Behind The Scenes: Live 105 BFD

Phoenix (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) With headliners like Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand Live 105's BFD is just what the name stands for, a Big F***ing Deal. While those bands alone are worth a $37- $90 ticket, the one-day festival also featured dozens of other amazing artists. Among the list of performers were Milky Chance, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, SWMRS, Dreamers, Picture Atlantic, Missio, Taking Back Sunday, and the New Up. I snapped pictures of musicians on each of the four festival stages (well, five if you count the two rotating Bud Light festival stages) and caught up with a few acts who made this [...]

Live 105’s BFD 2015 lineup abounds with local independent acts

  Live 105 bills itself as "The Bay Area's Alternative," and the radio station is living up to this title with its BFD 2015 lineup, which was announced this morning. Headlined by indie rock stalwarts Modest Mouse, Icelandic indie-folkers Of Monsters And Men, and indie-pop act Panic! At The Disco, and with main stage support from the likes of Cold War Kids and Atlas Genius, BFD 2015 will also feature a host of local independent bands playing three of the festival's four stages on June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. That's right, this year's iteration of the alternative radio station's summer [...]

Giveaway: Avid Dancer wants to see you dance

Avid Dancer is bringing all his moves to the Fox Theater this Friday, November 21, along with Cold War Kids and Waters. After growing up in a fundamentalist Christian household, he traveled the globe as both a world champion drumline drummer and a marine before following his heart to Alaska, where he wrote and recorded his debut EP I Want To See You Dance. Released on October 21 by Grand Jury records, the record is a soul-driven sum of his past -- cool detachment yet obsession with love and movement. Though he was virtually detached from secular music and pop culture until his late [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Akron/Family, The Submarines, Papercuts, Cold War Kids, Olof Arnolds

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, April 8th (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Akron/Family, Delicate Steve, Honeymoon @ The Independent To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $15, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Saturday, April 9th The Submarines, Nik Freitas @ Slim's To win a pair [...]

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