Even though the summer festival/touring season has quieted down, September offers a bunch of amazing concerts in the Bay Area. Here are sneak peeks at some of the most enticing.
Cass McCombs and Papercuts co-headline a night of great songwriters at the Great American Music Hall on September 9th. McCombs' latest, Catacombs, offers both lyrical folk rock and more uptempo songs like "Dreams Come True Girl," a work closer to the warm '60s-oriented analog of Jason Quever's Papercuts.
Other shows worth checking out:
- With a new EP out this month, one might expect Birdmonster to be throwing all of their weight behind a big release-focused show. Instead, they're giving back with a benefit performance for the Potrero Hill Public Library. The show's on Saturday, September 26th at Bottom of the Hill.
Local hero Jonathan Richman holds a four-night residency at the Make-Out Room from Sunday, September 20th through Wednesday the 23rd. His last album Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild indicated that his songwriting remains fun and quirky, and he's got a deep catalog of great songs from which to draw.
Ben Van Houten is the Programming Director of The Bay Bridged.