With touring season quickly approaching, May is an extremely busy month for concerts in the Bay Area. Though this is The Lutrinae’s final issue of the Spring 2019 semester, stay up to date with local shows through services such as Bandsintown and Songkick.
Wand will be performing with Palm Tree on May 1 in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst and on May 2 in San Francisco at The Independent. Bane’s World will be at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on May 1 and at The New Parish in Oakland on May 2. Roy Blair will be performing on May 3 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz and on May 4 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
The Masonic in San Francisco will be hosting Passion Pit on May 5, in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of frontman Michael Angelakos’ debut album “Manners.” On May 9, Bad Suns will be in San Francisco at The Fillmore, their new album “Mystic Truth” was released on March 22. Kevin Morby will be performing with Sam Cohen at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on May 10 and at The Fillmore in San Francisco on May 11.
Weyes Blood and Jackie Cohen will be performing on May 14 at The Independent in San Francisco, her fourth studio album “Titanic Rising” was released on April 5. The Catalyst in San Francisco will be hosting Frankie & the Witch Fingers on May 14. Also on May 14, Omni will be performing at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco with blues lawyer and Burd.
Jonathan Richman will be at the Starline Social Club in Oakland on May 15, Fernwood Campground and Resort in Big Sur on May 17 and 18, and at Henry Miller Memorial Library (also in Big Sur) on May 19. On May 16, San Francisco natives Sonny and the Sunsets will be performing at The Chapel, whose new album “Hairdressers from Heaven” was released on April 5.
Mac Demarco will be at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on May 18, The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on May 19, Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur on May 20 and Fernwood Campground and Resort (also in Big Sur) on May 21. Demarco’s highly anticipated new album, “Here Comes the Cowboy,” is set to release through his independent record label on May 10. The New Parish in Oakland will be hosting Kirin J Callinan on May 22.
The Frights will be performing with Naked Giants and Dude York on May 24 in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst. On May 29, Billie Eilish and Denzel Curry will be performing at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The 17-year-old’s first studio album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” was released on March 29.
Tickets for all of the shows mentioned are available on Ticketmaster, Stubhub and the artists’ websites.