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East coast born and raised, San Francisco since 2006.
Another Outside Lands is in the books and what a year it was. There are few festival settings as hollowed and beautiful as Golden Gate Park, and each year the organizers do a great job of adding new surprises and tweaking the festival layout to maximize the natural surroundings. While the 2015 edition probably won’t go down as the...
This weekend marks the 8th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and expectations are sky high once again. Over the last seven years, Outside Lands has steadily asserted itself in the overcrowded festival circuit by developing a character and flavor all its own. This is a festival that is uniquely San Francisco, with an emphasis on quality food,...
Photos by Justin Yee Oh my gosh. After dropping his much anticipated and widely praised debut LP earlier this year, Jamie xx (of The xx fame) has been making waves with his live sets across the globe, and last night it was San Francisco's turn to witness the master craftsman at work. While he didn't use any classically recognizable or...
It’s Jazz Fest time, bayyyybeee! One part cultural celebration, one part culinary delight, and four parts musical orgy, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has blossomed into one of the craziest 10-day parties this side of the Atlantic. As people from all over the country and the world descend upon New Orleans starting this weekend, we thought we...
Musicians and music lovers around the world rejoice: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival starts in just a few days. While the Fairgrounds are always a blast for seeing top tier acts as well as unknown locals that are just as talented, for a lot of people the late night gigs are where the real magic happens. So...
Love or hate his schtick, you can’t deny Father John Misty's attention-grabbing abilities; the man’s good at forcing a reaction out of you. After taking the world by storm with his newfound alter-ego’s first album, 2012’s Fear Fun, Josh Tillman is back for round two. The new album I Love You Honeybear comes out February 10th, and the first leg...
The Bay Area was treated to a host of incredible acts this past weekend, and with such a diverse menu of options, it was hard to make a wrong decision. The LIVE crew opted for The Wood Brothers at The Fillmore on Friday night, and it proved to be the perfect choice. Consisting of Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin...
The Bay Area is in for a special treat tomorrow as DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist bring their historic Renegades of Rhythm tour to a triumphant close at the beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland. Some of the best known crate-diggers on the planet, Shadow and Chemist were recently given the incredible opportunity to dig through what may very well be...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 18 months, you’ve probably seen (or heard) His Purpleness making waves with his fierce new three piece band 3RDEYEGIRL. Between late-night TV appearances, releasing tongue-in-cheek singles with Dave Chappelle on the cover, stealth pop-up gigs, and coming out to the world on Twitter, the internet has been abuzz with...
April means a lot of different things to many people: taxes are due, Coachella, 4/20, Easter, the beginning of baseball season, but round here at LIVE headquarters it means above all Jazz Fest time! Ever since I finally made it to Jazzfest (and New Orleans) for the first time five years ago, it has become a yearly ritual, an...

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