VIDEO: Bay Area Concert Calendar: Aug. 14-20

RIFF wants you to get out to more shows! To help you with that, here are our picks for where to go and who to see next week. RIFF’s video concert series features artists of all genres, with a focus on the best hidden gems the local music scene has to offer. If you’re looking for something to do this week, look no further.

2 Chainz, Young Dolph — Fox Theater — Monday
2 Chainz just released his most critically acclaimed album ever in June, and he’s sure to play some songs off it at this upcoming show. If you like Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Drake or Migos, then you’ll definitely want to make it to this show because they were all featured on his new album. Maybe there will even be a guest performance.

The Weepies — Great American Music Hall — Monday
Remember The Moldy Peaches or Andrew Jackson Jihad? Then you should also remember The Weepies. Their unique blend of indie pop and folk with a singer-songwriter approach made them pioneers in the world of twee music. They’re releasing new music, too. Come for an experience that’s hard to find nowadays.

Primus — Greek Theatre — Friday
There’s no other band like Primus out there. Les Claypool’s unique take on experimental rock and metal has garnered him a cult following. Watch the slap bass wizard melt faces and twist minds live at one of the best-sounding venues in the Bay Area.

Milo, Jel, Bottled Water — Bottom of the Hill — Sunday
Whenever an artist like Milo gets to perform at Bottom of the Hill, it’s a real treat. Bottom of the Hill is one of the most intimate venues in San Francisco, and the chance to see Milo, one of the most experimental rappers currently, is something nobody should miss if they like hip-hop.

Melvins — The Ritz — Sunday
The great thing about The Melvins is that even if you’ve seen them before, the next time you see them will be a completely different experience. Sometimes they play a drone set with a massive wall of amps, and other times it’s a thrash metal set of songs with two drummers. One thing for sure, though, is that it will be a great and unique experience.

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