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Here is some of resident photographer Louis Raphael's favorite music photography for Music in SF. His work has been prominently featured on SF Gate, KTVU, USA Today and many other national blogs and publications. Louis Raphael's full band photography portfolio can be found at here.

Chvrches Love Is Dead

New Release – Chvrches, Love Is Dead

Scotland’s Chvrches has dropped their third studio album, Love is Dead, and in many ways, it’s a first for them. For one thing, the album is co-produced by Greg Kurstin, making it the first time the Scottish musical trio has collaborated with outside producers. For another, this seems to be their biggest-sounding album to date, with a… Keep Reading


Show Preview – Lorde, Oracle Arena

Lorde has been a cultural sensation since appearing – seemingly out of nowhere – with 2013’s huge smash hit “Royals.” Pop has seen countless ultimately forgettable, over-managed 16-year-olds break out with carefully-formed personas and a brand that’s at least as important as music, with artistry a distant second place; but Royals was something special, a wry,… Keep Reading

Gaz Coombes

Q&A: Gaz Coombes (ex-Supergrass)

Gaz Coombes, of Supergrass fame, is set to embark on a US tour this month in support of his brand new LP entitled, World’s Strongest Man, which is set to drop on May 4. He’ll be making a stop in San Francisco at the Swedish American Music hall on March 11, and in anticipation of his performance, we wanted… Keep Reading

Coachella 2018 Lineup

Coachella Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring Beyoncé, Eminem And The Weeknd

Coachella has just announced the lineup for this year’s festivities, which will include Beyoncé, Eminem, and The Weeknd headlining both weekends with additional performances by SZA, HAIM, ODESZA, Tyler, the Creator, Portugal. The Man, Kygo and more. The full lineup as of January 2nd can be seen below. Passes for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go… Keep Reading

Seal Performs with the San Francisco Symphony Music in SF

Seal Leaves His Heart in San Francisco

In the end, you’d only need a couple of words to describe last night’s Seal performance with the San Francisco Symphony at Louise Davies Symphony Hall: Simply Unforgettable. The return of the singer, most famous for his song “Kiss from a Rose,” took to the stage early on a Thursday evening, with the style and… Keep Reading

Sammy Hagar Movie Premiere Mill Valley Music in SF

Sammy Hagar Premieres Bday Bash Movie in Mill Valley

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and epic partier Sammy Hagar premiered his movie Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party last night at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, to a smaller audience that consisted mostly of friends and family. After a few opening words from the Red Rocker, the crowd was treated… Keep Reading

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