5 acts to watch at FYF Fest 2015

The end of the summer is approaching, and there’s no better way to jumpstart the start of the school year than Fuck Yeah Fest, better known as FYF. A multi-genre festival taking place Aug. 22 and 23, FYF Fest will feature acts spanning from big-tent EDM to grimy indie-punk across
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Tunesday: Spring Break Forever

It’s spring break—aka the only thing you’ve been looking forward to since winter break, let’s be honest. Whether you’re sipping on piña coladas in Cabo, spending time with old friends or getting some sun on Memorial Glade if you haven’t left Berkeley, reward yourself with some uplifting tracks slewed together
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Finding UC Berkeley in popular music

The intersection of hometowns and hymns in the history of popular music has produced anthems as mythic as Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” Lynyrd Skyryd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Tupac “California Love.” But what about Cal — your home away from home? Who cares about the Golden Bear? This
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Top 10 albums of the year

The Daily Cal’s arts staff assesses the best tunes of the year 2012

1. Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE Channel ORANGE is more than a collection of songs. It is an experience, a story about a crack addict in Arkansas, a stripper namedCleopatra, a rich kid raised my maids, a monk in a mosh pit and a man coping with his religion and
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The Road Back to R&B Originality

It’s about time. R&B has been around longer than your parents have. In fact, it’s very likely that your parents wouldn’t exist without R&B. Over that time, good ol’ Rhythm & Blues has dramatically morphed in style. I mean, we’re talking Aretha Franklin in the 1960s, Stevie Wonder in the
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Summer Rewind 2012

Reminiscing on this summer in the arts, we put together a mixtape of pop culture memories to look back on. Snoop Dogg became a lion: Excuse me while I light my Executive Branch spliff. Snoop Dogg is dead. But Jah has bestowed another blessing upon us. Snoop Lion has risen.
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Macklemore’s “Same Love” champions gay rights

One of my favorite artists, Macklemore, just dropped a bomb on the hip-hop world with “Same Love”, a lyrical testament to the struggles of same-sex relationships in our divided country. Teaming up with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore delivers a beautifully-paced piece and his rhymes, as usual, are spot on and send
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Frank Ocean: channel ORANGE

Frank Ocean gets it. That’s really what it comes down to. At 24 years old, Ocean’s lyrical and musical depth far surpasses that of most of his R&B contemporaries. After joining shock-rap collective Odd Future and dropping a celebrated solo mixtape, Ocean scored front-row seats to Watch the Throne by
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