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This Week In Live Music: Noise Pop Edition

NOISE POP IS HERE WHAT ARE YOU DOING READING THIS GET OUT THERE AND BE SOMEBODY. (Note: Actually, please read this as you're going to need something to help you get through the sprawling Noise Pop schedule.)

This Week In Live Music: Nightmares on Wax, Hundred Waters, Dodos, & More

Before we get started, a moment of silence for Candlestick Park, former venue to the San Francisco 49ers and such artistic geniuses as the Beatles, Jay Z, and Steve Young

/wipes away single tear, soldiers on.

This Week In Live Music: Lucinda Williams, the Thermals, G-Eazy, & More

Beer Week starts on Friday — and you know what goes well with beer? The following shows!

This Week In Live Music: Sam Smith, Bush, & More

Big week on the live music tip, folks. Dig deep and get your act together and check out the following acts.

This Week In Live Music: Phosphorescent, Patti Smith, Mates of State, & More

Sad news out of the Fillmore district last week: the beloved jazz/hip-hop lounge formerly known as Yoshi’s—and more recently known as The Addition—shut its doors this past week. In its honor, we suggest putting on a Duke Ellington record (The OKeh Ellington), pouring a glass of sumpin-sumpin, pouring some of said sumpin-sumpin on the floor, and remember that we at least still have Yoshi's Oakland and SFJazz Center.

This Week in Live Music: Cold War Kids, The New Deal, Wood Brothers, & More

If you think the most exciting live music event of January was the Coachella lineup announcement — which, to be fair, is thrilling — you’d be wrong! The fun doesn’t stop anymore, people. Fun is a 24/7/365 concern in 2015. Get with the program. Here are five options more thrilling than a SoCal festival lineup tweet:

This Week In Live Music: Aesop Rock, The Jayhawks, Tamaryn

Twenty-Fifteen already figures to be another year worth toasting. We’re starting things off the right way locally, and we’re not even close to the meat of the late-winter/early-spring influx of new material and touring bands.

This Week In Live Music: Pretty Lights, Flaming Lips, Cut Copy, & More

It’s New Year’s Eve week and you need all of the fun. You’ve come to the right place.

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros To Pimp Out Vintage Railcars, Start Their Tour in Oakland

Tour vans are so 2010. For one of the coolest band caravans to cross the country in recent memory, red-hot indie bands Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are pimping out vintage railcars and riding them through the Southwest. It all begins at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on April 21.

SF Is 4th "Most Rockin' City of 2010" In the Nation

We all know this is a bona fide music lovers' town, so it's really no surprise that San Francisco annihilated the competition in Stubhub.com's "Most Rockin' City of 2010" rankings, in which we placed 4th, based on how much money the population spent on ticket sales through StubHub.

Apparently, despite the recession and hard times all around, the city shelled out hundreds to see gigantic shows, like Lady Gaga's Monster Ball, to smaller artists' performances, like Vampire Weekend. The top-ranked city? Hartford, Connecticut (say what?), which grabbed the title of "Most Rockin' City of 2010" from the now 3rd-ranked New York City. Boston, MA ranked 2nd. We're just appalled that neither LA nor Austin, TX are on the list.

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