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    Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Since emerging out of Oakland in 2011, Bonnie & the BANG BANG has been crafting its own distinctive brand of music that burns with western vibes, though not necessarily [...]

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    Interview: UK electronic pop band Bastille is obsessed with history, film, and Mexican food

Interview: UK electronic pop band Bastille is obsessed with history, film, and Mexican food

It’s appropriate that the popularity of a band with a song about the fiery destruction of an ancient city began to blossom during a storm. Londoners Bastille were playing [...]

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    Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

The realms of fashion and rock and roll often crossover for obvious reasons, the most apparent being that both worlds value beauty - not beauty in the classic sense [...]

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    Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Forty-six years after Monterey Pop, which established the template for the major music festival, a new fest is bringing rock [...]

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    Photos & Thanks from the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

Photos & Thanks from the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

We may be a little biased, but it felt like there was a certain magic in air during the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival. The festival [...]

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    The 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is THIS SATURDAY!

The 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, July 13, 2013, we're proud to be throwing the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park! The all day, all ages [...]

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Come to happy hour at Phono del Sol 2013!

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Music this Saturday at Phono del Sol 2013 begins promptly at noon, and we're so excited about this lineup of bands that we want you [...]

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    Phono del Sol 2013: Meet host Anna Seregina and festival DJ Aaron Axelsen!

Phono del Sol 2013: Meet host Anna Seregina and festival DJ Aaron Axelsen!

More excellent updates about this weekend's 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival:

We're really excited to have San Francisco stand up comedian Anna Seregina hosting Phono del Sol [...]

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Video Premiere: Petejota – "Sisketheewan"

Petejota, the garage/psych project of Oakland's Hernando Buitrago, is releasing a new single and video for the track "Sisketheewan", which we're extremely excited to premiere below. Similar to previous [...]

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Set times announced for Phono del Sol 2013!

Here are the set times for all twelve great bands performing at the third annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival this Saturday, July 13, at Potrero del [...]

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YACHT bringing the dance party to Phono del Sol 2013

YACHT Cheat Sheet: A psychedelic dance-party duo that's DFA Records-approved (which means James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem digs it) from Portland consisting of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans; [...]

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Interview: K.Flay is between homes but busier than ever

Chicago born and raised, Stanford-educated and Brooklyn-based rapper K.Flay is homeless.

It’s a temporary predicament, but less than two years after moving to New York to pursue her career with [...]