Almost two decades into his career, the platinum-selling singer comes to Oakland.
Devotionals @ The Makeout Room
Two Gallants’ Tyson Vogel strikes out on his own again as Devotionals.