Photo Essay: Touring with SWIMMERS

Last week, I ditched nine lectures and five discussions to go to Australia. My band SWIMMERS was given the opportunity to play at a music festival that toured through Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. While about half of my journal entries read, “slept on the floor last night. I am
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Hardly Strictly’s calm music cools off SF

This year, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival bid farewell to the usual fog hovering above Golden Gate Park and welcomed the heat wave. The three-day concert series, in its 14th year, featured everything from Emmylou Harris to Mavis Staples. With about 700,000 concert-goers in attendance — according to promoters — and
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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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Tunesday: Get pumped for Bonnaroo!

Year after year Bonnaroo scores one of the best lineups of music festivals across the states. They basically combine the anticipated acts of Coachella, Sasquatch! and Outside Lands, then put their personal stamp on it by picking quality lesser-known artists. Since the hype seems to always surround headliners, this playlist
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Fashion Fridays: Fauxchella edition

For this edition of Fashion Fridays, after spending an afternoon on Upper Sproul Plaza, we headed straight to Memorial Glade to check out the various stylish audience members of the Night of Cultural Resistance. Outfits throughout the evening had a hip, music-festival vibe, perfect for a weekend out at Coachella
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‘Finger Lickin’ ‘ rave barely whets the appetite

The often quiet, grassy park and neighborhood area of Fort Mason in San Francisco played host to an unfamiliar crowd of young adults clad in fishnet tights, spandex shorts, furry hats and plastic bead “kandi” jewelry Sunday night. Goldenvoice Entertainment’s “Finger Lickin’ ” event, hosted in the large shipping warehouse
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