The year of the Donald (Glover)

I’ve never understood visual art. The kind that’s framed up and plastered on a white wall, roped off and surrounded by yards of space you’re not supposed to invade. Each year, one of my “artsy” friends will take me to a museum and try to culture me. But I have
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Pistachio talks eclectic inspirations, upcoming tour

After playing shows at the Berkeley Sailing Clubs and local co-op scene, the Berkeley-based trio Pistachio, comprised of guitarist Antony D’Avirro, bassist Devin Hollister and drummer Zach Briefer, garnered lots of positive buzz for their suave, smooth style, combining hints of reggae and funk to create catchy rock tunes. Touring
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California Honeydrops raise roof at Fillmore

On Saturday night, there was something like a private party at the Fillmore: Everybody in the room seemed to have someone in common. If instead of buying tickets for entry, attendants were required to personally know a member of the California Honeydrops or its team, there’s a good chance the
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Chromeo lights up Independent stage with neon and New Age ’80s

Chromeo, the Quebecois electrofunk duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, played a steady stream of its New Age ’80s jams at The Independent in San Francisco on April 12. The set was chock-full of oldies but goodies, especially from the duo’s first three LPs, including “Bonafied Lovin,” “Tenderoni” and “Night
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