The Daily Californian Arts Awards: Music of 2018

This year, women are at the forefront of modern music. From those already at the top of their game, such as ponytail-wearing superstar Ariana Grande, to those just getting started, such as U.K. R&B singer Jorja Smith, female artists have dominated 2018’s soundtrack with their bops, ballads and visual albums.
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Picks of the Week: Treats and tunes for the 1st week of November

On Monday, make a playlist. Pack it full of songs from Billboard’s hit chart, Spotify’s Discover Weekly and your friends’ list of favorites. Set it to play while you walk to pick up the week’s groceries or to Starbucks for your first holiday drink of the season — my choice is a classic peppermint mocha, with whipped cream, of course.
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Carly Rae Jepsen gives love to the Warfield

Noise Pop 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen’s set at the Warfield on Saturday was akin to ‘80s night at a karaoke bar — with none of the cheesy retro schmaltz and all of the sentimental, plainspoken devotion. The Canadian pop talent doesn’t carry herself with Beyonce’s decadent bombast or Katy Perry’s outlandish drama-kid theatrics.
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5 acts to check out at Noise Pop 2016

Now in its 24th year, beloved arts and culture festival Noise Pop is no longer just a Bay Area establishment — it’s a career-defining celebration. Catapulting indie royalty like Death Cab for Cutie and Best Coast into prominence and showcasing the broadest array of acts this side of SXSW, Noise
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