|Articles||written by Cynthia Kang|
Cynthia is the arts and entertainment editor. She first started working for the arts section in summer 2009 as a high school intern and was previously the lead music critic. Cynthia is a first-year at Berkeley, pursuing a double major in Business and Rhetoric. You can contact Cynthia at [email protected]
|Fleet Foxes bring a flawless intimacy to the ...|
Friday, May 13, 2011 | 10:57 pm | By Cynthia Kang
Nature has never sounded so exciting as when Fleet Foxes delighted fans at the Fox Theater with their elegant, aural depictions of blue-ridged mountains and nos...
|Couture and creativity come together in FAST ...|
Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 1:28 am | By Cynthia Kang
Fashionable isn't exactly the first word that comes to mind when describing UC Berkeley. Walking among a crowd of students who mostly dress for comfort and not...
|Summer sneaks: Music|
Monday, Apr 25, 2011 | 5:02 am | By Cynthia Kang
Blue skies combined with justified procrastination are the epitome of lazy summer days. And there is no better way to breeze through the hours than to enjoy a l...
|Cut Copy dazzles with infectious energy|
Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 | 4:57 am | By Cynthia Kang
The Regency Ballroom played host to an explosive invasion from Down Under last Sunday night as a luminescent door eerily opened to reveal four dapper young men...
Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 | 8:54 pm | By Valerie Woolard, Cynthia Kang
After all of the applications, essay-writing and unnecessary stress, you've finally made it here. Now you're the one faced with a seemingly momentous decision....
|CD Review: BLOOD PRESSURES
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 | 9:40 am | By Cynthia Kang
Messy folly has never sounded so elegant, as London-based band the Kills unleash a rapid fire of battered heartbreak and dirty revenge on their latest album, Bl...
|For Brooklyn's MEN, Politics and Disco Make t...|
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 | 3:50 am | By Cynthia Kang
A walking contradiction, MEN distinguish themselves with their smooth blend of dance floor beats that convey serious overtones. Politics, the economy, gender co...
|Yelle: SAFARI DISCO CLUB|
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 | 2:56 am | By Cynthia Kang
It's tempting to fall back on surefire paths to success and unfortunately, Yelle follows this road as her latest release, Safari Disco Club, pulls from the same...
|Wye Oak: CIVILIAN|
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 | 7:59 am | By Cynthia Kang
Wye Oak's latest release, Civilian, is an easy target for haters, whether due to its lack of hooks, Jenn Wasner's mumblings or its strange guitar distortions. B...
|Electronic Duo Crystal Castles Unleash Chaos ...|
Monday, Mar 7, 2011 | 5:43 am | By Cynthia Kang
Hands up. Now wave them up and down. Pump your fists into the air. Whip yo' hair. Bust out 'em elbows. Mosh to your heart's content. And that, ladies and gentle...
|Playing at Shattuck Down Low, The Sandwitches...|
Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 | 8:01 pm | By Cynthia Kang
Evoking nostalgia for an earlier age, the Sandwitches, a San Francisco-based group, throw together folksy influences with dreamy acoustics, creating a warm and...
|Lykke Li: WOUNDED RHYMES|
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 | 12:21 am | By Cynthia Kang
No one does pop better than the Europeans. Case in point: Swedish electronica extraordinaire Lykke Li, whose debut, Youth Novels, succeeded in delivering infect...
|The Rural Alberta Advantage: DEPARTING|
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 | 2:02 am | By Cynthia Kang
Reinventing the rock genre with their effortless blend of uplifting guitar lines and jaunty beats, the Rural Alberta Advantage captured the hearts of fans with...
|Noise Pop 2011|
Monday, Feb 28, 2011 | 6:27 am | By Sarah Burke, Erin Donaldson, Cynthia Kang, Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
JOSE GONZALEZ Contrary to its claim, "The Extraordinary Life of Jose Gonzalez" proves how ordinary an "extraordinary" life can seem. This past Wednesday, the...
|Radiohead: THE KING OF LIMBS|
Monday, Feb 28, 2011 | 6:32 am | By Cynthia Kang
Radiohead have never been a band to follow conventions. From taking long hiatuses to implementing a "pay-what-you-want" policy, the leaders of the alternative r...