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Circa Waves sparks passion, dancing at the Chapel

On Thursday, U.K. band Circa Waves played at the Chapel in San Francisco for the third stop on its first U.S. headlining tour. The tour follows the band’s most recent album release, Young Chasers, which has seen critical acclaim, both in its home country and abroad. The venue was small
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Lady Lamb finds her way home in sophomore album

It begins with an ode. Easy guitar strums accompany a lilting female voice as it pays homage to the artery that carries oxygen in red platelets from our hearts to our brains, to our faraway fingers and toes. It begins with an ode to the heart. It makes sense. Home
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Jose Gonzalez is a meditating soul on ‘Vestiges and Claws’

For 12 years Jose Gonzalez has been making solo contributions to the indie music scene with his soothing vocals and rhythmic acoustic guitar. Known for soft-spoken, poetic lyrics and alluring guitar phrases, the skilled musician has come a long way since his first album, “Veneer.” Gonzalez’s most recent release, “Vestiges
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Indie words

My visit home a few weekends ago took a slightly weird turn when, out of nowhere, my mom mentioned my recent Facebook profile picture, commenting, “Sahil, you’re looking so metro.” I paused. I pondered. I was confused. In modern vernacular, “metro” refers to “metrosexual,” of course. A metrosexual male cares
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Singing the Angel’s song with indie Olsen

There are few words to properly describe the power of Chicago-based artist Angel Olsen’s music. Olsen’s ability to manipulate her voice — which at one moment seems almost effortless and at the next unbelievably powerful — is reminiscent of a 1920s radio personality. Her lyrics are painfully honest, and her
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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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