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Jammin’ jingles: The essential holiday playlist

After a strenuous bout of finals and the pile of dirty clothes that’s become of your roommate, the holidays are an oh-so-welcome way to celebrate the end of a semester and year. Whether your favorite activities include watching holiday movies, getting tossed on eggnog, making gingerbread houses or covering your entire home with snowflakes and lights, we’ve got the perfect mixtape for you.
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Festival dispatch: BottleRock in Napa Valley

BottleRock, Napa Valley’s young addition to the California music festival scene, took place May 29-31. Now in its third year, BottleRock remains utterly unpretentious, catering to an older demographic and to families. The absence of twentysomething music snobs was rather relaxing. Instead, the feeling of a slightly bourgeois suburban family
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FlyLo’s latest a matter of life and death

When an artist such as Flying Lotus warns Rolling Stone that his new album might “mess up the game a little bit,” fans are wise to take notice. In the eight years since his debut, FlyLo has progressed from a jagged, minimalistic blend of trip-hop to something more layered and
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Tunesday: Hip-Hop BBQ

Ah, Independence Day. Otherwise known as the only day of the year where you can wear as many tacky combinations of red, white and blue as you want, grease up that George Foreman grill, day-drink and barbeque to your heart’s (or liver’s) delight and yell “FUCK YEA, AMURRICA” to all
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