Festival dispatch: BottleRock in Napa Valley

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BottleRock, Napa Valley’s young addition to the California music festival scene, took place May 29-31. Now in its third year, BottleRock remains utterly unpretentious, catering to an older demographic and to families. The absence of twentysomething music snobs was rather relaxing. Instead, the feeling of a slightly bourgeois suburban family
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Festival dispatch: Sasquatch! 2015

“It’s fucking beautiful,” cried Angel Olsen to the wind, rain and fans on Sasquatch!’s opening night. And indeed it was. The Washington music festival, set in the Gorge-eous Amphitheatre, has delivered once again. Over the course of four days, Sasquatch! boasted a repertoire of headliners and small bands alike against
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American Bach Soloists revive baroque classics

The American Bach Soloists have returned to Berkeley with a bang and the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Leonardo Leo. The soloists brought the intricate sound of baroque music to Berkeley’s First Congregational Church, prompting the listener to delve deeper into a world carefully cultivated by the
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Royal Blood amps up crowd at Slim’s in live performance

“We played last night, and honestly you guys are kicking their asses,” yells lead singer and bassist, Mike Kerr to a very amped-up crowd garbed in faded black classic rock tees. And it seemed like the crowd at Slim’s, attending the second of the two sold-out Royal Blood shows, was
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