Cloud Nothings prove they are something at Bottom of the Hill

Bottom of the Hill, a slice of an edifice in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District, has long been a venue for high-quality live performances. This past Saturday was no exception, with Cleveland post-punk indie band Cloud Nothings bringing their calculated guitar riffs and plaintive lyrics to the venue’s intimate stage.
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Space Jams: Hip-hip duo Chiddy Bang release unconventional debut album

You’ve heard it all before. Gangsta, old-school, new-school, indie, alternative and even ambient forms of hip-hop have all passed through your ears at some point in time or another. Well, how about future-space rap? This is exactly the genre under which Chiddy Bang classify their debut studio album Breakfast. After
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Ja Rule: Pain is Love 2

J. Lo in terry cloth Juicy Couture reminding us, again, that she’s real. Ja Rule in a wife beater. Ashanti with red lips, hoops and a lace-up leather onesie? Ja Rule still in a wife beater. We have had some great times with Ja, tracks with wind instrumentals and women
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This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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Tyga: Careless World – Rise of the Last King

Tyga is the newest in a line of mainstream rap artists of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) fame, and his latest album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, is just as hackneyed and unnecessarily hedonistic as anything the label has ever put out. Don’t get me wrong —
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Grimes: Visions

Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, first started making music through GarageBand sessions in her home in Montreal. Although the 23-year-old artist continues to make her music singlehandedly, her newest album, Visions, ventures out of her bedroom and soars as her most confident compilation yet. In her past two albums Halfaxa
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