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Deep Purple, Alice Cooper shake a sold-out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre

Alice Cooper

PHOTOS: The British heavy metal pioneers and “The Godfather of Shock Rock” energized a capacity crowd with plenty of old favorites.

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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Shabazz Palaces at Great American Music Hall 8/18 (FRI)

Shabazz Palaces

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Great American Music Hall on August 18th. 

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to XXYYXX’s secret show 8/12 (SAT)

XXYYXX

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at a secret location on August 12th.

Circles Around the Sun take us on a long, strange trip back to 1967 at Terrapin Crossroads

Circles Around the Sun

PHOTOS: The atmosphere was so groovy that it felt like we had actually time-traveled back to 1967, circling around the distant sun and back.

Blonde Redhead deliver a poignant performance at The Regency Ballroom

Blonde Redhead

SHOW REVIEW: Despite being around for more than 20 years, Blonde Redhead is anything but stagnant.

The Drums entertain a sold-out Fillmore with their energetic brand of indie pop

The Drums

SHOW REVIEW: The Brooklyn outfit sounded rather polished, and with their fans’ energy becoming increasingly evocative, the evening ended on quite a high note.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Prince Fox at 1015 Folsom 7/28 (FRI)

Prince Fox

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at 1015 Folsom on July 28th.

Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Ryan Adams & Run the Jewels

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

ID10T Fest takes over the Silicon Valley tech bubble

ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival 2017 - Girl Talk

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one weekend, the inaugural ID10T turned Silicon Valley into Music and Comic Conival Valley with music, comics, comedy, cosplay and more.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Passion Pit, KONGOS & Sir Sly at Oysterfest 7/1 (SAT)

Oysterfest 2017

Win a pair of free tickets to the 18th annual San Francisco Oysterfest on Saturday, July 1st.

Tool continue to melt minds on their latest tour

Tool

PHOTOS: The three-time Grammy winners haven’t released an album since 2006, but they did debut new visuals on this latest jaunt across North America.

B and The Hive bring the honey to The Mint

B and The Hive

SHOW REVIEW: There’s a lot of buzz surrounding B and The Hive’s new album, and their recent stop at one of LA’s oldest venues validated it.

Dirtybird BBQ celebrates summer in its return to SF

Dirtybird BBQ 2017

PHOTOS: The SF record label kicked off the season with another BBQ on Treasure Island, and the best place to be was on the dance floor.

In front of a hometown crowd at Rickshaw Stop, Lauv already looks like a natural performer

Lauv

PHOTOS: Although he’s still on the up and up, you could hardly tell due to his natural ability to get the audience adrenalized.

LA Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Skyline feat. Duke Dumont, Miike Snow, Lido & more 5/20 (SAT)

Skyline

Win a pair of free tickets to Skyline in LA on Saturday, May 20th.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to What So Not at 1015 Folsom 5/12 (FRI)

What So Not

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at 1015 Folsom on May 12th.

Featuring members of AFI & No Doubt, DREAMCAR make their SF debut at Great American Music Hall

DREAMCAR

SHOW REVIEW: This was only their third show, yet you’d think that they’d been playing together for years.

At a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland, the live-band experience puts Bonobo in a league of his own

Bonobo

SHOW REVIEW: There is nothing quite like a night of watching Bonobo perform with his live band.

In SF, Julie Byrne makes it feel like summer in April

Julie Byrne

PHOTOS: Though “summer” only happens sporadically in SF, you could feel it for a few hours at Swedish American Hall on this night.

Twin Peaks, Hinds hit The Chapel before Coachella

Twin Peaks

PHOTOS: In preparation for the desert, both bands performed at a venue known for hosting a myriad of electrifying garage-rock shows.