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Q&A: Then & Now with Hip Hop Collective Hieroglyphics

Q&A: Then & Now with Hip Hop Collective Hieroglyphics

West Coast hip hop has a rich history dating back to the 1980′s, with movements that emerged both in Northern and Southern California. Although the Los Angeles story of Dr. Dre, Eazy E, Ice Cube and N.W.A. received plenty of recognition, there was a similarly…

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Wilco, Los Lobos to Headline 2nd Annual Sound Summit Festival & Mount Tam Benefit

Wilco, Los Lobos to Headline 2nd Annual Sound Summit Festival & Mount Tam Benefit

Sound Summit: A Benefit for The Mountain returns to the slopes of Mount Tamalpais on September 17, featuring performances by rock band Wilco, Mexican-American rockers Los Lobos, jazz fusion act Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age, blues rock group The Stone Foxes, and more….

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Q&A: Alt-Rock’s Cage The Elephant Returns to SF With New Material

Q&A: Alt-Rock’s Cage The Elephant Returns to SF With New Material

Grammy-nominated rock band Cage The Elephant embarked on a cross-country arena tour last month in support of fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. They have an upcoming stop in San Francisco and are set to play Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on June 23, with…

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Treasure Island Music Festival Reveals 10th Anniversary Lineup: Sigur Rós, Ice Cube, Purity Ring…

Treasure Island Music Festival Reveals 10th Anniversary Lineup: Sigur Rós, Ice Cube, Purity Ring…

The organizers behind Treasure Island Music festival announced the complete lineup for the 10th anniversary event, headlined by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós and Compton-based rapper Ice Cube. Taking place October 15-16, other noteworthy performers include the return of James Blake (who played the festival…

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Free Event: 32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival Returns Independence Day Weekend

Free Event: 32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival Returns Independence Day Weekend

Take advantage of the long holiday weekend by attending the largest free jazz festival on the west coast. The 32nd annual Fillmore Jazz Festival runs July 2-3 from 10am–6pm each day, attracting more than 100,000 visitors. Spend Independence Day weekend enjoying the sights and sounds…

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Q&A with Martin Folb of Pantyraid: Video Albums, Costa Rica, The Do Lab & Beyonce

Q&A with Martin Folb of Pantyraid: Video Albums, Costa Rica, The Do Lab & Beyonce

Costa Rica is a breathtaking republic, which provides the setting for many rum-drunk memories and idyllic surf sets. For veteran electronic production duo, Pantyraid, Costa Rica paints the scene for their epic origin story. Pantyraid is comprised of Josh Mayer, or Ooah of The Glitch…

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Dates Announced for Coachella 2017, Advance Tickets on Sale This Week

Dates Announced for Coachella 2017, Advance Tickets on Sale This Week

Although many festival-goers are still basking in the glow of Lightning in a Bottle or reminiscing this year’s Coachella, event organizers Goldenvoice have gone ahead and announced the dates for the 2017 Coachella Music Festival with tickets going on sale Wednesday, June 8 at 11am…

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At The Drive-In Wow the Warfield For First Tour in Sixteen Years

At The Drive-In Wow the Warfield For First Tour in Sixteen Years

Saturday night concluded At The Drive In’s two-night residency at the Warfield, and it did not fall short of expectations. Lots of questions arose about the post-rock band from Texas who unexpectedly broke up in 2001 during the pinnacle of their career. Would they have…

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Q&A: AC Slater Brings Night Bass Experience to SF

Q&A: AC Slater Brings Night Bass Experience to SF

Flash back to Los Angeles pre-2014. Aaron Clevenger is already embedded in the LA house scene, well known as AC Slater – but a feeling of discontent swells. As we’ve seen much throughout music history, waves from the UK scene hit US shores a bit late. The…

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Photos: Carnaval in The Mission

Photos: Carnaval in The Mission

All photos by Cheryl Guerrero. Check out the full gallery from Sunday May 29th, 2016 here: http://photos.sfstation.com/

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Live Review: UK Duo Gorgon City Turnt Up for Oakland

Live Review: UK Duo Gorgon City Turnt Up for Oakland

UK dance duo Gorgon City culminated their North American tour with London music quartet Rudimental on Thursday night with a high-energy performance at Oakland’s Fox Theater. Their fluid, dance style can be compared to fellow British electronic duo Disclosure, but with less R&B and more…

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Q&A: Experimental Pop Duo Young Magic Brings Chaotic Energy to the Fillmore

Q&A: Experimental Pop Duo Young Magic Brings Chaotic Energy to the Fillmore

New York experimental duo Young Magic has a unique approach to music creation and travels the world seeking out and recording sounds in a variety of exotic locations. The group, now based in Brooklyn, originally formed as an international trio with Australian Michael Italia. Now…

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