Top 10 albums of the year

The Daily Cal’s arts staff assesses the best tunes of the year 2012

1. Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE Channel ORANGE is more than a collection of songs. It is an experience, a story about a crack addict in Arkansas, a stripper namedCleopatra, a rich kid raised my maids, a monk in a mosh pit and a man coping with his religion and
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Treasure Island 2012: Favorite sets

This past weekend, San Francisco’s annual Treasure Island Music Festival took place right in the middle of bay waters. Along with a gathering of food trucks and an array of artistic booths and exhibits, festival-goers enjoyed performances by the hippest names in music today, from The xx to the Divine
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Divine Fits on the Tunnel Stage (Gracie Malley/Senior Staff)

Treasure Island 2012 Part 2

The xx What does it mean to be the closing act at a major festival? It means you’re the shit. The xx came on stage Sunday night to the festivals largest crowd. When the trio took their positions, a giant illuminated plexiglass “X” towered behind them; in front of them
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Ferris Wheel at night (Gracie Malley/Senior Staff)

Photo Gallery: Treasure Island 2012

The 6th annual Treasure Island Music Festival took place on October 13th and 14th. The headliners this year were Girl Talk and The xx. Other big names, such as, M83, Public Enemy, Gossip and Grimes graced the two stages on the island.

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Treasure Island 2012 Playlist

With the Treasure Island Music Festival fast approaching this weekend (Oct. 13 and 14), Chad Heimann at Noise Pop has compiled a definitive playlist for this year’s many artists. See his picks below. 1. Tycho – Adrift 2. Youth Lagoon – Daydream 3. Grimes – Eight 4. Porter Robinson – Unison
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Bands benefit LGBT youth at Great American Music Hall

On Saturday night, eccentric and entertaining indie-pop bands Local Hero and Princeton lit up the stage at the world-renowned Great American Music Hall in San Francisco as a part of the official SF Pride event “It Gets Indie.” The show, put on by passionate 14-year-old Noah Hornik, helped raise money
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Grimes: Visions

Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, first started making music through GarageBand sessions in her home in Montreal. Although the 23-year-old artist continues to make her music singlehandedly, her newest album, Visions, ventures out of her bedroom and soars as her most confident compilation yet. In her past two albums Halfaxa
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