Sleater-Kinney reunites after hiatus, produces spitfire album

“We’re wild and weary but we won’t give in,” shrieks singer, Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) on “Bury Our Friends,” a track off of Sleater-Kinney’s eighth album, No Cities To Love. This seems to be an accurate statement for the band itself, as it has finally returned after an almost 10-year hiatus,
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The New Deal takes their playful package to Independent stage

For history buffs and techno fans in search of a unique evening out, San Francisco’s Independent theater hosted The New Deal last Friday and Saturday, and the group will tour through the Western states in the coming month. The Toronto-based electronic trio, which self-identifies as “acid jazz,” has been active
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J. Cole gets back to his roots in latest album

J. Cole brings it home in his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Titled after the house he grew up in, the album tells a vulnerable story of adolescence and unfolds like a compilation of journal entries. Cole is born into an oppressive system, learns to measure his self-worth
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UC Berkeley’s Symphony Orchestra closes on a beautiful note

Playing with textures, rhythms and musical shapes, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra closed its fall season with a dynamic program of pieces from the modernist and contemporary eras of classical music from Dec. 11-13 at Hertz Hall. Incorporating selections from Witold Lutoslawski, Gyorgy Ligeti and Richard Strauss, the orchestra combined
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