G. Love jams for free at the Chapel

Few minimally publicized events can draw crowds on a Tuesday night, let alone crowds that wrap around the block hours before the doors even open. But free music from G. Love & Special Sauce, a band that has been around for decades, and an open bar have the ability to
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Mayhem Festival shows off best of Oakland music

According to 23 local music industry professionals and the community, Oakland’s best bands were all in one place this weekend. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Awaken Cafe hosted winners of Mayhem Festival, Oakland’s second annual song and music video contest. Mayhem Festival is a sort of online-based battle of
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Pink Floyd goes out with a soft whisper

The end of the reign of Pink Floyd has come upon us, and it’s arrived in the form of The Endless River. Assembled from 20 hours of material recorded during the band’s 1993 session for The Division Bell, The Endless River samples short instrumentals from the likes of Richard Wright
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Baby on board: Electropop artist Lights talks new record, new baby

Get ready to dive into a world of radiant melodies and synthy bliss with a new album, Little Machines, by Canadian electropop artist Lights. In the three years since her last release, Siberia, Lights has really grown up. She and her husband Beau Bokan, frontman of Blessthefall, welcomed their first
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UCBSO’s Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff performance stuns

Dressed in a floor-length red dress, Melody Huang sauntered on stage to join the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra with elegance well beyond her years. Only a third year at UC Berkeley, Huang has performed in concert halls around the world, winning countless awards for her talents as a cellist. She
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Generationals set to create summertime atmosphere at SF show

Summer isn’t a time for worrying. It isn’t a time for work. It’s that one time of year when we get to enjoy the sun, the water, the simplicity of our lives. In their latest release, Alix, indie-rock duo Generationals capture the simple happiness of summertime. High-school pals Ted Joyner
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