Fall arts 2014: Rock, pop, soul 

Summer is quickly fading, but the following chronological, varied list of fall festivals and concerts — from a teen belter with an old soul to just-plain-old punk rockers — might provide some consolation.

(Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000 unless noted.)

Under the Influence Tour: The stage might be obscured by mysterious white clouds, but performances by Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy and more will definitely get you higher. 6 p.m. Friday, $37.50-$140.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden: The children of the 1990s, now the grown-ups with disposable income of the 2010s, will rejoice as the two bands try to transcend the rock-nostalgia genre. 7 p.m. Sunday, $39.50-$117. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Live 105’s Punk Rock Picnic: The bands: classic punk. The music: loud. The garlic fries: Probably soggy, but Shoreline’s stage will rattle under a hard-charging lineup including the Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, the Vandals, Still Little Fingers and more. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31, $33. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: A hip-hop cage match is unlikely, but the headliners are throwing down in epic rap battles at every show. 7 p.m. Sept. 16, $35-$139.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Caetano Veloso: Brazil’s reigning artistic genius — a pioneer in the bossa nova and Tropicália movements of the 1960s — appears in an SFJAZZ presentation. 8 p.m. Sept. 19, $30-$85. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, (866) 920-5299, www.sfjazz.org

Old Crow Medicine Show: The Grammy-winning, Bob Dylan-inspired, Nashville, Tenn.-based Americana string band is the first group to play in the newly renovated Masonic auditorium on Nob Hill. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, $50-$62.50. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.

British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour: Couldn’t get tickets to Paul McCartney’s Candlestick Park show? Relive the days when Liverpool was the cultural center of the universe with Gerry & The Pacemakers, Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers and Denny Laine. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, $35-$65. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, (888) 929-7849, www.axs.com

Katy Perry: The quadruple-platinum singer and romper enthusiast is bringing giant fruit, fireworks and Canadian-pop machines Tegan & Sara to the Bay Area on her “Prismatic World Tour.” 7 p.m., Sept. 22-23, $38-171.95. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The hard-rocking bluesman and his longtime band are marking 40 years together on the road. 8 p.m. Sept. 23, $38.50. Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.

Diana Ross: The queen diva — Supremes superstar, Oscar nominee, failed kicker at the 1994 World Cup — might just leave fans with a “Love Hangover” after running through her decades of hits. 8 p.m. Sept. 25, $91-$131. City National Civic, 135 San Carlos St., San Jose; also at 8 p.m., Sept. 26, $55-$275. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Wu-Tang Clan: More than two decades after their game-changing debut, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” the New York rappers are still putting on dynamic live shows. 9 p.m., Sept. 27, $50-$65. Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F., (888) 929-7849, www.axs.com

SLAM the Tour: The biggest stars you’ve never heard of — Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan — bring the Bollywood spirit alive with catchy songs, big dance numbers and lush costumes straight from India and the world’s largest film industry. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, $85.50-$275. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose

Lorde: The 17-year-old singer from New Zealand rides an extraordinary wave of critical and popular acclaim behind her debut album, “Pure Heroine,” into the Bay Area. 8 p.m., Oct. 2-3, $40.50. Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley

K.Flay: The Bay Area indie hip-hop artist and Stanford University alumna is touring to promote her recently released, critically acclaimed full-length debut, “Life As A Dog.” 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2, $15. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F., (415) 861-2011, www.rickshawstop.com

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The entire lineup of the amazing 14th free acoustic music extravaganza has not yet been announced, but so far it includes: Emmylou Harris (of course!), Ryan Adams, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, Cibo Matto, McCrary Sisters, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller. Oct. 3-5, free. Golden Gate Park, S.F., (415) 386-8584, www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

Justin Currie: The Scottish singer-songwriter, formerly of Del Amitri, continues to play melodic pop rock and ballads on his latest album, “Lower Reaches.” 9 p.m. Oct. 9, $25-$30. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F., (415) 551-5157, www.thechapelsf.com

Glenn Tilbrook: The longtime solo artist is writing and performing with the same enthusiasm he brought to Squeeze’s earliest recordings. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, $17-$20. Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F., (415) 800-8782, www.brickandmortarmusic.com

Susan Boyle: The beloved singer makes a rare San Francisco appearance. 8 p.m. Oct. 11, $69-$129. Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F., (888) 929-7849, www.axs.com

The Von Trapps: The great-grandchildren of the musical Von Trapp family, immortalized in “The Sound of Music,” can be heard harmonizing with Pink Martini in the siblings’ latest album, “Dream A Little Dream.” 8 p.m. Oct. 16, $21-$23. Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addision St., Berkeley, www.thefreight.org/von-trapps

Andrew McMahon: Appearing with the tagline “in the wilderness,” the vocalist, pianist and songwriter for Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin says he has moved on from a “misunderstood pop band in a punk world to a man in transit sent spinning through illness and recovery.” 8 p.m. Oct. 17, $24.50. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F., (415) 255-0333, www.slimspresents.com

Treasure Island Music Festival: No natural land mass could possibly contain Outkast, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, St. Lucia and more as they rock the former naval base. Noon Oct. 18-19, $160-$295. Treasure Island

Phish: The enduring jam band recently rewarded its rabid fanbase with “Fuego,” its first album in five years. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29, $60. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall: The trumpeter, a nine-time Grammy winner whose blockbuster album “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” spontaneously materialized on just about every turntable in America in 1965, and his wife, a former Brasil ’66 singer, are releasing a new album, “In the Mood.” 8 p.m. Nov. 5-6. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 655-5600, www.yoshis.com

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz: The side project of the Strokes singer is expected to drop its first punk-jazz-miscellany album, “Tyranny,” next month. 8 p.m. Nov. 9, $32-$35. Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F., (888) 929-7849, www.axs.com

Death to All tour: It’s Death to all — except, hopefully, the audience — as Obituary, Massacre and Rivers of Nihil pay tribute to the legacy of death-metal pioneers Death. 8 p.m., Nov. 16, $28-$32. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F., (415) 626-1409, www.dnalounge.com

Justin Timberlake: The pop star’s show at Candlestick Park last year was mired in hourslong traffic jams, so leave home the night before to ensure you don’t miss any of the versatile singer’s fancy footwork. 8 p.m. Nov. 22, $49.50-$175. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres Del Norte: Mexican superstar Sebastian is on his farewell horseback tour — yes, the winner of multiple Grammy awards croons astride a four-legged friend — and is bringing Norteno music powerhouse Los Tigres along for the ride. 6 p.m., Nov. 23, $54.50-149.50. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose

Fleetwood Mac: The chain that keeps these 1970s rockers together must be industrial strength, because all five members are getting back together for the first time in 16 years. 8 p.m. Nov. 25, $60-$220. SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose

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Giselle Velazquez

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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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