Arctic Monkeys are cool as ice at Fox Theater

With his hair combed into an immaculate Teddy-boy coif and his hip popped to one side, Alex Turner mesmerized Oakland’s indie rock fans last Thursday night during the last of the Arctic Monkeys’ back-to-back gigs at the Fox Theater. Band’s latest triumph, AM, centered around Turner’s verbal dexterity and compelling
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Fan Huang’s Picks of the Week

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri will release her second novel Tuesday. Taking place in India and the United States, the story focuses on two brothers from Calcutta and their separate paths.
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Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ a psychedelic synthesis

Five albums in, and British indie-rockers Arctic Monkeys have undoubtedly established themselves as one of the most consistently creative and genre-defining bands of the last decade. The Sheffield lads burst onto the music scene in 2005 with their debut single, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor,” and have
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Tunes on Tuesday: Halloween Special

Music is a critical part of any holiday. But unlike Christmas or Valentine’s Day, Halloween has few musical moments other than eerie organ sequences and perhaps the soundtrack to “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Fortunately, I’ve got the tunes that will square your scare and heighten your frighten. These songs are
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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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The Art of the Music Video

The music video is a delicate and intricate art form. Done right, it has the potential to lift a song to new heights, extend its reach, force and meaning. Done wrong, it can leave an unpleasant taste, like an excess of sugar ruining an otherwise palatable dessert. And while a
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Arctic Monkeys: SUCK IT AND SEE

It’s been two years since the Arctic Monkeys released the dark and brooding Humbug, and they have clearly spent their time wisely, with latest album being the proof of better quality. Suck It and See reveals their swaying croon-tunes to be just as pleasing as their mosh-worthy rock. Alex Turner
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