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    First City Festival adds Future Islands, Liars, Tanlines and more

First City Festival adds Future Islands, Liars, Tanlines and more

The First City Festival just announced five new additions to their two-day festivities in Monterey this August, and what a set of bands it is! Future Islands leads the [...]

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    Mixtape: What You Need to Know About SF’s Summer Music Festivals

Mixtape: What You Need to Know About SF’s Summer Music Festivals


Download: Mixtape: What You Need to Know About SF's Summer Music Festivals (Podcast #338)

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In 2014, there’s been more controversy about the [...]

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    First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and [...]

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First City Festival set for August 23–24

The second iteration of the First City Festival has been confirmed for August 23 and 24, 2014 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. David Lefkowitz, Vice President [...]

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    Review & Photos: First City Festival @ Monterey, CA 8/24–8/25/13

Review & Photos: First City Festival @ Monterey, CA 8/24–8/25/13

In its very first year, Monterey’s First City Festival is already off to a rollicking start. The fledgling festival, conceived by live-event giant Goldenvoice, was a major coup for [...]

By |August 26, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: First City Festival @ Monterey, CA 8/24–8/25/13

The First City Festival is this weekend!

This weekend marks the first edition of the First City Festival in Monterey. To help get you prepped for the festival, here's a repost of our mixtape sampling some [...]

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    Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra "The Ocean" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

The Dodos are ramping up for the release of their fifth album and Polyvinyl debut, Carrier, out [...]

By |August 16, 2013|Comments Off on Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly
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    First City Festival announces daily schedules and after shows

First City Festival announces daily schedules and after shows

Monterey's First City Festival is fast approaching, and Goldenvoice recently announced the new event's daily schedules and also revealed lineups for two official after shows on the night of [...]

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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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    Ticket giveaway: First City Festival in Monterey, 8/24-8/25/13

Ticket giveaway: First City Festival in Monterey, 8/24-8/25/13

As previously announced, the First City Festival will take place in Monterey on August 24th and 25th. Not only will this inaugural festival take place in California's "first city," [...]

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    First City Festival: Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Beach House lead 30+ bands performing at new summer fest in Monterey

First City Festival: Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Beach House lead 30+ bands performing at new summer fest in Monterey

Known as California's "first city," Monterey has a unique place in the history of arts and culture in the state. Monterey was the site of the state's first [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on First City Festival: Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Beach House lead 30+ bands performing at new summer fest in Monterey