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Review: Washed Out’s Woozy Chillwave Warms the Fillmore

Review: Washed Out’s Woozy Chillwave Warms the Fillmore

Dreamy synthpop band Washed Out blasted evocative yet relaxed songs to a sold-out crowd Tuesday at the Fillmore. Touring in support of their third and latest album Paracosm, released in August 2013 as a follow-up to their 2012 record Within and Without, the band had…

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UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

19-year-old Jake Bugg hails from the small British city Nottingham of Robin Hood lore, armed with a raspy voice and polished lyrics. His self-titled debut album was nominated last year for the Mercury Prize (won by James Blake), and he followed up in the same…

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OutKast’s 2014 Reunion Expands Beyond Coachella

OutKast’s 2014 Reunion Expands Beyond Coachella

After announcing first performance in over a decade,
OutKast’s Big Boi and André 3000 revealed plans for a worldwide
festival tour in 2014 “to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their
unique and influential sound.”

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Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

A long-awaited Outkast reunion could finally arrive starting with Coachella 2014, according to reports.

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Countdown to Coachella: Lineup Rumors, Confirmations

Countdown to Coachella: Lineup Rumors, Confirmations

With 2014 finally here, the countdown to Coachella is under
way and there is plenty chatter about who will perform this year as
the official lineup announcement approaches.

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Interview: Afrolicious Revue Arrives at Great American Music Hall

Interview: Afrolicious Revue Arrives at Great American Music Hall

Dance-fusion collective Afrolicious and three bands that have participated actively in the Afrolicious project bring an eclectic mix to Great American Music Hall on December 28 for the first ever Afrolicious Revue at that venue. At its core, San Francisco’s Afrolicious consists of  co-founding brothers…

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Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Friday night’s scene of debauchery at the Warfield delivered the ideal kick-off to the holiday season. J2K (Josh Young) spit fresh flows atop booty-shaking rhythms while DJ Autobot (Curt Cameruci) blasted deep kicks and snare rolls to maintain high octane mayhem. Given their success wielding…

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Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

British singer-songwriter and guitarist King Krule is the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall, who delivers a raw, resonant style by harnessing his unexpected yet unmistakable deep voice.

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Interview: Berlin Techno Producer Paul Kalkbrenner Brings ‘Guten Tag’ Tour to Mezzanine

Interview: Berlin Techno Producer Paul Kalkbrenner Brings ‘Guten Tag’ Tour to Mezzanine

Paul Kalbrenner, a veteran of the Berlin techno scene and widely popular in mainland Europe is hoping to bridge the gap with the U.S. market with is first headlining tour here. Stopping at Mezzanine on December 15 to promote his latest album Guten Tag, we…

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Q&A: RJD2 Brings ‘More Than It Isn’t’ to 1015 Folsom

Q&A: RJD2 Brings ‘More Than It Isn’t’ to 1015 Folsom

RJD2, born Ramble John “RJ” Krohn, has a deep catalog of tracks that span hip hop, electronica, instrumental, rock and nu jazz that defy any one particular genre. Once a Bay Area resident, the producer/turntablist now now calls Philly home. He returns to 1015 Folsom…

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Lady Gaga to Return to Bay Area in 2014

Lady Gaga to Return to Bay Area in 2014

Lady Gaga unveiled details of her massive U.S. tour this week, Artrave: The Artpop Ball, starting next year and including a Bay Area stop at SAP Center in June.

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Dubstep Producer 12th Planet on Video Games, Life on the Road, the New Hyphy

Dubstep Producer 12th Planet on Video Games, Life on the Road, the New Hyphy

12th Planet’s off-axis beats and subsonic frequencies orbit on the forefront of global bass culture. The Los Angeles-based producer and his label Smog Records are widely credited for bringing the British dubstep movement to the U.S. We asked him about touring with Skrillex, his video…

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