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Sprung Music Festival Rocks FloMo Field, Siberian Front to Play Frost

From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. last Saturday, Stanford’s Sprung Music Festival encompassed a wide range of musical performances, from indie rock to dance. The festival featured the Battle of the Bands, a series of performances by Stanford bands competing for the opportunity to open for the likes of Flume, Kaytranada and AlunaGeorge at Frost Music Festival, the much-anticipated Stanford music and arts festival scheduled for May 16th. Following the showcase of Stanford talent came the headliner acts — Chrome Sparks, Sango and GoldLink — to close out the night.

Miniature Tigers gave a great show in LA en route to their First City Festival performance later this month

Miniature Tigers have been around since 2007, but unlike a lot of bands that make it big seemingly overnight, this band has slowly but surely built a loyal fan base over the years. They were joined by Australian band The Griswolds last Friday night at The Echo in Los Angeles. The Miniature Tigers will next be visiting Northern California on August 23 for the First City Festival in Monterey.

The Summer Stanford Symphony Orchestra were a hit at Bing last weekend

The Summer Stanford Symphony Orchestra brought the American sound to life in its July 12 concert at Bing Concert Hall, receiving a richly deserved round of applause after each part of the program.

The orchestra began by performing “Overture to‘The School for Scandal,’Op. 5” (1931) by Samuel Barber. With rounded sounds, the piece effectively served as an efficient segue into the rest of the concert. From the dramatically askew chords in the opening to the playfully risky melody of the violins, the program had a mischievous tone. The oboe’s whispery tranquility was a buffer between the bold dynamics of the first and final sections.