5 acts to check out at Noise Pop 2016

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Now in its 24th year, beloved arts and culture festival Noise Pop is no longer just a Bay Area establishment — it’s a career-defining celebration. Catapulting indie royalty like Death Cab for Cutie and Best Coast into prominence and showcasing the broadest array of acts this side of SXSW, Noise
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Every rose has its thorn

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I want to date Ben Higgins. There. It’s out. Woah, do I feel better. Even after watching a man kiss girl after girl and then horrendously break up with them the next day, I can still imagine and dream about falling in love with him myself. Because that’s what this show does
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ASUC SUPERB’S spring 2016 film screening lineup

Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wheeler Auditorium — ‘Spectre’ ($3 with Cal ID, $5 without) Start your weekend off by heading out to Wheeler Auditorium to screen a new cinematic classic. Despite being the 24th film in the infamous James Bond film franchise, 2015’s “Spectre” is far
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How ‘All Songs’ made me realize my dad is cool

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A few weeks ago, National Public Radio’s podcast “All Songs Considered” celebrated its 16th birthday with a special episode in which hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton counted down their favorite songs from the past 16 years. It was fun, and it really made me appreciate the breadth of musical
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‘Little Erik’ has big premiere at Aurora Theatre

A sound of river currents crash in the background as a woman looks chillingly beyond the audience, into the distance; this is how writer and director Mark Jackson’s “Little Erik” begins its 80-minute run. It is the stillness of moments like these that are filled with a dramatic musical hum
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An interview with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mitski

Brooklyn-based lo-fi rock artist Mitski Miyawaki is an open book — frank, accessible and trustworthy. She has an affable persona on Twitter and Tumblr (both her professional and personal accounts are public), where she plays the role of advice columnist and relatable, Netflix binge-watching friend in one fell swoop. “Maybe
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