As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s never too soon to start getting yourself presents.
Boy & Bear, Saturday November 1st, Regency Ballroom
Boy & Bear is gracing San Francisco with their groovy music once again. Head down to the Regency Ballroom for a night of funk music and even funkier dancing.
New Politics, Sunday November 2nd, The Fillmore
New Politics began their music with the motto “fuck it” and have definitely continued to follow that same mantra for the past four years. This is your chance to see the trio from Denmark up close and personal, along with touring partners Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful.
Weezer, Sunday November 2nd, Slim’s
Ever since their hit “Beverly Hills” flooded our ears in 2005, Weezer has been one of our favorite bands. Make your way down to Slim’s to hear everything this legendary band has to offer in a setting so small you just might be able to touch them.
Tickets: Sold Out but check StubHub or Craigslist
The Black Keys with Jake Bugg, Monday November 3rd, Oracle Arena
The Black Keys have an eclectic, grudgy guitar sound that has kept us captivated for years. When we heard they were coming back to the Bay Area, we were beyond stoked for a night with these brothers. We recommend getting there early to catch opener Jake Bugg, the 20-year old English guitarist who blew us away with his sold out show at the Fox last January.
Bleachers with Wild Cub, Thursday November 6th, The Independent
Overnight sensation, Bleachers, should definitely be on your list of bands to watch if they’re not already. You probably heard their hit “I Wanna Get Better” as it blew up the radio this summer. Check them out, along with Wild Cub, at The Independent, for what we can only assume will be an awesome night.
Tickets: Sold out but we highly recommend finding them on StubHub or Craigslist
Foster the People, Saturday November 8th, Fox Theater
Foster the people have been on a massive tour ever since the release of their latest album, Supermodel. Traveling a total of 358,366 miles, the band is finally bringing their musical genius to the Bay once again. This concert is one you won’t want to miss, especially since it’s at one of our favorite venues.
Julian Casablancas and The Voidz, Sunday November 9th, The Regency Ballroom
Julian Casablancas, lead vocalist of The Strokes, is taking a pit stop in San Francisco on his The Voidz Tour. Getting to see this musician and songwriter is a once in a lifetime chance, so be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out. This is your chance to get up close to JC himself. Next time he comes back to the Bay, with either of his bands — The Voidz or The Strokes, we can guarantee it won’t be at a venue this intimate.
Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, Sunday November 9th, Great American Music Hall
Get ready to see The Giver up close and personal: Jeff Bridges amazes us with his talent on the screen and off. Jeff Bridges and the Abiders kick off their tour on the first of the month in Beverly Hills and then head up north to San Francisco. Even if country music isn’t your scene, this is a show you won’t want to miss.
Relient K with Blondfire, Tuesday November 11th, Slim’s
Relient K’s drummer, Dave Douglas, recently returned to the band for a ten year anniversary tour. If you loved their 2004 album Mmhmm, then you’ll love rocking out with them at the show. They’re touring with Blondfire, who we had the pleasure of interviewing last March. The band is awesome onstage and off. If you haven’t seen the interview yet, you can check it out here.
Hoodie Allen, Tuesday November 14th, The Warfield
Hoodie Allen released his first full length album, People Keep Talking, last month. It’s already hit number four on the iTunes hip-hop album chart, and even includes a track featuring Ed Sheeran. You’ll love his new songs just as much as you loved “No Interruption.”
Tegan and Sara, Friday November 14th, Fox Theater
This is your last chance to see these two talented twins this year as they wrap up their current round of touring. Don’t miss your last chance to hear “Closer” live before you start to ring in 2015. Head to Oakland for what’s sure to be a crazy night at The Fox.
Tame Impala, Saturday and Sunday November 15th-16th, Fox Theater
Coming all the way from Australia, Tame Impala brings their psychedelic rock to Oakland for two nights in a row. The band recently released Live Versions, and is touring in support of the album. Check this groovy quintet out for a night of crazy music and dancing.
Tickets: Saturday Sold Out // Sunday here
Bastille, Monday November 17th, Bill Graham Civic Center
Bastille rocked our worlds with the release of “Pompeii” in 2013. We loved seeing them earlier this year year at The Warfield and are stoked to hear their newest album, VS., when they come back to San Francisco.
The 1975, Tuesday November 18th, The Masonic
You probably know this band for their popular song “Chocolate.” While it gained popularity as their first song to hit the radio, their self-titled album, The 1975, is equally as awesome. The 1975 have music people of all ages will love, so be sure to get your tickets early.
Capital Cities, Wednesday November 19th, Fox Theater
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard “Safe and Sound” on the airwaves, so we recommend catching Capital Cities at the Fox to get your fill of the pop duo. After seeing their Coachella set and talking to the band after, we can confirm that not only are Ryan and Sebu nice guys — they put on a hell of a show.
James Vincent McMorrow, Wednesday November 19th, The Fillmore
James Vincent McMorrow is full of soulful, acoustic greatness and amazing range. His most recent album, Post Tropical, tells beautiful stories through the music. Don't miss your chance to see this eclectic musician at The Fillmore.
Smallpools, Thursday and Friday November 20th-21st, The Independent
Indie-pop band Smallpools has been on the road this year with some of our favorite bands: Grouplove and MS MR. Catch them at The Independent either night to hear songs off their upcoming debut album.
Tickets: Both nights are sold out but when there's a will there's a way!
Justin Timberlake, Saturday November 22nd, Oracle Arena
Justin Timberlake has been a favorite of ours since his NSYNC days. Like a fine wine, JT only gets better as he ages. His latest album, 20/20, has been one of our favorites lately. Whether you’re coming for his dance moves, his voice, or his pretty face, make sure you get your tickets soon.
G-Eazy, Wednesday November 26th, Fox Theater
Who would you rather spend the night before Thanksgiving with than G-Eazy? Catch this Bay Area boy as he brings his tour back to his hometown. He just released his latest album, These Things Happen, this past June and is ready to take on North America and Australia. Check out our review on his concert at The Fillmore this March here.
Vance Joy, Saturday November 29th, Slim’s
Vance Joy’s most popular song, “Riptide,” continues to play on the radio incessantly. Somehow, we’re not tired of it. His first EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing, was released in March, and his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, was released in September. We’ve been huge fans of the album since it’s release, and we can tell you with confidence that this indie-folk, singer-songwriter will bring something special with him. This will be his first headlining show in San Francisco, and definitely a memorable night.
Tickets: Sold out but definitely try Stubhub or Craiglist