PHOTOS: George Ezra – Oakland, CA 5/9/2018

George Ezra released his highly anticipated sophomore album Staying At Tamara’s on March 23, 2018 and features the current single “Paradise”. Three years after the release of his chart topping debut album Wanted On Voyage, The new album, primarily written in Barcelona, features a collaboration with First Aid Kit on the track, "Saviour" and is described as a collection of “songs about escapism, dreaming, anxieties and love.” Ezra's live shows feature a talented backing band with horns as he'll often will provide backstories to his songs and interact with the adoring crowd. Check out the photos from

PHOTOS: Billie Eilish – San Francisco, CA 3/8/2018

With her growing profile from recent singles "&burn" with Vince Staples and her recently RIAA-certified gold single, "Ocean Eyes", Billie Eilish has experienced much success. She just completed her second sold-out European, New Zealand, Australian and Singapore tours and another sold-out North American tour. Leading up to her appearance at the highly influential SXSW, the 16-year-old has already generated millions of streams worldwide with numerous high-profile festival appearances in 2018 including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, The Governors Ball, Outside Lands and others. Check out photos from her sold out show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco!

PHOTOS: G-Eazy – Oakland, CA 3/1/2018

G-Eazy released his highly-anticipated studio album The Beautiful & Damned in late 2017 and the support tour was just as highly-anticipated. The extremely personal 20 track double-album features special guests including Halsey, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of the North and more. Also announced at the same time as the album release, the tour confirmed special guests including Trippie Redd, Phora, and Anthony Russo. With two sold-out dates in his native Bay Area (Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco and Fox Theater in Oakland), G-Eazy is clearly on a roll as the

PHOTOS: Grace VanderWaal – San Francisco, CA 2/20/2018

Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal released her debut album Just the Beginning in November 2017, which featured the popular tracks, “Moonlight,” “Sick of Being Told,” and “So Much More Than This”. Just the Beginning is the official follow up to Grace’s debut EP Perfectly Imperfect, which was the best-selling EP of 2016. The album launch also celebrates the incredible year Grace has had following her win on the 11th season of the competition television show, America’s Got Talent. The Just The Beginning tour completely sold out and B-Sides captured photos from her San Francisco tour stop at Slim's. Check

PHOTOS: Illenium Plays Sold-Out Homecoming Show – San Francisco, CA 11/22/2017

With the recent release of his sophomore album, Awake in September 2017, Nick Miller aka ILLENIUM, immediately hit the road in support of the new material. Fans didn't have to wait long for the follow-up to his debut Ashes that was released in early 2016, which saw the future-bass producer and musician perform non-stop throughout the year. Miller, a San Francisco native, who moved to Denver in 2013, has seen his profile grow exponentially that's garnered him a devoted following, as well as recognition amongst his peers. With Awake, Miller told Westword that his live show will

LIVE REVIEW: Nova Tour ft. R.L. Grime Lands in Nashville

Kittens, Graves, and R.L. Grime stopped off in Nashville as part of their Nova Tour, drawing in a packed house despite it being the night after Halloween.  Lauren “Kittens” Abedini started the night off, increasing the energy as the crowd steadily grew.  The L.A. based DJ got her start mixing in college, but before long she was performing at private parties for stars like Usher and opening for Kid Cudi on tour.  Her set up was very minimalist in terms of lights, but did not take away from her laid –back vibe and slightly soulful set. 15808

PHOTO REVIEW: Alvvays – The Mohawk, Austin

Outdoor performances during the fall are nothing to complain about. Breezy air and pink sunsets are a perfect match to any evening, but when tossed in with the angelic voice of lead vocalist, Molly Rankin, and the candy dream tunes of her band Alvvays —talk about satisfaction. It has been three years since the Canadian indie pop band brought us their self-titled debut album, but only a month since the release of Antisocialites, which is without a doubt, no runner-up. Fans just can’t get enough of those summery nostalgic instrumentals blended with their dark and romantic lyrics. Despite the title of

