FlyLo’s latest a matter of life and death

When an artist such as Flying Lotus warns Rolling Stone that his new album might “mess up the game a little bit,” fans are wise to take notice. In the eight years since his debut, FlyLo has progressed from a jagged, minimalistic blend of trip-hop to something more layered and
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Tunesday: Until the Quiet Comes

With troubling news being delivered from all around, the chaos of this past week finally caught up to me, and I sought a little respite in my headphones as the world spun madly on. The fact that I’m writing this after watching/sobbing over “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” (cue the Netflix
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics recommend the latest and greatest in culture.  MUSIC: A wide variety of albums await your ears this week — at least for those who haven’t already started torrenting them. Both the Berkeley-based hip-hop indie rock group Why? and Oakland’s own Zion-I will be releasing albums this Tuesday.
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Land of Plenty: 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival

While October generally means frights, candy, Halloween raves, there’s one show that stands out from the standard fall festivals. The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the newer annual music festivals to arrive in the Bay Area. Since 2007, the festival has been quietly gaining attention. Now in its
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