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All hell breaks loose as homegrown talent Luce, The Ponies work GAMH

By Tom Dellinger // The Ponies, Luce with New American Farmers, Melissa Phillips and James DePrato // Great American Music Hall - San Francisco September 5th, 2014 // It … BAM ON

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New Music: Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death from Above 1979 - The Physical World // Top Tracks: “Right On, Frankenstein!” “Virgins” “Crystal Ball” “Government Trash” “The Physical World” Album Highlights: … BAM ON

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New Music: Interpol – El Pintor

Interpol - El Pintor // Top Tracks: “All the Rage Back Home” “Anywhere” “Ancient Ways” “Tidal Wave” Album Highlights: As indie music continues to draw more and more from … BAM ON

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The Top 10 Summer Anthems of 2014

Written by Kevin Quandt & Krystal Beez // With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, the days are getting shorter and most students are heading back in school. So what better … BAM ON

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Outside Lands 2014 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.

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

With the Fourth of July in the rearview mirror and the taste of independence fresh our mouths, get familiar with five emerging artist from the UK.

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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.

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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.

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tUnE-yArDs eye nonconformity through a glorious lens in SF

SHOW REVIEW: tUnE-yArDs’ focus on eyes as a motif suitably reflects Garbus’ immaculate confidence and control amid pervasive themes of subverting conformity and growing paranoia.

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The Faint light up The Indy 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.

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High Sierra Music Festival: Why we keep going back

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

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The “Know Your Rights” infographic at a festival

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

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String Cheese Incident bring special guest, new music to Fox

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.

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The National showcase natural evolution, continue to inspire

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”, but it always retains the feeling that something special is happening on those grass fields.

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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.

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Future Islands connects amid high expectations at The Chapel

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

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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.

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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.

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St. Vincent spellbindingly shreds with support from Noveller

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

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How to Dress Well premiers new songs, live band in SF

SHOW REVIEW: Launching a co-headlining U.S. tour with experimental producer Forest Swords, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well has arrived at his potential.

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San Fermin, Son Lux prove why they should be more popular

SHOW REVIEW: The Chapel in SF featured two groups on Tuesday that need your immediate attention.

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Mark Kozelek’s surly banter, control obsession effects at GAMH

SHOW REVIEW: Always honest and amusing in an odd way, much like his music, Kozelek turned between-song breaks into hilarious and awkward moments.

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