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Ryan Hemsworth subdues electric energy at Pauley Ballroom

What makes Ryan Hemsworth so striking is that he’s a SoundCloud producer who actually has a personality. The alternative EDM producer originally rose to fame by retooling sensual R&B tracks with soft, delicate synths that offer the soothing comfort of a child’s blanket, and his brand has continuously evoked the
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Weezer, friends rock Oracle Arena for Not So Silent Night

Although the Golden State Warriors were away at Boston earning their 24th consecutive win of the season, Oracle Arena was still set to roar Dec. 11 for Live 105’s annual Not So Silent Night. But instead of jersey-clad basketball fans twirling rally towels above their heads after Steph Curry sinks
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Muse inspires mechanical, musical spectacle at Oracle Arena

There’s really nothing quite like a Muse concert. The three-piece band from England has, over the last decade, built a dedicated worldwide fan-base and established itself as one of the most iconic live shows out there today. From the moment you walk into the arena, you know it’s going to
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Lights illuminates, delights at Fillmore show

“Here in the open, cool as a hand in the dark,” belted Lights, her voice cascading over the packed crowd at the Fillmore on Dec. 8. The synth-pop goddess Lights greeted the adoring audience with an unexpected opener, “From All Sides,” which is a bonus track on her newest album,
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Crowd gets rambunctious at The Front Bottoms’ concert

“We were in Portland the other day, and we said it was the weirdest place we’ve ever been,” said Brian Sella, lead singer of folk-punk quartet the Front Bottoms at their show at Slim’s on Nov. 12. “We have since changed our minds.” While it was not the band’s first
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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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