Ty Segall and White Fence: Hair

In the January issue of Rolling Stone this year, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys declared that “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.” That wouldn’t seem to be the case now. The Black Keys had two of the
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Santigold: Master of My Make-Believe

It’s recess, and Santi White wants to play. She stomps, pounds on drums (Why are there drums in the schoolyard, you ask? Beats me.), echoes her voice magnificently  —  she’s itching to start a revolution. It sounds far-fetched and in a way it is. One could even call it a
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This Week in Arts

Our lead writers bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week Film This week the Pacific Film Archive hosts four films by Michael Glawogger, an Austrian filmmaker who focuses on the plight of the working class amid an increasingly alienating global economy. Glawogger’s experimental
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Jack White: Blunderbuss

After a decade spent fashioning the landscape of modern rock ‘n’ roll, maestro Jack White has returned to inflict yet more badassery on the general public. Having appeared in numerous successful outfits — The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs and, most famously, The White Stripes — this time, he has come
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The Sun Also Rises: Silversun Pickups shine with new sound

While all bands tend to evolve their sound over time, it can sometimes produce unsuccessful results, especially when they gravitate towards flashy, radio-friendly material. Every once in a while though, you find a band that is able to deviate from their original sound while still maintaining their identity. Such is
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week.  Film Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Film Archive hosts the last of its Film 50 series, a course taught by Marilyn Fabe which surveys a variety of films from different eras and sensibilities. This year’s
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‘Explosions in the Sky’ make emotion audible at Palace of Fine Arts

Ever since Tupac Shakur graced us mortals with a visit from hip-hop heaven last Sunday night, the possibility of holograms replacing actual live performances surfaced, virally reaching far beyond the concerns of Coachella’s tripped-out crowd. The following evening at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Explosions in the Sky executed
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This Week in Arts

Visual Art: Cal Day is approaching, and Saturday’s flurry of events will offer art lovers unexpected opportunities for special tours, exhibitions and demonstrations. These art-related events are not just for bright-eyed future Cal bears and their parents, but are also offered to the general public. At Free Speech Movement Cafe,
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