PHOTO REVIEW: Austin City Limits 2017 Weekend One

The first weekend of Austin City Limits 2017 was welcomed with the stereotypical weather as remnants of the recent storms left behind a streak of humidity and mosquitoes. Regardless, the sun was shining and numerous Austinites were prepared for the weather and amazing music ahead of the 2017 edition of Austin City Limits. Headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and Jay-Z were stacked with the hits that brought back the nostalgia from multiple generations, meanwhile on the flip side, there were many up-and-coming artists that impressed many that included The Aces, Zhu, Royal Blood, Grace Vanderwaal and

INTERVIEW: Jaymes Young Talks Songwriting, Humbling Moment While on Tour

Jaymes Young takes pride in being a songwriter first than being considered a singer and performer. Early on, Young spent countless hours holed up in his bedroom piecing together compositions, penning lyrics, and exploring various sounds. In 2013, Young independently released the critically acclaimed mixtape, Dark Star, leading to much praise and an eventual signing to Atlantic Records. The EP, Habits of My Heart, spawned viral hits such as the title track and “I’ll Be Good,” which both surpassed 20 million Spotify streams. Young topped that in 2015 with his collaboration with Phoebe Ryan on “We

PHOTOS: Outside Lands 2017 – Veterans and New-comers Entertain The Masses

The tenth anniversary of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco took place over the weekend, and represented the diverse music tastes as well as the artists' fans. Veteran acts like headliners Metallica and The Who expressed their approval over the number of younger attendees who weren't even born when the bands were in their prime. As fireworks capped off Metallica's Saturday night set, the famous San Francisco fog rolled in early on Sunday creating a misty but truly memorable two hour set by The Who, where Roger Daltry's vocals were on point and

PHOTO REVIEW: Mo Pop Festival 2017

Detroit's annual Mo Pop Festival has charmed Michigan summers for four years in a row now by granting music enthusiasts a chance to celebrate the presence of their favorite artists, accompanied by an abundance of food trucks, art installations, local shop booths, and of course, the beautiful Detroit River. Taking place alongside the Detroit Riverfront, nearly 7,000 fans attended the two day event of twenty-two live performances from mainstays in various genres from pop, alternative, rap, hip hop, and all that's in between. Highlighted by Foster the People, alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Run The Jewels, Solange and numerous others,

PHOTO REVIEW: Wolf Alice – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA 7/24/2017

It’s only been two years since Wolf Alice released their debut album My Love Is Cool but it’s felt like longer, as the band had been touring non-stop in support of the material. Along the way, the band garnered numerous accolades, award nominations and an immense and loyal fanbase. The London-based band finally has new music to share, having released two singles from their forth-coming sophomore album, Visions Of A Life, which will be released on September 29 via Dirty Hit Records/RCA Records. "Yuk Foo" and “Don’t Delete the Kisses” are a taste of what’s to come

PHOTO REVIEW: Warped Tour 2017 – Mansfield, MA

As soon as the Warped Tour lineup comes out, the anticipation for the day-long music festival begins. Rain or shine, fans line up early in the morning to beat the rush. In the case at the Mansfield, MA stop, it was no shine, and all rain. The weather, however, did not stop anyone's dedication to stand in the pouring rain walking from stage to stage and jam out to their favorite bands. Some band members shared their thoughts about the gloomy day. Bryan Garris from Knocked Loose stated, "I heard it rains in Mansfield, MA, every Warped Tour." John Floreani from

PHOTO RECAP: X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day 4 – Alex Sorgente, Colton Walker Win First Gold

Two competitive extreme sport athletes won their first gold medals at X Games on the last day of the inaugural event in Minneapolis. Colton Walker captured gold in BMX Dirt, while Alex Sorgente took home the gold for Skateboard Park. Walker, an X Games rookie who grew up just outside of Minneapolis thrilled the hometown crowd with strong and clean runs highlighted by a 360 double downside whip-to-late bar spin and a flair whip-to-bar spin on the quarter pipe. In Skateboard Park, Sorgente narrowly beat out Tom Schaar, who took silver, by impressing the audience and judges