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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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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Alex G slows it down for intimate set on Upper Sproul

Alex Giannascoli, who performs under the moniker Alex G, exudes a humbleness that might come off as unexpected. The indie-rock musician has experienced notable success in the past couple of years, now hinging off Beach Music, his sixth album, and a recent feature on Frank Ocean’s anxiously awaited “visual album”
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Kehlani serves triumphant, sincere Lower Sproul performance

Kehlani gazed out into a crowd swarming eagerly towards Lower Sproul and the surrounding balconies, buildings and stairways at ASUC SUPERB’s annual welcome week concert Friday. “I used to walk all through this place,” the Oakland-based R&B queen announced, “When I had dreams of going to school, I wanted to
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