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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The Joy Formidable: Wolf’s Law

The Joy Formidable’s songs are made for live performances. The wailing cascades of guitar riffs from Ritzy Bryan are matched with her prominent vocal presence, as drummer Matt Thomas blares the kick drum in rapid rhythm. This was the sound of their debut album, The Big Roar, and images of
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Golden State of Mind

Daily Cal arts staff reflect upon the highlights of Outside Lands.

!!! (chk chk chk) This quirkily named dance-punk group from Sacramento held nothing back during their theatrical performance at the Twin Peaks stage on Sunday. Groove and chaos filled the air as there was nether a still body to be found in the wriggling crowd. !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”
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