kingwomanCatch King Woman on Saturday. (photo: Mary Manning)

Friday, August 4

Kendrick Lamar @ Oracle Arena

Kristin Kontrol @ Rickshaw Stop
Dum Dum Girl Kristin Welchez has reinvented herself as Kristin Kontrol, making dark synth-rock that’s right for Rickshaw’s vibe.

Bent Knee @ Cafe du Nord
Don’t miss this “energetic and vibrant” live show.

Non Stop Bhangra feat. Panjabi MC @ Public Works
It’s not strictly music, but it’s a great show nonetheless.

Saturday, August 5

Vudaje @ Forager Tasting Room and Eatery
Sweet vocals and entrancing rhythms at San Jose’s newest spot for live music.

King Woman, Plush @ Great American Music Hall
Kristina Esfandiari is back in the Bay, this time with local favorite Plush.

Picture Atlantic, Le VICE @ Art Boutiki
Long-time South Bay Picture Atlantic team up with SF genre-blenders Le Vice for an eclectic bill with solid quality.

Rikk Agnew, Otzi @ The Golden Bull
It’s part of Near Dark Fest: Whatever you do, don’t call it metal.

Sunday, August 6

Amadou & Mariam, Ibibio Sound Machine @ Stern Grove
We’re coming to the end of Stern Grove Festival’s 2017 season — celebrate these last few days of summer with this global bill, headlined by the Grammy-award winning Amadou & Mariam.

Gnarboots @ Neck of the Woods
Get ready to lose all sense of reality.