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The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

San Francisco songwriter, Thao Nguyen, is on the road with her band, The Get Down Stay Down, in support of her latest record, A Man Alive, including a stop at the Fillmore on April 30th. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, originally formed in…

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Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

The first weekend of the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival concluded with all smiles, as the weather conditions kept perfect and the diverse artistry impressed on all stages. Three straight days of sunny conditions on the Fair Grounds Race Course, made the…

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Legendary Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57

Legendary Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57

Illustrious musician Prince was found dead today at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota after police were called for a medical emergency. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schuer, released the following statement on the death of the amazing singer: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming…

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The Coachella Review: Weekend One

The Coachella Review: Weekend One

The trek from The Bay to Indio can look a little like the scene from Swingers. Your Vince Vaughn-like friend-of-a-friend hypes up the carpool with Coachella chants while there’s still an 8-hour, traffic-plagued drive ahead. Coachella, baby, ‘chella. Smash cut to drive complete, campsite set, Vince…

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Young Fathers Talks Race Identity, Music Genres & Their Mezzanine Performance Between Coachella Shows

Young Fathers Talks Race Identity, Music Genres & Their Mezzanine Performance Between Coachella Shows

Young Fathers, the hip-hop-tinged pop group from Edinburgh, Scotland, are seemingly saturated with irony. Originally formed as a “Three-Style” group, they connected at the age of 14 at a hip-hop night at the Bongo Club, a friendship that has lasted the ages. Among their shared…

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The Armory Obtains Permit to Expand Music & Event Capabilities

The Armory Obtains Permit to Expand Music & Event Capabilities

Last week, San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission awarded the Armory a full entertainment permit. This decision approved the headquarters of pornography company Kink.com, frequently called the Porn Palace, to be transitioned from a porn studio into a full-time 4,000-person music and event venue. While some of…

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Free Neighborhood Festival: Playland on Balboa

Free Neighborhood Festival: Playland on Balboa

Live music acts, artist, vendors and local businesses have combined forced to create “Playland on Balboa”, a new neighborhood event in the Richmond District. On April 16, from 2pm until 6pm, all along Balboa Street between 34th and 37th Avenues, expect to find entertainment for…

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Hit Up the Free Synth Swap at Mission Sunday Streets

Hit Up the Free Synth Swap at Mission Sunday Streets

Audio enthusiasts looking for a discount drum machine or might be trying to offload some performance equipment should check out the Synth Swap on April 10, an event that coincides with Mission Sunday Streets. Local design and electronics brand Dijital Fix is hosting a community…

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Lineup Confirmed: Outside Lands 2016

Lineup Confirmed: Outside Lands 2016

San Francisco’s premier music festival, Outside Lands, announced its 2016 lineup headlined by alternative rock band Radiohead (as expected), electronic group LCD Soundsystem, and R&B singer Lionel Richie. The ninth annual three-day celebration of music, food, beer, wine, comedy, and art takes place this year…

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Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Marco Benevento, east coast pianist and songwriting extraordinaire, took the stage at the Independent Saturday night for a nearly sold out crowd in support of his latest record, The Story of Fred Short. Marco Benevento has been a pillar of the psychedelic jazz scene since…

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Q&A with Pete Yorn: New Album & Two NorCal Shows Before Coachella

Q&A with Pete Yorn: New Album & Two NorCal Shows Before Coachella

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn released his latest record, ArrangingTime, on March 11 and is currently on tour in support of this new material. The seasoned guitarist and drummer has two upcoming shows in Northern California at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz on April 15, at…

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Just Announced: Win A Ticket to See Metallica Play Inside Berkeley’s Rasputin Music For Record Store Day

Just Announced: Win A Ticket to See Metallica Play Inside Berkeley’s Rasputin Music For Record Store Day

Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica will hold a very special performance inside the Rasputin Music record store in Berkeley on Saturday, April 16. This intimate show will be to celebrate Record Store Day 2016, for which the band has been…

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