If you haven’t seen Thundercat recently, you’re really missing out. The one of a kind artist mixes deep funk, soulful grooves and his eclectic costumes and anime references to some of the best venues and festivals this year. As we found out at Coachella however, snagging a good spot to his set can be pretty challenging. Have no fear though as he’ll be gracing late night with his particular and amazing brand of weird.

June 5th, Thundercat will be performing “Show You The Way”, off most recent album, Drunk, with Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. The debut marks the Grammy-winning musician/producer’s first time on NBC in a not to miss night of television.
IMG_8988The appearance marks a whirlwind tour with stops at FYF, Glastonbury, Outsidelands and other huge international festivals.

Our recommendation if you can’t afford the flight to the big summer fests though is local stops like Observatory. The musician put on a cheap show that was easily accessible to Southern Californian residents who couldn’t be bothered to suffer through Coachella’s intense heat or crowded sets. Seeing one of the most in demand artists at our favorite go to venue in California was definitely the best way to go.
IMG_8987If you missed out on Observatory, make sure to catch Thundercat September 2nd at The Glass House, and some of the biggest and best international festivals this summer.

Thundercat Tour:

Jun 17 Sonar by Day Barcelona, Spain Tickets & More
Jul 13 Pemberton Music Festival Pemberton, BC Tickets & More
Jul 14 Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley Berkeley, CA Tickets & More
Jul 22 Printworks London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Jul 23 Printworks London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 10 Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA Tickets & More
Aug 11 Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA Tickets & More
Aug 26 St Heron Stage Brooklyn, NY Tickets & More
Aug 30 HOCO Fest Tucson, AZ Tickets & More
Aug 31 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ Tickets & More
Sep 02 The Glass House Pomona, CA Tickets & More
Sep 06 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR Tickets & More
Sep 11 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA Tickets & More
Sep 14 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO Tickets & More
Sep 16 Slowdown Omaha, NE Tickets & More
Sep 17 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN Tickets & More
Sep 20 Granada Lawrence, KS Tickets & More
Sep 25 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA Tickets & More
Sep 29 9:30 Club Washington, DC Tickets & More
Sep 30 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY Tickets & More
Oct 03 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC Tickets & More
Oct 06 Tipitinas New Orleans, LA Tickets & More
Oct 08 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA Tickets & More
Oct 10 The Beacham Orlando, FL Tickets & More
Oct 13 III Points Festival Miami, FL Tickets & More
Oct 14 III Points Festival Miami, FL Tickets & More
Oct 15 III Points Festival Miami, FL Tickets & More
Nov 14 O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Nov 15 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Nov 16 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Nov 17 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets & More
Nov 19 De Roma Antwerp, Belgium Tickets & More
Nov 21 Elysee Montmartre Paris, France Tickets & More

Pictures by James Sakert, words by Phillip Gutgesell