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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

This year's 'digital edition' of Human Rights Watch's consistently engaging and enraging collection of documentaries is at its best when spotlighting the activists fighting to make humanity more human.


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Corona Tales: Life As an Indie Musician in 2020

Canadian Americana artist Lynne Hanson tells her tale of the Coronavirus Blues, one of canceled tour dates and diminished revenue prospects.

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Amanda Shires Stokes Fires of Raging Rock 'n' Roll on Atmosphereless Tour

A down-to-earth roots musician who doesn't care if you call her instrument a violin or fiddle, Amanda Shires played it incredibly well while impressing Mile Highwomen, millennial men, and golden oldies alike during a hot winter night in Colorado.

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Hot Tuna Smoke in Return to the Fillmore

Hot Tuna is power trio rock at its finest as sonic sparks fly in the band's astonishing seventh decade of performing at rock's most sacred venue.

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Tibet House's 2020 US Benefit Concert Rocked with Iggy Pop and Patti Smith

Patti Smith brought down the house at the annual Tibet House benefit as she first paid tribute to Kurt Cobain and Allen Ginsberg with "About a Boy" and "Don't Say Nothing'".

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Silversun Pickups Carry the Glorious Grunge Torch in Oakland

LA rockers Silversun Pickups perform a noble service for the music community by helping keep grunge alive heading into their third decade as an alt-rock force.

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Circus Magic: Patrick Wolf at St Pancras Old Church

Across his career, Patrick Wolf has been a real ratchet of identities, textures, garlands, costumes, hairstyles and colours, reinventing himself with each album.

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Trey Anastasio Band Bring Spirit Family Together in the City of Angels

It's Trey Anastasio Band's newer songs that most energize their audience, which a testament to the creative wave that Anastasio has been riding for the past few years.

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Los Lobos Rock the Fillmore for "Bill's 89th Birthday Bash"

From their early garage band days in East LA to national acclaim and ongoing status as a perennial Fillmore favorite, Los Lobos have truly become a cultural institution.

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Spafford Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary with Jamtastic Return to the Great American Music Hall

Spafford are known for their improvisational skills, and they waste no time before taking the audience on a magic carpet ride to a higher dimension.

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Get Down to Rise Up at the Fillmore

Karl Denson's funky dance parties have been a regular occurrence at the Fillmore over the past two decades and a great new tradition is now growing, with Tiny Universe returning for late December shows for the third time in four years.

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Ghost Light Shine with Illuminating Rock Power in San Francisco

There are many bands that can catch a groove and watch the lead guitarist wail, but there are few that can deliver innovative collective ensemble playing like Ghost Light.

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Marco Benevento Strikes Sonic Gold in San Francisco

A Marco Benevento concert feels like going through a cosmic wormhole to a groovy land of enchantment that blends a retro foundation with a futuristic funk.

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Dixie Chicks Headline the Ally Coalition 6th Annual Talent Show

Jack and Rachel Antonoff drew strong talent including Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, and Carly Rae Jepsen to the LGBTQ equality benefit for the Ally Coalition.

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Celebrating New Year's Eve with the Strokes

During their sold-out New Year's Eve show at the Barclays Center, the Strokes performed a new song and announced that a new album is forthcoming.

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Blanck Mass Brings Violent Visions to L​ife on Stage in Manchester

Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons fame takes his latest Blanck Mass record, Animated Violence Mild, to the stage, exposing the full blown brutality of his extravagant electronics.

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Fruition Bring Halloween Catharsis to Petaluma's Mystic Theater

Fruition give the Bay Area a boost with a triumphant All Hallows Eve performance in the wake of PG&E's forced blackouts.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet Delivers Timeless Tone Science in Sonoma

The ease with which the Branford Marsalis Quartet weaves through various genres is truly impressive, for there are so many different styles in the jazz world and this group seems to be a master of them all.

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Feeling Over the Moon About a Tiffany Young Love-Fest

Transforming from K-pop girl group member to mainstream pop solo artist, Tiffany Young makes an impressive impression on North America with her first major headlining tour that's leaving fans screaming for more.

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Synthpop's Chromatics Journey Through a Stellar Discography in Manchester

For their Double Exposure tour, Chromatics travel through their endless gems in a masterful performance in Manchester.

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Andrew Bird Lets the Rock Roll and Flies High in Oakland

Andrew Bird takes one of the year's best albums, My Finest Work Yet, on the road and delivers a stellar live version in its entirety with dynamic backing band.

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Circles Around the Sun Rise Above at the Chapel in San Francisco

Jam rock quartet Circles Around the Sun carry on after the shocking suicide of founding guitarist Neal Casal and deliver an uplifting show of healing transcendence.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Ghostly International, Art, and Community in Chicago

Ghostly International took over three of Chicago's best artistic spaces, the Metro, Smart Bar, and Notre Shop, to celebrate the culture and communities that supported their legendary 20-year creative mission.

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Austin Film Festival 2019: (Trans)national Justice​

New films by Terrence Malick, Miranda Nation, and Trey Edward Shults stand out amongst a diverse crop of films at Austin's annual "screenwriter's festival".

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