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Eliot Lipp

PHOTOS: Eliot Lipp at The Mint 7/23

By Josh Herwitt // Eliot Lipp // The Mint - Los Angeles July 23rd, 2014 // The Mint in LA's Carthay Square neighborhood has long been a home for underground blues, jazz, … [Read More...]

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff delivers positive vibes to sold-out Fillmore

Photos by Pedro Paredes // Written by Molly Kish Jimmy Cliff // The Fillmore - San Francisco July 19th, 2014 // Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff took the stage at The Fillmore … [Read More...]

Slightly Stoopid

PHOTOS: Slightly Stoopid, NOFX and Stephen Marley at the Greek 7/18

By Marc Fong // Slightly Stoopid with NOFX and Stephen Marley // Greek Theatre Berkeley - U.C. Berkeley July 18th, 2014 // San Diego's very own Slightly Stoopid continued … [Read More...]


Outside Lands 2014 Night Shows: Keep it going ’til the AM

Only a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated summer festivals of the 2014 season. Outside Lands Music Festival has announced their official schedule for this year’s five … [Read More...]



Outside Lands 2014 Beer/Artist Pairings

Located conveniently at the back of the main stage of the festival, Outside Lands’ Beer Lands has been getting strong and stronger with (mostly) local craft beer selections. Here is a carefully curated list of artist-beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at the festival.

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Seattle skyline

First Times: Experiencing Seattle’s music scene

FIRST TIMES: “With so much of my youth influenced by the musicians who have called this majestic seaport city home, it will always remain an important place for this music lover.”


Five female-fronted, emerging UK acts you need to hear

With the fourth of July in the rear view mirror and the taste of independence fresh our mouths, I thought it only fitting that we get familiar with 5 emerging artist from the UK.

High Sierra Music Festival

PHOTOS: High Sierra returns to Quincy for 24th edition

PHOTOS: The 24th edition of High Sierra Music Festival took place over the Fourth of July weekend, and Showbams captured plenty of memorable moments from Quincy, California.


Five new songs that show Bon Iver’s magnificent, post-rock influence

Miss Bon Iver? Ya, we do too. These five new songs will help get you through the group’s hiatus.


tUnE-yArDs eye nonconformity through a glorious lens at The Fillmore

tUnE-yArDs’ focus on eyes as a motif suitably reflects Garbus’ immaculate confidence and control amid pervasive themes of subverting conformity and growing paranoia, curating a transformative live music experience in the process.


The Faint light up the Independent for a Doom Abuse “danse” party

SHOW REVIEW: The Faint’s penetrating light show and disorienting visuals washed over the voracious crowd, who remained in constant motion throughout the entire performance.


High Sierra Music Festival: Why we keep going back

As HSMF veterans know, it’s about so much more than just the music. Here are seven reasons we keep going back.


A Cop Stops You at a Festival: The “Know Your Rights” Infographic

This simple flowchart from the Festival Lawyer shows you everything you need to know to protect yourself from being unlawfully arrested.


String Cheese Incident bring special guest & new music to Fox Theater Oakland

SHOW REVIEW: Friday’s show demonstrated to a capacity crowd that String Cheese still want to melt some faces, create some new music and generally have a good time with their devoted army.


The National showcase their natural evolution, continue to inspire at the Greek

SHOW REVIEW: The National’s shift from enigmatic indie group to a mainstream success is almost complete after witnessing the group’s magical performances at the Greek Theatre Berkeley.


Disclosure’s ‘Wild Life’ invades the Greek

SHOW REVIEW: One of most popular and trailblazing dance acts on the planet headlined a mini-one-day-fest dubbed “Wild Life” at the intimate Greek Theatre Berkeley.


PHOTOS: The Knife at Fox Theater Oakland 4/15

PHOTOS: As the audience followed the dance steps and pop mantras recited by the person in charge of warming things up before The Knife, the night’s main event, we knew that we should expect nothing typical for the rest of the evening.


PHOTOS: Blood Orange at Great American Music Hall 4/15

PHOTOS: The crowd intensity quickly translated from the stage onto the entire venue, with the London-native acting as the master of ceremony, surrounded by talent.


Coachella 2014 Weekend 1: It’s Officially Festival Season

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Coachella has grown to be so much more than simply just a “music and arts festival,” for better or worse, but always retains it’s feeling that something special IS happening on these grass fields.


Outside Lands 2014 Daily Lineup Highlights

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get there early this August in Golden Gate Park.


Future Islands’ Sam Herring connects among high expectations at the Chapel

By the end of the concert, the bond established between the band and crowd solidified with the stage becoming public domain.


ODESZA poised to explode into electronic stratosphere

SHOW REVIEW: If Odesza is not on your radar, they soon will be, especially after their sold out performance at the Independent last weekend.


The War on Drugs are winning

SHOW REVIEW: Adam Granduciel has arrived to the next level, as The War on Drugs have broken through the underground in a big way with their latest release and long awaited tour.


St. Vincent spellbindingly shreds with support from Noveller at the Fox

SHOW REVIEW: Axe-wielding women Annie Clark & Sarah Lipstate systematically stunned the Fox Theater Saturday with their powerful arrangements and domination of the stage.


10 music festival must-haves to elevate the experience

The Festival Lawyer asked the worldwide Festival Community: “What one item did you not know to bring to your first music festival that you always bring now?” These 10 things could make or break your next music fest — what are your must-haves?


How to Dress Well premiers new songs, live band in San Francisco

SHOW REVIEW: Launching a co-headlining US tour with experimental producer Forest Swords March 17th, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well has arrived at his potential with an expanded formation & incredible new material that is more emotive, poignant and powerful than ever.