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Outside Lands bands acknowledge Virginia tragedy

Shortly after the gates opened for the second day of Outside Lands, news of the violence in Virginia began to spread across Golden Gate Park. Early afternoon performers Joseph — the Oregon folk trio made up of sisters [Read entire story]

Outside Lands 2017: A Tribe Called Quest set postponed till Saturday

[...] the legendary hip-hop crew is set to play the festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 on the Twin Peaks stage. The news came midway through the first day of Outside Lands on Friday, via an alert that went out to [Read entire story]

Another chance to see Kendrick Lamar

Lamar, on tour in support of the double-platinum-selling album “Damn,” returns for shows in San Jose on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sacramento on Sunday, Aug. 13, with openers YG and D.R.A.M. Expect Lamar as his alter-ego [Read entire story]

To deliver songs, Bird doesn’t simply strum

See for yourself when Bird performs at the Mountain Winery, with Oakland dream-pop singer-songwriter Jay Som slated to open, on Friday, June 30. [...] if you can’t catch the show, at least check out his Facebook Live [Read entire story]

Echoes of ‘67 waft through Monterey Pop’s 50th

Five decades after the event itself, Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire was still the talk of the Monterey International Pop Festival, which marked its 50th anniversary this weekend in Monterey. “This is where [Read entire story]

Monterey Pop Festival keeps good vibes going 50 years later

The Monterey County Fairgrounds kicked off a three-day, 50th anniversary celebration of the Monterey International Pop Festival, which introduced the masses to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding in [Read entire story]

Paddy’s Pub hosts Warriors watch party during last day of Clusterfest

Despite live music by Princess, Maya Rudolph’s Prince tribute band, or comedy sets by Hannibal Burres and Hasan Minhaj on Sunday, June 4, dozens of Golden State Warriors fans packed Paddy’s Pub, the replica of the [Read entire story]

Doug the Pug among celebrities at Clusterfest

Colossal Clusterfest brought out the big names from Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman — but no one could compete with cuddly Doug the Pug. The celebrity pup, who has more than 2.6 [Read entire story]

Tia Carrere reprises ‘Wayne’s World’ role for Clusterfest

During a live reading of the cult classic, featuring a spot-on rendition of Garth by “Broad City” star Abbi Jacobson, Carrere not only read her parts, she also rocked two songs live including “Ballroom Blitz,” [Read entire story]

There’s something funny going on at the S.F. Civic Center

Roars of laughter are expected to echo down the streets of downtown San Francisco during the first Colossal Clusterfest, a comedy and music festival taking over Civic Center Plaza and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium [Read entire story]

Largest U.S. silent disco pits Big Boi, White Panda for most unique event at BottleRock 2017

The battle of the Bay versus Atlanta resulted in the weirdest yet coolest event at BottleRock Napa on Saturday, May 27, when Peninsula electronic dance music heavy-hitters went head-to-head with Big Boi for what was [Read entire story]

Playboy’s Hidden Arcade to pop up in San Francisco

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Mandaue Children’s Choir brings music of the Philippines to SF

Enjoy the sounds of the Philippines on Thursday, April 27, during a concert at Kalayaan Hall featuring the Mandaue Children’s Choir, an internationally renowned group of singers age 7 to 16 years old. The evening [Read entire story]

Summer of Love celebrations: beyond the Haight

Be sure to wear a flower in your hair for the first Summer of Love Street Festival set for Sunday, March 12, hosted by the nonprofit It’s Your District and Sunday Streets SF. The outdoor event is just one of eight [Read entire story]

Dumbfoundead knocks down the racial walls

Jonathan Park, the quick-witted Korean American rapper best known as Dumbfoundead, won over fans while competing in rap battles, spitting bars that have burned his opponents so hard that he’s been lauded by the likes [Read entire story]

Run the Jewels riding a hot streak

Yet through it all, the hip-hop duo has served up thought-provoking music. In response to Trump’s victory, RTJ put out “2100” with lyrics like “How long before the hate that we hold/ Lead us to another [Read entire story]

Bob Saget in San Jose for a spot of stand-up

Everyone’s favorite dad from the ’90s is back in the Bay Area with his stand-up comedy. [...] don’t expect any typical dad jokes. Bob Saget, the actor and comedian best known for his role in the family sitcom [Read entire story]

San Jose mariachi festival to honor 3 departed giants at concert

The 25th annual San Jose Mariachi & Folklorico Festival is honoring three pioneers during its Tres Grandes Idolos concert Sunday, Jan. 15, which ends a three-day celebration of Mexican music and dance. The idea is to [Read entire story]

Controversial R. Kelly hitting the Bay Area

[...] it’s Kelly’s alleged sexual misconduct and penchant for young girls that has defined his legacy over the years, most recently overshadowing the December release of his 13th studio album, “The [Read entire story]

1 night isn’t enough for big dance party

Audio on the Bay returns with a full weekend of bass and beats to heat things up this winter. BET Award-winning hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will be joined by more than a dozen electronic dance music rising stars like Mija, [Read entire story]