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The List: Coachella 2017 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

The List: Coachella 2017 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

We’re not going to lie-if you skip Coachella this year then you will most likely be missing out on some amazing performances. But put that FOMO aside, because there are a ton of local shows with these same artists, including many of the top headliners….

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Record Store Day: 30 Must-Have Special Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day: 30 Must-Have Special Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day has been one of the most beneficial new music promotions in recent years. This annual celebration of independent music shops happens worldwide, every third Saturday of April, and it’s a not-to-be-missed day for vinyl collectors. 2017 commemorates the 10th anniversary of this…

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20 Bands and DJs Performing in The Bay during Outside Lands Festival

20 Bands and DJs Performing in The Bay during Outside Lands Festival

One major benefit to hosting a large music festival like Outside Lands is the multitude of live shows also happening locally. Each  year, many artists who travel here for the multi-day event will book additional shows while fans are also in town for the weekend….

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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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Special Vinyl Releases Announced for Record Store Day 2016

Special Vinyl Releases Announced for Record Store Day 2016

Vinyl fanatics can’t wait to get their hands on this year’s exclusive list of special releases announced for the annual and global celebration of independent music shops, Record Store Day, taking place on April 16. The day is considered one of the most beneficial new…

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Q&A with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino: Two SF Shows Set for Next Week

Q&A with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino: Two SF Shows Set for Next Week

Los Angeles surf rock band Best Coast began their co-headline tour “Summer Is Forever II” with Noise Pop group Wavves earlier this month. The two were originally scheduled to play the first show at the newly renovated Berkeley’s UC Theatre on March 1. Unfortunately, due to…

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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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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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Interview with Electro-R&B Duo Marian Hill Return to SF for Sold-Out Show

Interview with Electro-R&B Duo Marian Hill Return to SF for Sold-Out Show

Electronic songwriting duo Marian Hill continue their current Northern American Fall headline tour with an upcoming sold-out show at the Independent on October 21. Hailing from Philadelphia, producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalists Samantha Gongol each contribute their own unique sonic elements to form Marian Hill’s cohesive,…

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Q&A: Oakland’s Indie-Pop Solo Project Day Wave Returns to SF

Q&A: Oakland’s Indie-Pop Solo Project Day Wave Returns to SF

Day Wave, the dreamy, indie-pop solo project of Oakland resident, Jackson Phillips, returns to SF with two upcoming shows at the Independent on September 21 and October 16. Jackson released Day Wave’s first single last Fall and the first EP, Headcase, came out on July…

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DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Due to popular demand, Northern California producer DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5 turntablist Cut Chemist have announced they will return to the Bay Area for the final performance of their Renegades of Rhythm tour. The co-headlining, vinyl-only performance, will stop in Oakland at Fox Theater…

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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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