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Like the country where it was born, jazz was created from the collision of cultures and ideas, through experimentation and daring. Black musicians in New Orleans pioneered the music at the turn of the 20th century, cobbling together elements of existing styles: ragtime, blues, gospel, and military brass. They gave a fresh voice to centuries...
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I was talking with my friend the other day about how The Chainsmokers killed EDM. All the rage in the early 2010s (yes, we’re actually in the late 2010s now – holy shit!), EDM is suffering the blowbacks of shameless consumerism, and while The Chainsmokers catalyzed that by unabashedly stripping the genre of its artistry...
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Musicians today share the same dilemma: Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the industry, or you're an aspiring artist recording tracks in your bedroom, the question is the same: "How do l get people to listen?"
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2017 marks the first annual year that Seattle had the opportunity to host Upstream Music Festival and Summit. Upstream Fest transformed the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood into what they described as a "walkable mixtape."
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Gallery from Freq Fest SF Day 1 at DNA Lounge. Artists Featured: Curious Quail, Doctor Popular, Space Town, Together We Are Robots, & Kevyn Gnartinez Band SPACE TOWN Doctor Popular Together We Are Robots Kevyn Gnartinez Band Curious Quail
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For one incredible week, Balanced Breakfast members from across North America will join together at SXSW. Meet your fellow Breakfasters from cities such as San Francisco, Nashville, Toronto, Boston, Portland and more as we join together for a one-hour lunch at The Jackalope, just ahead of our 12pm Balanced Breakfast showcase, sponsored by Music City...
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Show Me the Way Compiled Feb 16, 2016 New playlist inspired by past SF shows (City & Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Samantha Crain, Max Frost, Penguin Prison, Tow’rs) as well as new discoveries (Owl Paws, Meet Me in Orbit) from awesome opening performances. I especially tip my hat to Owl Paws (reminds me...
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The Noise Pop pre-party kick off event was last night at the Academy of Science. Were you there? This year I am covering Noise Pop with a press pass. (LEGIT) The Pre-Party was my first event, and they had a special entrance for the press. (TOO COOL) There was no line and we got to...
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The Noise Pop pre-party kick off event was last night at The Academy Of Science. Were you there?
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My favorite part of Noise Pop are the Happy Hour Events. They're free, open to everybody, and a great place to discover new bands
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What A Beautiful Broadcast! Jules Mayhem, Alan Monasch, Gentry Bronson, and Jeff Dodge cram their way into the studio to bring us good news for musicians and attentive audience members alike.  They announce the re-opening of the music program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, including a monthly open mic! As musicians, we need more venues...
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To simply say, “I had a really great time,” doesn’t quite cut it. It was more than that. The air was electric, the music was ridiculously on point, and the vibe gave the sense of nostalgia for a place I wished I’d been. The kind of atmosphere that Pulse Music SF creates makes you want...
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