As we transition from summer to autumn, we are also transitioning from the season of album releases to the season of touring. Celebrate the beginning of a new semester by seeing your favorite artist live!
Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten will be performing at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sept. 12. i,i is the latest album from Bon Iver, which was released on Aug. 30 through Jagjaguwar.
L.A. Witch will be playing on Sept. 15 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. The Mattson 2 will be in Santa Cruz at The Crepe Place on Sept. 18 and 19. Their most recent album, Paradise, was released on June 7, eight years after their debut album, Feeling Hands.
The Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival will be taking place from Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 at Roaring Camp Meadows in Felton. Chicano Batman is one of several artists performing on Friday, Sept. 20.
The Fernwood Campground in Big Sur is hosting a benefit concert for The Big Sur Health Clinic on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 featuring artists such as Yo La Tengo, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee and The Mattson 2. Previously included in the lineup was Purple Mountains, of which member David Berman passed on Aug. 7 from suicide.
Yo La Tengo will also be performing in San Francisco for three nights at The Chapel from Sept. 23 through Sept. 25. The 62nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be returning to the Monterey County Fairgrounds from Sept. 27 through Sept. 29. This year’s featured artists include Diana Krall, Chris Botti and Snarky Puppy.
Soccer Mommy will be playing in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst On Sept. 30. Soccer Mommy is also opening for Vampire Weekend on Oct. 1 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Tickets for all of the shows mentioned are available on Ticketmaster, Stubhub and the artists’ websites.