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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.

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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.

Thirty-five years later, the Melvins are still rockin’ as hard & loud as they ever have

Melvins

SHOW REVIEW: With a sold-out crowd on hand at SF’s Great American Music Hall, Buzz Osborne and company performed as if everything depended on it.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Ringing in summer at Goldenvoice’s chilled-out Coachella for grown-ups

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With a clear identity, Arroyo Seco Weekend stands more than a fighting chance at a time when music festivals are sadly a dime a dozen.

CRSSD enlists Duke Dumont, Bob Moses to headline Fall 2018 lineup with Marian Hill, Sofi Tukker & more

CRSSD Festival - Fall 2018

Now a mainstay across Southern California’s ever-expanding live music landscape, the San Diego event continues to hang its hat on booking electronic artists.

After 16 years, Smokin Grooves Fest makes its long-awaited return & blazes a new trail in Long Beach

Smokin Grooves Fest 2018 - NxWorries

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one day only, a sold-out crowd descended upon The Queen Mary to enjoy the sounds of The Roots, Miguel, Erykah Badu and many more.

Rivers Cuomo delights Weezer fans with a rare acoustic performance at Bottom of the Hill

Rivers Cuomo

PHOTOS: The Weezer frontman played a 27-song set that lasted more than two hours and featured special guest Jason Cropper, his former bandmate.

FYF Fest cancels 2018 edition in stunning move

FYF Fest 2018

Goldenvoice has shockingly pulled the plug on the LA music festival, which revealed its 2018 lineup just five weeks ago.

Soulwax make up for lost time with a wild LA show

Soulwax

SHOW REVIEW: After a hypnotic set at Coachella, the group’s performance at The Fonda Theatre only further cemented its live legacy in Southern California.

With CyHi the Prynce on the bill, Big K.R.I.T. shows fans why his moniker is much bigger than him

Big K.R.I.T.

SHOW REVIEW: The rapper painted a picture of his royal advancement — a positive one that he explained is not only meant to be a reminder for him, but also for us.

A Perfect Circle’s new album ‘Eat the Elephant’ plays a lot better live than its critics might think

A Perfect Circle

PHOTOS: Between Coachella performances, the alt-metal supergroup stopped in San Jose to perform material from its first new album in 14 years.