BottleRock drops new 2021 lineup headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Stevie Nicks & Foo Fighters

BottleRock - 2021 lineup

BottleRock Napa Valley //
Napa Valley Expo – Napa, CA
September 3rd-5th, 2021 //

So much for 2020, right?

After releasing a lineup early last year that never got to play out over Memorial Day weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BottleRock will return to Napa Valley this September with a refreshed roster that includes some newly announced acts as well as some that were revealed a year ago like Steve Nicks.

Joining the Fleetwood Mac singer at the top of the 2021 poster are iconic rock bands Guns N’ Roses and Foo Fighters, creating quite a trilogy of star power for the music festival’s eighth installment over Labor Day weekend.

While BottleRock has always catered to fans of rock ‘n’ roll (just look at many of the fest’s past headliners), it has also tried to offer an eclectic mix of genres and this year’s undercard that’s highlighted by Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, G-Eazy, Run the Jewels, Brandi Carlile, Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Young the Giant, Maren Morris, Black Pumas, Future Islands, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy (DJ set), Jimmy Eat World, FINNEAS, Polo G, Jack Harlow, Milky Chance, Jessie Reyez, Dominic Fike, Chromeo, Mavis Staples and Jon Batiste proves that to be the case once again. And don’t forget about Village People! After all, how often do you get to see the legendary disco group perform live these days? Anyway, peep the poster above for the rest of the lineup.

But amidst all of the music, the three-day event will have its annual live cooking demonstrations between a variety of celebrity chefs, musicians and athletes at its beloved Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage that has seen appearances over the last several years by Alice Cooper, The Avett Brothers, Big Boi, Brett Dennen, Dan the Automator, E-40, Fitz and the Tantrums, Grouplove, Halsey, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Michael Franti, Questlove, Shakey Graves, Silversun Pickups, Snoop Dogg, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Tank and the Bangas, Warren G and more, too.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 20th at 10 a.m. PT here and start at $369 for a three-day GA pass while it’s $849 if you’re going for VIP. And if you’ve been saving up during quarantine, there’s always the three-day skydeck pass that will cost you a cool $1,599 or the platinum for a whopping $4,350.

BottleRock - 2021 daily lineups

UPDATE (May 24th): BottleRock has released its daily lineups for 2021, with Stevie Nicks performing Friday, Guns N’ Roses rocking Saturday and Foo Fighters closing things down on Sunday. Take a look at the daily schedules above before single-day tickets go on sale here for $187 (GA) or $211 (FLEX) plus fees each day starting this Thursday, May 27th at 10 a.m. PT.

BottleRock goes with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band & Stevie Nicks to lead 2020 lineup

BottleRock - 2020 lineup

BottleRock Napa Valley //
Napa Valley Expo – Napa, CA
May 22nd-24th, 2020 //

Coachella has predicated itself on being the first major U.S. music festival to drop its lineup at the start of the new year for quite a while, and now that the three-day, two-weekend festival in the desert has booked Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean to headline its 2020 edition, it’s time to turn our attention north as BottleRock regularly reveals its own roster around this time too.

Because if you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, then the Napa Valley event might be right up your alley.

Celebrating its eighth year this Memorial Day weekend, BottleRock in 2020 will be led by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band and Stevie Nicks after putting Imagine Dragons, Neil Young and Mumford & Sons atop the bill a year ago. Of course, those are just your headliners.

The undercard, meanwhile, boasts plenty of big names as well, including Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Zedd, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Janelle MonĂĄe, Maggie Rogers, Blondie, Of Monsters and Men, Maren Morris, Empire of the Sun, FOALS, Tegan and Sara, Jimmy Eat World, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Local Natives and many more.

As usual, attendees will also able to witness live cooking demonstrations between a variety of celebrity chefs, musicians and athletes at the fest’s beloved Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage.

Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, January 7th at 10 a.m. PT here and start at $349 for a three-day GA pass while VIP goes for $849 (before prices increase). But if you really want to splurge this year, there’s always the three-day skydeck pass for a measly $1,599 or the platinum for $4,350.

SF Show of Week (Halloween edition) // GO4FREE to Passion Pit & RAC at The Masonic 10/30 (FRI)

Passion Pit & RACWritten by Nik Crossman //

Passion Pit with RAC, Coleman Hell, Aaron Axelsen //
The Masonic – San Francisco
October 30th, 2015 //

Releasing Passion Pit’s third studio album Kindred in April, frontman Michael Angelakos finally steps into the light and pulls back the veil of anonymity that he so carefully crafted with the band’s first two albums. Passion Pit’s sophomore album Gossamer quickly gained popularity when it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. While Angelakos’ quixotic nature is not absent in Kindred, it is more refined without the distancing reverb and esoteric lyrics that were prevalent in the group’s previous releases. Passion Pit has been promoting their latest album on tour since its release and brings the tour to a close this week in SF at LIVE 105’s Scream Scene 2015.

