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2015 Grammy Award Winners

2015 Grammy Award Winners

Spoiler alert: For those who want to skip the three and a half hour Grammy awards broadcast tonight (perhaps, to see some live music?), here is the list of winners.

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Flume, Sbtrkt and Tycho to Headline Lighting in a Bottle Festival

Flume, Sbtrkt and Tycho to Headline Lighting in a Bottle Festival

More than 100 artists have been announced for this year’s 10-year anniversary lineup for Lighting in a Bottle, including international favorites Flume and Sbtrkt. Other artists playing at the 5-day festival over Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 – 25) on California’s central coast include San…

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Robert Plant, Kendrick Lamar and Modest Mouse to Headline Sasquatch Festival

Robert Plant, Kendrick Lamar and Modest Mouse to Headline Sasquatch Festival

Led Zeppelin veteran Robert Plant, rapper Kendrick Lamar and indie-rock group Modest Mouse will headline Sasquatch Music Festival this year. The four-day festival takes place Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. Additional artist highlights include London producer Sbtrkt, Australian…

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Q&A: In Familiar Company With Oakland’s Forrest Day

Q&A: In Familiar Company With Oakland’s Forrest Day

Following the 2013 release of their sophomore album The Second, Forrest Day’s latest EP Familiar Company arrived in January, satiating fans with a mix of new and old material while the band’s next two full-length albums are in the works. The band of Oakland locals…

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Report: Local Rapper The Jacka Killed in Oakland Shooting

Report: Local Rapper The Jacka Killed in Oakland Shooting

February 8 Update: Less than a week after his death in Oakland, the San Francisco Chronicle is covering the life and untimely death of The Jacka with a front-page feature in its Sunday edition. Since he died at the scene of the shooting on Monday,…

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The Union Trade Celebrate ‘Long Years’ at Rickshaw Stop

The Union Trade Celebrate ‘Long Years’ at Rickshaw Stop

Somewhere in between post-rock, instrumental and Shoegaze, The Union Trade tackle their willful aspirations with an irrefutable distinction to make honest music. Headed by Tricycle Records co-founder, Don Joslin, and bassist Nate Munger, the band has made leaps and bounds to create an ambitious instrumental…

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Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield Annouce Elliott Smith Cover Album and Tour

Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield Annouce Elliott Smith Cover Album and Tour

Three years in the making, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield will release their much anticipated album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith on March 17 on Ramseur Records followed by a series of intimate performances, including a stop at the Palace of…

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Album Review: Howlin Rain ‘Mansion Songs’

Album Review: Howlin Rain ‘Mansion Songs’

We last heard from Howlin Rain on 2012’s sprawling The Russian Wilds. It was an album written, arranged and meticulously recorded over five years and executive produced by industry icon Rick Rubin. While it lacked the copious amounts of cocaine and relationship turmoil, the record…

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Photos: ‘Simply Nothing’ With Wale at The Fillmore

Photos: ‘Simply Nothing’ With Wale at The Fillmore

Washington, D.C., rapper Wale helped extend the weekend with a show at the Fillmore last night in advance of his latest release The Album About Nothing, arriving this March.

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Photos: The Ting Tings at Rickshaw Stop

Photos: The Ting Tings at Rickshaw Stop

UK duo the Ting Tings were back in action stateside with Venice Beach twosome Kaneholler for a full house on Friday at Rickshaw Stop.

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Billy Joel to Return to San Francisco for AT&T Park Concert

Billy Joel to Return to San Francisco for AT&T Park Concert

Billy Joel announced his first headline performance in San Francisco in more than 40 years, at AT&T Park on September 5, will be his only concert in California this year. Joel, a six-time Grammy Award winner and the sixth best selling artist in the United States…

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Mondo Drag Reaches New Heights in the Bay Area

Mondo Drag Reaches New Heights in the Bay Area

The core members of the Oakland based psych-stoner metal band, Mondo Drag, John Gamino and Jake Sheley have been playing together since childhood. Their journey to build their sound and find adequate band members led them to travel from their home state of Iowa to…

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