This Week in Sound: Free Show Extravaganza

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Chairlift will be playing a free show on Lower Sproul tomorrow at noon. The Brooklyn synthpop duo were announced last month as Superb’s surprise concert.

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Berkeley-native rock band Counting Crows are releasing their latest album Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). This marks the group’s first album in four years. Will they be able to bounce back from their hiatus?

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Amoeba Music in San Francisco will be holding a plethora of free shows this week, starting with Japanese rock band Stereopony tonight.

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 John Doe and Exene Cervenka of famous punk band X will be playing tomorrow in honor of the release of their album Singing and Playing.

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Rounding off the week, we have Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo will be playing this Thursday in celebration of the release of his album Between the Times and the Tides.

Local Limelight:

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This week’s artist is Bay Area hip-hop indie-girl K.Flay. Initially inspired by classic rock, K.Flay began her rapping career once she began attending Stanford. Now with two Bachelor degrees and a successful hip-hop career with numerous guest spots with other Bay Area rappers such as Zion I, K.Flay is becoming an up and coming hip-hop wonder-girl.  Check out her track “Stop, Focus.”

 If you liked that, her latest EP is available for free on her website.