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Angélique Kidjo rocks the Talking Heads at UC Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER African musician Angélique Kidjo’s electrifying interpretation of the Talking Heads iconic album “Remain in Light” was a thrilling moment for those in attendance to experience at her concert Friday night at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Kidjo, a 57 year old three time Grammy Award winning Beninese …

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Roger Daltrey performs Old + New, Solo + Who in Oakland concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER For many seasoned fans of The Who, the iconic British rock band that has produced some of the most recognizable classic rock hits of the past half-century ceased to exist after bassist John Entwistle’s death in 2002, if not drummer Keith Moon’s drug overdose in 1978. But …

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Depeche Mode Brings Music to the Masses in San Jose

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Depeche Mode’s performance Sunday night before a packed house at the SAP Pavilion in San Jose was a highly polished and well choreographed spectacle. To some, coming from a band with a hit titled “Never Let Me Down Again,” it was also something of letdown for what …

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Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers lift BottleRock’s Bash

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The fifth annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival concluded with a bang Sunday night as the Foo Fighters brought the Memorial Day weekend event to a boisterous close with over 120,000 fans attending the three day event. With temperatures consistently milder than during last years festival, the …

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Robert Randolph’s Family Band Thrills The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Talking with many in the crowd at the Fillmore in San Francisco Friday night, many had never seen Robert Randolph before and were about to experience him in concert for the first time. Nearly two hours later, Randolph and company had made an indelible impression while converting …

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Blow the Roof off Oracle

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to perform in the Bay Area for the first time since their climactic appearance at BottleRock nearly a year ago, the Red Hot Chili Peppers frenetic brand of high octane alternative rock and funk proved highly satisfying for a very sold out Oracle Arena crowd in …

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