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Bonnaroo Now Controlled By Live Nation

Bonnaroo Now Controlled By Live Nation

Entertainment conglomerate Live Nation is now the majority owner of rural Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, giving the world’s largest music promoter control of four of the top U.S. music festivals. According to the New York Times, the financial terms of the Bonnaroo deal…

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Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015, Weekend One

Photos and Highlights from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015, Weekend One

The 46th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, better-known simply as Jazz Fest, triumphantly concluded its first weekend with impressive headlining performances by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Wilco and The Who despite multiple days of rain, thunder and lightning. Several stages host more…

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Elbo Room Owners Confirm Club’s Future in Limbo

Elbo Room Owners Confirm Club’s Future in Limbo

As has been rumored, the owner’s of the classic Mission neighborhood bar, the Elbo Room, confirmed that the lease for their two-story building on Valencia Street ends on November 1 and their landlords prefer to build a new condominium project. According to SF Gate, the…

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Kathryn Calder Gets Philosophical, Plays The Hotel Utah

Kathryn Calder Gets Philosophical, Plays The Hotel Utah

Kathryn Calder, keyboardists and vocalist of the New Pornographers, takes to the road for a string of intimate shows, supporting her newly released self-titled record. Recorded at her house in Victoria, Canada, Calder’s third record is the most polished and philosophical to date, combining influences…

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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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