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Noise Pop 2017 Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Weyes Blood, Desert Daze Caravan, Kelis & more

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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.

Goldenvoice reveals 2017 Coachella sideshows

Goldenvoice Presents: April 2017

Goldenvoice has once again released a list of sideshows in support of Coachella, and this year’s lineup is jam-packed with top-notch talent.

Run the Jewels spoil 5,000 fans in LA with special guests Zack de la Rocha, Danny Brown & more

Run the Jewels

SHOW REVIEW: As their sold-out show at the Shrine Expo Hall proved, El-P and Killer Mike have already reached hip-hop’s mountaintop in just a matter of four years.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe expands at Terrapin Crossroads as Phil Lesh joins the party

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe with Phil Lesh

PHOTOS: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brought the funk to the intimate venue for a two-set, sold-out performance that induced smiles all around.

Once and Future Band crush The Chapel at their record release show

Once and Future Band

SHOW REVIEW: The stamp of Castle Face Records and Burger Records also lends itself to the notion that something special is happening here.

Silversun Pickups get up close and personal with their hometown fans at The GRAMMY Museum

Silversun Pickups

PHOTOS: With all 200 seats inside the diminutive Clive Davis Theater occupied, Silversun did their best to show why they’re definitely one of LA’s best homegrown acts.

SF artists perform for charity at The ShowUp

Richie Cunning

PHOTOS: Richie Cunning, Aria Rostami, Quaaludes and Mikey Walz hit the stage at The Independent to raise money for four non-profit organizations.

After two decades in the rap game, Talib Kweli is still fighting for what he believes in

Talib Kweli

SHOW REVIEW: Whether it was convenient or not, the man with a lot to say made sure to give us a whole lot to think about.

Lightning in a Bottle drops 2017 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle 2017

The famed boutique festival has delivered another strong bill for its 12th year this Memorial Day weekend.

Emancipator liberates minds at The Roxy Theatre

Emancipator

PHOTOS: This wasn’t the Emancipator Ensemble experience that we’ve witnessed before, but Douglas Appling’s performances have continued to get better with each and every year.

Supergroup or not, Gone Is Gone roar loud at their album release party in LA

Gone Is Gone

SHOW REVIEW: Featuring Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and At the Drive-In members, Gone Is Gone are a rare collection of musicians who all complement each other’s playing.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

NEW MUSIC: The year starts off with a bang thanks to these forthcoming releases.

Coachella announces 2017 lineup with Radiohead, Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar serving as headliners

Coachella 2017

After it was reported weeks ago that Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar would headline Coachella’s 18th edition, that news has now been confirmed.

BottleRock unveils 2017 bill, topped by Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5

BottleRock Napa Valley - 2017 lineup

BottleRock Napa Valley returns this Memorial Day weekend for its fifth edition with more than 80 artists scheduled to perform over three days.

The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2016

Danny Brown at The Regency Ballroom

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2016.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood put the pedal to the metal at LA’s newest home for jam bands

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

SHOW REVIEW: The Fonda Theatre appeared to serve the five-piece well, and it felt like a good way to celebrate a Saturday night in LA.

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.