Ticket Giveaway: Moon Duo at The Chapel

Running low on funds after miscalculating your Noise Pop show budget? Try your hand at one extra freebie at The Chapel. Portland psych-rockers Moon Duo will be in town [...]

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    “Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

“Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

It was just before the golden hour when I sat down with Michael Bailey and Alex Boyd of Parallax ’48. Sunbeams spotted the ceilings and walls of my apartment, [...]

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    Playlist: Dive into the sounds of the 2017 Noise Pop Festival!

Playlist: Dive into the sounds of the 2017 Noise Pop Festival!

The 2017 Noise Pop Festival is here! With the film portion of the fest's 25th year already underway, it's high time to plan which of Noise Pop's many great [...]

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    Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Welcome to Behind the Song, our new illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

For our first installment, I [...]

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  • Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers @ 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival - Photo by Daniel Kielman
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    Nicki Bluhm’s peace-inspired protest song: “Remember Love Wins”

Nicki Bluhm’s peace-inspired protest song: “Remember Love Wins”

Remember, love wins.

If you remember nothing else going forward in these tumultuous times, Nicki Bluhm wants you to know those words.

On Sunday, January 29, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh held a “Thunder [...]

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Review + Photos: Twenty One Pilots at SAP Events Center

Twenty One Pilots (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

As Tyler Joseph screamed the lyrics of “Hometown” hundreds of feet from the floor on a balcony ledge of the SAP Center in San Jose, [...]

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Review + Photos: Austra at the Mezzanine

Austra (photo: Joshua Hernandez)

Austra saved me before the prospect of Prozac did, and saved me again when the Prozac failed, and when the next medication failed, and the next. [...]

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    2017 season at The Greek kicks off with Regina Spektor in April

2017 season at The Greek kicks off with Regina Spektor in April

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Soviet-born, piano-wielding singer-songwriter Regina Spektor's solo headlining performance on April 7 is the first of the 2017  season at The Greek in Berkeley.

Long eschewing descriptors like "quirky" in [...]

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Sponsored: ‘Clas/sick Hip Hop’ series comes to YBCA

(photo: Gabriel Bienczycki)

In its third iteration, YBCA brings you Clas/sick Hip Hop, a platform that appreciates hip-hop culture for its artistry, boldness and mobilizing effect. This year, they explore [...]

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Santa Cruz Music Festival 2017 returns with free comedy

The entire beach town of Santa Cruz is gearing up for the return of Santa Cruz Music Festival this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. One of [...]

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  • Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret Presents Wilde Women at the Great Star Theater, by Patric Carver
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    Great Star Rising: Behind the revival of a classic San Francisco theater

Great Star Rising: Behind the revival of a classic San Francisco theater

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret at The Great Star in December. (photo: Patric Carver)

Words by SarahJayn Kemp

The Great Star Theater is the last of a dying breed of uniquely San [...]

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    LA Bridged: Panache Booking’s Village of Love benefit celebrates intersections of activism and LA music

LA Bridged: Panache Booking’s Village of Love benefit celebrates intersections of activism and LA music

Entrance at Village of Love, February 14, 2017

It's 9:00, exactly 50 minutes after I lapped the Teragram Ballroom for the first time. Nearly an hour and exactly $13 later, [...]

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