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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.

Must-See Concert of the Week: The Swell Season

In what seems like the 95th straight day of the coldest summer of our lives, the two best palliatives are getting out of the fog and listening to great live music. You can do both this Thursday when The Swell Season comes to Saratoga to play Mountain Winery.

One Day Only: Live Nation Offers $25 Show Tickets

Concert fans are not taking these tough times sitting down—music lovers everywhere have been voicing their concerns over hefty show prices and fees in hopes of stirring up some deals. This time around, being loud has paid off. Live Nation, one of the world's largest ticket brokering services, just issued a great one-day-only offer: $24.99, no additional fees, for lawn tickets to some of this season's biggest performances.

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