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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.

This Week in Live Music: Fitz and the Tantrums, War on Drugs, Dan Croll, and More

Making summer festival plans? Yes, Coachella is right around the bend, but remember there's so much more to be had around the country: Governor's Ball in NYC (June 6-8), Jazz Fest in New Orleans (April 25-May 4), Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 1-3) and, of course, Bonnaroo in the middle of nowhere, Tennessee (June 12-15). Time to rack up those miles.

This Week in Live Music: Kraftwerk, London Grammar, and More

Tip of the day for music fans: if you're not on Reddit's music discussion board, you're missing out. We recommend tuning in on Fridays when Redditors post provocative discussion topics and questions. Bookmark it and set your calendar reminders and let the world know why your opinion matters more than anyone else's. 

This Week in Live Music: St. Vincent, Rebirth Brass Band, Tycho, and More

Can you feel the post-SXSW, pre-Coachella concert window heating up? Can you feel your nightly show-going obligations starting to ramp up? Can you feel your disposable income depleting with each concert announcement?

Good. That’s how it should feel.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Let’s get right to the news (it’s good).

What We Learned at Noise Pop 2014

Noise Pop 2014 is over. Long live Noise Pop.

The dizzying, thrilling, sprawling Bay Area cultural institution is impossible to comprehensively summarize, but here’s what we learned from this year’s seven-day celebration of music, art and film:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

To the poor souls who missed out on Noise Pop 2014 last week, fear not. Salvation is nigh.

Your Ultimate Guide to Noise Pop 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Bay Area underground music junkies. Noise Pop, San Francisco’s pared-down version of SXSW, returns for its 22nd installment with its most ambitious program of under-to-slightly-over the radar bands to date. The list of next-best-thing bands and multimedia options is expansive and increasingly intriguing each year.

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