WillCall New Year's Eve club takeover

Pretty much every New Year's Eve I’ve known since entering adulthood has been cursed with the same question: “What to do?” Option 1: spend way too much money on tickets to a monstrously large NYE festival event for which you may have to travel. Option 2: Keep it casual at a friend’s house or house party, or maybe even a dive bar if the night goes there. Option 3: Find a good show with a great artist playing and take the night from there. Ultimately, option 3 always sways me – it’s just planned enough so that I have a [...]

Review: The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival

This year's Treasure Island Music Festival attracted a diverse crowd, most of which partied way too hard during the high-energy dance sets of Saturday to attend Sunday's more guitar-oriented lineup. Sunday was also much colder, with lines for coffee often stretching beyond lines for beer. Schools of glowing white jellyfish drifted through the festival grounds on handheld sticks, as music fans wandered back and forth between the two stages. Giraffage kicked things off at noon during Saturday's stretch of the festival after an introduction from Noise Pop/Salty Artist Management's Chad Heimann aka Chad Salty, performing sample-driven dance music for the [...]

Danny Brown playing two Bay Area shows, ditching Baauer for the second

Detroit rap personality Danny Brown is poised to take over the Bay Area this spring with a couple of live shows separated by a month-long gap. The first gig, on April 17 at The Independent, is a stop on Brown's "Worst of Both Worlds" co-headlining tour with Baauer. Last year, Brown collaborated on a track with Purity Ring, who will coincidentally be playing the same night at Bottom of the Hill. I wonder if they will meet halfway for burritos. Baauer, an instrumental trap producer currently signed to LuckyMe, recently skyrocketed from an overlooked Pitchfork post to international notoriety after [...]

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