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The Must-See Acts At Outside Lands, According To The Artists

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment

There's a lot to love about Outside Lands, the annual music festival that's taking over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend: surprise perfor...

Culture Collide Comes to San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This week the Culture Collide festival came to San Francisco for the first time. Several intimate venues in the Mission hosted 25 bands from around the world for two nights.

A Music Festival That's So Much More Than The Music

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.09.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

There aren't many festivals quite as unique as the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

Janelle Monáe Rocks the Embarcadero!

Paul Iorio | Posted 05.08.2014 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

Workers in downtown San Francisco got a pleasant surprise during their lunch break last Friday (March 7): Janelle Monáe, the R&B dynamo (fresh off an appearance at the White House), performed for free with her band in Justin Herman Plaza.

Glasser Gives a Visual Performance at The Chapel

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.07.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

Bay area artist Glasser put on a visually stimulating performance at The Chapel in San Francisco Monday night. Dressed in classic '50s style, she bounced around on stage for a quick 60-minute performance.

The Features Rock Out in San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.19.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The Features are easily comparable to well-known Akron rockers The Black Keys, not only in their sound but also due to the fact that Pelham's resemblance to Dan Auerbach in both looks and stage presence cannot go unnoticed.

San Francisco Makes Outside Lands the Best Music Festival in America

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 10.16.2013 | San Francisco
J.J. Colagrande

Pick a fest in America: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Ultra, All Good, Suwannee, even Burning Man, and none compare to what just transpired in Golden Gate Park.

Mark Morris Unveils New Rite of Spring at Ojai North!

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

I thought those floral wreaths for the women and green leafy garlands for the men looked silly. Though if the movement had been more ironic, they might have worked.

PHOTOS: Local Music Venue Named Best In The Country

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco

For San Franciscans, it's never been a secret. But for the rest of the world, it's now official: Great American Music Hall is one of the best music ve...

WATCH: The Best World Series Music Video We've Seen Yet

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.18.2012 | San Francisco

You've got to give San Francisco-based rapper A-1 (nee Adam Traore) credit: He knows a good opportunity when he sees one. In the newly released vid...

Scissors for Lefty: Indie Rock in the Bay Area

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 02.16.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

Those of us at the University of California, San Francisco know Bryan Garza as a member of the facilities management team. By day he helps those of us on campus with various tasks but by night, he fronts the indie rock band Scissors for Lefty.

Band Bites: Ash Reiter

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

She makes breakfast quesadillas and wants to go on tour with The Beatles -- talk about a dream girl. Not to mention the music she makes is super cool and groovy.

WATCH: Indie Star's New Music Video Is All About SF

Sarah Medina | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

In a moving ode to love's most progressive advocate, San Francisco, one musician celebrates both the city and its profound residents. Singer-songw...

WIN: Score Tickets To San Francisco's Music And Food Festival!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.17.2012 | San Francisco

Get ready kids: this Saturday our friends at The Bay Bridged present the second annual Phono del Sol music festival. And this year's event is bringing...

PHOTOS: Legendary Rocker Brings Down AT&T Park

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.13.2012 | San Francisco

Roger Waters, the British rocker and Pink Floyd founder, brought AT&T Park to its knees on Friday night with a live performance of his legendary album...

Burning the Barn: Music Myths to Be in on

David Hunt | Posted 06.25.2012 | San Francisco
David Hunt

I have a rude and functional habit of eavesdropping wherever I go. There just happens to be good song ideas in others' random discussions.

PLAYLIST: The Best Bay Area Music Ever

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

Maybe we're biased, but we think it's pretty safe to say that San Francisco is the single greatest music town in the history of notes. Think about ...

WATCH: Famed SF Garage Band Rocks Last Call With Carson Daly

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.10.2012 | San Francisco

On Thursday, local garage band lovers were pleasantly surprised when Carson Daly -- the former MTV VJ and Ryan Seacrest counterpart -- featured San Fr...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: SF's Hottest New Musician On His Craziest Nights In Town | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.22.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Wallpaper's Ricky Reed: the North Oakland party boy redefining pop music one dirty club song at a time. Reed describes himself as a "sleazy, exce...

Robin Wilkey

Outside Lands: Food, Wine, Art And Everything But The Music | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

A good music festival pulls in big names. (Like, say, the Black Keys and Arcade Fire, just off the top of the head.) But a great music festival pulls ...


Chris A. Smith | Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco
Chris A. Smith

I have no idea how the guy managed to sleep through Acephalix, because it was really loud. The San Francisco death metal band emitted a growling, galloping roar, the stuff of bad dreams. But this dude? He was dead to the world.

Robin Wilkey

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN: Local Music Heroes Release New Single | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco

“I’ve had bruised ribs, sprained ankles, and, oh my god, the worst rug burn you have ever seen,” Forrest Day, the East Bay singer-rapper-saxopho...

Local Music Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

For local musicians and small businesses, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi may as well be wearing a cape. On Monday, the Small Business Commission unanim...