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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At the Fox Theater Oakland, Tedeschi Trucks Band float beautifully in the balance

Tedeschi Trucks Band

SHOW REVIEW: Between Susan Tedeschi’s powerhouse vocals and Derek Trucks’ slide-guitar genius, Tedeschi Trucks Band are one of those acts that transcend a person’s taste in music.

With one of the best frontwomen in the business, The Kills are an unstoppable duo

The Kills

PHOTOS: As with any Kills show, the band was raw, untamed and ready to sonically destroy everything in its path.

Rudimental, Gorgon City team up at the Fox Theater Oakland to close out their co-headlining tour

Rudimental

SHOW REVIEW: Despite their differences sonically, these two electronic acts from London know how to throw an upbeat dance party that any fan can appreciate.

Troye Sivan proves that he is well beyond his years at the Fox Theater Oakland

Troye Sivan

SHOW REVIEW: He has only been touring since October, but the 20-year-old is much more polished and confident onstage than his age and experience would imply.

STS9’s stunning live show transports their Bay Area fans to a magical world

STS9

PHOTOS: An STS9 show is something every live music fan should witness at least once in their life.

Santa Cruz’s The Devil Makes Three return to the Fox Theater Oakland to rock a packed house

The Devil Makes Three

PHOTOS: The trio not only played some great music, but also had a fun party vibe that kept everyone dancing during the whole show.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2015

Caribou

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2015.

‘Keep it secret. Keep it safe.’ A unique night with Puscifer at the Fox Theater Oakland

Puscifer

SHOW REVIEW: Puscifer have a very special way of combining their music with a stage show that offers so much more than just music.

Trey Anastasio Band create a beautiful blend of originals and covers at the Fox Theater Oakland

Trey Anastasio Band

PHOTOS: It’s been a huge year for the guitarist of Phish fame, and one might go as far to say he’s back on top of his game.

Hot Chip conquer their jet lag with an energetic set at the Fox Theater Oakland

Hot Chip

SHOW REVIEW: Witnessing Hot Chip inside at a place like the Fox Theater Oakland or at any small- to mid-sized venue truly accentuates the caliber of their live show.

Marina and the Diamonds get playful, sultry and more at the Fox Theater Oakland

Marina and the Diamonds

PHOTOS: With Marina Lambrini Diamandis’ beauty, talent and sound, it’s easy to see why Marina and the Diamonds are a huge success.

MS MR’s ‘How Does It Feel’ tour takes a packed Fox Theater Oakland by storm

MS MR

SHOW REVIEW: Despite only a few years of production and two studio albums under their belt, MS MR are set to reshape the contemporary pop landscape.

Jamie xx spectacularly illuminates the Fox Theater Oakland on ‘In Colour’ tour

Jamie xx

SHOW REVIEW: The “In Color” tour offers an in-depth portrayal of what Jamie xx has accomplished thus far in his career.

Future Islands, Operators evoke peak levels of crowd enthusiasm at Fox Theater Oakland

Future Islands

PHOTOS: Emotions ran high throughout the entire show with both acts provoking fans through their impassioned, evocative stage presence and heartwarming, post-punk material.