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Chloe Moriondo in San Francisco

Chloe Moriondo’s “SUCKERPUNCH” tour came to San Francisco last week at the Great American Music Hall for a fun night of singing and dancing. Moriondo ran around on stage in a silver two-piece ensemble and tall moon boots singing various hits including “Popstar” and “Celebrity” from her newest album. Among these hits, she also sang “Bodybag,” a fan-favorite from her previous album, Blood Bunny.

Towards the middle of her set, Chloe Moriondo asked the crowd if they would like to hear a cover of one of her favorite Lady Gaga songs and everyone cheered in excitement, which led Moriondo to begin singing Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Following this song, she exited the stage and the intro to “Hotel for Clowns” commenced as Moriondo appeared on stage fully decked out in a clown outfit. After this performance, Chloe Moriondo made a comment about how her inner child needed that song.

Throughout the night, Chloe Moriondo brought her positive and invigorating energy to the concert hall, leaving fans with an impression that will be sure to last. If you’re in the mood to listen to some upbeat hyper pop, make sure to steam Moriondo’s latest album, SUCKERPUNCH.

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King Princess at The Regency Ballroom

King Princess, also known as Mikaela Strauss, stopped at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco last week for “The Hold On Baby Tour.” King Princess started their set by running on stage and singing “Little Brother,” a song from the pop artist’s sophomore album, Hold On Baby. Throughout the night, King Princess took sips from a red solo cup and paused between songs to engage with the audience. As the track for “Winter is Hopeful,” a song that King Princess wrote about their girlfriend, began, they stopped and asked for the backup track to be turned off. “No tracks, let’s go all live… these fucking computers!” they exclaimed.

Later on, King Princess told the audience that they would be singing one of their “vintage” singles. Everyone immediately knew that they were referring to “1950,” their debut song from 2018. The audience started to cheer loudly and pull up their phones. King Princess quickly stopped to tell everyone to put their phones down. “You can find recordings of this song everywhere,” they said, “Instead of having our phones out, let’s sing the shit out of this song together!” Surprisingly, all but two or three audience members put away their phones, creating an intimate moment for everyone.

King Princess’s encore consisted of three songs, ending with “Let Us Die.” Make sure to stream King Princess’s album Hold On Baby and catch one of their live shows in a city near you! 

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Sabrina Carpenter at The Regency Ballroom

Sabrina Carpenter’s sold-out emails i can’t send tour came to a close at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco this past Sunday. The show kicked off with Sabrina sitting behind a keyboard under a large, heart-shaped archway. The lighting was dim, intimate, and ideal for Sabrina’s first song, a stripped-down rendition of “emails i can’t send.” Soon, energy shifted as the heart archway lit up and Sabrina ran around the stage in a sparkly bustier and mini skirt ensemble singing “bet u wanna,” another track from her latest album.

Sabrina paused various times throughout the show to connect with fans and talk about her experience with relationships and breakups. During the middle of the show, she performed a throwback – her 2015 debut single “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying” – and fans eagerly sang along. Once Sabrina’s set concluded, fans cheered her name in anticipation for an encore and Sabrina delivered not one but two encore tracks; “decode,” followed by her most vulnerable song, “because i liked a boy.” Before singing, she explained that she was very afraid to release “because i liked a boy” because of all the negative press she was receiving following a messy public breakup. Since releasing the song, it has become evident that she has the complete support of her very many listeners. The show closed with dozens of red heart balloons falling on the audience from the ceiling, following the consistent theme of love.

Make sure to stream emails i can’t send if you’re in the mood for a refreshing take on modern relationships through a combination of emotional ballads and catchy pop anthems!

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Rico Nasty at Oakland Arena

American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Rico Nasty, opened for Kehlani’s sold-out show at the Oakland Arena, bringing a lot of excitement and energy to the crowd. After much anticipation built up by an AI voice chanting, “Rico Nasty,” the artist herself ran onto the stage tossing her hair back and forth while rapping the lyrics to several of her hit songs. The audience sang along as she performed the lyrics to several of her songs including “Tia Tamera” and “Smack A Bitch.” Rico Nasty’s infectious energy brought people who were seated in the crowd to stand up and even if they didn’t know the lyrics, dance along to songs such as “Poppin” and “Rage.” 

Enjoy this gallery of photos from Rico Nasty’s performance and check out her latest album, Las Ruinas

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Kehlani at Oakland Arena

Kehlani’s latest tour, Blue Water Road, stopped for a hometown show at the Oakland Arena last Friday. The R&B artist made a spectacular return home to Oakland, CA, completely selling out the nearly 20,000-person venue. The setlist mainly included songs from Kehlani’s latest album, Blue Water Road, along with their second most recent album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which was released in 2020.

