Treasure Island Music Festival 2018: A strong return for one of the Bay Area’s best live music events

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018 - Jungle

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With great weather, excellent organization and a near-perfect sequencing of artists, TIMF was back in full form.

Can Treasure Island Music Festival regain its footing after a year off & a new location?

Treasure Island Music Festival - 2018 lineup

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: TIMF’s 2018 lineup features some of the most interesting artists in pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic and all the experimental forms that cross them.

Back on the road, Broken Social Scene rock The Fox with a career-spanning set

Broken Social Scene

SHOW REVIEW: Despite a long break between albums, the sense of professionalism built into the band’s live experience remains prevalent.

Lil Yachty continues to carve out his own path in SF

Lil Yachty

SHOW REVIEW: The Atlanta native has captured the attention of an increasingly distracted generation with his self-described “bubblegum trap.”

AIR celebrate ‘twentyears’ at The Masonic


SHOW REVIEW: It was a no-brainer to catch the French downtempo/space-rock project for what could be the last time in the Bay Area.

The Avalanches make their long-awaited return to SF after more than a decade

The Avalanches

SHOW REVIEW: Yet, there was a clear issue when combining the mixing of their studio samples with what sounded like a conventional funk/rock band.

At The Regency Ballroom, Danny Brown sets himself apart from all the other rappers in the game

Danny Brown

PHOTOS: No one can be compared to Danny Brown because well, there’s no one like Danny Brown.

Flume makes his case as one of EDM’s fastest-rising stars over a three-night run in SF


SHOW REVIEW: In the increasingly unimaginative world of live mainstream electronic music, artists like Flume are the beacon.

Rudimental, Gorgon City team up at the Fox Theater Oakland to close out their co-headlining tour


SHOW REVIEW: Despite their differences sonically, these two electronic acts from London know how to throw an upbeat dance party that any fan can appreciate.

Disclosure combine their UK electronic roots with a pop sensibility at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


SHOW REVIEW: Due to their UK garage roots and pop sensibilities, Disclosure find themselves awkwardly positioned between these two forms of live music.

Floating Points puts on a performance at Mezzanine that stuns fans both sonically and visually

Floating Points

SHOW REVIEW: It takes true talent to create an experience like the one Sam Sheppard did in SF.

Hippie Sabotage know how to work a crowd, but are they bringing anything new to the table?

Hippie Sabotage

SHOW REVIEW: I couldn’t help but stand there and be amazed by the level of energy coming from the crowd.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats bring the energy of gospel and folk to The Fillmore

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

SHOW REVIEW: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats have found the right kind of energy to offer to a crowd: one of passion, one of talent and one of gratitude.

Eagles of Death Metal prove that rock ain’t dead

Eagles of Death Metal

SHOW REVIEW: EODM have the perfect style as a rock band, one that takes itself just seriously enough.

Ratatat turn The Regency Ballroom into a multi-instrumental dance party


SHOW REVIEW: Ratatat were not able to make their scheduled Friday night show last weekend but managed to quickly recover and put on a show that certainly felt like a Friday night for a sold-out crowd.

New Music: Jamie xx – In Colour

Jamie xx - In Colour

“In Colour may not be everyone’s favorite album this year, but no one can doubt the level of detail devoted to making every layer of every track as perfectly tuned as possible.”