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Beatlemania Hits Pollock Theater

Most recently, Pollock showed “A Hard Day’s Night,” and Beatles fans of all ages made an appearance to the sold-out screening.
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Fleetwood Mac Was All but Disappointing at the Forum

The whole show was not only beautiful but also wondrous and dreamlike — from the moment the whole band started to the end, there was not one moment of lull.
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In Review: ‘Some Rap Songs’ by Earl Sweatshirt

Some Rap Songs is as straightforward a project as its title suggests, but not in the way you would think.
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‘Dissect’ Is the Music Podcast We All Needed

Artsweek interviewed the host of the Spotify Original Podcast, Cole Cuchna, on passion projects, white discourse around black music and his own creative process when writing episodes for the show.
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‘Vice’ Puts Dick Cheney On the Silver Screen

“Vice” is a far cry from any other biopic of the time period, and, quite frankly, should not be compared to other dramatizations of political events or careers.
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Artsweek’s Ten Favorite Albums of 2018

In 2018, artists broke down their own personal barriers to share full-length declarations of love, loss and struggle – showing both depth and versatility.
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In Review: Noir by Smino

Although new Smino listeners may be unimpressed by the uncanny composition of different types of music, the stylistic choices Smino made represents the mastery of his understanding of hip-hop and the ...
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Tracks of the Month: November 2018

Every month, Artsweek collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. Check out some of the hottest cuts released in November 2018.
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Tune Into ‘FM!’, Vince Staples’ Newest Project

Despite claiming that FM! lacks any particular concept, the illusion of an afternoon radio station makes this album unique, and certainly leaves the listeners tuned in.
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Artist to Watch: Ravyn Lenae

The ascension into stardom coupled with the bold outline of her name on a festival lineup is on the horizon in 2019 for the powerhouse that is Ravyn Lenae.
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Camp Flog Gnaw 2018: A Festival for Misfits

On the seventh year of Camp Flog Gnaw's illustrious run, Tyler has taken the monumental Dodger Stadium and transformed it into a ballpark for misfits with a stacked lineup of prominent artists.
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Azizi Gibson Electrifies Velvet Jones

Though his set was brief, his performance was packed with energy and enthusiasm. The venue itself is probably what contributed to the overall enjoyment of the concert.
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Toro Y Moi Is Blissed Out at SOhO

Toro Y Moi is a total icon, not only in image and cultural positioning but also in diverse musicianship, intimate performative value and sheer, raw talent.
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Jonah Hill Kickflips Into Our Hearts with ‘Mid90s’

Hill was able to create a skate movie without any of the generic tricks and references that frequently plague the genre.
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Experimental Folk and Electronic Sounds Saturate Biko Garage

The Biko House is one of five student housing Co-ops in Isla Vista that stresses the importance of inclusion while supporting a community free of discrimination.
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