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Posted on 4/20/2023

Review and photos by Emily Evans

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Posted on 4/12/2023

Review by David Kim, Photos by Olivia Tai.

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Posted on 4/12/2023

I had dreamed of going to Edwardian Ball for years. Yearned for the golden ball gowns and  the little toupées. For months before the ball this year, I read Brokeassstuart’s updates of the corset making class in preparation, interviews with performers and conversations with the artists who were going.

The ball was the talk of the town — two evenings of magic using the Regency Ballroom as it was originally intended, a conglomeration of all of the Hoop dresses and Cinderella wigs in a 50 mile radius.

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Posted on 3/29/2023

Review by Sophia Risin. Photos from Mega Mango.

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Tianna Esperanza at Sweetwater Music Hall
Posted on 3/28/2023

Review & Photos by Shae Lake

As soon as Tianna Esperanza took the stage, the room froze. Doused in purple lights, her long, dark dress and matching hair wrap made her look regal, otherworldly. She wasted no time, immediately launching into a brief rendition of “Backlash Blues” by Nina Simone. “Do you think all us colored folks are just second-class fools?” she crooned into the microphone, gazing out into the audience. And thus, Tianna Esperanza set the tone for the exquisite and intense performances to follow.

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Posted on 3/15/2023

Review by Walker Price, photos by Sophia Risin

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Posted on 3/15/2023

Review by Jackie, Photos by Skylar Heyvald

“This crowd is very mellow. This crowd would like Radiohead.” —Concerningly Drunk Father

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Reptaliens at the UC Theatre
Posted on 3/5/2023

On Thursday, February 23rd, Portland-based band Reptalienscaptivated concert-goers at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Reptaliens created a surreal atmosphere that made everyone in the theatre feel the music throughout their bodies. They opened for  STRFKR and came second in the lineup behind one-man band Das Kope   at one of this year’s Noise Pop Festival concerts.

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Thee Sacred Souls
Posted on 3/1/2023

Review by Ryen Smith, photos by Maya Cooper.

The night of the 21st was exquisite as Thee Sacred Souls’ music acted as a mirror into the hearts of all persons in the crowd.

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White Reaper
Wednesday, February 22nd - 8:00pm
Posted on 2/28/2023

Last Wednesday, the 22nd of February, I arrived at August Hall for the White Reaper show, with Taipei Houston and Narrow Head opening. This was my first time attending a show as a member of KALX and I wanted to do my due diligence, so I showed up almost an hour early which in retrospect was probably overkill. I had just recently signed up to cover this show, so I prepared myself by listening to a couple of the top songs from each band that was going to perform. I was not disappointed.

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