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Foster the People: TORCHES

Take a pinch of bouncy guitar riffs. Add a dash of uplifting falsettos. Mix it all together with frenzied beats and you’ll get Torches, the debut album from L.A.-based band, Foster the People. The group first caught the attention of music-lovers with their self-titled EP, released earlier this year. Short
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Lady Gaga: BORN THIS WAY

Lady Gaga’s claims of classic rock and art school roots have been criticized as “all talk.” Many still see her as another pop star who has lost her marbles. In response, her sophomore LP has traded double entendres and bubble gum club beats for Madonna-inspired anthems and a venture into
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The Antlers: BURST APART

The soft, crooning melodies present in the Antlers’ sophomore work Burst Apart may at first evoke lullabies and ballads, but Brooklyn-based band has produced an album that is far from tranquil. Both ethereal and haunting, Burst Apart is distinct and just as enjoyable as their debut concept album Hospice. Deceptively
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“Hesher” brings heavy metal to the indie film scene

The new film, by director Spencer Susser, features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the titular rocker/vagrant

He is Hesher. He is tattooed, with hair down to his elbows and a dirty grin. He likes to fuck people’s shit up – and not just their stuff. According to the Urban Dictionary, hesher means some kind of metalhead-stoner-type. Here, Hesher is the reheated dregs of grunge and everything
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San Francisco’s Audium blends sound and space

Composer Stan Shaff's sound art exhibition has been experimenting in audial art for the last 50 years

Beginning in the 1960s, a singular institution in sound art composition and performance known as Audium has quietly made its home in San Francisco. offering patrons a uniquely immersive and affecting art space. Created by composer Stan Shaff in 1960, Audium is an exhibition space for Shaff’s sound sculptures, offering
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Ben Harper: GIVE TILL IT’S GONE

As the open-ended summer adventures begin – the kind involving late-night road-trips and crackling campfires – Ben Harper’s Give Till It’s Gone provides a crisp soundtrack for those sunset shenanigans. His first solo album in five years, Give Till It’s Gone continues Harper’s harmonious blend of  funk lines, flowing jam-rock
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Tinie Tempah: DISC-OVERY

British rapper Tinie Tempah (real name: Patrick Okogwu) definitely looks the part of a hip-hop superstar. He rocks the dark-shade swagger of a Jay-Z, has the innovative lyrical flow of a Kanye West, but also exudes the nerd chic of a Lupe Fiasco. He’s all these things rolled into one
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‘As You Like It’ reinvents the classic

American Conservatory Theater's Master of Fine Arts class offers a fresh take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies.

The title of Shakespeare’s popular comedy “As You Like It,” practically begs you to well, like it. And it’s hard not to appreciate a play that’s as frivolous and fun as Shakespeare’s manic masterpiece. There’s cross-dressing, whimsical songs, puns, poetry and wrestling. It has everything a theater-goer could love, plus
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