This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
Rad Upcoming SF Events
Drink Steam with Ricky Watts
THU. 08/20 | 6:00PM @ ZEITGEIST
Bay Area native Ricky Watts has a unique style of colorful and abstract patterns weaving intricately together. See the art come to life before your eyes in an intimate live-painting session.
REVOLUTIONS: DJ George Blenda
FRI. 08/21 | 5:00PM @ AMOEBA MUSIC SF
Amoeba San Francisco’s DJ series REVOLUTIONS welcomes DJ George Blenda for “Snitchin'” — an all-vinyl set of the craziest, rarest Rap he’s dug up from the Amoeba bins.
Film Night In The Park: Toy Story
SAT. 08/22 | 8:00PM @ UNION SQUARE
Films are presented on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful Washington Square Park. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.
Ismay, Nate Porter
SUN. 08/23 | 8:00PM @ THE CHAPEL
Ismay is a Dark Americana band based out of coastal range of Northern California. Influenced largely by traditional American music, Ismay’s songs connect themes of environmental and social justice with scenes of the American West.
Thee Oh Sees
MON. 08/24 | 7:00PM @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
After the Oh Sees’ 2014 album Drop, some might have expected Thee Oh Sees to continue to explore their softer side. But, their 2015 Mutilator Defeated at Last confounds those expectations. Blows them up, really, in a giant fireball of guitars, noise, and psychedelic power.
Film on the Patio: THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN
TUE. 08/25 | 7:00PM @ EL RIO
Jerry Lee & Seth Shubin bring you your new favorite monthly at El Rio. Come join us for a movie & a show on El Rio’s famous back patio! Eat some yummy snacks being cooked up and have a Billie Jean cocktail all while snugglin up with your boos!
Incubus/Deftones 2015 Tour
WED. 08/26 | 6:15PM @ SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE
Our Web Editor is not ashamed to admit that she listens to Incubus’ Make Yourself album on a regular basis. Or, that an Incubus poster still adorns the ceiling in her childhood bedroom at her mom’s. She also listen to Morrissey, Otis Redding and Stereolab on a regular basis, DON’T TRY AND DEFINE HER! Also, Deftones is her hometown band and six-degrees-of-separation type friends.
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Rad Upcoming NY Events
Blackalicious, Kool Keith
THU. 08/20 | 8:30PM @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oakland native Blackalicious makes enduring records, works with luminaries, treats the rhyme as a piece of poetry, and plays with the aesthetics of language in ways that represent the voice as a unique instrument in and of itself.
Emerging Music Festival
FRI. 08/21 | 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Bryant Park
In this first-ever Emerging Music Festival, Bryant Park opens its lawn to five of New York City’s most promising up-and-coming bands.
SAT. 08/22 | 2:00PM @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Mykki Blanco, is an American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist.
SUN. 08/23 | 2:00PM @ Output
Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness.
Sam Cohen, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief), Kennan O’Meara
MON. 08/24 | 8:30PM @ MANHATTAN INN
Hypnocraft Presents + DoNYC invite you to an entire month of free shows when you RSVP via DoNYC.com
The Delta Saints
TUE. 08/25 | 6:30PM @ MERCURY LOUNGE
The Delta Saints are leading the way in a Nashville awash in fresh talent fed by decades of tradition; dry hearts fueling the furnace of venues that always beg to be stoked.
PURSUIT w/ Solvey, Erika Spring and Francis Garcia DJ sets
WED. 08/26 | 6:30PM – 9:00PM @ SIXTY LES
Pursuit is a new monthly event showcasing emerging music on the terrace of the SIXTY LOWER EAST SIDE hotel.
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