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APRIL 01, 2013

WHY? at the Great Amerian Music Hall
Originating in Berkeley, the experimental group WHY? will be playing this Wednesday at the Great American Music Hall in SF with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger as support. The band juxtaposes folk, indie, hip-hop and electronic music styles that make for a bizarre yet enticing performance.

“The Big Lebowski” at UA Berkeley
This Thursday, the Coen brothers’ classic film “The Big Lebowski” will be playing at UA Berkeley. For those who somehow haven’t seen this cult comedy, a (somewhat) younger Jeff Bridges plays a bowling slacker known as “The Dude,” who is mistaken for a millionare with the same name. The millionaire then enlists The Dude and his friends to deliver the ransom to the kidnappers of the millionaire’s trophy wife. The only thing that could make this flashback Thursday better would be some complimentary White Russians to go with the film.

First Friday at Awaken Cafe
First Friday is a free music and art event that occurs the first Friday of every month at Awaken Cafe in Oakland. This Friday, UC Berkeley student Jackie Farkas will exhibit her abstract oil paintings, “Soul Senses.” I––n addition to viewing Farkas’ work, attendees will also be able to watch local bands Mister Loveless, Mr. Kind and Halcyonaire play throughout the night as well.

Ghostface Killah at 1015 Folsom
What pairs well with “The Big Lebowski” you ask? Wu-Tang, obviously. Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah will be playing at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco this Thursday as part of the Twelve Ways to Die tour. Adrian Younge will also be performing his new EP Venice Dawn in its entirety. Enjoy some drinks with your hip-hop,
as the event is 21+.

Ian Birnam covers music. Contact him at [email protected].

APRIL 03, 2013

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