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Photos: Schoolby Q Packs the Regency Ballroom

Photos: Schoolby Q Packs the Regency Ballroom

Schoolboy Q hit the Regency Ballroom last night for two sold out shows, with rare back-to-back performances at 8pm and 11pm.

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Chromeo Gets Ambitious With ‘White Women,’ Coachella and a Stop in SF

Chromeo Gets Ambitious With ‘White Women,’ Coachella and a Stop in SF

It seems the stars could be aligning for Chromeo in 2014 as the Canadian electro funk duo enters the tenth year since its debut album. In the midst of its current tour, Dave 1 and P-Thug have a milestone set at Coachella before Outkast headlines…

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Couchella: How to Stream Coachella Performances Online for Free

Couchella: How to Stream Coachella Performances Online for Free

Music fans can check in on some of their favorite Coachella performers this with a free streaming service provide by the festival throughout the weekend. Coachella is offering three channels of live performances on YouTube Friday through Sunday with some of the top acts this…

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Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore to Headline Outside Lands Festival

Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore to Headline Outside Lands Festival

Outside Lands will return to Golden Gate Park in August with Kanye West, The Killers, Macklemore and Tiesto headlining the three-day music festival. Outside Lands organizers recruited Bay Area pop music legend Huey Lewis to make the video announcement today, perhaps a new tradition after…

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Real Estate, Woods, Angel Olson to Headline Woodsist Festival in Big Sur

Real Estate, Woods, Angel Olson to Headline Woodsist Festival in Big Sur

The Woodsist Festival will return to Henry Miller Library this August with Real Estate and Woods headline two-days of music in Big Sur. The festival, organized by New York-based label Woodsist and local promoter Folk Yeah, is celebrating its fifth year on Aug. 5-6 in…

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Outside Lands 2014: Lineup Confirmations and Rumors

Outside Lands 2014: Lineup Confirmations and Rumors

With festival tickets now on sale,  Outside Lands organizers are starting to leak artist confirmations before the official announcement arrives on April 8. Here’s a list of essentially confirmed acts and educated guesses for the festival, August 8-10 in Golden Gate Park. APRIL 8 UPDATE:…

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Jello Biafra Sounds Off on ‘Dot Commies’ and ‘Dotcom Holocaust’

Jello Biafra Sounds Off on ‘Dot Commies’ and ‘Dotcom Holocaust’

We can imagine punk rock elder statesmen Jello Biafra stewing in a San Francisco bunker, plotting a course of resistance with each passing Google bus and tech headline. This week, he sounded off on “dot commies” and a pending “dotcom holocaust” in an interview with…

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ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

Musician and singer-songwriter Zsuzsanna ‘ZZ’ Ward brings a bluesy R&B and pop rock sound to the Independent for a sold out show on April 6. Her 2012 debut EP, Criminal, and album, Til the Casket Drops, have been well-received since release thanks to an energy…

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Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Chino Moreno, mostly known for his work with the Deftones, stood tall on top of his monitor as three illuminated crosses flashed behind him. Exhalted fans praised him, hands high in the air. To an outsider this could have looked like an underground rally of…

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Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne announced today that he will do a three-city record store tour this week, including a stop in San Francisco.

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Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

London Grammar skillfully showcased a blend of ambient and ethereal yet classical style to a sold out crowd Thursday night at the Independent. From her first dulcet note, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Hannah Reid catches plenty of attention. She is supported by guitarist and college…

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Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

It didn’t take a long for Geographer to gain national attention after its first release in 2008, and the San Francisco band remains one of the most popular to emerge from the scene here in recent years.

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