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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 4 – 6

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 4 – 6

Ring in the first edition of MUTEK in SF all this weekend.

Friday, May 4
Joyce Manor, awakebutstillinbed, Pity Party @ The Ritz
Our writer Carly recommended Joyce Manor's Petaluma tour stop [...]

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Behind The Scenes: Con Brio

Con Brio (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

If you've ever listened to Con Brio, you know the band's mission is to bring its audience to a world full of musical bliss.

The official invitation [...]

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Con Brio turn “Heart-Shaped Box” into a spacey soul jam

San Francisco soul band Con Brio is known for a lot of things, but emulating the crunchy riffs of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s is not really [...]

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Con Brio headline the Fillmore tomorrow night

On Saturday, May 5, the high energy soul-funk stylings of the Bay Area's own Con Brio will be headlining The Fillmore.

Con Brio translates to "With spirit," a musical direction [...]

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Music and Mortality: King Willow, “Settled”

It's not a coincidence that King Willow's "Settled" sounds like a drinking song. The central theme of the song is not having your shit together. Everyone feels like they're [...]

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    Boofrmda4’s “Fake Love” is vibrant and fun East Bay R&B

Boofrmda4’s “Fake Love” is vibrant and fun East Bay R&B

Oakland R&B singer Boofrmda4 recently released a new track called "Fake Love." The song features a relaxed chorus by Oakland rapper Tree Thomas and a frantic beat by Armani [...]

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    Nyanni’s new track “Over Night” explores the consequences of mixing love and Hennessy

Nyanni’s new track “Over Night” explores the consequences of mixing love and Hennessy

Nyanni (photo: Edgar Daniel)

Late last year, I met Nyanni on the platform of West Oakland BART, while working on a story about Oakland's BART dancing scene. The 22-year-old [...]

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Photos + Review: LCD Soundsystem at the Greek Theatre

LCD Soundsystem (photo: Jon Bauer)

I heard Kraftwerk’s “The Robots” for the first time at a suburban strip mall coffee shop when I was a kid. I remember thinking that it [...]

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They can’t take the spirit from Van William’s heart

Singer-songwriter Van Pierszalowski has started three bands in the past decade: Port O'Brien, an indie-folk favorite of the Bay Area in the late aughts; the power-pop group WATERS, technically [...]

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Photos: Turnstile at Great American Music Hall

Turnstile (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Back on the road with a brand-new album, Turnstile celebrated the release of "Time & Space" with a headline US tour which stopped by Great American Music [...]

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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra bringing ‘Sex & Food’ tour to the Fox

Unknown Mortal Orchestra bringing ‘Sex & Food’ tour to the Fox

(photo: Neil Krug)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's fourth studio LP Sex & Food is out now on Jagjaguwar, and finds Ruban Nielson expanding his songwriting range even further beyond the fuzz-funk [...]

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    Announcing Southside Festival 2018: Zion-I, Down 2 Earth, Just Rese and more

Announcing Southside Festival 2018: Zion-I, Down 2 Earth, Just Rese and more

It's that time again...time to get ready for 2018's Southside Festival.

Now in its second year, Southside Festival is a free festival taking place in San Francisco's Bayview district. Southside's [...]

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