Miguel preaches sexuality at Fox Theater

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Sure, to fixate on Miguel’s Herculean, topless body might be unprofessional. After all, the R&B singer’s Tuesday night performance at the Fox Theater had so many other merits. There was his exhilarating charisma, which pulsed at the audience like a solar flare. There was his soaring falsetto, which peaked with
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LA’s best-kept secret: FYF 2015

To the nearly 40,000 people who attended Fuck Yeah Fest 2015 on Sunday and Monday, the music festival still feels like Los Angeles’ best-kept secret. In its twelfth year, FYF has flourished as the crown jewel of LA’s lively summer scene. Even with radio-ready headliners jampacked over the course of
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Classical music group Ensemble Mik Nawooj reimagines hip-hop songs

From a methodological, classically trained perspective, hip-hop is a revolutionary invention. At least it is to JooWan Kim, a Korea-born composer who trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While earning his master’s degree in San Francisco, Kim composed a one-off orchestral chamber piece that incorporates emcees. The performance
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Cayucas performs unsurprising set at the Independent

When the West Coast bands Cayucas and Hibou performed at the Independent in San Francisco on Monday, the city’s weather was strangely suited for the occasion. Smoke from the wildfires covered the sky with a thick, gray blanket that obscured the sun and diffused the street lights along Divisadero Street,
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The weird, the wonderful: Outside Lands 2015

“There’s no geofilter yet!” cried a bucket hat-clad bro after snapping a selfie on the dusty path leading down to Golden Gate Park. The gates to the infamous Bay Area music and arts festival had just barely opened, but festival-goers were already eager to tell their friends and followers that
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Jamie xx impresses with deft soundscapes at San Francisco show

Jamie xx remained silent throughout his two-hour-long DJ set at Bimbo’s 365 Club — a testament to the introverted rave he skillfully brewed on his debut solo LP, In Colour. His presence on the simply adorned and minimally guarded stage loomed with silent authority. And for the uproarious crowd that
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5 acts to watch at FYF Fest 2015

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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