Cage the Elephant Electrifies San Francisco: A Night of Raw Energy and Euphoria
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by Louis Raphael
1w ago
Last night, Cage the Elephant transformed the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium into a cauldron of raw energy and euphoria, delivering a performance that left the San Francisco crowd breathless. From the moment the lights dimmed and the first notes of “Broken Boy” reverberated through the historic venue, it was clear this would be no ordinary concert. Frontman Matt Shultz, known for his frenetic stage presence, did not disappoint. Clad in a series of increasingly outrageous costumes, Shultz darted across the stage, a whirling dervish of charisma and intensity. His impassioned vocals on tracks like ..read more
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HEART Postpones Remainder of North American Tour Dates
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by Louis Raphael
1w ago
Today, rock legend HEART announced the postponement of all remaining shows on their headlining Royal Flush Tour and Journey/Def Leppard Stadium Tour due to Ann Wilson’s recent health concerns. In a public statement, Ann says:  Dear friends, I underwent an operation to remove something that, as it turns out, was cancerous. The operation was successful & I’m feeling great but my doctors are now advising me to undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy & I’ve decided to do it. And so my doctors are instructing me to take the rest of the year away from the stage in order to fully re ..read more
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Tegan and Sara Ignite Stern Grove Season with Heartfelt Performance and Family Touch
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by Louis Raphael
2w ago
Sisters Tegan and Sara kicked off the new season of Stern Grove concerts yesterday with a performance that brought to life the lush, natural amphitheater. The indie pop duo, known for their infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics, delivered a set that resonated deeply with the sold-out crowd, setting the tone for an unforgettable summer series. Opening with fan favorites like “Living Room” and “Walking with a Ghost,” the Quin sisters immediately captivated the audience. Their harmonies were tight, their banter charming, and the energy palpable. Each song seemed to strike a chord with the aud ..read more
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Echo and the Bunnymen Enchant San Francisco: A Night of Timeless Post-Punk Magic at The Warfield
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by Louis Raphael
1M ago
Echo and the Bunnymen’s performance last night at The Warfield in San Francisco was a mesmerizing journey through the annals of post-punk glory. The band, fronted by the enigmatic Ian McCulloch, delivered a show that was both nostalgic and refreshingly current, captivating a diverse audience that spanned generations. The night kicked off with “Going Up,” setting a moody, atmospheric tone that lingered throughout the concert. McCulloch’s deep, resonant voice, undiminished by time, echoed through the venue, drawing the crowd into a shared reverie. Will Sergeant’s guitar work was impeccable, his ..read more
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Lizzy Hale Shines in Final Skid Row Performance as Stephen Pearcy Sets the Stage Ablaze in Sacramento
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by Louis Raphael
1M ago
Last weekend, Sacramento’s rock scene was ignited by a stellar performance from Skid Row, featuring the incomparable Lizzy Hale on vocals. This concert marked the fourth and final show of Hale’s guest stint with the band, and she left no stone unturned. From the moment she took the stage, her powerhouse voice and electrifying presence commanded the audience’s attention. Hale’s renditions of Skid Row classics like “18 and Life” and “Youth Gone Wild” were nothing short of spectacular. Her vocal strength brought a fresh intensity to these beloved anthems, making them resonate anew with the crowd ..read more
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Nicki Minaj Announces Leg 2 of World Tour with Stop at Chase
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by Louis Raphael
1M ago
Due to popular demand, Nicki Minaj has announced the second leg of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour. This new North American leg adds 22 shows, including stops in Los Angeles, Miami, and St. Louis, as well as returns to cities like Dallas, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. The tour will hit San Francisco’s Chase Center on Monday, Sept. 23, 2024. The grand finale will see Nicki return to her hometown of Queens, New York, after performing over 80 shows worldwide. The Pink Friday 2 World Tour is now the highest-grossing rap tour by a woman and ranks among the top 10 highest-grossing rap tours ever. Th ..read more
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Stern Grove Festival Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 87th Season Featuring Chaka Khan, Sylvan Esso, Commodores, Herbie Hancock, Lucinda Williams and More!
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by Louis Raphael
2M ago
The Stern Grove Festival, America’s longest-running free music festival, is back for its 87th season at Sigmund Stern Grove, starting June 23. Expect an electrifying lineup featuring Chaka Khan, Sylvan Esso, Alex G, Chicano Batman, Commodores, Drama, Franc Moody, Herbie Hancock, Lucinda Williams, Masego, Poolside, Tegan and Sara, and the SF Symphony, along with local talents like Poolside, SFJAZZ Collective, Satya, The Grease Traps, King Isis, and Fake Fruit. This year, the festival’s annual fundraiser, The Big Picnic Weekend, expands to two days, with performances by Poolside and Sylvan Esso ..read more
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Megan Thee Stallion Adds San Franciso Stop at Chase
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by Louis Raphael
2M ago
Megan Thee Stallion is bringing the heat this summer with her electrifying “Hot Girl Summer Tour,” which now includes a newly added performance at San Francisco’s Chase Center on June 23. This addition extends the tour to 35 shows across the U.S. and Europe, marking the finale of Megan’s domestic leg. The tour has been a sensational success, having sold nearly 280,000 tickets and selling out 17 arena stops across major cities. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been announced in Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. Megan’s tour features special guest GloRilla, a GRAMMY-nominated arti ..read more
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Tyler the Creator, Killers, Sturgill Simpson and More to Headline Outside Lands 2024  
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by Louis Raphael
2M ago
Outside Lands is making a highly anticipated return this summer for its 16th year from August 9 to 11. Produced by Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly, this independently owned festival promises an unforgettable experience with a stellar lineup and a diverse array of attractions. The 2024 lineup has been revealed, boasting big names like Tyler, The Creator, The Killers, and Sturgill Simpson. Festival alumni Post Malone is also set to deliver a special country set. The lineup features an eclectic mix of artists from various genres including The Postal Service, Grace Jones, KAYTRANADA, an ..read more
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The Black Crowes Soar at the Fox Theater in Oakland
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by Louis Raphael
3M ago
In a whirlwind of bluesy rock and unbridled energy, The Black Crowes returned to the stage with a vengeance at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland. Playing to a packed house, the band delivered a powerhouse performance that left no doubt about their enduring musical prowess. From the moment they launched into their set, the crowd was electrified. The Robinson brothers, Chris and Rich, led the charge with their signature blend of Southern rock and soulful swagger. Chris’s raspy vocals soared through the theater, commanding attention with every note. Meanwhile, Rich’s guitar prowess was on full ..read more
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