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Phono del Sol 2017: Our list of do’s & don’ts

Phono del Sol 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We concocted a list of do’s and don’ts and curated our own playlist so that you can have the best time.

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The xx luminesce the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium during their three-night Fauxchella run

The xx

SHOW REVIEW: SHOW REVIEW: The London trio entranced the capacity crowd, taking us on a breathtaking journey through light and sound.

Noise Pop 2017: Celebrating 25 years of Bay Area indie culture

Noise Pop 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have locked in our top picks for the Bay Area festival’s happy hours, art shows, films and concerts.

Run the Jewels hit the Bay Area hard with shows at City National Civic & Fox Theater Oakland

Run the Jewels at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: El-P and Killer Mike catapulted off the energy from their Southern California performance and sailed into a lyrical stratosphere.

GOODFest hits Oakland with an All-Star lineup featuring Solange & Fantastic Negrito

Solange

PHOTOS: Everyone there knew they were part of something special, and the resounding fact that you were there for a reason bigger than the moment was unanimous.

Sturgill Simpson ends his North American tour with an anti-election party at the Fox Theater Oakland

Sturgill Simpson

PHOTOS: The singer-songwriter shifted the focus from the unfortunate events of November 8th to the celebratory vibes that come with finishing a long tour.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016: The Good, The Bad & The Muddy

treasure-island-Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are the best, worst and most muddied (good ideas that ultimately went wrong) moments of TIMF 2016.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016: 10 pro tips for ‘raging the Bay’ one last time

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have compiled a list of “pro tips” for you to navigate one final celebratory storm that marks TIMF’s final anchor on the island.

Foals ignite a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland in their triumphant return to the Bay Area

Foals

PHOTOS: The English indie-rock giants held nothing back, feeding off the crowd’s emotion with some inspired playing.

Bloc Party breathe life back into the ‘indie-rock’ club scene at a sold-out Mezzanine

Bloc Party

PHOTOS: The seminal post-punk quartet blasted through a 17-song setlist that spanned all five of its studio albums and played into the audience’s energy.

Brainfeeder drops the funk on its Oakland brethren

Brainfeeder at the Fox Theater Oakland - Parliament Funkadelic

SHOW REVIEW: Boasting a stacked lineup led by founder Flying Lotus, the LA label showed why it’s one of the most important players in shaping the future of music.

With confetti and fractals, Tame Impala blow minds at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Tame Impala

SHOW REVIEW: Any time your photographer is told to “try not to get your head blown off by the confetti canons” while shooting from the photo pit, you know you’re in for a great night.

Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

Outside Lands 2016: Our 10 favorite festival features

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our 10 favorite features before the three-day music festival returns to Golden Gate Park.

A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez rise above with MadeinTYO at The Regency Ballroom

A$AP Ferg

SHOW REVIEW: An epic trio of hip-hop heavyweights took over The Regency Ballroom during the Bay Area stop of “The Level Up Tour.”

Bob Moses reset electronic music standards in SF

Bob Moses

SHOW REVIEW: The Vancouver duo silenced anyone attempting to pass them off as yet another contrived electropop outfit aiming to please the masses.

Disclosure get down with the Dirtybird crew at a sold-out 1015 Folsom

Disclosure

PHOTOS: Between their back-to-back, sold-out shows at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Disclosure took over 1015 Folsom for their very own after-party.

SF Oysterfest 2016: ‘Better wet than dry’

SF Oysterfest 2016 - Chromeo

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Even in unfavorable conditions, the audience kept its spirits high during performances by Chromeo, Iamsu!, Miguel Migs and more.

Fauxchella 2016: Coachella FOMO no mo’ in the Bay

M83 at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: For many music fans, Fauxchella remains the most optimal time to catch high-profile artists performing at their best.

Wavves, Best Coast create polarizing summer vibes in SF on their co-headlining tour

Wavves

SHOW REVIEW: Having the opportunity to catch these bands on one tour stop in an intimate setting was truly unique regardless of season or sentiment.