We’ve got a full list of shows to quench your concert thirst for the month of June. Included here are ticket links as well, just click the bold Tickets below each show.
Sunday June 1st - Seahaven - Bottom of the Hill
Seahaven describes their music for “Escapism only.” We’re not entirely sure what that means, but we dig their tracks “Flesh” and “Silhouette (Latin Skin).” For $12, we recommend checking them out to discover the true meaning.
Sunday June 1st - Live 105’s BFD - Shoreline Amphitheatre
This year’s BFD lineup is stacked and better than ever. Featuring up-and-comers such as Bleachers, local bands such as Finish Ticket, and headlined by Foster the People, you won’t want to miss this kickoff to summer.
Monday June 2nd - Kelis - The Fillmore
“Milkshake” singer Kelis is back on tour supporting her sixth album, Food. If you’re looking for a fun show on a Monday night, this is your pick. But beware, we’ve heard her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
Wednesday June 4th - The Soft White Sixties - The New Parish
We’ve shared our love of The Soft White Sixties before (see here), and this time you have no excuse not to go — the show is free. These local rockers are sure to put on a killer performance in the East Bay.
Friday June 6th - One Republic with The Script - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Shoreline is the perfect open air venue for a picnic, a blanket, and some relaxation before the main acts take the stage. Thrown in One Republic and The Script and it sounds like a solid mix to us.
Friday June 6th & Saturday June 7th - The tUnE-yArDs - The Fillmore
It’s hard to pick just one genre to categorize The tUnE-yArDs in. If their stylized name doesn’t give any indication, the band likes to shake things up, featuring drum loops created on the spot during live shows. With two nights at The Fillmore, we can guarantee good shows.
Tickets for Friday here
Tickets for Saturday here
Saturday June 7th - Chipotle Cultivate Festival - Golden Gate Park
Just show up to this fun and free festival in the park and you’ll get to see Neon Trees, American Authors, Smallpools, Andrew McMahon, and more. The festival’s other goal (besides music) is promoting delicious and healthy food, so Food Network personalities Amanda Freitag and Graham Elliot will be doing demos.
Wednesday June 11th - Megafauna - Brick & Mortar
This all female rock band from Texas is making headlines across the Lone Star state. We recommend checking them out before they blow up, because everyone likes to say that they were fans before the radio overplayed them.
Friday June 13th - Bob Schneider and Hayes Carll - Great American Music Hall
For only $25 this show is one of our most anticipated of the month. Bob Schneider is known for his consistently incredible performances and his refusal to sell out by playing bigger, less intimate venues. The co-headlined tour with Hayes Carll, titled “The World’s Greatest Living Songwriters of All Time Tour,” kicked off in late March. We can’t imagine anything less than a night of good jams and good vibes.
Friday June 20th - Iska Dhaaf - Neck of the Woods
This Seattle psych-punk duo is embarking on their first nationwide headlining tour and we can’t think of a better venue to kick off the tour than Neck of the Woods. Their self-described meditative approach to music is shown through the three year recording process they utilized to create their debut LP Even the Sun Will Burn. The show is free too, but hit the link for tickets.
Friday June 20th - Matt Nathanson & Gavin DeGraw - Greek Theatre Berkeley
We caught Matt Nathanson at a holiday show this past year and were blown away by his acoustic performance. Paired with Gavin DeGraw and at the wonderful Greek Theatre in Berkeley, this sounds like an ideal Friday night of live music.
Saturday June 21st - Run River North - The Chapel
LA folk rockers Run River North are on tour supporting their self titled LP, stopping at one of our favorite intimate venues, The Chapel. This is another band that you’ll want to catch now, and then follow along with them as they keep growing and coming back at bigger venues.
Saturday June 21st - Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen - Greek Theatre Berkeley
Oakland native Michael Franti preceded his music career as a poet, and earned a degree from the University of San Francisco. Catch him and Spearhead, along with singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, and reggae/folk rocker Trevor Hall at the Greek in Berkeley.
Saturday June 28th - King Khan & the Shrines - The Chapel
We first discovered this kooky band back at Coachella 2010 and became addicted to their wild performance style. They released their eighth studio album Idle No More last year, and now you can catch them at The Chapel on June 28th.
Sunday June 29th - Asher Roth - Slim’s
Hip hop artist Asher Roth will be stopping by Slim’s as part his Retrohash tour. Though we aren’t usually big hip hop fans, we’re more than willing to make an exception for what we believe will be a great show at a venue where we’ve had nothing but good times.