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Green Day thrills hometown crowd in UC Theatre performance

The line for Green Day’s performance at the recently refurbished UC Theatre on Thursday  stretched from the entrance, around the corner at Shattuck Avenue and then all the way to the Downtown Berkeley BART entrance. There’s nothing particularly interesting about that in and of itself; plenty of popular bands have
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The Fray wrestles with identity at the Masonic

The Fray’s show at the Masonic on Oct. 18 was not only a celebration of its classic hits but a testing ground for its newest tracks; the resulting show was a mix of the lyrical theatrics of its past work, acoustic experimentation and rhythmic pop rock. The Fray, it seemed,
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Grouplove turns up the volume, fun at Fox Theater set

It was wise that the members of Grouplove decided to wear sneakers on the night of Oct. 6; the Los Angeles five-piece band probably burned the calories equivalent to a half marathon. Injected with insane live energy, Grouplove’s radio-friendly indie pop melted the collective stress in the ballroom of the
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