Friday, April 26
Blisses B, Cougar on a Meth Binge @ Octopus Literary Salon
Despite the ferocious name, COAMB make banjo-buttressed ballads that will fill the Octopus.
Graham Patzner @ The Lost Church
Longtime multi-instumentalist Graham Patzner has lent his stringed savvy to countless bands around the Bay. See him solo in the cozy Lost Church.
The San Francisco New Music Showcase with Scruffy Pup, the Riot Professor, Uncle Riffkin @ Milk Bar
Get to know your new favorite band at Milk Bar’s New Music Showcase, featuring some fresh talent we hope to see in this pages very soon.
Please Do Not Fight, Curious Quail @ Bottom of the Hill
Due to time or geographic location, you might have missed the scene from which these two bands sprung, which means you might not get why this reunion, in a sea of other reunion shows, matters. Head to 48 Hills for a clear-eyed retrospective on the South Bay’s vibrant late-2000s indie scene.
Rupa and the April Fishes @ The Chapel
Globally-influenced but never gaudy or goofy, Rupa and the April Fishes have been enchanting the Bay for over a decade with a genre-spanning sound. Experience them at this well-deserved headlining show at the Chapel.
Saturday, April 27
Nick Waterhouse @ Great American Music Hall
Feelin’ groovy? Throw on your best vintage threads and head to Great American for the king of ’60s soul-surf-rock reinterpretation (and former San Franciscan), Nick Waterhouse.
Dead Winter Carpenters @ Starline Social Club
Who said alt-country was dead? OK, I don’t think anyone said that, but with bands like Dead Winter Carpenters around, it’s still kicking.
Sol Blume @ Cesar Chavez Plaza (Sacramento)
Here’s a rare non-local recommendation — we’re heading out to Sol Blume this weekend to catch Jessie Reyez, Snoh Aalegra, Miguel, and more. Join us.
Sunday, April 28
Cory Brannan, Vandoliers @ Bottom of the Hill
See above re: alt-country.
Oakhella Festival featuring Quelle Chris @ 8th + Peralta
Street festival season starts here: Head to West Oakland for the first big outdoor ‘do of 2019, featuring Quelle Chris, Nappy Nina, Rob Woods and more.