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Foals sets standard for rock shows at Fox Theater performance

A useful metric for analyzing concerts is not the pure musicality and lyricism of the band but rather tracing its ability to shift successfully between diametrically opposed, polarized modes of performance without losing the audience. In live show after live show, the effect becomes apparent as sets drag — not
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What you missed at the Cal Day concert

For those of you who made it out to the Cal Day concert on Memorial Glade on Saturday, you most likely didn’t recognize either of the bands playing. There was the opening band, Sister Crayon, who threw it down hard for all the families and babies and dogs who made
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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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Quantum of solace, episode 2: Indian Rock Park

While we may have spent our spring breaks catching up on some much needed sleep, shopping and sun, just one week back and we already find ourselves galumphing back to our dingy Southside abodes and anxious wrecks and burnt-out shells of our former selves. How could it be that just
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One Starr’s impact on music history

When I think of popular music revolutionaries, grand images of glamorous, gleaming rock ‘n’ roll deities begin to form in my mind. I picture Elvis, sitting on a golden throne made of electric guitars and microphones. I picture Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage as he powerfully plucks the strings
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