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Snarky Puppy at the symphony

They’re called Snarky Puppy (I don’t know why), and depending on the day they have anywhere from eight to 18 members. It’s hard to say what genre they fall under, if any. They won a Grammy for best R&B single of 2014, regularly play international jazz festivals and their compositions bear the fingerprints of a world…

Paper Void’s upset at Chi Theta Chi

On Saturday night, the Stanford Concert Network hosted two genre-bending bands at Chi Theta Chi for a free house concert. The set opened with relative unknowns Paper Void, an Oakland based funk/fusion/neo-soul outfit with deep Stanford ties. They were followed by BADBADNOTGOOD, an acclaimed Canadian pseudo-jazz trio who have made waves with their instrumental albums and worked extensively with hip-hop and R&B superstars. If music were a competition, this would be a tale of David and Goliath.