The month of love has us feeling all gushy and excited about upcoming concerts!
Listen to the bands here in our Spotify playlist
G-Eazy, The Warfield, Friday February 6th
We’ve been following G-Eazy for a while now, and you should, too, after his sold-out show at The Fillmore last March (read our review here). The local rapper keeps coming back at bigger and bigger venues; he was last here in November at the Fox in Oakland. G’s homecoming shows tend to be packed with a star-studded guest list, so don’t miss out on this one.
Hozier, Fox Theater, Tuesday February 10th
Hozier came into the spotlight earlier this year with his hit “Take Me to Church.” With the release of the Coachella 2015 lineup, Hozier was undoubtedly one of the favorites in the alternative genre. Hozier’s placement as a second-tier performer confirms him as a 2015 industry favorite. Although his concert this month is sold out, he will be back in April for three nights at the Masonic. You can find tickets to the April shows here.
Tickets: Sold Out
Ben Howard, Fox Theater, Wednesday February 11th
Ben Howard is touring in support of his second studio album I Forget Where We Were. The British singer-songwriter performed at Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest music festival, in 2013. He’s here for one night and one night only, so be sure to get tickets ASAP.
Milo Greene, The Independent, Wednesday February 11th
This five-piece “cinematic pop” band is on tour celebrating the late January release of Control, their second full length album. We recently spoke with Andrew to talk about the upcoming show (read the interview here); if you like Indian food, we think you’ll get along with Andrew just fine.
Dr. Dog, Fox Theater, Thursday February 12th
Dr. Dog is an indie rock band from Pennsylvania. Although it may be winter, their Beatles meets Beach Boys sound will have you feeling like it’s summer. We caught up with Dr.Dog last March (read about it here), and can’t wait to see him again in a few weeks.
PAPA, The Chapel, Friday February 13th
We’ve covered PAPA twice in the past few years and both times we’ve been blown away by the energy this band puts into each and every performance. We’ve met with lead singer and drummer Darren Weiss to discuss his inspirations for the band and his background in literature (read here). This is their third of four shows on a brief California run entitled, “The Romantic Getaway Tour: An Evening of Music for Lovers and Loners.” Whether you go by yourself or with a date, we recommend you wear your dancing shoes.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Fillmore, Saturday and Sunday February 14th & 15th
Preacher-turned-musician Paul Janeway fronts this Alabama based band that’s headlining two nights at The Fillmore. Catch them at their biggest San Francisco shows to date. Saturday’s show has already sold out, so if you plan on getting a ticket for Sunday you'll need to be speedy.
Billy Idol with BRONCHO, Fox Theater, Sunday February 15th
With hits like “White Wedding” and “Dancing With Myself,” Billy Idol is an 80’s staple. He was a part of MTV’s Second British Invasion, and became one of the first MTV stars. We’re pumped for Idol’s opening act, BRONCHO. The Oklahoma-based punk and garage rock band released their newest album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman in September, so it’s likely they will be playing most of their new material.
Meghan Trainor, The Fillmore, Monday February 16th
Meghan Trainor made waves in 2014 by bringing booty back with her radio hit “All About That Bass.” Her more recent track to hit the airwaves was “Lips Are Moving,” which is rumored to be about someone she was dating at her record label. Trainor’s debut EP Title quickly rose on the charts worldwide. She has been nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at this year’s Grammys, both for “All About That Bass.”
Best Coast, Bottom of the Hill, Tuesday February 24th
This Los Angeles duo is coming to the Bay and bringing their quirky personalities with them. In 2013, they released their most recent album, Fade Away. It’s rumored that they’ll release a new album in 2015. New year, new album? You’ll just have to show up to find out.
Tickets: Sold Out
Pentatonix, Fox Theater, Wednesday and Thursday February 25th & 26th
This Texan a capella group won the third season of NBC’s The Sing Off, launching their career in 2011. At 7.28 million subscribers, their Youtube channel is currently the 12th most subscribed to page. Their holiday album That’s Holiday to Me went platinum on Christmas Eve, making it the highest charting holiday album since 1962. Pentatonix is also nominated for a Grammy for their song “Daft Punk,” which can be found on their latest EP PTX Vol. III.
Andy Grammer, The Fillmore, Thursday February 26th
Andy Grammer is most famous for his song “Keep Your Head Up,” which peaked back in 2011. He’s been hard at work on a new album, Magazines or Novels, which he released in 2014. The incredibly talented singer-songwriter brings life to the stage and a smile to the audience’s face with his upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics. We got a chance to catch up with him last year, and you can read about it here.
Fifth Harmony, The Regency Ballroom, Friday February 27th
This group, formed on the second season of The X Factor, won MTV’s Artists to Watch at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014. The group finished third on X Factor, going on to become
the “#1 most influential contestant on The X Factor,” according to FoxWeekly. The quintet hit #6 on the Billboard charts with their first album, Better Together. Their first studio album, Reflection, will be released later this year.
ALO, The Fillmore, Friday and Saturday February 27th & 28th
ALO is on their California Tour d’Amour, as they call it. The mellow rock of this band will have you head-bobbing and tune-humming along with their good vibes the whole way home. Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO’s full name) is signed to Jack Johnson’s record company, Brushfire Records. Their latest album was released back in 2011, so this is the perfect opportunity to see what they’ve been working on for the past few years.