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Born Ruffians has charm, energy at Slim’s performance

The unspoken rule of concerts is that there will always be duds. In exchange for fan-favorite bangers, the audience will sway tolerantly through some new album sleepers and generic filler songs they can’t quite place. On Sunday night at Slim’s, the underrated Canadian band Born Ruffians delivered the stuff of
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Yo La Tengo cover wide range of homage at Masonic

Now in its third decade, Yo La Tengo has solidified its role as mainstays of indie rock. The Hoboken, New Jersey, band’s performance at the Masonic on Saturday — a featherlight acoustic set with electric guitar courtesy of returning guitarist Dave Schramm — was not so much a mere showcase
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On sci-fi concept album, Logic falls short with ideas

Logic, the Maryland-bred MC and producer, has just released his second album, The Incredible True Story — dubbed lovingly as TITS — less than a year after the debut of his freshman LP, Under Pressure. TITS is a sci-fi based concept album that focuses on Quentin Thomas and William Kai,
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Alessia Cara faces hurdles on path to stardom

After being signed to Def Jam Recordings and the subsequent release of her acclaimed single “Here,” Alessia Cara is poised to claim a position among other up-and-coming pop starlets, such as Halsey and Kehlani. In fact, she’s already been profiled by the New York Times, performed with Taylor Swift and
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Hippie Sabotage chill, dance with fans at Anna Head

When most people think of trap music, they think of waiting for a colossal beat drop full of aggressive energy that gets everyone dancing and jumping from the window to the wall. So it’s understandable that DJs in this day and age — from the frat brothers to the festival
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Justin Bieber bounces back with ‘Purpose’

This is truly Justin Bieber’s comeback year. From extremely successful singles, such as “Where Are U Now” and “What Do You Mean?,” to his MTV VMA performance to every interview when he has mentioned his love for Selena Gomez, it seems we can’t get enough of Bieber. Finally, after months
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An interview with pop-punk powerhouse State Champs

Having just released its sophomore album Around the World and Back, New York pop-punk band State Champs is bracing itself for another whirlwind nationwide tour in support of pop-punk veterans the Wonder Years. The Daily Californian had the chance to catch up with State Champs’ lead guitarist Tyler Szalkowski and
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