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Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito tells the story of an independent artist from Oakland whose fearlessly candid blues infused afro-roots music was illuminated by winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest out of over 7,000 submissions. The brainchild of journeyman Xavier Dphrepaulezz, a once young promising artist signed to Interscope…

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Belle and Sebastian Return With Greek Theatre Show

Belle and Sebastian Return With Greek Theatre Show

Scottish indie rockers, Belle and Sebastian, have returned to action with their first in record in five years, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, and stop through the Bay Area with a performance at Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Stuart Murdoch and company have been making records…

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Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield to Revisit Elliott Smith in San Francisco

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield to Revisit Elliott Smith in San Francisco

Seth Avett, one of the founding members of the Avett Brothers, and Jessica Lea Mayfield have teamed up to honor the late Elliott Smith with their album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith and a supporting tour that stops at the Palace…

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The Union Trade Celebrate ‘Long Years’ at Rickshaw Stop

The Union Trade Celebrate ‘Long Years’ at Rickshaw Stop

Somewhere in between post-rock, instrumental and Shoegaze, The Union Trade tackle their willful aspirations with an irrefutable distinction to make honest music. Headed by Tricycle Records co-founder, Don Joslin, and bassist Nate Munger, the band has made leaps and bounds to create an ambitious instrumental…

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Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield Annouce Elliott Smith Cover Album and Tour

Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield Annouce Elliott Smith Cover Album and Tour

Three years in the making, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield will release their much anticipated album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith on March 17 on Ramseur Records followed by a series of intimate performances, including a stop at the Palace of…

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Interview: Watsky Comes Home For The Holidays

Interview: Watsky Comes Home For The Holidays

George Watsky brings his thought-provoking rhymes back to the Bay Area for two shows at the Regency Ballroom in support of his new record, All You Can Do. Born and raised in San Francisco, Watsky made a name for himself winning awards for spoken word…

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Review: Praise at the Chapel for G. Love and Special Sauce

Review: Praise at the Chapel for G. Love and Special Sauce

G. Love and Special Sauce, the trio from Philadelphia known for their unique blend of grimy hip-hop laden blues, packed the Chapel Tuesday night for an intimate free concert. At 6:30pm the line for the show already stretched down the street, as fans eagerly waited…

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Review: The Black Keys Turn Oracle Arena Blue with Hit-Filled Set

Review: The Black Keys Turn Oracle Arena Blue with Hit-Filled Set

The Black Keys brought a spectacular lighting show and hit-filled set to Oakland’s Oracle Arena in support of their latest release, Turn Blue.

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Review: Weezer Rocks Slim’s with Intimate Performance

Review: Weezer Rocks Slim’s with Intimate Performance

Weezer made a rare appearance at Slim’s last night for a for an intimate show that highlighted the band’s latest album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, as well as rarely performed gems from the band. With a 400-person capacity, Slim’s isn’t a typical…

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Review: Singer/Songwriter Damien Rice Makes a Rare Appearance in SF

Review: Singer/Songwriter Damien Rice Makes a Rare Appearance in SF

Damien Rice, the iconic Irish folk singer/songwriter, played an emotive and intimate set at the Congregation Sherith Israel before releasing his first record in seven years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. People slowly trickled in, filling the pews of the synagogue with their eyes fixated on…

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Interview: Fink’s Fin Greenall Brings ‘Hard Believer’ to The Independent

Interview: Fink’s Fin Greenall Brings ‘Hard Believer’ to The Independent

Fin Greenall, lead singer and songwriter for Fink, has explored many avenues of music, playing everything from DJ sets to solo shows with just a guitar. Hailing from Bristol, England, Greenall’s unique musical sensibility has led to him to co-write songs with John Legend and…

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Review: The Pixies Show No Signs of Slowing at the Masonic

Review: The Pixies Show No Signs of Slowing at the Masonic

Alt-rock veterans the Pixies showed no signs of slowing at the revamped Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on Tuesday with a set that lasted nearly two hours. The band didn’t waste any time as it opened with one of its most famous songs “Debaser.” Frontman Black…

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