Appealing Events: Hurray for the Riff Raff at the Independent

Say what you want about the traveling musicians — those kids sure have inspired some great music. It took her own bit of wandering for…

Fractals: Bombay Bicycle Club Play the Fillmore
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Fractals: Bombay Bicycle Club Play the Fillmore

It’s the time of the year where you can get your Coachella fix without heading all the way to the blistering heat (or sand-streaked winds)…

Appealing Events: Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts
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Appealing Events: Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts

Rufus Wainwright has kept his focus on opera as of late, so it only makes sense that the singer-songwriter perform at the regal Palace of…

Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Big Freedia
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Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Big Freedia

It looks like Kanye West must’ve signed a major contract with Superfly Presents because he’s now confirmed for both Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Yeezus, Tom…

Appealing Events: Delta Rae at the Great American Music Hall
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Appealing Events: Delta Rae at the Great American Music Hall

Touring workhorses Delta Rae have been honing their sound since their breakout single “Bottom of the River” sent a collective chill down the spine of…

Appealing Events: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play the Fillmore
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Appealing Events: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play the Fillmore

As her latest album suggests, Sharon Jones is ready to Give the People What They Want. Tracks were laid down for her LP right before…

Out Into the World: Linda Perhacs Plays the Chapel
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Out Into the World: Linda Perhacs Plays the Chapel

Be it brand partnerships a la Lady Gaga’s selling-in or the more DIY home studio approaches of musical acts like Appeal favorite Galactic, whose latest…

Appealing Events: Black Lips Play the Great American Music Hall
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Appealing Events: Black Lips Play the Great American Music Hall

Once known for their provocative live shows, Black Lips have matured into a garage rock band that’s as recognized for their music as they are…

Keeping it Fresh: Galactic Plays the Fillmore
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Keeping it Fresh: Galactic Plays the Fillmore

Now that winter’s over and the year is progressing at a far faster, sunnier pace, it’s a good time to take stock of things. This…

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill
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Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill

March has so far been a great month for either getting introspective or getting down, especially at Bottom of the Hill. The Potrero Hill venue…

Active Awareness: SKATERS Play Bottom of the Hill
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Active Awareness: SKATERS Play Bottom of the Hill

A lot can be said for a band name that tells a bit of a story. The current state of musical monikers has prompted an…

Friends, Family Rooting For SF Native MK Nobilette In Final Rounds Of American Idol
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Friends, Family Rooting For SF Native MK Nobilette In Final Rounds Of American Idol

San Francisco native MK Nobilette has made it to the top 10 on the 13th season of the singing competition show, “American Idol,” and her…

Cosmic Sound: Yellow Ostrich Plays Bottom of the Hill
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Cosmic Sound: Yellow Ostrich Plays Bottom of the Hill

The word “cosmos” has been on the minds of many, what with the Carl Sagan-hosted show making a comeback a la Neil deGrasse Tyson. Despite…

With Feeling: Diane Cluck Plays the Chapel
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With Feeling: Diane Cluck Plays the Chapel

There’s little barrier between a singer-songwriter and their audience, it seems. Sure, you may hear a guitar for musical impact or rather ambiguous lyrics for…

Appealing Events: Ani DiFranco at the Fillmore
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Appealing Events: Ani DiFranco at the Fillmore

Ani DiFranco may have recently been mired in controversy for her choice of venues for the now cancelled Righteous Retreat, but it’s her ability to…

All Together: Ages and Ages Play Brick and Mortar
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All Together: Ages and Ages Play Brick and Mortar

It may not look like it now that they’ve added spaces to their name, but Ages and Ages are a very unified band. In fact,…

Sonic Patchwork: Quilt Plays Bottom of the Hill
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Sonic Patchwork: Quilt Plays Bottom of the Hill

Boston-based indie outfit Quilt are all about connections, as much of as patchwork as their namesake. Their music weaves in the loose ends of free-spirited…

Utterly Content: Royal Teeth Play the Chapel
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Utterly Content: Royal Teeth Play the Chapel

Royal Teeth are the perfect pick-me-up in a week spent stressing about Valentine’s Day (in one capacity or another). Whether you’re still figuring out where…

Appealing Events: Action Bronson At Slim’s
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Appealing Events: Action Bronson At Slim’s

If you think Rick Ross’ display of name-dropping food in his rhymes is impressive, you’ve clearly missed the memo that Queens rapper Action Bronson actually…

SF’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra Returns With Kickstarter-Funded Grammy Triumph
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SF’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra Returns With Kickstarter-Funded Grammy Triumph

Untitled from Christian Tumalan on Vimeo. Two San Francisco Latin big band leaders are heading back today from the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with…

Appealing Events: Nosaj Thing at 1015 Folsom
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Appealing Events: Nosaj Thing at 1015 Folsom

It’s been just over a year since Nosaj Thing released his sophomore album, Home, a record that’s only a glimmer of what the LA-based DJ/producer…

Appealing Events: Volcano Choir at the Fillmore
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Appealing Events: Volcano Choir at the Fillmore

It may have taken Volcano Choir four years to release their sophomore LP, Repave, but that doesn’t mean the Justin Vernon-led band had been silent….

Appealing Events: Colin Meloy at the Fillmore
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Appealing Events: Colin Meloy at the Fillmore

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy is embarking on his first solo tour in five years and is headed to SF to make your weekend that much…

Empowered Movement: Yacht Plays the Rickshaw Stop
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Empowered Movement: Yacht Plays the Rickshaw Stop

There are few bands that exist as more than words set to sounds, but LA-based YACHT consistently proves that they are far more than music….

Appealing Events: Geographer at the Rickshaw Stop
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Appealing Events: Geographer at the Rickshaw Stop

It’s an SF celebration at the Rickshaw Stop tonight. In honor of the venue’s decade anniversary, hometown heroes Geographer will be taking the stage to…