California week isn’t quite over. We have that bonus material we promised which includes staff from San Francisco’s Ticketfly shining a spotlight on a few of their favorite venues in the state. We also have a quiz to test how well you know the sprawling California music scene.
We’re also featuring Dave’s Billboard piece where he explains why U.S. Customs has issued a travel warning after at least seven SXSW artists were denied entry into the country. Our newest contributor Maggie O’Brien sits down with Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey to discuss the band’s new tour with Rancid and how the left-leaning band is fairing in the current political climate.