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This Week in Live Music: Death Cab for Cutie, Beyonce and Jay Z, & More

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. 

This Week in Live Music: Lil Jon, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and More

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. 

This Week in Live Music: OK Go, The Aquabats, Polyphonic Spree, & More

Apropos of nothing, please check out Soulja Boy’s first wikipedia entry, as told by Soulja Boy. Inspired, right?

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:

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