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Sam Johnson Pens Love Letter to San Francisco

Sam Johnson Pens Love Letter to San Francisco

A local singer-songwrite offers many familiar San Francisco sights in his new video: Cable cars, City Hall, Giants fans in fuzzy animal hats. Read »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Treasure Island Fest: The Best Missed Connections and More

Treasure Island Fest: The Best Missed Connections and More

From Craigslist to Twitter, the Internet remembers last weekend's Treasure Island Music Festival with typical wit and flair. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM

El Rio Turns 36 With Free Party

El Rio Turns 36 With Free Party

Mission mainstay El Rio celebrates the 36th anniversary with an 11-hour blowout on October 18. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Dos and Don'ts for Treasure Island Fest

Dos and Don'ts for Treasure Island Fest

Tips on how to maximize your time at Treasure Island Music Festival, which returns this weekend (October 18-19) with performances from Outkast, Massive Attack and more. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

MERCH: From Plasma to Prague

MERCH: From Plasma to Prague

San Francisco producer MERCH has transcended meager roots to record with an internationally renowned orchestra. Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM

RSVP Now for The City's Free Party

RSVP Now for The City's Free Party

Kingsborough and The Dirty Picture play our next fabulously free party at Milk Bar on October 24. Join us! Read »

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Green Day Scores Rock Hall of Fame Nom

Green Day Scores Rock Hall of Fame Nom

The Bay Area band with a 25-year recorded history may join rock's immortals later this year. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Shannon and the Clams Perform for Carson Daly

Shannon and the Clams Perform for Carson Daly

Watch Oakland trio Shannon and the Clams performing live on Last Call With Carson Daly on October 7. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Jello Biafra Throws Incredibly Strange Dance Party

Jello Biafra Throws Incredibly Strange Dance Party

Punk legend Jello Biafra plays DJ this week, spinning rare vinyl records from an outrageous collection. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Grown Kids Radio Commits to Vinyl

Grown Kids Radio Commits to Vinyl

San Francisco's Grown Kids Radio is making the leap from podcasting to wax. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Support The Shams, Get Live Chicken

Support The Shams, Get Live Chicken

Local Irish rock act will give you one of their live red hens for supporting their goals on Kickstarter. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Carlos Santana Autobiography Ready to Rock

Carlos Santana Autobiography Ready to Rock

Carlos Santana is a philanthropist, restaurateur, fashion designer, guitar god — and now author. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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By The City

Scenes From The City's September Party

Solwave and The 1955 headlined The City's free party at Hotel Utah on... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Bay Area Music Demands Outlandish Prices

Bay Area Music Demands Outlandish Prices

Are fans willing to dish out $5000 for concert tickets and $500 for gold CDs? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Willie Joe Reps The Bay

Willie Joe Reps The Bay

Willie Joe and E-40's new music video for "I'm From The Bay Bruh" features several cameos and beautiful cinematography from across the Bay Area. Read »

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