ASUC SUPERB’s Fall 2016 concert lineup

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We might be in the dead heat of midterm season (and at the tail-end of fall’s dog days), but ASUC SUPERB’s fall 2016 lineup is straight-up fire. Building off the graceful swagger of Kehlani’s set and the one-two punch of cool at Porches and Japanese Breakfast’s gig, the upcoming lineup
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Foals sets standard for rock shows at Fox Theater performance

A useful metric for analyzing concerts is not the pure musicality and lyricism of the band but rather tracing its ability to shift successfully between diametrically opposed, polarized modes of performance without losing the audience. In live show after live show, the effect becomes apparent as sets drag — not
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Jenny Hval Blood Bitch | Sacred Bones Records Grade: B-

Jenny Hval releases uncompromising, avant garde ‘Blood Bitch’

When it comes to experimental work, often it comes down to critics to determine for people at large what’s worthwhile and what isn’t. Interestingly, Norwegian musician Jenny Hval has been placed into the former category. American music publications have been vocal in their adoration of Hval’s complex experimental electronic punk-pop.
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Porches offers cathartic performance on Lower Sproul

Excitement ran high on the night of Sept. 17, as cheers and jeers rang down Telegraph Avenue in anticipation for Cal’s first home game against the University of Texas’ football team, the Texas Longhorns. At the same time, on the other side of campus in Lower Sproul, a small crowd
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Weathers establishes themselves as an alt-rock band to watch for

Donning a bright red, checkered suit with requisite suspenders and sporting perfectly quaffed hair, Cameron Boyer (vocals, guitar) of Weathers could have emanated the sultry, greater-than-thou swagger of Alex Turner or the 1975’s Matt Healy. Instead, he exuded warmth and excitement as the band took the stage to open for
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AlunaGeorge I Remember | Island Grade: C+

AlunaGeorge struggle to find a new identity in ‘I Remember’

One-hit wonders are the most unfortunate byproduct of the pop industry. Either they fade to obscurity, disguise themselves in cult-classic acclaim or, worse yet, use everything but the kitchen sink in pursuit of another radio-ready bop. British pop duo AlunaGeorge — comprised of lead singer Aluna Francis and George Reid
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The Daily Californian talks with Berkeley-based rapper Caleborate

Last month, Lower Sproul was packed to its limit with a sea of fans who attended ASUC SUPERB’s annual welcome week concert. Headliner Kehlani, as to be expected, delivered an electrifying homecoming show that sent the crowd home feeling satisfied. But her opening act, the Berkeley-based rapper Caleborate, made his
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