Concert Review: Matt & Kim

It looks like I’m being proven wrong about lackluster crowds with each new show I go to. Matt & Kim’s ecstatic performance last Friday at the Fox Theater was full of dancing, jumping, and screaming from both the crowd and the duo. Opening with the fat synth grooves of “Block
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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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Matt & Kim show that pop hooks are alive and well

There have been an insane amount of catchy hooks since the inception of “pop music” roughly 50 years ago. But somehow, stones still remain unturned. New songs with new melodies and new choruses keep cropping up. Admittedly, some songs recycle old musical ideas — i.e. the same descending riff has
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