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Bar-rock, blues, ska blend perfectly at Leo’s Music Club

Cloaked in the drizzly crevices of Rockridge, Leo’s Music Club, with its spare, dimly lit barroom, was home to a night of local, mainstream-averse, punk-rock shredding Thursday. This was spearheaded by SoCal veteran youngsters the Bots, who were interviewed last week by The Daily Californian. Opening act War Clog, if
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First Aid Kit, Samantha Crain spark folksy delight

The spirit of classic Americana country-folk was reignited at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Thursday night through the one-two punch of rising folkster Samantha Crain and melodious trendsetters First Aid Kit, who both elegantly proffered their modernized revision on the elegiac, melancholy musings of folk-legend lore. Plucked out of Shawnee, Oklahoma,
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French singer Soko speaks about her tour with Foster the People

French singer-songwriter, actress, director and artist Soko (nee Stephanie Sokolinski) likes to keep busy. Just in March, she and her song “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow” rose to fame in America via the viral video “First Kiss.” Soko has built an extensive career — she has acted in several
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California Honeydrops raise roof at Fillmore

On Saturday night, there was something like a private party at the Fillmore: Everybody in the room seemed to have someone in common. If instead of buying tickets for entry, attendants were required to personally know a member of the California Honeydrops or its team, there’s a good chance the
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What to look out for at Mad Decent Block Party

Ravers, underground dance lovers and basically everyone who thought Electric Daisy Carnival was too expensive will attend Mad Decent Block Party this weekend at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. Mad Decent was created in 2008 for the Philadelphia community, but the music effort grew into a cross-continental tour. The tour’s
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A$AP Ferg worked the crowd at SUPERB’s campus event

A rookie to the game, A$AP Ferg is making a name for himself under the A$AP Mob hip-hop collective, spearheaded by A$AP Rocky. Last year, A$AP Ferg dropped his debut album, Trap Lord, which was generally well-received by critics. As an artist, Ferg has a unique sound that is loud
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