• Florence + the Machine at the Outside Lands Music Festival 2018, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: Outside Lands 2018 brings another fantastic party to Golden Gate Park

Photos: Outside Lands 2018 brings another fantastic party to Golden Gate Park

Janelle Monáe (photo: Jon Bauer)

The 2018 Outside Lands Music Festival just finished its annual takeover of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Park, and we are still living off the sounds [...]

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    Review: A numbered list of highlights from this year’s Outside Lands

Review: A numbered list of highlights from this year’s Outside Lands

Outside Lands Music Festival 2018 (photo: Jon Bauer)

It’s that time of year again. Outside Lands has come and gone. Everyone has washed the dust off their faces and returned to [...]

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Review + Photos: Beach House at the Fox Theater

Beach House (photo: Lilly Nguyen)

Brooklyn-based Sound of Ceres filled the Fox Theater August 7 with a cosmically realized blend of angelic vocal stylings by Karen Hover, meshed with precise [...]

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    Sponsored: 3rd Thursdays Block Party returns to Civic Center with Sonny and the Sunsets and more!

Sponsored: 3rd Thursdays Block Party returns to Civic Center with Sonny and the Sunsets and more!

How is it even possible that we're already approaching the 3rd Thursday in August? As summer comes to a close, Civic Center Commons is back with another 3rd Thursdays [...]

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Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Inventive Experimental Musicians

Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Inventive Experimental Musicians (Podcast #432)

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

A wide range of experimental musicians are pushing Bay Area music in inventive directions, deploying [...]

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Zach Gill embarks on mid-August tour of the Multiverse

ALO's Zach Gill, one of the Bay Area's most prominent musicians of the last two decades, is gearing up for an August tour of the Multiverse. Which in all [...]

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Photos: Ace Frehley at Cornerstone

Ace Frehley (photo: Ria Burman)

Ace Frehley, co-founder of the mighty KISS, brought his solo songwriting endeavors to Cornerstone Monday for a night of magnetic heavy metal rock and roll. [...]

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Photos: John Doe Folk Trio at HopMonk Tavern

John Doe Folk Trio (photo: Ria Burman)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

It’s a beautiful day here in Marin County, California, the sun is shining and we are witnessing the heartbeat of [...]

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    Giveaway: Angel Olsen gets up close and personal at the Nourse Theater in September

Giveaway: Angel Olsen gets up close and personal at the Nourse Theater in September

Angel Olsen is a musician we've been writing about for years. Years. She impressed us from the very beginning with her strong vocals, singable melodies, and vaguely vintage sound, [...]

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    Noise Pop announces benefit show with Built To Spill in NorCal redwoods

Noise Pop announces benefit show with Built To Spill in NorCal redwoods

Quick question: How interested are you in seeing Built To Spill in the redwoods?

We ask because local concert production company Noise Pop just announced a special, intimate evening with [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Gude To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 9 -11

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Gude To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 9 -11

Friday, August 9
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
With what's arguably the best lineup in years, Outside Lands once again takes over Golden Gate Park for its 10th year. Head [...]

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There’s something for everyone this fall at August Hall

Locals know that once the weather starts cooling down, calendars heat up. Since we're all spending more time indoors, taking refuge from rain and fog and 5pm sunsets, local [...]

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