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    Q&A: Clean Bandit had a different ‘Rather Be’ before Jess Glynne

Q&A: Clean Bandit had a different ‘Rather Be’ before Jess Glynne

Electronic music fans have likely had English quartet Clean Bandit on their radar for some time. Everyone else followed suit last year, when "Rather Be," a collaboration with Jess [...]

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Interview: Mew brings the hope to The Fillmore on US tour

Danish rock band Mew have been doing the rock n' roll thing for over 20 years. They've seen the independent music scene evolve and traveled the world in support of [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Mew brings the hope to The Fillmore on US tour

The Bay Abridged: Sept 13 – Sept 21

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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Eliot Sumner makes a name for herself with her old name

When she was 10, Eliot Sumner visited San Francisco with her dad, and the two Brits went to Chinatown, where he bought her a set of nunchucks. Not even [...]

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UC Theatre re-opening doors as a concert venue

It's 1917, and the UC Theatre is being built in Berkeley, California. As an international phenomenon, the “movie theater” is almost a teenager. Hanging from the steel frame is [...]

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Highlights from the 2015 Outside Lands Music Festival

The Black Keys (photo: Paige K. Parsons)

If you attended this year’s installment of the Outside Lands Music Festival, you likely have already a list of your top favorite moments. But if [...]

By |August 12, 2015|2 Comments

Outside Lands: Shakey Graves in three acts

You know that fight you have with your parents? The one where they want you to go to school and study to be a doctor or a lawyer, but [...]

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Outside Lands: Benjamin Booker’s diary for the masses

Most musicians look forward to the time when they can share their hard work with the masses. The stage and the audience are often driving factors to flipping open [...]

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    Interview: Cut Copy’s Ben Browning talks about his dance-pop solo project (+ a ticket giveaway)!

Interview: Cut Copy’s Ben Browning talks about his dance-pop solo project (+ a ticket giveaway)!

Ben Browning is most known for his work with Cut Copy -- he plays bass in the notable electronic band.  With the release of his first EP, Lover Motion, Browning introduced himself [...]

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Eight years in, Outside Lands cements a lasting legacy

Deep in the vegetation of Golden Gate Park, among the tens of thousands of attendees at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in 2012, beside the fairytale-like “houses” [...]

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Eight Facts You Didn’t Know About Phono del Sol

Maybe you've attended the festival before or perhaps a friend told you about the sun and the beer and the bands at Phono del Sol. Either way, we've put together a [...]

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    Phono del Sol: Thomas Arsenault takes the long road with Mas Ysa

Phono del Sol: Thomas Arsenault takes the long road with Mas Ysa

Thomas Arsenault knows the enchanted feeling of crossing into San Francisco over the Bay Bridge. The folk-pop-electronica composer and multi-instrumentalist, who goes by Mas Ysa on stage, has passed [...]

By |June 29, 2015|Comments Off on Phono del Sol: Thomas Arsenault takes the long road with Mas Ysa