5 acts to watch at FYF Fest 2015

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The end of the summer is approaching, and there’s no better way to jumpstart the start of the school year than Fuck Yeah Fest, better known as FYF. A multi-genre festival taking place Aug. 22 and 23, FYF Fest will feature acts spanning from big-tent EDM to grimy indie-punk across
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Bleachers rocks Oakland’s Fox Theater

The speakers at the Fox Theater blared with the sound of David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance” a few minutes before curtains opened. It was a fitting precursor to the resplendent homage to the ’80s (and all the teen angst packaged alongside it) that transpired on July 23 at a
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Hunter Hunted appears in first Bay Area headlining show

As the lights dim at Slim’s on July 15, a hauntingly familiar steel-string guitar riff emanates from the speakers. People glance around incredulously at the recognizable pop tune, which seems out of place blaring through the speakers of a rock venue. Is that … Backstreet Boys? Laughter spreads through the
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Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ is danceable, deep

Beloved for its spacey fuzziness, layered sound and catchy riffs, Tame Impala — powered largely by frontman Kevin Parker — is back with the synth-heavy, psychedelic pop record Currents. Opening with the otherworldly “Let It Happen,” the much anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Lonerism starts on a high note. Parker’s vocals
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Feels 3 festival celebrates creativity and camaraderie

Last Saturday’s Feels 3 festival was an incredible party, with some of the Bay’s raddest people on the guest list. From a sweet elderly couple merrily busting moves to trap beats, to a couple hundred fashion-forward trendsetters, the third installment of the Feels series was filled with a diverse crowd
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Mitski delivers raw San Francisco concert debut

When you think of punk, you may not imagine a rocker politely turning down requests for an encore. That’s one way Mitski defied the expectations of how the up-and-coming face of punk/folk rock is supposed to perform. Attending a Mitski concert is to experience the birth of a new genre
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A taste of punk rock at Burger Boogaloo

Where else could you go on a Fourth of July weekend to see a punk singer burn the American flag and the Black Lips play in front of a giant inflatable vagina on a stage labeled “Flesh Land”? If Outside Lands feels a little gourmet and Coachella a little too
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