Danny Brown thrills audience with wild performance in Oakland

The Detroit rapper's sold-out show at The New Parish maintained a feeling of intimacy

“This ain’t a motherf***ing rap show … it’s a party with all my friends. We’re singing songs we like. We out here on a weekday partying like it’s a weekend.” Sure enough, Danny Brown stayed true to his word and brought a dizzying energy to his sold-out show at The
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Despair and joy at UC Berkeley orchestra benefit concert

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and UC Chamber Chorus treat audiences in Hertz Hall to a stunning performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

On May 10 and 11, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performed Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo” cello concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor to a packed house in Hertz Hall. The two pieces, separated by an intermission, contrasted each other in both tone and inspiration, coming together to display
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Sperry hosts concert on the Glade

SUPERB brings Sperry Top-Sider’s Vacationland concert to UC Berkeley

The Sperry Top-Sider Vacationland College Tour, presented by ASUC SUPERB Productions, hit Memorial Glade on Friday, featuring performances from Geographer and Rogue Wave. Sponsored by Sperry, the multicampus tour made its final stop at UC Berkeley, after traveling through UC San Diego, University of Oregon and other West Coast schools.
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Clochella music fest rocks Cloyne Court

Student co-op hosts local bands for all-day concert

Clochella held at Cloyne Court this Saturday demonstrated that the local, independent music scene is alive and well at Cal. An all-day event held from noon to 1 a.m., Clochella delivered as a music festival by constantly providing energetic live music throughout the day. Much like its namesake, Clochella had
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Swedish House Mafia incites crowd with ‘One Last Tour’

Swedish House Mafia kicked off their North American tour last Wednesday in SF at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with five shows in a row. All five days sold out (the first four shows sold out in eight minutes); the group announced a couple of months ago that it would be their last tour.
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Oakland gets Fun. at the Fox

In today’s musical epoch of auto tune, vocal distortion and studio effects, even the most tone-deaf choir flunkie can be made to sound like a “Roxanne”-era Sting. Therefore it is a rare and unequivocal pleasure to attend a concert and discover that despite all precedents, the artist performing actually sounds
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he's my brother she's my sister

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister act up at The Independent

Few things will more reliably bruise your ego and inspire awe than a sick person doing something better than the healthy you ever could. At Friday night’s sold-out show at The Independent, this person was He’s My Brother She’s My Sister frontwoman Rachel Kolar, who, despite her fever, managed to
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Pentatonix thrill at Warfield

From soul to hip-hop to dubstep and to reggae, vocal sensations Pentatonix effortlessly cross and blend genres, revitalizing a singing style seldom heard outside of churches or choir halls.  The five-part a cappella group took the stage at The Warfield in San Francisco on Sunday night, voicing their rallying call,
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