Join the Fillmore for a “Sunday Serenade”

Sundays just got a bit better thanks to the Fillmore's brand new series, "Sunday Serenade." No matter what your social media preference is, hop onto their channel for your viewing pleasure. The first of the series featured "Bay Area music scene stalwart," Sonny Smith. The Fillmore's Facebook page goes on to describe Sonny as "the man behind local legends Sonny & the Sunsets, releasing great music outta our fair city since 2000, but he also founded local imprint Rocks In Your Head Records in 2018, soon to release the debut album of Galore. A multimedia artist and writer as well, [...]

Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound combinations has just completed his first vocal-focused album, Mystic Familiar, out January 31 on Domino Records. Single “Become a Mountain” displays more of Deacon’s voice than we’re used to, accompanied by warm and confident keys surrounded by synthtastic musical vibrations. In the years since 2015’s Glass Riffer, Deacon has scored eight films and performed arrangements of his music with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The album’s shift was influenced by this collaborative [...]

Kurt Vile at The Fillmore October 5

Feelin’ bassackwards? We suggest coming out to The Fillmore next weekend for some good ol’ fashioned Kurt Vile. We dig the funny pants folk he brings, like a sassy Bob Dylan with Tom Petty strums, modern lyrics and better hair. Vile will also be playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park, but if you want a bigger, more intimate taste, come on out to The Fillmore. A portion of the ticket sales will be going to Music in Schools Today. Kurt Vile and the Violators The Fillmore October 5, 2019 $30

Cat Power plays the Fillmore November 1

Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel We are happy to announce that Cat Power--known off stage as Chan Marshall--will be playing The Fillmore as part of her 2019 North American headlining tour. Her tenth album, Wanderer, came out last fall and it is just what we’ve come to expect from Marshall. Songs are captivatingly soothing and sometimes surprising. Track “Horizon” has some auto-tune moments we weren’t expecting but that flow well with the tune. We’re intrigued and excited to see how her new effects live. Says Marshall, “...Wanderer, the album, represents the course my life has taken in this journey – [...]

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Boy Scouts release new single and video, “Hate Ya 2”

Just in time for their fall US tour, Boy Scouts have released a new single and accompanying video "Hate Ya 2." Raised in California's Central Valley, Boy Scouts (also known as Taylor Vick) grew up listening to soft, acoustic guitar focused icons like the Dixie Chicks and Michelle Branch. Their latest single "Hate Ya 2" discusses the difficulties of navigating relationships and conflicting emotions. Boy Scouts' latest release is the perfect introduction to their upcoming album Free Company out August 30. The Oakland-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist makes music that is warm and inviting; similar to seeking advice from a [...]

Sponsored Giveaway: Twiddle at the Fillmore

(photo: Jay Blakesberg) Twiddle, the latest uplifting swell of soulful flow from relentlessly gigging jam bands, return to the San Francisco Bay Area next week. The quartet make their headlining debut at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday, March 7. “Playing the Fillmore is a dream come true,” keyboardist Ryan Dempsey said during a phone interview. “Starting out as a band from a small town in Vermont, it blows my mind to play there and to be a part of that history. We’re going to put on a great show and we’ve been practicing for something very special [...]

By |March 1, 2019|Tags: , |

Sponsored Giveaway: It’s time for Fall at the Fillmore

Fall is always a great time to check out a show at the Fillmore (and not just because it has an alliterative title). Fall is flagship rock show season for the venerable venue, showcasing the best of the year that's now two-thirds gone, and previewing acts that are predicted to break out in the following year. Just like in past years, the Fillmore has a full schedule ready for your fall. Chill out with Icelandic phenomenon Asgeir, throw it way back with the Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, and Strung Out (all on one bill!), funk it up with Turkuaz, and [...]

By |September 6, 2017|Tags: |

Sponsored: Get ready for Fall at The Fillmore

Though there's a chill in the air outside (depending on where you are in the Bay — sorry, Livermore), Fall is shaping up to be a hot season at The Fillmore. With a calendar full of quality, well-curated acts that bring energy, emotion, and just plain fun to the storied Fillmore stage, chances are there are a few you won't want to miss. Fans of rootsy rock 'n' roll can get out to Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen next week, and those looking for more traditional funk, jazz, and hip-hop sounds with a global flair will love The Soul [...]

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Impishness and Arrogance Entwine: A review of the Last Shadow Puppets at the Fillmore

The Last Shadow Puppets (photo: Brittany O'Brien) When did Alex Turner deviate so far into the beaten path? He flirted on the last Arctic Monkeys album cycle with the slick, snobbish “old school” rock n’ roll stereotype that has defined him since AM became the first “rock” record of middle-schoolers nationwide. And now that initial inclination has developed into a full-grown relationship, but not a healthy one. It’s one that has subsumed him completely into a shadow of what he once resembled. Turner has long worn a variety of faces — the fresh-faced British chap, the acid-dropping stoner poet — but [...]

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