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Jack White – Blunderbuss

Jack White – Blunderbuss

Blunderbuss is a clusterfuck of emotional turmoil giving love the finger ,yet singing its praises all at the same time. The album is an eclectic mix of various genres, including some folk, Jazz, and even a hint of 60s-pop infused with Jack’s signature vocals, screaming and breaking while still maintaining...

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Of Monsters and Men @ The Independent – 3/22 San Francisco, CA

Of Monsters and Men @ The Independent – 3/22 San Francisco, CA

photos by Chris Valdés Lead female singer, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, was shocked by the sheer volume of people screaming along to their songs. Although the band had just made a huge splash at SXSW, she repeatedly spoke about how humbled they were to have so many people make it out...

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The Hunger Games – Songs from District 12 and Beyond

The Hunger Games – Songs from District 12 and Beyond

Let me preface this by saying I am a fan of Hunger Games. I was that girl with her nose in a book while walking to the bus stop. I’ve read the entire series and have probably spent way too much time talking about the cast choices for what has...

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Cold War Kids @ Bottom of the Hill – 3/7 San Francisco, CA

Cold War Kids @ Bottom of the Hill – 3/7 San Francisco, CA

Last week, deep in the cuts of Potrero Hill the Cold War Kids took to the stage and owned the crowd. Inside the L shaped blue-lettered sign straight out of a Beavis and Butthead cartoon is the dark, indie, yet almost charming venue, Bottom of the Hill; attracting a most...

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Bombay Bicycle Club – Leave It (EP)

Bombay Bicycle Club – Leave It (EP)

Leave It is a collection of smooth, gentle tunes; full of dynamic instrumentals and whiny harmonies. The sound itself has a gentle reggae feel mixed with some alternative acoustics, a little reminiscent of a chilled out Blues Traveler, if they smoked too much weed and went through a peace and...

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