If You Like These Big-Name Artists, Then You’ll Like These Local Bands

Music recommendations to help you discover Bay Area acts that sound similar to your favorite bands.

Ever wonder what the local equivalent of your favorite artist is? Well, wonder no more!

SF Weekly has compiled an in-depth list pairing big-name, nationally-known artists and bands with Bay Area acts that sound similar. We’ve got everything from rap, R&B, and punk, to indie pop, garage rock, and New Age.

If you like Drake, then you’ll like Rexx Life Raj.

If you like Kings of Leon, then you’ll like EagleWolfSnake.

If you like Dum Dum Girls, then you’ll like Motel Pools

If you like Bauhaus, then you’ll like In Letter Form

If you like Jeremih, then you’ll like Rayven Justice

If you like Chief Keef, then you’ll like Mozzy

If you like Mitski, then you’ll like Jay Som

If you like Green Day, then you’ll like Great Apes. 

If you like early Kanye West, then you’ll like Caleborate.

If you like The Strokes, then you’ll like Hot Flash Heat Wave.

If you like Beach House, then you’ll like Tino Drima

If you like The Black Angels, then you’ll like Cool Ghouls

If you like Mac DeMarco, then you’ll like Emotional

If you like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, then you’ll like Marielle V. Jakobsons

If you like Mirah, then you’ll like Lila Blue

If you like PARTYNEXTDOOR, then you’ll like ymtk

If you like St. Lucia, then you’ll like Midi Matilda.

If you like The Front Bottoms, then you’ll like The Yellow Dress

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