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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.

This Week in Live Music: Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R., Oysterfest, and More

Summer is coming — ok, it's basically here — and you'll need chill-out music recommendations. I GOT YOU. Put these albums on your radar now: Real Estate’s Atlas, Woods’ With Light and With Love, Chad VanGaalen’s Infiniheart, and Mac Demarco’s Salad Days. Trust us. Chill with us.

This Week in Live Music: Franz Ferdinand, GZA, Manchester Orchestra, and More

Apropos of nothing, we give you this absolutely surreal 1983 video of Prince & The Revolution performing various signature tracks before Prince had shown up on national radars. That's gotta be near the top of the Internet treasure trove list. OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming:

This Week in Live Music, Fauxchella Edition

Fauxchella. Nochella. Norchella. Shrapnella. Call it whatever. The point is, we benefit.

This Week in Live Music: Haim, Neutral Milk Hotel, Future Islands, and More

Skipping Coachella this year, but dreading the idea of missing all your favorite bands congregating for the biggest, raddest party known to California?  Fear not, for Fauxchella has arrived again to save your FOMOing souls.

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