With San Francisco summer just around the corner and music festivals coming up fast, the city's picking up steam with plenty of hot acts throughout the month. From underground acts like MiM0SA to buzzy Brits like Charli XCX to outdoor blowouts like Pink Mammoth's Bada Big Boom - your calendar's gonna fill up quick.
AUGUST 4, 2012
Bada Big Boom feat. Doc Martin, Colette
Party with Pink Mammoth and Bassyx for the fifth round of Bada Big Boom. This time around there'll be an open bar of Playa punch, free food from Subs on Hubs, and DJs including Doc Martin (Homebass, LA), Colette (OM, Candy Talk, APT), and plenty more.
Mighty / $5 - $12 Pre-Sale / Saturday, August 4 (9pm - 3:30am)
AUGUST 8, 2012
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Launching his debut album in June 2012, TEED has been garnering buzz over the past year with his wildly theatrical performances and pre-released singles like "Household Goods". UK born and bred, this electro producer and DJ is sure to make you break a sweat. Supporting acts include American Royalty, DJ Aaron Axelsen, and Bells & Whistles.
The Independent / SOLD OUT / Wednesday, August 8 (8pm doors, 9pm show)
AUGUST 11, 2012
Rocking the West Coast underground since 2010, MiM0SA has quickly made a name in the Bay and beyond. His spacy, glitched out tracks have sold out venues across the country and garnered performances at festivals including Burning Man and Symbiosis. Here's your chance to catch him wobbling through The Independent's bass-heavy sound system.
The Independent / $25 / Saturday, August 11 (9:30pm doors, 10pm show)
AUGUST 14 & 15, 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Going strong since 1983, here's one bucket list band that still puts on a great performance. With plenty of Blood Sugar Sex Magic to go around, the only loss will be the lack of John Frusciante. But no worries, you'll still have Flea!
ORACLE Arena / $59.50 / Tuesday, August 14 & Wednesday, August 15 (8pm)
AUGUST 16, 2012
This Brit teenager is gonna be big. Spitting goth pop with addictive electro sensibility, the 19 year old has been making waves across the pond since 2008 and recently grabbed the attention of Pitchfork with her track "Stay Away" making it onto the Best New Music Playlist.
Rickshaw Stop / $13 / Thursday, August 16 (9:30pm - 2am)
AUGUST 16 & 17, 2012
80s New Wave with a modern touch, Twin Shadow has had music mags buzzing. He was dubbed "Band of the Week" by Rolling Stone back in 2010 and has since collaborated with Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, toured with Florence and the Machine, and played festivals across the globe. Get excited for some super smooth jams.
Great American Music Hall / $21 / Thursday, August 16 & Friday, August 17 (8pm doors, 9pm show)
AUGUST 17, 2012
Scene Unseen feat. Flosstradamus
Everyone loves a free party - especially when it lasts till dawn. Get down with some of the "best and brightest" Bay Area acts ranging from indie to hip hop to house music. Do 415 will be hosting the action, bringing in Flosstradamus, Riff Raff, Floating Points, Ghosts on Tape, Debaser vs. Popsecne, Dibiase, Groundislava, Elephant & Castle, Richie Panic, Marco De La Vega, DJ Dials, KM / FM, Mozaic, D33J, Tyrell Williams, and Mission Mission's American Tripps
1015 Folsom / Free with RSVP / Friday, August 17 (10pm - 4am)
AUGUST 20, 2012
The Minneapolis electro outfit made waves this past SXSW with a seductive sound that left everyone from Huffington Post to NPR to Consequence of Sound clamoring for their attention. This is one group that's only going up. Catch them while they're still small.
The Independent / $15 / Monday, August 20 (8:30pm doors, 9pm show)
AUGUST 24, 2012
The Very Best
The innovative collaboration between London DJ duo Radioclit and Malawi-based Esau Mwamwaya, The Very Best combines dance and hip hop beats with traditional Malawi music. Together, the trio has worked with everyone from Santigold and MIA to Vampire Weekend and Architecture in Helsinki.
Mezzanine / $15 Pre-Sale / Friday, August 24 (9pm - 2am)
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