Despite the large size of the venue, the show felt personal and intimate, as Kehlani’s performance commenced with short video clips of their 3-year-old daughter, Adeya, projected on the stage. The stage was dressed with minimal sheer, white sheets to give the show an organic and authentic feel. Kehlani made an entrance with the first song on their setlist, “Little Story,” wearing a monochrome orange outfit. Alongside Kehlani were a group of four dancers wearing all white and performing swift dance movements.

Throughout the night, Kehlani stopped between songs to mention that this was the “best day ever” and that they were so thankful to all their fans for being here and making their career possible. Towards the end of the show, Kehlani brought out the tour photographer to take a “group” photo with the thousands of dedicated fans in the audience. This photo would serve as a comparison to a photo that had been taken 8 years ago at The New Parish in Oakland, a much smaller, 250-capacity venue that hosted one of Kehlani’s first shows.

Enjoy this gallery of photos from last week’s show!

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The Driver Era at The Warfield

THE DRIVER ERA, an indie alt-rock duo made up of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch, stopped at The Warfield in San Francisco last week during their 2022 tour, which began this month and continues through November.
The venue was packed and fans were screaming as the duo entered the stage and sang their newly released single, “Keep Moving Forward,” from their upcoming album, Summer Mixtape. The energy was high as they sang hits including “Preacher Man” and appropriately, “San Francisco.” During their set, they took time to interact with the crowd, including those who were holding up posters and giving the band cowboy hats.

They gave a special shoutout to their father, Mark Lynch, who is a pilot and flew a plane to catch his sons at their San Fransisco show. The show ended with an exciting encore that consisted of their most popular singles, “Afterglow” and “A Kiss,” accompanied by insane laser stage lights that moved to the beat of the songs and heightened the excitement of the crowd. 

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The Driver Era Summer Tour

Alt-pop band, THE DRIVER ERA, consisting of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch are currently on their summer tour with special guests Almost Monday and Summer Salt. The tour kicked off on the East Coast early this month and is making its way across the United States before heading to destinations in Australia and the UK this upcoming fall season.

The band’s latest single, “Malibu” dropped in late July and is full of fun and nostalgic summer vibes. We’re excited to hear THE DRIVER ERA’s highly anticipated third album, Summer Mixtape, which will be released on September 16. The album features 11 brand new tracks – including “Malibu” and “Keep Moving Forward” (feat. Nikka Costa). To pre-order the album, please visit www.thedriverera.com.

We can’t wait to catch the band in San Francisco on August 25 – stay tuned for a photo gallery and show review! 

Photo by Samuel Fisher

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MGK at Oakland Arena

Machine Gun Kelly’s show in Oakland, CA kicked off with much anticipation and excitement as fans turned heads to watch him fly from the back of the arena onto the main stage in a giant pink helicopter. While hanging from the helicopter, MGK opened his show by singing “born with horns.” As he approached the black-and-white checkered stage, he grabbed his guitar and began to sing “God Save Me.” 

Throughout the show, he kept the energy fun and light by running through the crowd and even mentioning how much he loves Northern California’s weed. In between performing hits from his most recent album, Mainstream Sellout, along with his two previous albums, Tickets To My Downfall, and Hotel Diablo, MGK talked about the negative impact that the internet has had on his life. He advised his large crowd of fans to not let the internet tell them who they should be. The 26-song set closed out with a bang as MGK sang “twin flame” and simultaneously, flames erupted from the back of the stage. 

Enjoy these photos from the show! 

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WILLOW at Oakland Arena

WILLOW (Willow Smith) opened for Machine Gun Kelly’s highly anticipated “Mainstream Sellout” tour at the Oakland Arena, taking the stage with enthusiasm as she performed songs from her latest album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. In a colorful knit hat and a jumpsuit, WILLOW delivered an energetic performance with tracks including “Gaslight” and “don’t SAVE ME.” The arena reached peak energy as she sang her 2015 hit “Wait a Minute!” And then WILLOW closed out her 8-song set with her latest single, “ it’s my fault.”

Enjoy this gallery of photos from the show!

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COIN at The Regency Ballroom

American indie pop rock band COIN kicked off their “Uncanny Valley” tour this month in Phoenix, AZ, and made their way to CA with stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and most recently, San Francisco. The sold-out San Francisco show took place at The Regency Ballroom and opened with “Learning,” one of the hit songs in their Uncanny Valley album which was released in March 2022.

Throughout the entire 23-song set, the band performed with incredible energy, and lead vocalist Chase Lawrence frequently jumped off the stage to engage with fans. In addition to the songs in the Uncanny Valley album, they also played a few singles including “Brad Pitt” and “Cutie,” along with “Talk Too Much,” a fan favorite from their 2017 album How Will You Know If You Never Try. Throughout the set, the LED panel on the stage displayed impressive visuals which were individually crafted for each song.

COIN’s North American tour continues through October 2022 – make sure to catch one of their upcoming shows and enjoy these photos from the San Francisco show!