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RÜFÜS DU SOL are on top of the music world after selling out three straight shows at Shrine Expo Hall

RÜFÜS DU SOL

PHOTOS: Touring in support of their third studio album, the Australian alt-dance trio made a powerful entrance and even showcased a Portishead cover.

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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.

Cal Jam 18: The closest we might ever get to seeing Nirvana perform as Foo Fighters take us ‘way back’

Cal Jam 18 - Foo Fighters

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If we learned anything from Cal Jam 18 at Glen Helen Regional Park, it’s that you can never underestimate Dave Grohl or the power of rock ‘n’ roll.

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.

Courtney Barnett reminds us why she’s simply the coolest at LA’s Greek Theatre

Courtney Barnett

SHOW REVIEW: If you’ve been lucky enough to see her live, you know it and you also know that she, somehow, still doesn’t know it herself.

Desert Daze 2018: A stacked lineup & new location for one of California’s premier boutique festivals

Desert Daze 2018

Win a pair of free tickets to the three-day music festival at Moreno Beach on October 12th-14th.

Grizzly Bear & TV on the Radio unite for one night in their new hometown to play the Hollywood Bowl

Grizzly Bear

SHOW REVIEW: Now both based in LA, the two Brooklyn-bred bands gave us one last taste of summer on the season’s final day.

After winning their first Grammy, The National don’t hold back at the Hollywood Palladium

The National

SHOW REVIEW: Like any good band these days, Matt Berninger and company have been expanding their fan base with each and every album they release.

Gov’t Mule honor Tom Petty & more at The Wiltern

Gov't Mule

PHOTOS: Every show the Southern rock act plays these days feels like a special one with Warren Haynes at the helm.

Dancing the night away with Cut Copy in LA

Cut Copy

PHOTOS: No strangers to the City of Angels, the Australian four-piece undoubtedly enjoys coming to California every time it drops a new album.

10,000 Maniacs evoke 90’s nostalgia at The Indy

10,000 Maniacs

PHOTOS: The six-piece band with more than three decades worth of experience brought its folk-rock vibes to SF and revealed some new creations, too.

At the age of 66, David Byrne is completely nailing one of the year’s most ambitious tours

David Byrne

SHOW REVIEW: The former Talking Heads leader knows how to mix his mediums to absolute perfection in a way that’s not only relevant, but also completely engrossing.

Jack White proves at the Santa Barbara Bowl that a phone-free show is a better experience for us all

Jack White

SHOW REVIEW: One of rock’s last remaining guitar heroes hasn’t lost his unique ability to surprise an audience at any moment, especially when we all aren’t staring at our phones.

Deafheaven continue their evolution at The Wiltern

Deafheaven

SHOW REVIEW: There are still echoes of black metal at times, but you can feel this is a band that’s embracing its differences instead of defending them.

Outside Lands 2018: A return to form in Year 11

Outside Lands 2018

FESTIVAL REVIEW: While this year’s lineup might not have appealed to the core demographic from its incarnation, the event still offers something for everyone.

Weezer show a sold-out crowd in their hometown that they can still be wildly entertaining

Weezer

SHOW REVIEW: From costume changes to a surprise “Weird Al” cameo, Weezer made it clear why they’ve been performing second on their summer co-headlining tour with the Pixies.

CRSSD unveils Phase 2 of Fall 2018 lineup

CRSSD Festival - Fall 2018 lineup - Phase 2

Mount Kimbie, Big Wild, Louis the Child and Kiiara lead the two-day music festival’s new roster additions this September.

Outside Lands 2018: Don’t miss these performances

Outside Lands

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Another year of Outside Lands descends upon SF’s foggy metropolis as we dig into what this event is all about … the music.

The unusual pairing of Glassjaw & Quicksand at the Observatory OC proves to be fruitful for both bands

Glassjaw

SHOW REVIEW: Having the chance to see these two New York post-hardcore bands share the stage is something that we’re likely never going to get again.

Outside Lands releases its 2018 schedule

Outside Lands - 2018 schedule

You can now start making your plans for which artists you’ll be seeing at Golden Gate Park this August.