Friday, August 3
Oakland Popfest 2018 @ Various Venues
Tonight and tomorrow, Oakland will play host to Popfest, a festival celebrating the best in power-pop. Be on the lookout for shows from Horrible Adorable, Shutups, and Lisa Prank.
Ehiorobo, Omniboi, Amen’auset @ Eli’s Mile High
“Escape from First Friday” with this set of electronic R&B, sandwiched by sets from Text Me DJs.
Swearin’, Mike Krol @ The Ritz
A supergroup of sorts, Swearin’ is made up of Alison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer, and Jeff Bolt. Tonight marks their San Jose debut — give them a warm South Bay welcome.
NRVS LVRS, Host Bodies @ Hemlock Tavern
Before you go, check out their recent remix of Quiet Domino’s “Metropelium” at the link above.
Miserable, Death Bells, Super Unison @ Thee Parkside
Kristina Esfandiari is back with Miserable, a vagely more melodic version of her other, heavier projects.
Saturday, August 4
Save The Date: 40OZ Bounce Edition @ Slim’s
Southern trap goes head-to-head with breaking local hip-hop acts in this edition of 40oz Bounce. Featuring input from locals Drew Banga and Kool Johnm, plus an open tequila bar (while supplies last), this is a sure bet for a great Saturday night.
More Fatter @ The Independent
More Fatter is a young, up-and-coming band that will give you hope for the future of funk.
Mantles, Rays, Odd Hope @ White Horse Bar
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Mantles. Come say hello — and, sadly, goodbye — to them as they play their last show at White Horse.
Football, Etc, awakebutstillinbed, Long Knives, Club Night @ Bottom of the Hill
The South Bay and East Bay round out this bill featuring Football, Etc., melodic indie from Houston.
Bardo Martinez @ Swedish American Hall
The Chicano Batman frontman strikes out on his own, with a summery new sound that’s all his own, but doesn’t skimp on the infectious vibes of Batman.
Sunday, August 5
Lvxe, Well Well Well, Bruin @ Neck of the Woods
Experience the dark pop of Berkeley’s Lvxe, along with fellow West Coasters Well Well Well and Bruin.