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Win Two Tickets: NEW EDITION!

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Win Two Tickets: Andrew Bird @ Mountain Winery!

I remember my first time attending an Andrew Bird performance like it was yesterday. I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Bird perform in my hometown, in a

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Bang For No Buck: Making The Most of Your Non-Paying Gigs

Class is always in session when you’re in the school of hard knocks. And with summer unfortunately winding down, I’d like to discuss with all of you

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Broke-Ass Learning: Random Things I Learned From Songs

  In middle school, the biggest problem in my suburban world was whether to get a Jansport or Eastpak back pack. If I recall correctly, my

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BREAKING: THERE IS A PIANO AT THE TOP OF BERNAL HILL RIGHT NOW

Just in time for the heat wave, some civic-minded individual hauled a functioning upright piano to the  top of Bernal Hill. I was just there, and it

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East Midwest Music Group Releases Debut Album “Shuffle” for VH1 Save The Music Foundation

We sat down with East Midwest Music Group last week to talk about – you guessed it – being a broke musician. Let’s preface this

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SFMOMA FREE All Weekend!

I was recently in the Big Apple and luckily scored FREE passes to the MOMA while I was there.  It was really awesome - but I would

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“Said I Loved You But I Lied”: An In Depth Critique

Thanks to my best friend and her entire family (who were my primary babysitters before and after

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How to do Noise Pop 2013 on the Cheap

Hello my young, broke and beautiful "friends," would you like to join me for a party? It spans 7 days, has 52 shows, tons of bands, and

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Listen Up: Valentine’s Day Soundtrack

I was thinking today … what if your Valentines Day was a movie?

Perhaps you were asked to be the director of said movie. The producer wanted the