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September Music Highlights

New and Old Favorites

After an exciting month of festivals many concert goers might be weary of September’s offerings. But don’t worry, there is an exciting list of new and familiar groups performing at some of the best Bay Area venues this month.

September 6th: Panda Bear at Fox Theater
Everyone’s favorite avant-garde indie rock star (from Animal Collective) will take the stage at the Bay Area’s largest indie rock venue. Los Angeles-based synth rock group Nite Jewel will be opening. Indie rock fans — need I say more?

September 8th: Titus Andronicus at The Independent
This east coast punk rock band is anything but a Shakespearean tragedy, but its intense style of overtop rock will blow your mind equally.

September 11th: Mason Jennings at Yoshi’s San Francisco
This American folk singer sonically brings back memories of Peter, Paul, and Mary and Simon & Garfunkel. Recently signed to Jack Johnson’s label, Jennings is a relatively unknown talent with a whole lot of talent to know.

September 18th: Les Nubians at Yoshi’s in San Francisco
While the French sisters haven’t released a recent album, their soulful voices remain some of the best in the business. For a classy night on the town, this might be the perfect destination.

September 20th: Hanson at Great American Music Hall
Before you get riled up, take note that the former falsetto brothers are back with more rock, and less “mmmbopp” pop. Many critics are lauding the group’s new sound, so why don’t you see for yourself — critique the critics.

September 23rd: UB40 at Fillmore
How can you pass up on the opportunity to see one reggae pop’s best bands? The Fillmore even sells wine, so buy a glass, and sing along “Red, red, winnneee…”

September 24th: Band of Horses at The Greek Theater
An indie rock favorite meets Berkeley’s most beautiful venue, which should make for the perfect setting to welcome the fall season.

September 29th and 30th: The Black Keys at Fox Theater
This blues rock duo that has crossed paths with the best of hip hop and rock returns to Oakland to support their amazing new album Brothers. Having seen the Black Keys the last time they played the Fox, I can fully endorse this show. Don't miss out on it!