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 Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Presenting the Biggest Ticket Giveaway Wednesday we've done in a while

To enter any contest, email with the name of the band and date of the show you're entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, October 23rd Au Revoir Simone, Genuis, CALLmeKAT @ Slim's 8pm, $16, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, October 23rd Radical Face, Lily Kershaw @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $16, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 24th Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Cassoria, Insects vs Robots @ [...]

Sade Sundays: Girl, It’s a Photoshoot Part IV.

Part 1 By: Joshua Rampage As we approach mid-2010, the situation can be described as languid at best; adventures have been put on hold while I pace slowly up and down this long hallway, stirring up dust bunnies. Snoozy weather and sinus infections have the weird ability to cull the right kind of music for the moment, and I've been submerged in hazy ambiance ever since Die Antwoord depleted all of the serotonin in my brain with their impeccable taste. I've since grown comfortable within these walls of soft interiors. Set adrift in the haunted depths of The Caretaker, I've [...]

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