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Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Berkeley punk trio Green Day, Velvet Underground co-founder and rock pioneer Lou Reed and singer-songwriter Bill Withers have been announced as the leading inductees for next year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 2015 class also welcomes “I Love Rock and Roll” hit-makers Joan…

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Photos: Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena, Night 1

Photos: Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena, Night 1

Local radio station Live 105′s annual holiday bash was back at Oracle Arena over the weekend for two days of music. SF Station photographer Chelsea Young was there on Night 1 to catch Fall OUt Boy, Linkin Park, Rise Against and more.

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Photos: Jhene Aiko at KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul

Photos: Jhene Aiko at KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul

Jhené Aiko, one of the freshest voices to hit the R&B scene in 2014, was in San Francisco this week to celebrate the holidays with SZA and the Internet for KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul at the Warfield.

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Dr. Dre Crowned World’s Highest-Paid Musician Of 2014

Dr. Dre Crowned World’s Highest-Paid Musician Of 2014

Rap icon, hip-hop mogul and extremely wealthy entrepreneur Dr. Dre earned $620 million before taxes in 2014, the largest ever single-year haul for any musician, making him the world’s top-earning musician for the year. Calculated by Forbes, Dre’s 2014 payday came in half a billion…

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Interview: Glass Animals Bring ‘Gooey’ Holiday Cheer to Soundcheck Party

Interview: Glass Animals Bring ‘Gooey’ Holiday Cheer to Soundcheck Party

Hailing from Oxfordshire, rising quartet Glass Animals headline Live 105′s sold-out Soundcheck Holiday Party at DNA Lounge on December 10. Projecting a smooth, soulful electronic style enriched by R&B elements, Glass Animals intricately harness a mature and unique sound. When aided by psychedelic visuals during…

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New Live Music Space ‘SoundBox’ Set to Open in Hayes Valley

New Live Music Space ‘SoundBox’ Set to Open in Hayes Valley

A new, experimental performance venue, SoundBox, is scheduled to open its doors in Hayes Valley on December 13 with a series of nighttime music selections curated by San Francisco Symphony. Previously used as a rehearsal room at the rear of Davies Symphony Hall, the space…

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Interview: Watsky Comes Home For The Holidays

Interview: Watsky Comes Home For The Holidays

George Watsky brings his thought-provoking rhymes back to the Bay Area for two shows at the Regency Ballroom in support of his new record, All You Can Do. Born and raised in San Francisco, Watsky made a name for himself winning awards for spoken word…

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Photos: FKA Twigs at the Warfield

Photos: FKA Twigs at the Warfield

FKA Twigs brought a night of future R&B to the Warfield on Thursday.

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Caribou, Dan Deacon, Giraffage to Perform at Noise Pop 2015

Caribou, Dan Deacon, Giraffage to Perform at Noise Pop 2015

FEBRUARY 20 UPDATE: Noise Pop organizers announced that Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, also of Postal Service, will perform at Noise Pop’s opening party at the tiny Swedish American Music Hall. Zach Rogue, of Rogue Wave, will also perform. The show is free…

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Review: J. Mascis at the Independent

Review: J. Mascis at the Independent

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis was back in San Francisco on Saturday with his latest collection of solo, acoustic songs for a sold-out concert at the Independent.

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Coachella 2015 Lineup Rumors and Confirmations

Coachella 2015 Lineup Rumors and Confirmations

JAN. 6 Update: The official word from Coachella organizers arrived this morning with AC/DC, Drake and Jack White headline the 2015 edition of the festival. Read more here. NOV. 14 Update: It’s never too early to speculate about the Coachella lineup, especially when potential acts…

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Culture Club Cancels Tour, Bay Area Concerts

Culture Club Cancels Tour, Bay Area Concerts

Bad news for Culture Club fans, the band’s first tour in several years was canceled today due to a medical issue with singer Boy George.

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