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Photos: Alt-J and Tycho Light Up Berkeley

Photos: Alt-J and Tycho Light Up Berkeley

Alt-J and Tycho were at the Greek Theater for two amazing shows last Thursday & Friday – April 16th & 17th. The colors portrayed by Tycho’s lighting seemed to capture the colorful melodies and riffs performed by the live artists. The combination of electronic and…

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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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Highlights From Coachella 2015

Highlights From Coachella 2015

Madonna showed up, but Coachella didn’t have as many surprise guests this year compared to previous years. However, what the festival lacked in surprises, it made up for in authentic, quality sets that rocked the Empire Polo Fields for a weekend of wild debauchery. FRIDAY…

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Photos: Three Epic Days at Coachella

Photos: Three Epic Days at Coachella

Coachella delivered another epic weekend of music during Week 1 of the festival with lots of surprises, new friends and partying in the desert.

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Special Releases for Record Store Day 2015

Special Releases for Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day, held annually on the third Saturday of April, celebrates independent music shops worldwide and has been one of the most beneficial new music promotions of the past two decades. Bands, musicians, stores and labels all capitalize on this one-day event by releasing…

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Coachella 2015 Set Times, Festival Maps and Surprises

Coachella 2015 Set Times, Festival Maps and Surprises

With the first weekend of Coachella just days away, organizers released this year’s artist set times and on-site camping maps, revealing a few unexpected surprises. Set times are essential to planning who to see and when, with the festival gates opening at 11am each day….

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Clean Bandit Bring Modern Classics to Regency Ballroom

Clean Bandit Bring Modern Classics to Regency Ballroom

Clean Bandit is made up of brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith. After coming together in college, Jack and Grace moved to Russia to further their education. They ended up making music together and invited Neil and Luke out to record…

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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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Tanlines and King Tuff to Headline 5th Annual Phono del Sol Festival

Tanlines and King Tuff to Headline 5th Annual Phono del Sol Festival

Back for its 5th year, Phono del Sol festival will host a full day of indie music and delicious local treats at Potrero del Sol Park (25th Street and Utah) in the Mission, headlined by electro rock band Tanlines and psychedelic garage rockers King Tuff….

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Daily Lineup Announced for Outside Lands

Daily Lineup Announced for Outside Lands

After selling out general admission tickets in record time last week, Outside Lands organizers announced the daily lineup today for the music festival, arriving in Golden Gate Park on August 7-9.

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Photos: Toro y Moi Previews ‘What For?’ at the Independent

Photos: Toro y Moi Previews ‘What For?’ at the Independent

Chaz Bundick, the creative force behind Toro y Moi, was at the Independent on Saturday for a sold-out show that offered an early glimpse of his excellent new album What For?.

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Photos: Travis Scott and Young Thug at the Warfield

Photos: Travis Scott and Young Thug at the Warfield

Travis Scott and Young Thug were in the building at the Warfield on Sunday for the Bay Area stop on the Rodeo Tour.

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