Catch the indie stylings of Zola at Betabrand on June 27. (Courtesy of @zolaofficialmusic)

5 Bay Area Music Acts to See This Summer

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You bought tickets to summer's biggest festivals months ago. But how about catching a great live, local act any ole day of the week?

Get tix to see these Bay Area musicians at your favorite indie venues over the next few months.


Zola at The Roxy Theatre.(Courtesy of @zolaofficialmusic)

Zola: Queen of Indie

Born and raised in San Francisco, singer-songwriter Zola is known for her indie sound. She first hit the music scene back in 2016 with the song "Too Fast Too Soon"—the tune has over a half-million streams on Soundcloud. After graduating from Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, she is back in SF. Catch her at NoisePop's live podcast at Betabrand on June 27 (register for free on Eventbrite) and at SF's Amnesia on July 20. // For more tour dates and more, follow Zola on Instagram and at zolaofficialmusic.com.

Shelby Ann.(Courtesy of Shelby Ann)

Shelby Ann: An American Rock Sweetheart

The daughter of a musician, Napa Valley's Shelby Ann has hit the California music scene hard, playing everywhere from Hollywood's Roxy Theater and the Whiskey A Go-Go to the Great American Music Hall and BottleRock Napa Valley closer to home. Catch her brand of '90s alt-rock style mixed with old school Americana on tour this June through October; she's playing at Hotel Utah on June 23rd. // Tickets ($10) are available at ticketfly.com; shelbyannmusic.com.

Austin Prince on stage at Cornerstone Berkeley.(Courtesy of @austinprincemusic)

Austin Prince: Where Pop Meets Soul

Oakland-born artist Austin Prince made his debut with the single, "Hard To Bare," in October 2018, and already he has three shows planned this summer in California. His highly personal, soulful lyrics—inspired by his own life—temper Prince's pop sound. See him live at shows on June 27th at The Independent and July 25th at Berkeley's Cornerstone. // For show info and tickets, go to bandsintown.com; austinprincemusic.com.

Tino Drima.(Sam Yang)

Tino Drima: The Throwback Crooners

Tino Drima—comprised of band members Gregory DiMartino, Rob Mills, Mackenzie Bunch, and Scott Huerta—tells the story of childhood friends who combined their love for music to create one band with a unique sound. Their style of "Psyche Doo-Wop Hell Croon"—think old-school '50s rock—can be heard in their 2016 debut EP, "Smoking," and on their first full album, 2017's Her Kind Of Man. Catch them at The Independent on June 25th and July 19th. // For tickets ($15) go to ticketfly.com; follow the band on Instagram.

Maya Elise.(Courtesy of @mayaelisemusic)

Maya Elise: The Singer-Storyteller

The soft and soulful musings of singer-songwriter Maya Elise have landed her gigs at some of SF's most beloved indie music venues. Her personal touch and indie sound makes you feel connected to every song. Originally from Berkeley, she tapped themes of home and family in her December 2018 debut album, The Way I Say Your Name"These eight songs honor the stories of people I have loved, and my own stories and narratives that have been shaped by those people," she said. See her live at Cafe du Nord on June 20th (tickets $12-$15) and Hotel Utah on August 1st (tickets $10). // Follow her Instagram and at mayaelisemusic.com.

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