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    Photos: Down and Outlaws celebrate album release at Great American Music Hall

Photos: Down and Outlaws celebrate album release at Great American Music Hall

Down and Outlaws (photo: Jon Ching)

Words by Jon Ching

Local blues rockers, the Down and Outlaws, played the Great American Music Hall last Friday, July 8th, releasing their new album, Above Snakes.  Not [...]

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Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour

(Happy Diving. photo: AV Club)

Birthed in the suburbs of the East Bay but now distributed across the West Coast, Happy Diving turned heads in 2014, releasing a self-titled EP [...]

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Widespread Panic return to The Fox this weekend

Widespread Panic, the Southern rock jam band behemoth from Atlanta, who recently announced that they will not continue touring after 2016, will pay their loyal fans in spades with [...]

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    Thank you for attending the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Thank you for attending the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Chairlift (photo: Jon Bauer)

What a beautiful way to continue the summer!

We had so much fun at the sixth annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, which saw thousands of people come to [...]

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Singer-songwriter Joe Pug to play The Independent

Independent and acclaimed solo musician Joe Pug swept headlines and turned heads with his 2008 EP Nation of Heat, earning him a feature on NPR's Second Stage blog. Three complete albums and [...]

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Phono del Sol is tomorrow! Buy your tickets now.

Generationals at last year's event.
Friends, flamingos, countrypeople, lend us your ears: Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is tomorrow.

Now in its fifth year, this year's festival features performances [...]

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An interview with M. Ward, who hits Berkeley tonight

Indie-folk musician M. Ward makes his return to the Bay Area for a pair of concerts before a pair of appearances in SoCal. The Friday, July 8, show at [...]

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    Live This Month: July 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: July 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: July 2016 (Podcast #388)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

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    Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Mr Little Jeans had to have been the silliest, yet most eye-catching, name that I've seen in a while. Reading it out-loud still makes me giggle actually. But after finding [...]

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Southpaw Turns 7: A conversation with Southpaw Records

In an era of streaming sites and fickle music trends, Baltimore exiles Rob Fales and Amanda Niesslein have been releasing records and tapes as Southpaw Records since 2009.

Releasing early [...]

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    The She’s to have fundraiser for La Casa de las Madres at Phono del Sol

The She’s to have fundraiser for La Casa de las Madres at Phono del Sol

The She's recently informed everyone that they will be having a fundraiser at their merch table during Phono del Sol, all donations go to La Casa de las Madres.

La Casa [...]

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    Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

The 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is approaching quickly, so here's a recap of all of the important information that festival attendees need to know before July 9th. [...]

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