Tunesday: Battle the summer blues

Though summer isn’t usually categorized as a melancholy season, something about going home, lighting sparklers and slipping into cyan swimming pools leaves a nostalgic sensation in its wake. Sometimes every happy summer memory feels fleeting. After the moment ends, you find yourself one fewer summer adventure away from returning to
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RAC brings dance hall vibe to San Francisco

Andre Anjos, progenitor of the Remix Artist Collective, or RAC, gave San Francisco an opportunity to appreciate his nuance and skill Friday. Held at the artful hilltop Masonic Center, the Halloween eve concert, hosted by Live 105, featured performances by Canadian musician Coleman Hell, RAC and Passion Pit to end
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Despite flaws, Passion Pit’s album ‘Kindred’ is full of spirit

In the band’s 2012 commercial and critical success Gossamer, Passion Pit hid a veritable conglomerate of dark themes — from depression to alcoholism to suicide — beneath the album’s caffeine-infused pop vibes and frontman Michael Angelakos’ falsetto vocals. Angelakos has since been fairly open about his struggle with bipolar disorder
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On Tour: The Joy Formidable and Passion Pit

With the hauntingly sweet piano intro of “This Ladder is Ours” welcoming the Joy Formidable onto the stage, the Welsh band wasted no time in diving right into the song with a full-frontal assault of distorted guitar riffs and pounding drums. Given that the Joy Formidable are not known for
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Joy Formidable aims to make music meaningful

Loss is often used as a primary motivator for songwriting. Although it stems from terrible and saddening experiences, many artists use it to create something beautiful. One band that has done this is the Welsh rock band the Joy Formidable, which will be playing with Passion Pit next Monday at
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Playlist of the week: spring cleaning!

Spring has finally sprung here around Berkeley. It’s visible from the pleasant — or perhaps not so pleasant — April showers and the beautiful sunny days soaking up sun on the Glade. And as the old adage goes (well, paraphrased!), spring is the time to clean. For some, it’s literal cleaning. (Hint:
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Concert Review: Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Icona Pop

Last Thursday, San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium was flooded with a barrage of synth-pop crazy. The night started off with the Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop. While they only got to use a corner of the stage, the duo warmed up the crowd with a brief but energetic set,
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