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Festival Style: What to Wear to BottleRock and Outside Lands

Headed to BottleRock and Outside Lands this summer? If you're anything like us (and of course you are!), you've been planning your festival look for months. Here, San Francisco expert wardrobe stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney tells us what she's packing for Napa come May 29.

We Wanna Be Friends With Thievery Corporation Founder Rob Garza

Rob Garza is one of the original pioneers of the now flourishing electronic music movement. Originally from Washington DC­, now a longtime San Francisco resident, and a new denizen of North Beach, Garza's legacy includes the formation of record label ESL Music and a timeless music catalog that is still popular today.

In a Sunset Garage, the Most Beautiful Guitars Are Made

(Photography by Joseph Jafaari)

It wasn’t quite an accident; it wasn’t quite on purpose, either. At least that’s the way Nick Pourfard explains how he was able to achieve the strikingly unique colors in the electrical guitars he designs for his business, Prisma Guitars.

SFJAZZ Honors Joni Mitchell: No Regrets, Coyote

While the music-loving world waits and wonders about the health of the legendary Joni Mitchell, SFJAZZ kicks off its #ThankYouJoni campaign this Saturday, with a photo montage installation in Hayes Valley, in the run up to its gala tribute on May 8. 

Chefs Dominique Crenn, Morimoto & More to Cook at BottleRock in May

BottleRock's musical lineup features headliners from No Doubt to Snoop Dogg. But it may be the superstar chefs coming to the Napa music fest that get San Franciscans in a true tizzy.

Win a Pair of Three-Day Passes to BottleRock 2015!

BottleRock 2015 is coming up fast, and some of the best live performers are making their way to Napa for some sun- and wine-soaked partying. Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, and many more are prepped to rock the vineyards, and we have four pairs of 3-day general admission passes to give away to our favorite people—7x7 readers!

Nightlife Guide 2015: Where to Dance in San Francisco

To sweat the night away the PG-13 way, head to one of these major dance clubs in San Francisco. From underground DJs to Top 40 pop, they've got just what you need to show off your sweet moves. 

This Week in Live Music: Fleetwood Mac, Stone Temple Pilots, Belle and Sebastian

It’s not quite Goatchella, but this week is the unofficial start of Fauxchella or whatever silly Coachella pun with which you’d like to embarrass yourself (note: I am the king of this game). Which means there are too many shows happening and you’re about to go broke…

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, St. Vincent to Headline Outside Lands 2015

Sure, there are some clunkers (Elton John?), some pretentious festival cliches (oh great, Wilco), and at least one ostensible punchline for the GenX set (Billy Idol!), but with names like Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent, and Toro Y Moi, this year's Outside Lands is a must. 

Jazz Legend Marcus Shelby Dreams Soundtrack for World Premiere of 'Isfahan'

With allusions to the Duke Ellington Orchestra's 1963 tour of Iran, the world premiere of Isfahan Blues, a co-production of the African-American Shakespeare Company and Golden Thread happening in May, tells the story an American jazz musician and an Iranian actress and the improbable friendship they develop as they travel to the beautiful Persian city of Isfahan.

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