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One World: Together at Home and what our choice of anthems says about how we cope with a crisis.

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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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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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Incubus and Dub Trio Party Like It's 1999 in San Francisco

As Incubus' Make Yourself album progresses on stage, the seamless flow that's always made it a great listen shines through as the band takes the audience on a genuine sonic journey.

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Florence Welch Discussion and Acoustic Set at New Yorker Festival

Florence Welch participated in a deep discussion and gave a short performance as part of the 2019 New Yorker Festival.

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With Musical Range and Noisemaking, Bruce Hornsby Takes San Francisco

The uncle of melodious heartland rock, Bruce Hornsby gets his cues from San Francisco fans at a sold-out gig at the venerable Palace of Fine Arts.

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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Mine for Sonic Gold in California

Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir and his trio Wolf Bros close out the summer with a festive blast in Napa and Santa Cruz.

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Sea.Hear.Now Wildly Successful in Second Year

Though my biggest complaint was about the number of people attending, Sea.Hear.Now was a superb festival experience.

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Infinite Color & Sound Are Free Spirits in New York

Infinite Color & Sound showcased their flourishing project at PublicArts ahead of sets at Sea.Hear.Now as part of a brief East Coast run. Photos and video of the whole show inside.

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Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Christen the City's New Arena with Triumphant Team-Up

The world's greatest metal band, Metallica unite with their hometown symphony for a concert of symphonic metal magic to ring in opening night at San Francisco's new arena.

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New Order in Berlin: Timeless and Timely

In Berlin, dance-rock legends New Order prove once again why their music draws attention nearly 40 years on.

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors desi:NOW in Photos

The desi:NOW event showcased a variety of South Asian musicians, dancers and performers.

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Highlights from the 2019 Global Citizen Festival

The 2019 Global Citizen Festival featured Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and more for an event that drew thousands of attendees who won tickets through social activism.

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Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington Join Together to Take Berkeley Higher

Two generations of Jedi jazz masters join forces for a majestic co-headlining tour. Like Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock expresses sentiment for the good people of humanity coming together to transcend the chaos of modern times.

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Outside Lands Push the Envelope with Buzz Bands and Grass Lands

The 2019 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival featured a number of emerging rock 'n' roll buzz bands, providing music fans a chance to catch a variety of fresh sonic flavors and maybe even discover a new favorite.

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Vampire Weekend's Grandiose Madison Square Garden Debut

Vampire Weekend's largest headlining show in New York City, in support of their fourth album, Father of the Bride, was just one date of an extensive tour.

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Mitski Hangs Up Her Spurs at SummerStage

Photos and video from Mitski's "last show indefinitely" in Central Park at SummerStage.

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Petaluma Music Festival Rocks Out for Music Education

A diverse lineup of Bay Area rockers comes together for a big day out at the Petaluma Music Festival to raise money for music education.

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Outside Lands 2019 in Photos

Childish Gambino drew record-breaking attendance to Outside Lands marking an enormously successful festival that included over 50 artists across six stages.

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The Sun Ra Arkestra Brings Interplanetary Music to San Francisco

Led by 95-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen, the longest running band in jazz delivers a transcendent four-night run at the SFJazz Center.

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Outside Lands 2019 Was Bigger and Better Than Ever

Saturday saw Outside Lands' largest audience yet with a reported 90,000-plus concertgoers in awe of Childish Gambino's marquee performance.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 Conquers Heat and Rain

While Pitchfork Music Festival may not be a cutting edge music fest anymore, it shows that festivals will never die as long audiences and artists believe in the power of the music.

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