Just as San Francisco has served as a cradle of artistic movements & musical revolutions for decades, it’s known to welcome the greatest performers in the world to showcase their talents. From the latest hitmakers to the veterans, almost all find themselves in the Golden Gate City.
It’s not just in SF, either. Whether you want to vibe out to some hip hop, indie, electronic, rock, or jazz, you’ll be sure to find your dream show in the Bay Area. Here are a few that we’re looking forward to the most.
Celebrating the 21st anniversary of their classic album, Mezzanine, Massive Attack is proud to introduce the Bay to their new audiovisual experience known as Mezzanine XXI.
Band member Robert “3D” Del Naja describes it as a “…personalized nostalgia nightmare headtrip,” so if that sounds like your type of scene, this is a can’t-miss event.
Celebrating a wide catalog of game-changing classics, along with his latest project, 1UP, T Pain is ready to hear your thanks. He cleared out his vault of unreleased material back in 2018, and the sounds on his new project show he’s gracefully evolved while maintaining his soul.
Fresh off the release of Drip or Drown 2, Gunna’s become one of the hottest rappers out right now, and he’s headed to The Fillmore to let people know why that is. He’ll be supported by underground hip hop titans Shy Glizzy & Lil Keed, a fellow Young Thug protegé.
As this is being written, Weezer is getting ready to drop The Black Album, the latest in their color-coded saga that’s helped them become one of the biggest rock bands in the world. They already previewed the album to Fortnite, and they’ll be giving Oracle Arena a bigger taste.
They’re also being joined by Pixies, the 80s rock mainstays behind classics like Here Comes Your Man and Where Is My Mind?
For those who like something a little more raw & underground, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you miss the chance to see the Soundcloud sensation CHXPO tear up the stage. The show is all ages, although it might not be the best environment for little kids.
If you deny shouting the lyrics from Cute without the ‘E’ or MakeDamnSure in your bedroom during the rougher parts of your teenage years, you’re frankly lying to yourself & everyone around you. Relive your adolescent glory by catching the kings of pop-punk live in concert!
She’s had more hits than we can count over the course of her career, and yet she’s still able to come back with every release and give her fans more. She’s done exactly that with her latest release, Beautiful Trauma, and she’s out on tour to support the explosive project.
Known for some of the most captivating live performances out there, a P!ink performance is always a sight to behold, and skipping out is ill-advised.
Gracing one of the most famous theatres in the Bay Area, indie titans Chvrches will be taking on the Greek Theatre to promote their latest effort, Love Is Dead.
They’ll also be supported by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the Portland-via-New Zealand rock ensemble known for tracks like So Good At Being In Trouble & Multi-Love.
If you’re not in the mood for that, you can also catch Earl Sweatshirt, fresh off his critically acclaimed masterpiece Some Love Songs, at The Regency Ballroom that same day. He’ll be accompanied by good friends, including Bby Mutha, Na-Kel Smith, Liv.e, Mike & Black Noi$e.
At the same venue a few days later, you can also catch Turnover, the indie rock heavy-hitters known for their 2015 album Peripheral Vision. They also be performing tracks from their new project, Good Nature, which they dropped back in 2018.
Even though this tour is dedicated to the highly popular Sweetener album she dropped in August of 2018, she released another album on February 8th, entitled thank u, next, that has its own roundup of hits in the tracklist.
With the state of her repertoire at this point, seeing her live is essential, and critics would agree that there’s no better time to do so than now.
For something a little less contemporary, fans of classical tunes can check out the San Francisco Symphony at the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall.
Somehow, someway, you can still catch one of the greatest rock bands to ever do it live on stage. They’ve still got some fire in them, even after all these years, and you’ll have to see it to believe it.
While you can’t just buy tickets for their concert, a ticket to the Bottlerock Festival at Napa Valley Expo won’t be a waste of your money by any means. You can either get a one-day or three-day ticket to the event, and you’ll be treated to all sorts of food, drink, and live music in return.
She’s been making hits since 2016, when she released Ocean Eyes, and her career’s only getting bigger & bigger.
Billie Eilish’s new album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is expected to be out by the end of March, and she’ll be heading on tour with Denzel Curry to promote it. He’s been winning in his own right, having released his latest album, TABOO, halfway through 2018.
Capping off the live shows for May, John Mayer, along with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, will be hitting the Shoreline Amphitheatre as Dead & Company. Fans of the original band will be more than happy with Mayer’s expert guitar playing & faithful performances.