Everyone loves a block party!
Friday, August 18
UNDSCVRD Night Market @ The Old Mint
Explore SF’s oft-overlooked Filipino influence with this night market made for “artists, performers, vendors, and merchants celebrating the Bay Area’s creative spirit and cultural heritage.”
UnderCover Presents: Nina Simone @ SFJAZZ
Kicking off a full week of tributes devoted to contemporary jazz, blues, and R&B greats, see Jazz Mafia, Zakiya HArris, and more reinterpret the works of the iconic Nina Simone.
Kucka, SUMif @ Rickshaw Stop
Not only do you get Australia’s Kucka, you get one of our staff favorites, SUMif.
United Against Islamophobia: Vetiver and Very Special Guest @ Swedish American Hall
Now is the time for concerts like this.
Shabazz Palaces @ Great American Music Hall
Sub Pop hip-hop (say that three times fast) duo, touring on their third record, make a stop at Great American.
Saturday, August 19
20th Street Block Party @ 20th Street
It’s back again, this year with Neon Indian, Hoops, Kilo Kish, and more.
Acoustic Soul Fest Vol. 3 with Martin Luther @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
Have you been hearing more about the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park lately? There’s a reason — a bunch of cool events have popped up there over the summer, including this mini-festival with Martin Luther McCoy and friends.
Xiomara @ Brick & Mortar
Read up with our interview with Xiomara.
Slumberland Records showcase @ 1-2-3-4 Go!
Part of Oakland Popfest, local label Slumberland Records show us what they got with Terry Malts, Real Numbers and more.
Sunday, August 20
Rancid @ The Greek Theater
In this era of ’90s nostalgia, let’s give Rancid the dues they deserve, yeah?
UnderCover Presents: The Music of Muscle Shoals @ SFJAZZ
Muscle Shoals Studios did more for music than many people know. Pay respect with acts like the Stone Foxes, Kid Beyond, and Kendra McKinley
Salacious Wizard Cult @ Neck of the Woods
To be totally real I know nothing about this show, but if a band called “Salacious Wizard Cult” doesn’t at least intrigue you…
Showga with Madeline Kenney @ Swedish American Hall
Find your zen to the soothing, swaying sounds of Madeline Kenney.
Brazilian Girls @ Stern Grove
As summer winds down, it takes Stern Grove Festival with it. Enjoy the waning days of the best free concert series with New York’s Brazilian Girls.