You can’t talk about Bay Area concerts in August without acknowledging the biggest of them all, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, which returns to Golden Gate Park August 9-11, 2013. The festival is sold out, and with good reason: the lineup offers everything from Paul McCartney and Nine Inch Nails to King Tuff and local bands like Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Outside Lands isn’t the only festival this month, of course. There’s also the First City Festival in Monterey on August 24 and 25 (previewed in our last mixtape); that same Saturday in San Francisco, there’s the 20th Street Block Party, with Two Gallants and Mac DeMarco.
While festival season is in full swing, there are plenty of compelling non-festival shows in August as well. Jel‘s return with a new album is long overdue, but Late Pass arrives on Anticon this month; Jel’s release show at The New Parish finds him joined by Doseone, Main Attrakionz, and Odd Nosdam. The other local bands included in this episode are all new to the podcast. From the catchy soul of Myron & E to the layered electronic folk of There’s Talk, it’s easy to be excited about the wealth of local talent on display here.
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down — “We The Common”
Performing on August 10 at Outside Lands.
King Tuff — “Sun Medallion”
Appearing at Outside Lands on August 11; the night before, he’s playing a festival night show at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
Mac DeMarco — “Young Blood”
Playing with Two Gallants and more on August 24 at the 20th Street Block Party
Myron & E — “If I Gave You My Love”
The Stones Throw Soul Tour — which includes Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, The Stepkids, and Myron & E — comes to The New Parish on August 27.
Majical Cloudz — “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
Headlining the Rickshaw Stop on August 24; Moon King and Some Ember support.
Jel — “La Resolve”
Celebrating Late Pass with Doseone, Main Attrakionz, and Odd Nosdam at The New Parish on August 20.
There’s Talk — “The Salt”
Performing at Bottom of the Hill on August 30 to celebrate the release of Tiny Strands.
Smith Westerns — “Varsity”
Appearing at Outside Lands on August 9 after playing a festival night show at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on August 8.
A Million Billion Dying Suns — “While We’re Here”
Foli and Disappearing People round out the all-local lineup on August 4 at the Hemlock Tavern.
Lightning Dust — “Diamond”
Playing a free show with Louise Burns and Spells at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on August 6.
Destruction Unit — “Evil Man”
Performing with Wax Idols on August 25 at the Hemlock Tavern.
Nothing — “Downward Years To Come”
Playing alongside Whirr and Lycus at Bottom of the Hill on August 28.
Scout Niblett — “Gun”
Coming to Cafe Du Nord on August 29; P.G. Six and Michael Beach open the show.