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‘Limbs’ showcases soft-spoken brilliance

by Andrew Younger

March 9, 2011

What’s fascinating about Radiohead is that each album serves as a snapshot of a transitory moment in its musical evolution. The thematic range of “The Bends” gave way to the expansive musical range of “OK Computer.” The electronic sound in “OK Compute...

‘Mars Needs Moms’ comes off dazzlingly dull

by David Dixon

March 9, 2011

Most family films attempt to convey a message kids and adults can appreciate. Typically before the movie concludes on a heartfelt note, there are various lighthearted, action oriented or comedic moments that add to the entertainment. Sadly, these elements do ...

Lykke Li impresses

by Jack Crane

March 8, 2011

Anthemic for those nights when one can do nothing but curl into a fetal ball and get lost in the darkness, Lykke Li’s “Wounded Rhymes” is a pulsing lullaby for those broken souls. Lykke Li’s second album was written...

The creators of ‘Rango’ talk westerns

by Andrew Scoggins

March 3, 2011

The Daily Aztec: Johnny, I wanted to ask you a little bit about getting into your character, because the voice is a little different than your regular speaking voice. Can you talk about finding your Rango? JOHNNY DEPP:  Early on, some of the talks...

Painfully honest, ‘21’ is a brilliant release

by Jack Crane

March 3, 2011

Heart-wrenching barely begins to describe the songwriting on Adele’s sophomore LP. The album titled “21” takes the fluttering love songs of her previous album, “19,” drags them through the gravel, beats a cinder block into their c...

A gunslinging lizard tames the Wild West

by Andrew Scoggins

March 3, 2011

A slightly unbalanced thespian is on a road trip through a massive expanse of desert until a car crash leaves the actor stranded. After running from huge monsters, the thespian arrives at a worn-down shantytown and paints himself as the world’...

Fun to be had at San Diego Brazil Carnival

by David Dixon

March 3, 2011

Partiers who are 21 and older will be interested to know about the 19th Annual San Diego Brazil Carnival this Saturday. The night is both an authentic tribute to the culture of Brazil and a celebration of Mardi Gras. Those who buy ...

Singer of Blues Traveler talks songwriting

by Andrew Scoggins

March 3, 2011

The Daily Aztec: How does it feel to be back on the road? John Popper: Well we’ve just started this Duskray Troubadours tour, or as I like to call it, the “Troubatour.” It’s just been amazing. People’s reacti...

The Woodies shine light on lesser-known acts

by Andrew Scoggins

March 1, 2011

MTV is putting on a different kind of awards show called the Woodie Awards to showcase lesser-known artists who have yet to reach a global audience, but are still releasing great music. The artists are nominated and voted for by college students. The Daily Aztec was able to chat with a few nominees of the upcoming show: Matt and ...

SDSU student has her first taste of stardom

by Carmen Splane

February 27, 2011

Julianne Aurora Manalo is a freshman who has been where many only dream of going. Between her last year at Torrey Pines High School and her first year at San Diego State, Manalo sang her way through the preliminary rounds of “American I...

‘Angry’ sunk by Cage’s bad acting

by Carmen Splane

February 27, 2011

Nicolas Cage’s all-out assault on cinema goes in for its second kill in the 3-D disaster known as “Drive Angry.” Earlier this year, Cage’s “Season of the Witch” scarred the eyes and minds of thousands, and just when it seemed the worst was over, “Drive ...

Linkin Park, Prodigy bring the house down

by Amanda Macias

February 22, 2011

San Diego State’s own Viejas Arena was transformed into a serious rock fest last Sunday night, as The Prodigy and Linkin Park shared a stage to a packed house of fans. The passing of the 20th century in the music industry led to the introduction ...