Summer, it’s about time. This post comes slightly early this year, and not a moment too soon. Because a) finals blow. We know you appreciate our turning your thoughts toward the blissful aftermath. And b) ’cause this summer is seriously front-loaded concertwise and we don’t want tickets to sell out on you.

Prepare yourself:

(We’ve taken the liberty of italicizing the shows that definitely will and definitely will not be awesome. Just to keep you guessing.)

At The Fox:

- Mastodon (May 8 )
- Thirty Seconds to Mars (May 13)
- Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (May 25)
- The National (May 26, 27)
- She and Him (May 29)
- Goldfrapp (Jun 26)
- The New Pornographers w/ The Dodos (July 18)
- Wolf Parade (July 30)
- Joanna Newsom (Aug 2)
- Crystal Castles (Aug 6)

At The Greek Theater:

- Flight of the Conchords (May 28)
- Pavement (Jun 25)
- Phish (Aug 5,6,7)
- Norah Jones (Aug 27)

At The Fillmore:

- Broken Social Scene (May 1)
- The Hold Steady (May 6)
- Roky Erickson and Okkervil River (May 20)
- OK Go (May 26)
- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (May 27)
- LCD Soundsystem (Jun 3)
- Portugal. The Man (Jun 18)
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre (June 21)
- Aziz Ansari (Aug 19, 20, 21)

At the Great American Music Hall:

- Fuck Buttons (May 12)
-Voxtrot (May 29)
- The XX (Jun 1,2 – SOLD OUT so scalp that sh*t)

At The Warfield:

- Lupe Fiasco (May 4)
- Massive Attack (May 25, 26)
- 50 Cent (June 3)
- Insane Clown Posse and Kottonmouth Kings (Jun 5)

At Bottom of the Hill:

- Deerhoof (July 8 )
- Mahjongg (July 18)

At the Rickshaw Stop:

- Fucked Up w/ Abe Vigoda (May 9)
- Born Ruffians (Jun 4)

So yeah it’s gonna be rad. Rad Summer ’010 that’s what we’re calling it. Of course, the venues and shows above are just our picks. If we’re missing anything that you think deserves attention, comment it!

Image Source: Tom Olliver under Creative Commons

Alexa said:
May 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Slim’s in SF:

-Far (May 29)
-Streetlight Manifesto (July 11)
-Built to Spill (July 15)

Shattuck Down Low*

-The Aggrolites (June 13)

The Independent*

-The Dodos (June 6)

*21+ venue

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