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Interview: Kimbra Kicks Off ‘The Golden Echo’ Tour in San Francisco

Interview: Kimbra Kicks Off ‘The Golden Echo’ Tour in San Francisco

Modern pop heroine Kimbra launches a headline tour this Fall in support of her second album released last month, The Golden Echo, with a sold out San Francisco show October 20 at The Independent. The New Zealand native offers a complex musical style, lacing electro…

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Berkeley’s Green Day Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Berkeley’s Green Day Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

East Bay rockers Green Day is nominated for the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with 14 other artists including Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Lou Reed and the Smiths.

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Grandmaster Flash to Headline Eight-Hour Dance Party Fundraiser at Mighty

Grandmaster Flash to Headline Eight-Hour Dance Party Fundraiser at Mighty

Hip-hop pioneer DJ Grandmaster Flash will headline an eight-hour daytime dance party October 11 at Mighty in support of At The Crossroads, a nonprofit that works with homeless youth and young adults in the Mission, downtown and Tenderloin.

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Interview: DJ Shadow on ‘Renegades of Rhythm’ Tour

Interview: DJ Shadow on ‘Renegades of Rhythm’ Tour

Emerging in the early 90s, DJ Shadow helped shape hip-hop and turntablism with the Solesides collective (also featuring Blackalicious, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker) and a production style that blends funk, rock, ambient, jazz and soul. He turned the art of DJing and turntablism…

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Sea of Dreams New Year’s Party Expands to Two Nights With Pretty Lights

Sea of Dreams New Year’s Party Expands to Two Nights With Pretty Lights

The first wave of lineup confirmations have been announced for Sea of Dreams NYE 2015, taking place this year December 30-31 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with back-to-back headlining sets from Pretty Lights. California mid-tempo trailblazers The Glitch Mob, who were last in San Francisco…

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Disclosure, Skrillex, Zedd to Headline Tahoe’s SnowGlobe NYE Festival

Disclosure, Skrillex, Zedd to Headline Tahoe’s SnowGlobe NYE Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 4th annual SnowGlobe music festival and New Year’s Eve celebration in South Lake Tahoe, with headliners UK electronic duo Disclosure, Australian instrumentalist DJ Flume, Los Angeles dubstep king Skrillex and house producers Porter Robinson and Zedd. Taking place…

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Review: Sam Smith Shines at Oakland’s Fox Theater

Review: Sam Smith Shines at Oakland’s Fox Theater

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith delivered a delicate and dazzling performance Sunday night to a sold out crowd at Fox Theater, charming onlookers with raw emotion while maintaining a poised bravado comparable to a veteran showman. As one of the hottest emerging voices in the mainstream…

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Best Coast, Sonny & the Sunsets to Play Free Show in SoMA

Best Coast, Sonny & the Sunsets to Play Free Show in SoMA

With Hardly Strictly Bluegrass already bringing a full weekend of free music to San Francisco, the final stop of the JanSport Bonfire Sessions is hosting a free concert with Best Coast, Sonny & the Sunsets and Meatbodies in SoMA. The concert at SoMa StrEat Food…

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Weezer Announces Intimate Show at Slim’s

Weezer Announces Intimate Show at Slim’s

Weezer is back in a big way to finish out the year, with a new album and a tour, which will stop at SoMA venue Slim’s for an intimate show in November. SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Weezer’s publicist confirmed that tickets for Slim’s show will go…

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Schedule Released for First SF Culture Collide Music & Arts Festival

Schedule Released for First SF Culture Collide Music & Arts Festival

More than 40 bands are scheduled to perform on October 14-15 at SF Culture Collide, an LA-based international music and arts festival expanding to San Francisco for the first time this year. Most of the action is happening in the Mission District with participating venues…

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Interview: Paolo Nutini Carries ‘Caustic Love’ to Oakland

Interview: Paolo Nutini Carries ‘Caustic Love’ to Oakland

Almost five years since his previous album, Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is back with a soulful new release, Caustic Love. After an appearance at Outside Lands earlier this year, he returns to the Bay Area for a show at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Friday, September…

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Easy Star All-Stars Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Dub Side of the Moon’ at Slim’s

Easy Star All-Stars Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Dub Side of the Moon’ at Slim’s

New York-based reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its irie cult classic Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae-style Pink Floyd tribute, with a show this weekend at Slim’s. Despite producing several original releases, the group is most famous for the…

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