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    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Hannibal Buress Isn't an Oddball But He May Be A Weirdo.

    If last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival (presented by Funny or Die) was any indication of how this year's show will be on September 13th and 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, then be sure to drain your bladder before hand. There's a good chance you could laugh hard enough to piss ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    The Best and Worst of Outside Lands 2014

    Now in its seventh edition, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival has become a reliable, regular staple on the summer festival calendar. Though it's not quite in the same stratosphere of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, OSL has its own distinct quirks that reflect its Northern California home. ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    March 11, 2014

    Six Types of Music Nerds We Tolerate

    By: Rachel Brodsky Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech bo ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Bomba Estéreo


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    July 25, 2012

    Is Live Streaming at Lollapalooza and Other Festivals a Good Thing?

    For those of you who aren't able to make the three-and-a-half hour flight to Lollapalooza in Chicago next week, there's some good news: the show will be streamed live online. Just like Coachella, Lollapalooza is making the event available to those who can't attend, which is cool that you can see thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Shazam Predicts 2012's 10 Most Popular Summer Jams

    Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Watch Bonnaroo from Home

    Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    New Monsoon's Jeff Miller: If You Come to See Us, You're Part of Our Family'

    ​The jam band New Monsoon originated in San Francisco and garnered much attention after their music hit the streets. Founded by Bo Carper and Jeff Miller in the late '90s, the band is still going strong and currently in the process of releasing new songs. It is difficult to describe New Monsoon's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Portugal. The Man on Creating an Alter Ego and Writing an Album for Grandparents

    Portugal. The Man ​ Portland indie rockers Portugal. The Man have just completed their sixth album, with the latest making its major record label debut this summer. Before their show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, frontman John Gourley talks about the post indie record label life, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is April 12!

    ​Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Five Ill-Advised Rock Reunions Aside from Meatloaf's

    ​ Buffalo Springfield, the 1960s band known for briefly employing Neil Young and Stephen Stills, announced a six-date reunion tour this summer and an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival. Since half of Buffalo Springfield's original members are dead, the tour is less an actual reunion than a pl ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011

    Franki Doll's Rock and Roll Wedding

    [Mental Notes] Plus, vote early and often for the Steelwells in Rolling Stone's contest

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Chromeo: Almost Totally '80s

    The Montreal duo delve even deeper in to Reagan-era pop

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    May 27, 2010

    Lightning In a Bottle, The Return of the Ice Cream Man, the New Limb News

    [Mental Notes] It's almost summer, and the festival scene is heating up

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    December 30, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: Delta Nove (Playing Downtown Long Beach Tomorrow Night)

    Tomorrow night, of course, being New Year's Eve.But what better band to ring in any year with? Delta Nove have been playing around in assorted Long Beach and OC clubs for at least a good decade. I caught them once when they were playing a party on the rooftop patio of some condo high-rise during the ... More >>