Much like Fauxchella season, LA’s increasingly institutional and influential FYF Music Festival acts as a westerly magnet for the most compelling acts in pop and independent music. The two-day festival goes down this weekend, and the Bay Area gets a few sneak peaks this week:
Are you guys alive? Last weekend was bonkers, and there’s no end in sight to the SF live music parade.
Not going to Outside Lands but still need your live music fix? Or, headed to Outside Lands and need to start getting pumped? In either case, you might want to just camp out at the Independent this week.
We’re only one week away from Outside Lands week, but we wouldn’t classify this busy week as the quiet before the storm. Prepare for some noise.
Let’s get right to the tomfoolery, people.
Rest not, ye wicked ones. Your Fourth of July hangover stands no chance of winning over these shows.
Need to escape this heat? To the music halls!
The Treasure Island Music Festival lineup was announced last week, and—shocker—it's packed with some of our favorite acts around right now. Headliners Outkast and Massive Attack are only a fraction of the draw—Alt-J, Washed Out, Zedd, TV on the Radio, and on and on and on, good lord, (New Pornographers!). If the festival isn’t sold out already, it will be soon, so . . . get on it already. Yeesh.
More venue news for San Francisco music lushes, this time an update for one of the most pristine music halls on the West Coast. The Nob Hill Masonic Center and its billion dollar views are currently undergoing a renovation project, which is due for September completion.
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