Picks of the week: Rise up singing

Sometimes, especially lately, the world seems to be a miserable abyss of despair. When oppressive forces make us agoraphobic and Facebook newsfeed rumination makes us claustrophobic, it feels like there’s no good in the world and no way to spread it. But there is: You can dance. Dance all over
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On Tour: Pretty Lights

Laptops are replacing lead singers. Technology is redefining music; artists are becoming famous from the internet, manipulating sounds in ways once inconceivable. But not everyone can conceptualize beats the way Pretty Lights can. Pretty Lights played both Friday and Saturday night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
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On Tour: Tame Impala and the Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala took a dip in their “Halloween Blood Bath” last Thursday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. After faking out the audience with the announcement that “Tame Impala couldn’t come tonight,” the band took to the stage cross-dressed as the Spice Girls while “Wannabe” blasted
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The best concert halls in the Bay in fall 2013

From the low-profile acts found at the aptly named Brick and Mortar Music Hall to the megastars that stop at the colossal Oracle Arena, the Bay Area offers concerts of every variety, many of which are actually easily accessible to the student body of UC Berkeley. This fall will close out a killer year of live shows with a strong lineup, and you should be sure to keep your eye on three BART-able venues for the majority of your live-music need.
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Matt and Kim

Concert Review: Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Icona Pop

Last Thursday, San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium was flooded with a barrage of synth-pop crazy. The night started off with the Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop. While they only got to use a corner of the stage, the duo warmed up the crowd with a brief but energetic set,
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Addy Bhasin’s Picks of the Week

“Paul Klee’s Circus” at SFMOMA A selection of prints and drawings by Expressionist artist Paul Klee will spend its last two days at SFMOMA this weekend. If you’re into abstract sketches of clowns and acrobats (or if you don’t know it yet), bid adieu to the series of circus-inspired drawings
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Swedish House Mafia incites crowd with ‘One Last Tour’

Swedish House Mafia kicked off their North American tour last Wednesday in SF at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with five shows in a row. All five days sold out (the first four shows sold out in eight minutes); the group announced a couple of months ago that it would be their last tour.
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