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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Oakland Music Festival Gets Sequel

Oakland Music Festival Gets Sequel

The second annual Oakland Music Festival returns on September 27 with Dom Kennedy, SZA, The Lovemakers and more. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Get Ready for 24 Hours of Vinyl

Get Ready for 24 Hours of Vinyl

A group of diverse local DJs will come together for a full day of beats on September 19-20. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Bridge School Benefit 2014: Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden

Bridge School Benefit 2014: Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden

Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden are among this year's headliners of the Bridge School Benefit, which goes on sale September 19. Read »

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Treasure Island Music Festival Schedule Announced

Treasure Island Music Festival Schedule Announced

The day-by-day lineup for the Treasure Island Music Festival is out now and single day tickets go on sale on September 12. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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By The City

RSVP Now for The City's Free Party

RSVP Now for The City's Free Party

1955 and Solwave play our next fabulously free party at Hotel Utah on September 26. Join us! Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Bay Area Record Fair Hurls Out Sequel

Bay Area Record Fair Hurls Out Sequel

The Bay Area Record Fair has the most unpleasant acronym imaginable, but get ready to score some cool local finds. Read »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Michael Marshall: Bay Area Hook Doctor Returns

Michael Marshall: Bay Area Hook Doctor Returns

The singer behind the hooks for old-school Bay Area artists is releasing new music and will perform in San Francisco this week. Read »

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Meet Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Hip-Hop Orchestra

Meet Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Hip-Hop Orchestra

Oakland's 10-piece chamber ensemble enters the chamber of such rap icons as Wu-Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg for inspiration. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Paralyzed Rapper Kafani Walks Again

Paralyzed Rapper Kafani Walks Again

A motorized suit is helping the Oakland rapper learn how to walk again after a tragic shooting in 2013. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Faith No More to Drop New Album Next Year

Faith No More to Drop New Album Next Year

Faith No More hasn't put out an album since 1997's Album of the Year, but the SF band plans to change that next year. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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By The City

Scenes from The City's Sweet 16th Party

Fritz Montana, The Lillies and The Sunrunners perform live at The City's 16th... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Throwback Thursday: The Quake's First Day

Throwback Thursday: The Quake's First Day

Radio station KQAK, better known as The Quake, launched 32 years ago this week, an interesting coincidence given all the shaking that's been going on. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

The Bay Area's Most Expensive Music Memorabilia

The Bay Area's Most Expensive Music Memorabilia

A sketch of a Grateful Dead poster is worth almost half a million dollars to one eBay seller. Read »

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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By The City

Attend The City's Free Party This Week

Attend The City's Free Party This Week

RSVP now for free admission to our 16th event at DNA Lounge on August 28. Sunrunners, Fritz Montana and The Lillies will perform live. Read »

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Hiero Day 2014: Los Rakas, Zion I and More

Hiero Day 2014: Los Rakas, Zion I and More

Lineup announced for Hieroglyphics' third annual free party, which has doubled in space for 2014. Read »

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