Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

Superstars have a lot of responsibility. Things they produce need to be bigger and better than what they did before. The best of the best thrive under that pressure, but some can’t properly deal with those expectations — D’Angelo and Dave Chappelle still haven’t come out of hiding.
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Devendra Banhart: Mala

Devendra Banhart, the Venezuelan-American singer who has often been labeled as freak-folk, is back after a four-year hiatus, though I’m not sure if I want him to be.
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David Bowie: The Next Day

When an artist as iconic as David Bowie announces an album, expectations of something along the lines of a Second Coming tend to circulate. It was no help that Bowie’s announcement was coupled with the release of a new single, “Where Are We Now?,” a characteristically extraterrestrial ballad emanating the
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UC Jazz Ensembles exchange music

UC Jazz Ensembles facilitated an intensive three-day exchange with Japanese musicians

In a small studio in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center, three dozen people sit and watch as a jazz combo plays John Coltrane’s “Moment’s Notice.” The guitarist, bassist and drummer take solos and add a flourishing end to the climactic tune. There is applause and then someone speaks. “That
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Cloud Cult: Love

“Environmentally friendly” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an alternative rock band. However, that is the main driving force behind Cloud Cult, an extraordinary eight-member experimental “chamber rock” group.
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San Francisco-based band riffs like no other

Thao and The Get Down Stay Down offer rhythmic folk rock to SF

Without relying on typical, overused chord progressions, capturing a simple, rhythmic balance of notes is a creative challenge. Yet for musician Thao Nguyen, the process could not have been simpler.
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SUPERB Spring 2013 Lineup

ASUC branch SUPERB has provided the UC Berkeley campus with sublime and free entertainment since 1964. Their concert lineups bring together both up-and-coming and well-established artists from near and far away, indie-rock to rap. The Daily Californian is excited to be the first to announce SUPERB’s Spring 2013 Lineup. Pangea
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Noise Pop 2013 Preview

Nosaj Thing When: Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Where: California Academy of Sciences After a three-year hiatus, Jason Chung, the LA-based producer behind Nosaj Thing, has just released his sublime new album Home. Frustrated by the current state of electronic music, Chung produces gorgeously intimate, stripped-down bass, heavily influenced by the
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