Culture Collide Fest provides global music scope in SF

Elbo Room and the Chapel in San Francisco were some of the intimate but electrifying sites for Culture Collide acts Tuesday and Wednesday. The laid-back environment made it easy for new fans to be created, both of the international bands and of the festival itself.   Go Back to the
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Fans were head over heels at SF music fest Summersalt

Set among the abandoned warehouses of Pier 70, Summersalt 2014 featured an exciting range of dance music performers, both international and local, in the Bay Area. Offering popular acts in hip-hop and trap from G-Eazy to Keys N Krates, the festival was a wild success, as concert-goers danced nonstop from
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First City Festival shines in Monterey

Monterey in the  ’60s was well-known for a three-day music festival. Jimi Hendrix performed, as did the Who and Janis Joplin. This Woodstock-of-the-West experience continues today in the scenic coastal town with First City Festival, a two-day music festival boasting a well-curated lineup, an old-school carnival and even a swamp
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LA music festival strikes a forceful note

Whether through exceptional skill or dumb-ass luck, some extra spark is surely needed to pull off a festival called Fuck Yeah Fest, or FYF. Last weekend marked the 11th annual FYF, among the biggest and most eclectically themed music festivals north of Indio, California. FYF 2014 showcased the music of
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Festival talk at Outside Lands

AER On what Influences their sound: Carter Schultz: That fresh 2000s hip hop with the ’90s hip hop, but it comes from all over the place On the albums that made the biggest impacts on them: CS: I’d probably say A Kid Named Cudi by Kid Cudi. Thats not early
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OK Go collaborates with crowd at the Independent

At a sold-out concert at the Independent, the band OK Go showed San Francisco the true meaning of power and vivacity. The opening DJ, Myles Hendrik, poured whiskey into the mouths of those brave enough to stand in the first row. OK Go started in Chicago in 1998 and has
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Chilly redwood entertainment brings music to warm the soul

During the chilly summer evenings in the East Bay area, families and students alike search for local and affordable activities. The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley offers some sought-after local entertainment for these long weeknights. Every Thursday throughout the summer, the Botanical Gardens’ Redwood Grove hosts a variety of concerts
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Sasquatch proves to be a Gorge-ous fest with a stellar lineup

Tucked between billowing hills and jagged rock formations, Quincy, Washington’s Sasquatch! music festival drew thousands to the magnificent Gorge Amphitheater this Memorial Day weekend. Unlike some festivalgoers who attend music festivals for the fashion, glamour and Instagrams, Sasquach! attendees sacrificed luxury and basic hygiene to camp out for three days
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