First City Festival shines in Monterey

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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Yo-Yo Ma quartet concert is cross-genre controlled chaos

Crowds seated in chairs, music free of audience participation and applause limited to breaks between songs are not typical sights or sounds at Berkeley’s Hearst Greek Theatre. On Aug. 24, Cal Performances brought a new kind of show to the venue — “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” a collaborative project featuring Read More…

Karen O. (above) of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs one of the most anticipated performers billed for FYF Fest this weekend. The edgy pop-punk band will be closing out the festival on Saturday.

LA’s FYF Fest boasts diverse lineup

This weekend brings us the 10th annual FYF music festival, which is being held in the heart of Los Angeles, a city that most of us know and love. The festival was started in 2004 by music promoter Sean Carlson under the name “Fuck Yeah Fest” and was held at Read More…

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Outside Lands 2013

Well, it’s over, everyone. Another Outside Lands has come and gone. Nojo Fries — look them up, they’re delicious — were eaten, local brews were consumed and ears were ringing after listening to three days of music. Dreams came true when Paul McCartney signed the arms of two zealous fans, Read More…