Photo Essay: Fall 2021 Concerts

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Matthew Gibson/Senior Staff
Willow at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco - Sept. 18, 2021 (Matthew Gibson/Senior Staff)

In fall 2021, live music came back more vibrantly than ever after having stopped completely during the lockdowns at the outset of the pandemic. From shows in small venues to massive multiday festivals, the Bay Area came alive with concerts to suit listeners of all persuasions.

All the while, our photographers at The Daily Californian were there to capture incredible performances from artists ranging from Faye Webster to Playboi Carti. This photo essay features some of our favorite images from fall 2021. We look forward to all the shows coming up in 2022 and can’t wait to share more wonderful images from them.

– Nora Povejsil, deputy photo editor 

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Sudan Archives at the Chase Center, San Francisco – Sept. 15, 2021 (Theo Wyss-Flamm/Senior Staff)

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Arlo Parks at The Independent, San Francisco – Oct. 12, 2021 (Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff)

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100 Gecs at Fox Theater, Oakland – Oct. 8, 2021 (David McAllister/Senior Staff)

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Playboi Carti at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco – Nov. 11, 2021 (William Webster/Staff)

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Faye Webster at Fox Theater, Oakland – Oct. 17, 2021 (Theo Wyss-Flamm/Senior Staff)

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Madeon at Second Sky Festival, Oakland – Sept. 19, 2021 (Vanessa Lim/Senior Staff)

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100 Gecs at Fox Theater, Oakland – Oct. 8, 2021 (David Mcallister/Senior Staff)

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Second Sky Festival, Oakland – Sept. 19, 2021 (Vanessa Lim/Senior Staff)

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The Aces at August Hall, San Francisco – Nov. 11, 2021 (Matt Gibson/Senior Staff)

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Louis the Child at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley – Sept. 17, 2021 (Sunny Chen/Senior Staff)

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LOLO at the UC Theatre, Berkeley – Sept. 11, 2021 (Antonio Martin/Staff)

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Tame Impala at the Chase Center, San Francisco – Sept. 15, 2021 (Theo Wyss-Flamm/Senior Staff)

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Second Sky Festival, Oakland – Sept. 19, 2021 (Vanessa Lim/Senior Staff)

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Illenium at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco – Nov. 28, 2021 (Can Jozef Saul/Staff)

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Madeon at Second Sky Festival, Oakland – Sept. 19, 2021 (Vanessa Lim/Senior Staff)

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Adam Melchor at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco – Oct. 11, 2021 (Antonio Martin/Staff)

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Arlo Parks at The Independent, San Francisco – Oct. 12, 2021 (Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff)

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Arlo Parks at The Independent, San Francisco – Oct. 12, 2021 (Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff)

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Julien Baker at the Fox Theater, Oakland – Nov. 6, 2021 (Brianna Luna/Senior Staff)

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Luna Li at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco – Sept. 30, 2021 (Theo Wyss-Flamm/Senior Staff)