California Honeydrops raise roof at Fillmore

On Saturday night, there was something like a private party at the Fillmore: Everybody in the room seemed to have someone in common. If instead of buying tickets for entry, attendants were required to personally know a member of the California Honeydrops or its team, there’s a good chance the
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Christina Perri lively and vivacious at the Fillmore

On Monday evening, Christina Perri made a triumphant return to San Francisco, the first city ever to play her music on the radio, during a sold out show on her Head or Heart Tour. Before Perri took the stage that night, affectionate couples and young teenage girls filled the Fillmore
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The 1975

Age makes the 1975 even better for Fillmore show

Nursing a bottle of red wine, the 1975 frontman Matthew Healy spilled onto the stage of the Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday night. With his gauzy black shirt opened to reveal a pale, tattooed torso, Healy’s look and swaying persona lucidly referenced those rock gods of past eras —
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Local artist G-Eazy refuses to take the easy way out

“Might not be on the radio, but this is art,” raps Oakland-born musician G-Eazy on the title track of his 2012 album Must Be Nice. Although the airwaves may be slow to catch on, G’s hard-hitting sound and laid back, dapper style have earned him massive attention online. Local hip-hop
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The best concert halls in the Bay in fall 2013

From the low-profile acts found at the aptly named Brick and Mortar Music Hall to the megastars that stop at the colossal Oracle Arena, the Bay Area offers concerts of every variety, many of which are actually easily accessible to the student body of UC Berkeley. This fall will close out a killer year of live shows with a strong lineup, and you should be sure to keep your eye on three BART-able venues for the majority of your live-music need.
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On Tour: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played The Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday with jam-band tendencies that would make any Deadhead in Berkeley over the weekend jealous. The simple stage aesthetic of hanging album art in the background from their upcoming acoustic “Blue Record” EP and frontman Ruban Nielson’s priest-like poncho evoked
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Beach House add atmosphere to the Fillmore

Otherworldly. Ethereal. Atmospheric. This is the standard parlance applied to the dreampop band Beach House. Those terms definitely apply, but they don’t capture the “Myth”ic quality of seeing them play at the Fillmore last Tuesday. Even when you’re close enough to break into the photographer’s pit like I did (for
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