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A new shade of cool on Lana Del Rey album

Lana Del Rey authenticates her niche as a retro-pop act on her latest LP, “Ultraviolence,” with stronger yet less-catchy songs than on her debut studio album under the moniker Del Rey, “Born to Die.” She has traded in hip-hop sampling for a new team of producers, including the Black Keys’
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Rival Sons rock Cafe du Nord

The Cafe du Nord was furnished by the quintessential imagery of a concert circa 1970-something with tight corduroy pants, glorious facial hair and weed emanation. Except with iPhones ever-present. How did this apparent time travel happen? Because classic rock revivalists Rival Sons were in the house this past Friday. Formed
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Coachella: The happiest place on earth

Saturday afternoon, I stood in the front row looking up at warrior goddess Merrill Garbus as she raised her melodic battle cry over Coachella. At one point, the singer-songwriter of tUne-yArDs fame asked the crowd to do her a favor. “I want all of you to close your eyes and slowly
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Gigs Galore: Coachella runoff

“I wish I was going to Coachella.” In the next couple of weeks, this will be the refrain uttered by scores of friends and classmates dreaming of one of the world’s greatest live music experiences. With a lineup chock-full of huge acts that redefines the term star-studded, this year’s rendition
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Golden State of Mind

Daily Cal arts staff reflect upon the highlights of Outside Lands.

!!! (chk chk chk) This quirkily named dance-punk group from Sacramento held nothing back during their theatrical performance at the Twin Peaks stage on Sunday. Groove and chaos filled the air as there was nether a still body to be found in the wriggling crowd. !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”
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