Meanwhile, think of your favorite rock, indie, electronic and dance artists — and Remix Artist Collective (RAC) has likely remixed one of their songs. From The Shins to Death Cab for Cutie to Kings of Leon to Lana Del Rey, RAC expands their sound while maintaining the integrity of a song’s original structure. Developing RAC in 2007, AndrĂŠ Allen Anjos set out to redefine how songs were remixed, using analog keyboards and tape machines to create his signature sound and steer away from the typical club/dance remix. While RAC initially gained popularity from Anjos’ remixes, the band released its first original song “Hollywood” in 2012 with the help of Penguin Prison’s Chris Glover and a second original track “Let Go” in 2013 that features Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and MNDR (aka Amanda Lucille Warner).

This Friday, Passion Pit and RAC will storm into The Masonic with Coleman Hell and Aaron Axelsen providing support. You can buy tickets for $50, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

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• Roky Erickson: October 31st (SAT) at The Independent


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Broods, Meg Myers showcase emerging talent at The Indy

BroodsPhotos by Pamela Garcia Aguirre // Written by Mark E. Ortega //

Broods with Meg Myers, Max and The Moon //
The Independent – San Francisco
May 13th, 2014 //

Tuesday night, burgeoning singer/songwriter Meg Myers played her first gig at The Independent in SF as she set the stage for brother-sister New Zealand synthpop duo Broods later that evening.
Myers took the stage in what seemed to be one of those low cut H&M black t-shirts and a pair of shorts that were short enough to where some questioned whether she was wearing any at all. The only noticeable bit of color being her red lipstick, Myers delivered a heartwrenching eight-song set that highlighted her vocal range and her capturing stage presence.


Myers opened the show with “Adelaide”, a dark song with an infectious melody that gets stuck in your brain quickly. The hook “I don’t wanna cry about it / I don’t wanna fight about it / I just gotta let go, I just gotta let go” sounds almost out of a Taylor Swift chart-topper, but Myers delivers it with a different kind of angst than Swift ever could manage.

Myers showed range as she tackled an assortment of difficult songs to sing. “Make a Shadow” sounds like it could’ve been written for Dolores O’Riordan during the heyday of The Cranberries. Myers delivered gut punches one after another with songs like “Say Nothing”, “Monster”, “Desire”, and “Curbstomp”.


“Desire” helped land Myers in my top five female vocalist uses of the word “fuck” with the line “Baby, I wanna fuck you / I wanna feel you in my bones”, which had both male and female crowd members swooning.

Myers closed her set emphatically with the extremely demanding “Heart Heart Head”, which builds to Myers screaming the song’s chorus “You’re in my heart, in my heart, in my head” before finally letting loose with a series of screams that brought the passionate and dark performance to a close.


New Zealand sibling synth-pop group Broods delivered a brief but catchy set as they begin to close their North American tour.

With the emergence of young talent Lorde from the region, others have been looking to New Zealand for any similarly talented musicians with the kind of command and ceiling that Lorde has shown in the past 12 to 18 months.

A few years senior to Lorde at 19 years of age, Georgia Notts showed there’s hope for her and brother Caleb Nott to achieve that level of success yet on Tuesday night. With a variety of ballad-type songs as well as tracks that had a large portion of The Indy making use of what little space they had at the sold out show to dance, Broods is definitely a band on the rise.


Comparisons between Georgia and singer Imogen Heap have been made for good reason. The song “Sleep Baby Sleep” sounds right out of the British singer’s catalog. The ballady “Taking You There” sounds like a stripped down Of Monsters and Men song in the best way and shows a different element to their sound than the dance songs that first brought most people’s attention to Broods.

Thrilled and at times seemingly dumbfounded at the reality of a sold out crowd in San Francisco, it was obvious that Broods were enjoying every moment of their 12-song set. They fed off the audience and Georgia seemed to make it a point especially to connect with as many audience members as she could, flashing her eyes at them while belting out their set.

Broods closed their set with “Bridges”, easily their most recognizable tune at the moment. “And we’re burning all the bridges, watching them go up in flames”, sang Georgia. On this night, bridges were only built as Broods established they have a solid fan base in the Bay Area already.



Meg Myers