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Why Frank Ocean's Channel Orange Is More Than an Album

SF Critic | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
SF Critic

Without seeming preachy, overbearing, or the least bit cliché, Channel Orange pulls you in like a page-turning novel. Undoubtedly, this album will top many end-of-year lists, but its impact will last much longer.

Photos: Grizzly Bear at the Fox Theater in Oakland

SF Critic | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco
SF Critic

Visually, Grizzly Bear looked right at home; however, this was Grizzly's first time (forgive me) occupying Oakland. They dove right in with new tracks from their critically acclaimed Shields.

Until the Quiet Comes -- We Can Enjoy

SF Critic | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco
SF Critic

The music is beautiful and dark, which may pay tribute to the bigger meaning of where we stand as a culture. In a time of beauty all around us, there are the dark looming realities and atrocities of the world today.