Friday, August 9
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
With what’s arguably the best lineup in years, Outside Lands once again takes over Golden Gate Park for its 10th year. Head into the Sunset for Janelle Monae, Perfume Genius, Janet Jackson, plus lots of locals like SOBxRBE and Shannon and the Clams.
Lizzo @ Bimbo’s
Bring on the OSL night shows! Lizzo, queen of inspring, women-first hip-hop/soul, is our pick for Friday night.
Saturday, August 10
Perfume Genius @ Bimbo’s
Following near-unanimous praise for 2017’s No Shape, Perfume Genius plays an Outside Lands night show at the lush Bimbo’s.
Wild Child @ Cornerstone
Not quite as feral as the name suggests, Wild Child make fun, freeing, country-tinged pop.
Ezra Furman @ The Lost Church
Berkleyite (Berkeleyan?) Ezra Furman plays a special solo set in the teeny-tiny Lost Church.
Bay Funk Allstars @ Boom Boom Room
Members of Sweet Plot, Solwave, and more are ready to blow the roof off of Boom Boom Room as the Bay Funk Allstars.
Sunday, August 11
The Soul Rebels, The Inciters @ The Catalyst
Put your dancing shoes on for some throwback soul, jazz, and funk in Santa Cruz.
Ronnie Spector @ Stern Grove
If you aren’t at Outside Lands, head a little bit south down 19th Avenue to Stern Grove festival, where legendary girl-group superstar Ronnie Spector will hold court. It’ll be just as fun, but free.