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Venegas makes a fiesta out of a rock show

by Erika Cueva

February 9, 2011

Some like things sweet, others like things with a little a bit of “limón y sal.” Fans of Julieta Venegas were treated with the latter and then some last Friday night at 4th and B. The Mexican pop-rock singer performed a hearty set at downtown’s large venu...

Refreshing sound from River City Extension

by Andrew Scoggins

February 3, 2011

River City Extension is a complex blend of everything popular music is missing. With unflinching, relentless confidence the group melds blues, Americana, mariachi and punk rock together into something the band has dubbed “chamber punk” on its al...

Student shows art of a self-proclaimed ghost

by Spike Hemans

February 2, 2011

Few people know there is a genuine living legend residing quietly in the art department. Graduate student Lee Jaffe has done it all, from producing reggae records to documenting Brazilian MMA fighters, and recently published a ...

Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’ perfect for the stage

by David Dixon

February 2, 2011

Emma Woodhouse (played by Patti Murin) is an unofficial matchmaker in 19th century Hartfield, England. While she does not think much about getting married herself, Emma likes to help singletons find love with those she personally...

It’s hit or miss with new Cage the Elephant

by Andrew Scoggins

January 30, 2011

The sophomore album has often been the bane of many bands’ existence. Generally, once a band reaches a large enough audience that allows the members to tour the country like the rock stars they are, they put out an album that has nearly none of the same things that made the kids love them in the firs...

Lander’s new book continues White satire

by Sarah Grieco

January 30, 2011

Outdoor performance gear, organic food and Ray-Ban Wayfarers are not only items that can be found in a typical San Diego State student’s apartment, they are also things Christian Lander makes fun of. The semi-famous author of the popular blog “Stuff ...

David Seidler speaks of writers and kings

by Morgan Denno

January 26, 2011

David Seidler has been a television and film writer for many years but had never achieved such a high degree of success until “The King’s Speech” was released this winter. The film explores the relationship between the...

‘Kiss Kiss Kiss’ is both free and funky

by Erika Cueva

January 26, 2011

Fans of Kid Sister and free music can get the Chicago native’s latest mixtape “Kiss Kiss Kiss” gratis. But free or not, the Jan. 11 release of the rapper’s mixtape does not disappoint. Fool’s Gold, Kid Sister’s record label, has a reputation for releasing in...

Melted faces at Jägermeister Music Tour

by Amanda Macias

January 26, 2011

In addition to manufacturing a well-known liquor, Jägermeister has managed to sponsor more than 160 bands in multiple shows nationwide, including Ozzfest. The world-renowned company kicked off its ninth annual music tour at San ...

Portman and Kutcher shine in racy comedy

by Sarah Grieco

January 24, 2011

Now that it’s past the date for Oscar submissions, Hollywood can start having some fun and dole out the less serious films. “No Strings Attached,” one of the first truly good romantic comedies to hit the silver screen t...

A chat with the founder of Cinema Society

by David Dixon

January 20, 2011

Andy Friedenberg is the founder and director of the Cinema Society, a cultural arts organization that was started in 1984. The Daily Aztec: Tell me a little bit about the Cinema Society. Andy Friedenberg: We are a cultu...

Critiquing for dummies with David Elliot

by David Dixon

January 20, 2011

David Elliot is currently the main film critic for the San Diego Reader, and the former chief film critic for the Chicago Daily News, USA Today, The San Diego Union-Tribune and sdnn.com. The Daily Aztec: How did you decide to become a film...