Help put on the 4th annual Mission Creek Oakland Festival, or submit your band to play

The Mission Creek Oakland Festival, the 4-year-old extension of San Francisco's Mission Creek Festival, needs your help! They've started a Kickstarter campaign to raise some cash money for the festival's expenses, and have until July 15 to reach their $1500 goal (they're at $232, currently). Perks for donating range from a shout-out on their Facebook page and even a high five at the fest (for a $1 contribution) to lifetime festival passes, dinner with MCO founders, extra special thank you in the festival guide, on all media platforms, and at opening and closing ceremonies (for a $1000 donation). Check out [...]

Recommended, 9/6-9/11: Born Gold/Part Time, Mission Creek at McLaren Park, P.S. I Love You, Chromatics

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Born Gold bring Bodysongs to The Knockout This month, frenetic Canadian electro-pop band Born Gold (formerly known as Gobble Gobble) releases its debut LP Bodysongs, which collects a variety of the band's recent singles. The group's North American tour comes to The Knockout on September 8th (9pm, $6). They'll be joined by locals Part Time and Religious [...]

Recommended, 8/29-9/4: Mission Creek Oakland, Mi Ami, White Fence/RTX, Twin Sister/Devon Williams

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Mission Creek Oakland kicks off this week The Mission Creek Music Festival is gearing up for a number of dates in SF, but MCMF's sister Mission Creek Oakland fest kicks off first, with two shows this coming weekend. Friday night (9pm, Free), there's a free show at the Uptown, with The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwahaha [...]

Full lineup announced for 2010 Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival

Since our previous speculation on the early Mission Creek Music Festival lineup, fest organizers have now announced the official MCMF 2010 lineup. The Fresh & Onlys - "Dude's Got A Tender Heart" Among others, the Mission Creek Music Festival has lined up the following to play at this year's festival: The Fresh and Onlys, Ganglians, Grass Widow, Persephone's Bees, Grand Lake, The Lambs, Belly of the Whale, Brian Glaze and the Night Shift, Extra Action Marching Band, Little Wings, Rykarda Parasol, William Winant Percussion Group, Pilar Diaz, and Le Butcherettes. Grand Lake - "Louise" The festival will run from July 9 - [...]

Festival news: early lineups revealed for On Land, All Shook Down, and Mission Creek fests

You presumably know about Outside Lands and we've revealed a little bit about this year's Rock Make, but details have emerged recently about a number of other festivals taking place over the next several months. Interstellar Regions: Oneohtrix Point Never from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo. Root Strata recently announced the lineup for the second On Land Festival, running September 2nd through 5th at Cafe Du Nord and the Swedish American Hall. Locals Barn Owl and The Alps top separate days of the experimentally-inclined fest, alongside Charalambides, the returning Grouper, and the ambient drone of Oneohtrix Point Never. The full list [...]

Mission Freak! benefit for Mission Creek 2010

The 2010 Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival takes place this July 14th-18th, and the MCMAF crew is raising funds with a dance party benefit this Friday night, April 23rd, at the Rickshaw Stop (10pm-2am, $5-10 sliding scale). Mission Freak! features DJ sets from The Selecter DJ Kirk (Concrete Jungle, SweaterFunk), Kelley Stoltz, EmDee (Debaser/Club Neon), Neil Martinson (SMiLE!) and Roll (Life/Style). All of them for $5-10 bucks to support a great local music fest later this year? Sounds good to me. Also, bands take note: MCMAF is currently accepting submissions for the festival via Sonicbids.

Mission Creek Holds Court at McLaren Park

Mission Creek held a major free concert in McLaren Park on Saturday featuring over a dozen great bands and a bunch of good times. For me, the event was equal parts great local music and sales pitch for the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, which I hadn't known existed prior to the show. I was admittedly skeptical as I got off my second bus of the day, bringing the travel time to the fest to a round hour-and-a-half, and adding a "This better be worth it" feeling to the experience, but I wandered down a hill to the emerge upon the backside [...]

Mission Creek: Free show this Saturday in McLaren Park

Bart Davenport - "Jon Jon" There's a lot of great stuff happening as part of this year's Mission Creek Music Festival, but few can compete with the FREE show happening this Saturday, July 18th, from 11am-8pm at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park (40 John F Shelley Drive at Mansell Street). There's a staggeringly-good lineup of bands, and the MCMF folks promise "DJs, local indie vendors, designers, fashion, and a variety of food carts" as well. Rubies - "Stand in a Line" The lineup of bands includes: Dead Meadow Kelley Stoltz Persephone's Bees Rubies Bart [...]

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