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Stern Grove Festival Full Lineup of Free Concerts Announced

Stern Grove Festival Full Lineup of Free Concerts Announced

Stern Grove Festival is a San Francisco summer tradition and just announced its 79th Season of admission-free concerts. The 2016 Season showcases an eclectic roster of popular performers from the Bay Area and beyond. This summer’s 10-week concert series features Janelle Monáe, George Clinton, Hieroglyphics,…

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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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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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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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Lineup Announcement: Tons of Dance-Friendly Talent Oozing from The Do LaB Stage at Coachella 2016

Lineup Announcement: Tons of Dance-Friendly Talent Oozing from The Do LaB Stage at Coachella 2016

With tickets officially shipped, the next big excitement for Coachella attendees has been made public with the arrival of the Do LaB stage lineup. This year, trip-hop act Paper Diamond, chillwave artist Big Wild, and electronic producer Sweater Beats highlight the massive collection of artists…

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Lineup Announcement: Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016

Lineup Announcement: Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016

Psychedelic electronica act Shpongle, Oakland-based funk master The Polish Ambassador, and melodic bass duo PANTyRAiD (consisting of MartyParty and Ooah (from The Glitch Mob) will headline the sixth annual Enchanted Forest Gathering. The festival, light-heartedly dubbed, “Sacred, sexy, silly and saucy,” takes place at the…

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Bay Area Acts at SXSW This Week

Bay Area Acts at SXSW This Week

As some of the biggest names in Bay Area tech wrap up SXSW Interactive, some of the region’s best bands, DJs and performers will hit the stage for the music component of the conference/festival this week. The full spectrum of the Bay Area music scene…

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SFJAZZ Unveils Prodigious Lineup for 34th Festival & 2016 Summer Sessions

SFJAZZ Unveils Prodigious Lineup for 34th Festival & 2016 Summer Sessions

The San Francisco Jazz Festival will present 25 concerts over 12 days and Summer Sessions will present 55 shows over 38 days. Acts include McCoy Tyner Tribute with the legendary Chick Corea, a 12-year-old piano wunderkind Joey Alexander, and Bay Area jazz virtuoso Taylor Eigsti….

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A Fall Version of Coachella Festival Coming Soon?

A Fall Version of Coachella Festival Coming Soon?

According to the mayor of Indio, the Southern California city that hosts Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an autumn version of the mega music festival could become a reality. With just two months until Coachella 2016, Indio Mayor Glenn Miller dropped a huge news…

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New Ticket Details Announced: Burning Man 2016 + Da Vinci’s Workshop

New Ticket Details Announced: Burning Man 2016 + Da Vinci’s Workshop

Information about registration and ticket sales for America’s favorite multi-day counter-culture event, Burning Man, is now available at tickets.burningman.org. Thankfully ticket prices have stayed the same as last year, $390 per regular ticket and $190 for each of the 6,000 tickets sold through the Low…

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Noise Pop Reboots Podcast With New Host and Producer

Noise Pop Reboots Podcast With New Host and Producer

Championing independent music and culture, Noise Pop, launches its podcast reboot to showcase noteworthy and soon-to-be-buzzing new music. The Noise Pop Podcast has new a host, journalist Adrian Spinelli (from music magazine Paste, San Francisco Chronicle, and festival blog Fest300), and producer Ashleyanne Krigbaum (local…

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