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Cycles | "Vacation" | New Music Review

Submitted by Michael Hochhauser on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:27 pm

While Cycles has had a couple EP’s available on Spotify to listen to, they had still yet to record a debut album in the studio, until last week when they released their new album “Vacation”.  Over the course of the past couple of years the band has been together, they have created an extremely large amount of material that would leave one wondering; which songs would make the cut for the new album, and how they would sound in the studio compared to the live setting that many fans around the country have gotten used to.  For those o

Dead & Company | Shoreline Amphitheatre

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:15 pm

While official Summer of Love 50th anniversary festivities for San Francisco are still mired in licensing/permit negotiations, Dead & Company’s return engagement to the Bay Area on June 3 was a magnet for 1967-ish apparel, attitudes, smokeables, and music – the concert’s first set featured “Viola Lee Blues,” the closing tune on The Grateful Dead’s 1967 self-titled debut.

Los Lonely Boys + Lisa Morales | Review

Submitted by Alan Sheckter on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:25 am

It’s been 14 years since most of the world discovered Los Lonely Boys’ fresh faces and fiery brand of “Texican” rock ‘n’ roll through the big hit “Heaven.” That success earned them a Grammy Award and a Best New Artist nomination that ultimately went to Maroon 5.

Primus | Fox Theatre | 5/15/2017 | Review

Submitted by Philip Emma on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:19 am

“Primus sucks” is the battle cry for Primus fans everywhere, and to this day, I still love seeing it bring confusion to faces throughout the crowd, outside in lines, and even on blogs, posts, and articles. This is what we say when we are stoked to see a Primus show. This was a special setting for the band as well. The Fox Theatre is small, but it is packed with one of the best sound systems in the country. It only holds 625 amped up and ready to mosh Primus die-hards.

Jean Michel Jarre | Microsoft Theater | L.A.

Submitted by L. Paul Mann on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 6:34 am

Jean Michel Jarre, a French pioneer in electronic music and a true living legend in the world of pop music, gave his first live performance in Los Angeles as part of his first tour of the United States ever, at the Microsoft Theater, Saturday, May 27. Jarre is famous worldwide for his live performances and has drawn the largest crowd ever for a live performance, with an estimated three and a half million in attendance at a Moscow concert.

Dustbowl Revival | The Fillmore | Review

Submitted by Benjamin Wallen on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:19 am

Saturday night in San Francisco welcomed back it’s friends from Southern California The Dustbowl Revival, to share some new tunes leading up to the new self-titled album release, this June 16th. But starting up the night off was Bay Area locals Steep Ravine and Steve Poltz.

Long Strange Trip After-Party | Sweetwater

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 7:02 pm

It's an understatement to say improvisational guitar icon Steve Kimock has been keeping busy. He’s approaching an East Coast tour with his newest band KIMOCK featuring his son John Morgan Kimock on drums and frequent collaborator Leslie Mendelson on guitar and vocals.  He just wrapped up a successful yet unprecedented mini-tour of Japan.

Lettuce & Co. Drops the Funk on Red Rocks

Submitted by Nate Etter on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:11 am

In what may go down as the funkiest show Red Rocks Amphitheatre sees all year, Lettuce and friends descended on the historic venue Saturday night for an evening aptly dubbed “Rage Rocks.” The supergroup headliners brought along quite a cast: opening sets from Brooklyn’s Turkuaz and the Russ Liquid Test as well as a barrage of sit-ins that included

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