Arts and Entertainment

Kim Petras delivers euphoric experience at the Mezzanine

BY MASON BISSADA Kim Petras Wednesday night concert at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, the fitting final U.S. stop on her Broken tour, was a euphoric, rave-like wonder. Petras, who first came onto the pop-scene with her hit “I Don’t Want It at All,” sold out the SoMa venue/night-club and …

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Dido Still on the Minds of nostalgic Masonic after 15 year leave

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning for her first world tour in 15 years, English pop star Dido emphatically displayed that both her angelic voice and stage presence have only aged like a fine wine before a sold-out crowd at The Masonic in San Francisco Wednesday night. One of the best-selling artists of All-Time in the UK, her 1999 debut album, No …

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Neil Young, Santana, Mumfords & Pharrell pump up BottleRock

BY HELEN LAME’ AND DANIEL GLUSKOTER The seventh annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival concluded Sunday night with headlining sets by Mumford & Sons, Santana and Pharrell Williams bringing the Memorial Day weekend event to a utopian close with over 120,000 fans attending the three day event. With temperatures consistently …

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Colin Hay still an engaging Man at Work during Terrapin show

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter Colin Hay’s performance at Terrapin Crossroads Tuesday night was a welcome revelation for anyone previously unfamiliar with his solo works. Best known as the lead singer and frontman for the long disbanded Australian band Men at Work, Hay has also created a solid catalog of …

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The Faim flashes their potential at Ace of Spades show

BY CATHERINE STITES Australian pop-rock group The Faim helped Andy Black kick off The Ghost of North America Tour Sunday night at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The group is said to be destined for big arenas and they energized the crowd with a passion that was easy to see over …

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