Skrillex has been either blasting eardrums and causing earthquake panics or eliciting eargasms to screaming/sweaty/smiling fans this past week during his six shows in the Bay Area. The streak culminates Saturday night as Skrillex and A$AP Rocky get “wild for the night” at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Weekender Picks

A selection for the week ahead

1. Sochi, Russia, is hilariously ill-equipped to host a massive international congregation. Read Drew Magary’s primer on how to properly hate on the crazy-pants Russian infrastructure and the TV event that will shortly take over your life. 2. Be the most cultured person at your Oscar party! Impress your friends
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Ellie Goulding: Halcyon

In Greek legend, the halcyon is a bird that can tame the sea, bringing several days of peace and calm before the winter storms.  In the spirit of the myth, Ellie Goulding has crafted an enticing sophomore album named after the bird itself, which lulls you into a calm only
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The windmills in the Polo Field are a trademark of the Outside Lands music festival.

Inside Outside Lands: 2012 Recap

They came. They saw. They most likely got cold due to all the fog. Our arts staff, Sarah Burke, David Bradford and Ian Birnam recap the best of Outside Lands 2012. Passion Pit Passion Pit played just as the sun was setting. Behind them glowed the orange and pink watercolor
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This Week in Sound: 2012 Grammys Edition

So guys, about last night… Yup, the Grammys have come and gone once again this year. We got to see everything from the dance party led by David Guetta and Deadmau5 to the Beach Boys reunion performance, to Chris Brown dancing around on stage with some flying squirrels — I
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This Week in Sound: D.J. overload and seas of cheese

While D.J.s and a Primus album don’t usually go together, the Bay Area’s music scene will feature both this week. As Halloween quickly approaches, the electronica concerts start popping up like like the walking dead. On Friday and Saturday, SF will play host to Skrillex (Friday, Warfield), and Deadmau5 (Saturday,
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