Nosaj ThingWell, a fairly popular artist who goes by the moniker “Nosaj Thing” performed on Lower Sproul last Friday. Truth be told, we only learned of his existence on Thursday afternoon, but upon learning that he’s an “ambient DJ who makes his own cool light shows,” we were reasonably intrigued.

Nosaj Thing was supposed to go on at 10 p.m. but when we got there, some tiny girl with a pixie cut was warming up the stereo system. There were only about six people there, and all of them were showing off their awkward and bizarre repertoire of rhythmical dance moves. However, a pitcher of beer at the Bear’s Lair later, the crowd had grown considerably, and ambient music had already started to emanate from the standing speakers. Nosaj Thing was about to go on. read more »


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The kids at SUPERB! are back and booking. Having lured the likes of both Girl Talk and the Counting Crows to the depths of lovely Lower Sproul Plaza in semesters past, this time around expect yet another incredibly hit and miss lineup. But wait—get enthusiastic! This time around, the hit/miss ratio may depend on you. Seems a band or two may hinge on popular demand. If you care about Islands or Wu-Tang’s Raekwon the Chef, read on … read more »