The Bay Abridged: Aug 31 – Sept 13

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Tame Impala @ The Greek Theatre (BRK) Sept. 3. If you live near UC Berkeley, chances are you probably caught a glimpse Tame Impala's crazy light show. The band crushed it a The Greek Theatre Saturday, September 3. The Australian-bred musicians sold out two shows [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: First Aid Kit, Check Yo Ponytail tour, and more

First Aid Kit (Photo: Johannes Helje) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, November 13 Check Yo Ponytail Tour feat. Antwon, Chela, The Presets and more @ The Warfield 8pm, $30, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, November 13 Lights, Wild Party @ The Regency Ballroom 7pm, $20, all ages. Buy advance [...]

Tame Impala coming to the Fox in November

On the heels of their Live Versions release, Australian psych outfit Tame Impala heads out on a very brief tour of the Americas later this year, playing four shows in the States before crossing the Equator for a handful of dates in South America. Their last gig in the good ol' US of A? A stop at Oakland's Fox Theater on November 15. Live Versions is a collection of recordings from Tame Impala's October 13, 2013 show at Chicago's Riviera Theatre, and frontman Kevin Parker chose the record's nine tracks based on how far the live versions strayed from their [...]

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Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #313) Download: Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #312) This special bonus episode of our podcast surveys some of the many noteworthy concerts taking place in San Francisco this fall. It's produced in conjunction with KQED Arts' upcoming Fall Arts Guide, which will offer a complete preview of upcoming highlights from the Bay Area arts world. In this episode, Ben, Christian, and Jason offer some individual picks for must-see shows in the months ahead, alongside songs from the artists discussed. Along the way, we chat about the undeniable appeal of Thee [...]

Review: Tame Impala @ Fox Theater, 5/29/13

From the moment singer/guitarist Kevin Parker laid into the opening riff of "Solitude Is Bliss" straight through to the end of the night, it was just one hit after another. Tame Impala was in the house. If you didn't make it to the show and you're the type of person whose first question is always "Oh did they play...?"—let me stop you right there. Yes, they played it. The band was on stage for well over an hour, so they got around to playing pretty much every song you wanted to hear off of last year's Lonerism and their first [...]

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Tame Impala performing sold-out show at The Fillmore, 11/15/12

Australian psych-rock giants Tame Impala will be performing at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday, November 15th in support of their outstanding new album Lonerism. The Amazing, a psychedelic folk-rock band from Sweden, will open the sold-out show. Tame Impala hails from Perth, on the west coast of Oz, and consists of Kevin Parker, Dom Simper, and Jay Watson. Lonerism (their second full-length and the follow-up to 2010's InnerSpeaker) was released earlier this year on Modular Records to critical acclaim. On this record, the band transcends its obvious Beatles influence to create ambitious, full-bodied psych-rock anthems. Watch the brand [...]

By |November 14, 2012|Tags: , |

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284)

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. August means the return of the Outside Lands Festival, the latest installment of which deftly balances the expected big name headliners with a healthy serving of compelling indie artists. There are certainly plenty of good options to keep attendees satisfied all weekend long, but if you're considering a single day ticket, we'd recommend skipping work on Friday, as opening [...]

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