Bring your beautiful self to Beth Ditto at the Independent this week.
Monday, July 24
Wolf Alice @ Rickshaw Stop
Who’s ready for Wolf Alice’s singular musical stylings of “folk-meets-grunge”?
Jonathan Richman @ The Make Out Room
Every summer, the legendary Jonathan Richman plays a few midweek shows at the cozy Make Out Room, and this year’s starts tonight. It’s one of those special San Francisco events every local music fan should attend, even if you go every year.
Tuesday, July 25
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tears for Fears @ SAP CenterThis has been postponed.
Tuesday is a good day for nostalgia in the Bay Area, starting with Hall and Oates (billed separately) at SAP Center. Need a ride? There’s a party bus leaving from SF.
Whitney @ Lagunitas
Soft guitars, muted horns, and gentle vocals make up this breakout band of 2016. Check them out early at Lagunitas.
JC Brooks @ Bottom of the Hill
The scintillating soul revival sounds of JC Brooks and openers like the Fell Swoop invade the cozy Bottom of the Hill.
Badfinger @ Yoshi’s
If you were born before 1960 or so, you probably know Badfinger from the buzz built up around their career in the post-Beatles era. Born after that, and you probably know them from the last few minutes of Breaking Bad (spoilers at that link, but, um, it’s 2017…?).
Wednesday, July 26
Siri @ PianoFight
The venerable Women’s Audio Mission is spotlighting up-and-coming local talent at PianoFight, with rapper Siri topping the bill.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live @ The Warfield
In the not-too-distant-future, you can catch a rare in-person performance from the new MST3K cast.
Beth Ditto @ The Independent
The Gossip frontwoman and body-positivity crusader plays a solo show at the Indy.
Thursday, July 27
John Brothers Piano Company @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
The Brothers’ vintage, brass-laden sounds settle perfectly into Bimbo’s plush lounge for their locals-only Dolphina Lounge series.
Yogurt Brain @ Hemlock Tavern
I could tell you about Yogurt Brain, or I could tell you that I Googled their name and was directed to a bunch of articles about how yogurt is good for your memory.
Kendra McKinley @ Moe’s Alley
Catch Kendra’s “polychromatic pop” in her old college town of Santa Cruz.
United Ghosts @ The Ritz
Dissonant, shoegazey, and oddly upbeat, United Ghosts bring their unclassifiable brand of electronic rock to the Ritz.