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Beck/Dashboard Confessional
Sunday, June 22; 3pm; $39.50
Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley; 408.998.TIXS

Complimentary Prozac should be passed out before, during and after this show, which pairs the day's foremost sad-sack troubadours. Beck is touring on behalf of his most intimate album to date, Sea Change. He temporarily leaves behind the funk soul brother of yore to seek closure to a failed relationship. Could songs like "Lost Cause," "Lonesome Tears" and "Already Dead" be any indication of Beck's current state of mind? Meanwhile, Dashboard Confessional has inspired Morrissey-like devotion among its fans, who have taken to Chris Carrabba's similar tales of woe and frustration. This should be a deeply moving evening of purging, made even more dramatic by the Greek Theatre's tall, shadowy architecture. Any ticket holder going through a rough patch may be overwhelmed by a sense of anguish, so confiscate their car keys just in case.

(Todd Inoue)

Summer Music Guide 2003

Summer Sonic: This summer, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden looks forward to touring and working on his '65 Chevy.

Perry-patetic: Lollapalooza's Perry Farrell attempts to recapture the spirit of 1991.

Modern Love: The 1983 Day on the Green with the Police, the Fixx, Madness, Oingo Boingo, and the Thompson Twins blew open the alternative-rock movement in the Bay Area. Plus: an interview with Fixx frontman Cy Curnin.

Ozzfest 2003: With Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed and Chevelle. Shoreline.

Summer Sanitarium: With Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones. Candlestick.

Wilco and R.E.M: Shoreline.

Björk: Pier 30/32.

Stanford Jazz Festival: With the Branford Marsalis Trio, alumni from Cal Tjader's groups, James Williams, Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose and Geri Allen's Ensemble. Dinkelspiel Auditorium and Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University.

Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival: With Nneena Freelon, the Count Basie Orchestra, Greg Osby, ¡Cubanismo!, the Yellowjackets, Jimmy Heath and Ledisi. Dinkelspiel Auditorium and Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University.

India.Arie: Montalvo.

Beck/Dashboard Confessional: Greek Theatre.

The Dixie Chicks: HP Pavilion.

Lou Reed: Mountain Winery.

Shows: From Agenda to Zoë.

Summer Festival Guide: Art, wine and more.

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