The Rock the Bells hip-hop tour ended its 2009 campaign in style at the Shoreline Amphitheater over the weekend. The festival featured performers such as Tech N9ne, Sage Francis, Busta Rhymes, House of Pain, Big Boi, the Roots and Nas.
No Doubt and Paramore rocked the sold-out Concord Pavilion on Tuesday, 07/21, with superb sets that included karate kicks and other aerial stunts. The Sounds opened the show with some high-kicking of their own. The summer tour returns to the Shoreline Amphitheater on 07/25. Photos by Richard Haick.
From New Edition’s “Mr. Telephone Man” to the Smiths’ “Dial a Cliche,” the act of calling someone remains a strong theme in music spanning the sonic spectrum. Many artists have taken it a step further by including real and imaginary phone numbers in their tunes and confounding switc...
Judas Priest returned to the Sleeptrain Pavilion in Concord alongside 80s rock powerhouse Whitesnake on Friday, 7/31. Rob Halford celebrated the 35th anniversary of 1974's "Rocka Rolla" and performed "British Steel" in its entirety. Photos by Richard Haick.
This year's Harry Potter fan symposium, Azkatraz, was held in downtown San Francisco from July 15 through 21. Dozens of panels took place at the Parc55 Hotel, while the event's Quidditch match unfolded at Golden Gate Park's soccer fields. Photos by Kiala Kazebee. (Click here for more coverage.)
The Alameda County Fair wrapped up in Pleasanton over the July 18-19 weekend. Attractions included carnival rides, pig races, concerts with one-step-removed headliners like Bucky Covington and Solange Knowles and yes, snacks on a stick. Photos by Meredith Brody.