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Bits of Berkeley

This semester, we set out to tackle university issues that seemed too complicated to address in one week’s column. We thought that maybe with two weeks, we could present a fuller image of the issues we hoped to explore. Unsurprisingly, we found that we could not. While two weeks allowed
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Tunesday: UFO-gazing

When it comes to spending a pleasant night scanning the sky for UFOs, there are no rules to hold you back. There are, however, some important criteria for a good playlist to keep you company on your vigil. UFO-gazing takes lots of patience and enthusiasm — it’s like fishing, but
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Karen O. (above) of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs one of the most anticipated performers billed for FYF Fest this weekend. The edgy pop-punk band will be closing out the festival on Saturday.

LA’s FYF Fest boasts diverse lineup

This weekend brings us the 10th annual FYF music festival, which is being held in the heart of Los Angeles, a city that most of us know and love. The festival was started in 2004 by music promoter Sean Carlson under the name “Fuck Yeah Fest” and was held at
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito

If there’s one problem plaguing the creative output of NYC trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs (and rest assured, there is likely more than one problem), it’s that they don’t have much to prove anymore. After ascending to notoriety with their gritty, minimalist debut Fever to Tell, they managed to conjure up
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The night ended late watching Icona Pop and the Joy Formidable perform at Viceland.

Playlist of the week: SXSW standouts

The annual SXSW music and arts gathering took place in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago for 10 glorious days in the sun. Known for its reputation as a hype-creator, the festival allows any band to apply to play a showcase and follow their big rock star dreams. It is
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Five Quality Tracks: February

At the end of each month, I’ll be posting a feature highlighting five quality tracks released during that month. We continue with February 2013. February saw a slew of new albums and singles. There’s new and invigorating music being released on the daily! Here are five songs from this past
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