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L7 Brings the Stink Back to San Francisco

L7 Brings the Stink Back to San Francisco

Way back in 1985, an all female punk band emerged who inevitably influenced the onslaught of female fronted grunge rock bands, paving the way for groups like Hole, Bikini Kill and Babes in Toyland. The band was L7, a group of shameless vixens from Los…

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Reveals Lineup Medleys for 15th Anniversary Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Reveals Lineup Medleys for 15th Anniversary Festival

Per annual tradition, organizers of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass started to disclose the lineup for this year’s festival through a series of music medleys, headlined so far by legendary classic rock guitarist Boz Scaggs, country folk star Emmylou Harris and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Other newsworthy acts…

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Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party Returns with Stellar Bay Area Lineup

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party Returns with Stellar Bay Area Lineup

Independent music promoter Noise Pop announced the return of the 20th Street Block Party to the Mission District with a large music lineup headlined by alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse. The free neighborhood celebration with two performances…

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New Oakland Music Festival Brings Reggae, EDM to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

New Oakland Music Festival Brings Reggae, EDM to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Bringing together Rastas and bassheads alike, the first ever Bay Area Vibez Music & Arts Festival comes to Oakland.  Marley brothers Damian “Jr. Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley along with Aloe Blacc headline Saturday while Bassnectar and Nas clean up the following day.  Promising on-stage…

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Lulacruza’s South American Roots Inspire Unique Blend of Electronic Folk

Lulacruza’s South American Roots Inspire Unique Blend of Electronic Folk

Lulacruza have gained a lot of hype recently thanks in part to their distinct brand of South American electro-folk. Hailing from Colombia and Argentina, the troupe exhibits raw performances that have garnered a reputation for transporting audiences with intimate, meditative qualities. Lulacruza are heavily influenced…

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Q&A: Desert Hearts Co-Founders Mikey Lion and Marbs Spread House, Techno and Love

Q&A: Desert Hearts Co-Founders Mikey Lion and Marbs Spread House, Techno and Love

Mikey Lion and his partner in crime Marbs, founders of California collective Desert Hearts, bring their roaming City Hearts party to Public Works on Saturday, August 15th as part of their Summer of Love Tour. This group of longtime friends spread a simple ethos “house,…

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Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day 1 with Mumford & Sons, D’Angelo, Wilco

Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day 1 with Mumford & Sons, D’Angelo, Wilco

The 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival kicked off on Friday with thousands of people flooding Golden Gate Park to dance, gorge on options from the food and beverage paradise, and enjoy a diverse mix of live rock, soul, and electronic tunes. Friday’s…

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SF After Dark: Richmond and Chinatown Crawl with Heartwatch’s Claire George

SF After Dark: Richmond and Chinatown Crawl with Heartwatch’s Claire George

San Francisco is home to so many creative visionaries, the movers and the shakers, the ones who’ve got it going on. So where do all those cool kids go for a night out on the town? We wanted insight on the quirk, the dive and…

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How I Learned to Love Camping with Hipcamp

How I Learned to Love Camping with Hipcamp

When I was asked to cover an all inclusive, VIP camping experience courtesy of Hipcamp, I didn’t know what to expect. Moreover, I was skeptical and even a little scared, as I can’t recall the last time I camped out of free will. As I…

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Honduran Guitarist Aurelio Martinez Brings Afro-Caribbean Sound to SFJAZZ

Honduran Guitarist Aurelio Martinez Brings Afro-Caribbean Sound to SFJAZZ

Singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez from Honduras brings his highly global musical style to SFJazz Center at Miner Auditorium on Thursday, August 6th. The Central American musician obtained international recognition beginning at age 14 thanks to his creative world music, which channels Afro-Caribbean sounds along…

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Danzig and Pennywise Still Rocking Since 1988

Danzig and Pennywise Still Rocking Since 1988

Pennywise and Danzig brought over two decades worth of nostalgia to the Warfield on Thursday night full of beer soaked mosh pits and punk rock patches. People wore their emblems on their chest, illuminating which band they were most thrilled to see. Tattered Pennywise shirts…

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San Francisco’s Jet Trash Takes Off with New EP

San Francisco’s Jet Trash Takes Off with New EP

Jet Trash, San Francisco rockers who praise gritty sounds of the 60’s and vintage amplifiers, take the surf rock sounds of Dick Dale and mold it with the energy of the Kinks. Formed a little over a year ago, Jet Trash has escalated quickly with…

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