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Portugal. The Man talks to Rabbits Black about Urgency Network and Greenpeace (An Interview)

In mid-September, the Russian government seized the Arctic Sunrise, the flagship Greenpeace icebreaker focused on drawing attention to the impact of climate change in the Earth’s most polar regions. As of the date of this publishing, 20 of the 30 of the Arctic Sunrise’s crew have been released from captivity, most on bail, a few of judicial release. Since the initial seizing, Greenpeace and its supporters, including LA-based Urgency Network, have worked tirelessly to spread the plight of the Arctic 30 through various media campaigns, including #SavetheArctic. Last week, Portugal. the Man teamed up with Urgency Network to put on an intimate show to a crowd of 150 at San Francisco’s 21st century learning laboratory, The Exploratorium. Rabbits Black had the unique opportunity to talk to John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. the Man to learn why they are so passionate about Saving the Arctic. (more…)

QOTSA Announce Acoustic Performance for Bridge School Benefit @ Shoreline Amphitheater 10/26, 10/27

Queens of the Stone have announced they will add one more very unique stop to their international arena tour and their performance will be fully acoustic. Josh Homme and the boys will make their first appearance at the annual Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on October 26 & 27. QOTSA will join the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Elvis Costello, and The Killers at the legendary charity event 35 miles South of San Francisco. (more…)

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Show Alert: Paper Diamond @ 1015 Folsom 8/16

(Guest post by Alex Pacheco.)  On Friday, August 16 Electro Producer Alex Botwin, better known for his stage name Paper Diamond, will be playing San Francisco’s 1015 Folsom Nightclub along with a special live performance by rapper Roach Gigz.  Coming off a successful run of summer festival appearances that included a debut at Bonnaroo, The Governors Ball, as well as HARD Summer Fest a little over a week ago in Los Angeles, the Colorado-based musician has decided to forego taking a break from the road before embarking on a fall tour hitting 31 cities across North America with dubstep juggernaut Zeds Dead.  With three rooms of music that will feature a total of eight artists, this event will no doubt satisfy the bass-heavy musical palates of any hip hop or EDM fan.  And of course, the crown jewel will be the eclectically styled beats of Paper Diamond himself, which will be sure to include many tracks off his brand new EP, Paragon.  Make sure not to miss it – check out the event details and ticket links below!

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Show Alert: Rockstar UPROAR Festival featuring Jane’s Addiction & Alice In Chains

Now in it’s fourth year, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is coming to the Bay Area and Los Angeles in September- stopping by Shoreline in Mountain View and then the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine two days later.  This year the one-day festival boasts it’s most impressive lineup yet.  Featuring two stages at most of the tour’s stops, the Main Stage is being graced by alternative rock legends Jane’s Addiction and Alice In Chains.  Over on the Ernie Ball stage, you can catch Danko Jones and also Duff McKagan’s new band of the moment Walking Papers.  Eight other bands round-out the festival that gets started in the early afternoon for one day of rock and roll.  We’re going for Jane’s of course, but there’s something there for almost everyone.  Check out the full details and ticket links on both shows! (more…)