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Tame Impala Announces Select US Tour Dates

Tame Impala Announces Select US Tour Dates

Grammy nominated Australian rock band Tame Impala announced plans to return to the U.S. this summer and fall on a 2016 U.S. tour, with a stop at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on September 2. The band was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ for their…

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The Go! Team Returns: First U.S. Tour in Five Years

The Go! Team Returns: First U.S. Tour in Five Years

Six-piece British band The Go! Team offer a distinct combination of indie rock and garage rock, blended with eccentric styles such as Blaxploitation (an ethnic subgenre of exploitation film), Bollywood soundtracks, double Dutch chants, old school hip-hop, and heavily distorted guitars. The band released their…

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Q&A: Car Seat Headrest Ready to Rock The Independent

Q&A: Car Seat Headrest Ready to Rock The Independent

Car Seat Headrest, the creative project of Seattle artist Will Toledo, is a rising indie rock band that’s driving full speed into 2016. This group has had a great 2015, scoring prime placement on Vice Magazine’s “Top 50 Albums of 2015″, being named as an artist to watch…

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Weezer, Chvrches, Death Cab To Headline Not So Silent Night 2015

Weezer, Chvrches, Death Cab To Headline Not So Silent Night 2015

With the holidays just around the corner, Live 105 has dropped the artist lineup for their annual concert celebration, Not So Silent Night. This year’s event takes place Friday, December 11 at Oracle Arena, headlined by rock group Weezer, Scottish electronic band Chvrches, and alt…

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Q&A: Dirty Ghosts Return to SF to Play the Make-Out Room

Q&A: Dirty Ghosts Return to SF to Play the Make-Out Room

SF-based alt-rock trio Dirty Ghosts have their second San Francisco show in as many weeks, playing at the Make-Out Room on Saturday, July 18 after performing at the Chapel on July 9. Two of the funky indie rock band members are Allyson Baker and Erin…

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Q&A: Free Daytime Concert at Pier 27 with The SF Symphony and The National’s Bryce Dessner

Q&A: Free Daytime Concert at Pier 27 with The SF Symphony and The National’s Bryce Dessner

The San Francisco Symphony will host a free outdoor concert on July 12 from noon – 2pm at Pier 27 with Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer from indie rock band The National. July 8 UPDATE: We asked Bryce about how he began collaborating with the…

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First Listen: Thee Oh Sees’ New Album, ‘Mutilator Defeated At Last’

First Listen: Thee Oh Sees’ New Album, ‘Mutilator Defeated At Last’

Psychedelic garage rock band Thee Oh Sees are back in the fold, streaming their newest album, Mutilator Defeated At Last, ahead of its official release date on May 18. With their hometown in San Francisco, Thee Oh Sees originally formed back in 1997, but the…

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UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

19-year-old Jake Bugg hails from the small British city Nottingham of Robin Hood lore, armed with a raspy voice and polished lyrics. His self-titled debut album was nominated last year for the Mercury Prize (won by James Blake), and he followed up in the same…

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Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

British singer-songwriter and guitarist King Krule is the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall, who delivers a raw, resonant style by harnessing his unexpected yet unmistakable deep voice.

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Q&A: Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant

Q&A: Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant

High octane American rock band Cage The Elephant released their anticipated new album, Melophobia, this month. We spoke eccentric lead vocalist Matthew Shultz about the band’s extended time off from touring, his musical influences and the band’s live show.

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Wolfmother Roars at the Independent in Raucous Return to Rock

Wolfmother Roars at the Independent in Raucous Return to Rock

Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Wolfmother last visited San Francisco at Outside Lands in 2010 and their general existence has been in limbo for the last 10 months. Guided by manic guitarist and cacophonous lead vocalist Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother could roughly be described as an…

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Imagine Dragons, Sting Kick Off America’s Cup Concerts

Imagine Dragons, Sting Kick Off America’s Cup Concerts

San Francisco gets a new live music venue starting Friday with Imagine Dragons at America’s Cup Pavilion.

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