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This Week in Live Music: Jurassic 5, Cloud Nothings, & Phono Del Sol

Rest not, ye wicked ones. Your Fourth of July hangover stands no chance of winning over these shows.

This Week in Live Music: Future, EMA, Pink Martini, and More

Need to escape this heat? To the music halls!

This Week in Live Music: Robyn, Veruca Salt, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Rockin' Robyn

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.

This Week in Live Music: 10,000 Maniacs, Cowboy Junkies, Ester Rada, and More

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.

This Week in Live Music: Guided by Voices, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Notwist, and More

A quick but important note for San Francisco jazz and hip-hop fans: The San Francisco edition of Yoshi’s has been sold to a group called Fillmore Live Entertainment, which will shift curatorial focus from jazz to hip-hop and R&B. But worry not, jazzheads. The new SFJazz center in Hayes Valley has already asserted itself as a world-class destination for world-class jazz. 

This Week in Live Music: tUnE-yArDs, Lady Gaga, The Faint, and More

Put some aloe on those sunburns from Bottle Rock Music Festival and rally. This week’s local live music slate involves some serious gems:

This Week in Live Music: Animal Collective, Chet Faker, Elbow, BANKS, and More

Ever wonder what a “traditional drum-off” is? Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith had a drum-off showdown last week on the Tonight Show, and it was predictably epic. You gotta watch. OK, back to the task at hand: live music for your ears, eyes, hearts, and souls.

This Week in Live Music: Kid Cudi, Foals, Panda Bear, and More

WIth the abundance of music festivals taking root over North America it’s increasingly difficult for festival promoters to distinguish their massive celebrations from others just like it in other cities. But Riot Fest is managing to do just that.

This Week in Live Music: James Blunt, Charles Bradley, and More

Your heartfelt Internet story of the week comes from LA, home to a band called Vulfpeck. As Vice points out in this absurd-but-true tale, Vulfpeck realized that by asking fans to stream a silent album while they were sleeping, they could cash in on the streams.

What to Expect at the Bay Area's Top Summer Music Festivals

The music festival gods look kindly upon San Francisco year-round, but the summer schedule overflows with outdoor music celebrations. The list below is by no means comprehensive — these are the heavy-hitters — and it’s still another reminder that Bay Area live music junkies are likely the most spoiled lot in the world.

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