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The Daily Californian Arts Awards: Music of 2018

This year, women are at the forefront of modern music. From those already at the top of their game, such as ponytail-wearing superstar Ariana Grande, to those just getting started, such as U.K. R&B singer Jorja Smith, female artists have dominated 2018’s soundtrack with their bops, ballads and visual albums.
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Crowdsurfing at the Tocotronic show

Crowd surfers: You’re the worst. Here’s why.

Crowd surfing has been around for almost 50 years in the communities of any edgy genre you can think of — rock, punk, metal, ska, post-hardcore and the like. If you’ve ever been toward the front of the crowd at one of those concerts, you’ve probably been kicked in the head by more than a few pairs of Dr. Martens.
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Iceage brings heat at Great American Music Hall

On Friday, the band played the Great American Music Hall, a former bordello in the Tenderloin. Surrounded by baroque balconies and marbled colonnades, the band leaned into, sweated on and whipped a diverse crowd into a frenzy while still maintaining an aloof reserve.
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