Allen Stone

Allen Stone, Brynn Elliott preach tech-free positivity at The Chapel

Photos by Tom Dellinger // Written by Molly Kish // Allen Stone with Brynn Elliott // The Chapel - San Francisco June 23rd, 2015 // Outwardly spoken … BAM ON

Grateful Dead 50 - "Fare Thee Well"

20 predictions for Grateful Dead’s ‘Fare Thee Well’

By Andy Magnes // With "Fare Thee Well" upon us and everyone dancin' in the streets, it's time to make some predictions for this one final run to be … BAM ON

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Camping at a music festival soon? You’ll want to check out this ultimate festival camping guide

Festival season is upon us, and some of you might be getting ready to pitch your tent at a music festival this summer. Lucky you! Camping at music festivals … BAM ON

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Camping at a music festival soon? You’ll want to check out this ultimate festival camping guide

Festival season is upon us, and some of you might be getting ready to pitch your tent at a music festival this summer. Here is a festival camping guide that should help with all your outdoor-living needs.

Big Gigantic

Am I too old now to be going to Big Gigantic shows?

SHOW REVIEW: I might not be too old yet, but it’s sure starting to feel that way.

Miami Horror

Miami Horror cover all bases on ‘All Possible Futures’ before a sold-out show in their new hometown

INTERVIEW: A lot changed for Miami Horror founder and bandleader Benjamin Plant when he moved to Los Angeles nearly three years ago — and for the better.

Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Lightning in a Bottle

Is Lightning in a Bottle shedding its ‘boutique’ label to go mainstream?

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Do LaB has created one of the most unique experiences on the entire U.S. festival circuit, but whether LIB can maintain its “boutique” label remains to be seen.

Oysterfest 2015

Oysterfest 2015 serves up a steamy bill of old-school hip-hop and electronica

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Celebrating its 16th year, Oysterfest’s lineup of hip-hop and dance artists kicked the party up a notch with some profane rap classics and club favorites.

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I heard the new My Morning Jacket album and it’s amazing

I went to a listening party in LA for the new MMJ album, with Jim James commenting after each song. Here’s what you can expect from the new album.

CRSSD Festival

CRSSD makes a big splash in debut as 2015 festival season heats up

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Goldenvoice and FNGRS CRSSD are quickly changing the game after putting on a nearly flawless first edition of CRSSD Festival at San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

Caribou

Noise Pop 2015: Who made the ‘most’ of SF’s 12-day indie fest?

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Noise Pop never fails to create some of the most memorable experiences in live entertainment throughout the Bay Area each year.

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10 takeaways from Shaun White’s first Air + Style on U.S. soil

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are 10 things we took away from two action-packed days at Air + Style in Los Angeles.

The Dodos

Feeling 50/50 with The Dodos at Great American Music Hall

INTERVIEW: The Dodos caught up with Showbams before their headlining show at Great American Music Hall, giving us a look inside their 50/50 mindset.

The Soft White Sixties

The Soft White Sixties, Mahgeetah & Coo Coo Birds rock ‘Showbams Presents’ showcase at Brick & Mortar

SHOW REVIEW: The Soft White Sixties were joined by opening acts Mahgeetah and Coo Coo Birds in a grand finale of epic proportions, presented by Showbams.

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Is Father John Misty playing a character?

Or is Father John Misty an evolving artist being true to himself?

The Regent

The Regent Theater brings new life to LA’s music scene

VENUE REVIEW: Once a grindhouse and adult movie theater decades ago, the newly-reopened Regent Theater has quickly found its place in a crowded, yet booming downtown LA.

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Killer Mike’s emotional soliloquy on police brutality starts St. Louis show with a heavy dose of real

The content of Killer Mike’s speech on Monday should go down in history as the quintessential reaction to the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict in the murder of Michael Brown.

Culture Collide

Culture Collide Festival invades SF, LA with talent far and wide

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Culture Collide stopped off in SF for the first time ever before making its way down to LA, bringing bands from around the globe to celebrate music, food and culture, of course.

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The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival 2014

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 will be remembered for its triumphant headliners, along with its embrace of minimalist, finger-snapping electropop.

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Going inside the mind of a hip-hop hero with Cut Chemist

INTERVIEW: Neither Lucas MacFadden (Cut Chemist) nor hip-hop would be anywhere near where they are today without the lifelong contributions of Afrika Bambaataa.

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