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Where to Sip Fine Wine & Enjoy Live Music this Summer in Wine Country

If wine, music, and sunshine are three of your favorite things, you’ll want to hit up these wineries this summer for live performances in the vineyards, paired with great weather and refreshing vino.

Young Rockers Attempt to Keep Thrash Metal Alive in the Bay Area

It’s a Saturday evening in South San Francisco, and four friends have gathered at what looks like a shabby old administration building oddly placed between newer GenenTech offices. A simple sign out front hangs low with the words “Hit Wall Studios,” and a distant rumbling of an electric guitar solo can be heard coming from an upstairs window. Neal Engelhaupt, 32, Doug Richardson, 29, Nick Young, 29, and Sergio Vaquerano-Ramirez, 29, were all professional musicians just a few years ago, touring and making albums with Bay Area-based metal bands. Now they’re “all grown up”—married, some with kids, and working full-time in the tech sector—but they still gather once a week to collaborate on new music in an attempt to revive the meta scene that once permeated the Bay Area.

April 2016: All the Can't-Miss Parties, Concerts, Performances, Exhibits + More in the Bay Area

With so many excellent art exhibits, tasty foodie events, awesome concerts, and more, April is shaping up to be a very busy month. Here's your curated guide. Can you even handle it?

Live Music This Week: Too $hort, Father John Misty + More

It's almost the time of year when visions of Outside Lands lineups start dancing in our head. These shows will have to keep you pumped until then. 

Live Music This Week: Smashing Pumpkins, Joanna Newsom, and More

You know it’s the week after SXSW when every band coming through San Francisco has a new album out and seems to be generating lots of buzz. 

This Week in Live Music: Bruce Springsteen, Animal Collective + More

If you missed Prince at the Oracle Arena, here's your chance to catch another great American music icon.

Weekend Guide: A Kings of Pop Dance Party + Hot Bras on Sale

This weekend brings you gorgy threads to shop, delicate sushi to sample, and the musicality of the King's of Pop. We're not sorry for the amount of fun you're about to experience.

5 Cool Things to Do in Marin + Wine Country This March

Whether you live north of the Golden Gate Bridge or are just looking to get out of the city, consider scoping out the creative communities of Marin and Wine Country. In addition to being home to some of our favorite hikes, there's plenty happening here, from art exhibits to food festivals. Here are five fun things you should check out this month.

Live Music This Week: St. Lucia, Shearwater, Empress Of + More

Is Noise Pop really over? It doesn’t seem like it when you consider the wealth of incredible underground music coming our way this week.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Drops New Album, Set to Play the Fillmore

Back in 2014, 7x7 declared the power of Thao Nguyen in our annual Hot 20. Now, the singer is proving she's here to stay with the release (and subsequent tour) of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's fourth album, A Man Alive

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