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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.

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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.

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.

The ‘EDM bubble’ may be bursting, but Pretty Lights remains a beacon of hope at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Pretty Lights

SHOW REVIEW: If there’s one electronic artist whom others should look to for inspiration, it’s unquestionably Pretty Lights.

RJD2 embodies the spirit of Philadelphia on his new album ‘Dame Fortune’

RJD2

INTERVIEW: It wasn’t until after the eclectic producer moved to the City of Brotherly Love that he realized what a perfect fit it was for him.

Going inside the mind of a hip-hop hero with Cut Chemist

INTERVIEW: Neither Lucas MacFadden (Cut Chemist) nor hip-hop would be anywhere near where they are today without the lifelong contributions of Afrika Bambaataa.

DJ Shadow skillfully sets the mood for The Independent’s 10-year anniversary

SHOW REVIEW: DJ Shadow’s never-too-future-for-SF beats thumped through the crowd while smooth-as-silk mixes blended the new with familiar, all amongst a stunning light show and wispy fog.

WKEND MIXTAPE: DJ Shadow – All Basses Covered

WKEND MIXTAPE: Get your weekend started right! Remember when DJ Shadow was asked to stop his set at a Miami club because it was “too future?” Listen to the expansive mix that caused all the raucous.

Wintersalt Fest brings beats and top electronic talent to SF

PHOTOS: Wintersalt brought the party to Fort Mason days before the New Year, showcasing some of the best electronic acts, such as Diplo, DJ Shadow and Mixmaster Mike.

WKEND MIXTAPE: Cut Chemist – American Pie: Fall Backwards

Cut Chemist

MIXTAPE: Los Angeles native Cut Chemist brings us this week’s mix with a deep blend of psych folk and rock selections.