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Festival Preview: FYF Fest

June 22, 2017
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2017 seems to be the year of the music festival.  With new festivals like Desert Daze and Burger Boogaloo gaining traction, the stalwarts have upped the ante on their lineups, boasting unique and eclectic selections of damn fine music. FYF Fest has come a long way from its meager Echo Park beginnings and from July 21st […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-21 – 2017-06-25

June 21, 2017

It’s Pride Weekend in San Francisco this week, and it’s fun to see all the bright-eyed people in the city who are attending their first Pride celebration. Speaking of going to new things, let’s talk about this week’s concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: tanned people, clan people, […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-13 – 2017-06-18

June 13, 2017

Do you know what today is? It’s June 13, yes – and that means today is the anniversary of the day that Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition caught sight of the Great Falls of the Missouri River for the first time. Bet that made for a pretty good day. Speaking of finding […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-06 – 2017-06-11

June 6, 2017

Do you know what today is? Today is D-Day. Freedom isn’t to be for granted, especially these days. Speaking of freedom, let’s talk about concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: tall people, people benefiting other people, and people doing things with the air. So, let’s preview. Time to […]

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Festival Preview: Punk Rock Bowling (Las Vegas)

April 10, 2017
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Punk’s Not Dead Yet! If you grew up in local punk rock scenes, it is impossible to not have heard about Punk Rock Bowling. The three-day festival has been bringing together a menagerie of fantastic punk bands in downtown Las Vegas for 19 years strong – that’s over half my lifetime – and this year’s […]

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The Next Day: Reflections on the Outside Lands 2017 Lineup

April 5, 2017
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But how do you really feel about the 10th Outside Lands lineup? Yesterday brought us the news that every music nerd has been eagerly awaiting in the Bay Area—the lineup for the 10th edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. High hopes were raised for this one, and I had a bit of a chat […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Monique Powell of Save Ferris

March 22, 2017

Monique Powell of Save Ferris hasn’t performed live in San Francisco since her ill-fated solo show at Bottom Of The Hill in 2003, where the upper deck caught fire, causing that show and a few more shows at the venue to cancel. Spinning Platters had a chance to talk with her about what she’s done […]

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Festival Preview: DRILL Los Angeles

March 21, 2017

WIRE brings DRILL back to the West Coast for the first time in 4 years! When I was seventeen I went to “The Warped Tour” in San Francisco. I had never been to a festival and it was definitely a bit mind blowing. The concept of walking from stage to stage strategically placed in a […]

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Spinning Platters Picks Six: Road to SXSW: Six Acts That Time Forgot Playing SXSW 2017

March 13, 2017
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SXSW is the first significant music festival of the year. It’s sort of a teaser for what music is going to take over for the rest of the year. It’s primarily young bands fighting to get heard by the right people, alongside bigger bands there to entice you to check out the little bands. There […]

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Picks Six: SXSW Acts Nobody Else Is Talking About

March 13, 2017
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On most websites that preview SXSW, you’ll find the same list of the same bands worth checking out this year. You’ll be told to see San Fermin, Vagabon and Cherry Glazerr, for example. I won’t tell you not to see those acts. Those are good acts! My approach to SXSW is different from most. I […]

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