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History lesson: John Lennon

by Mark Jacobo

October 28, 2012

The name John Lennon is one many people are aware of. Whether you’re a Beatles fan or not, you’ve heard the name Lennon somewhere before. When you did hear it, it was probably accompanied with Paul, George, and Ringo. ...

What’s #Trending: iPad Mini and Iron Man 3

by David Hernandez

October 28, 2012

This week, the iPad Mini and the Iron Man 3 trailer were unveiled. After much anticipation, Apple introduced the iPad Mini. Meanwhile, Marvel revealed the trailer for Iron Man 3, creating great excitement. iPad Mini Video A new Appl...

New Releases 10.26.2012

by Ryo Miyauchi

October 26, 2012

9 / 10 Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City by Kendrick Lamar Genre: Hip Hop Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut good kid m.A.A.d. city starts with a film roll of people gathered for a prayer. It’s similar to his indie breakthrough ...

New Releases

by Ryo Miyauchi

October 18, 2012

RECORD OF THE WEEK 9 / 10 Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor Genre: Post-Rock One of the most celebrated reunions of bands this year came from the sudden return of Godspeed You! Black...

New Releases

by Ryo Miyauchi

October 15, 2012

8/10 Lonerism by Tame Impala Genre: Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock This week was full of great guitar-records, and Tame Impala’s sophomore record Lonerism felt the most accessible than the others. Australian band Tame Impala often gets categorized as “a band full o...

Why we love Gangnam Style

by Mark Jacobo

October 8, 2012

Chances are by now you’ve heard South Korean rapper Psy’s hit K-Pop song “Gangnam Style”. Maybe you heard it on the radio, or at a football game, or you Google searched it after seeing the countless memes and parodies that have floode...

Music blog 10.8.2012

by Ryo Miyauchi

October 8, 2012

RECORD OF THE WEEK 8 / 10 Until the Quiet Comes by Flying Lotus Genre: Electronic Stephen Ellis aka Flying Lotus has a knack for complex production that packs in a lot of ideas and idioms. Over the course of his career, he ...

JAM: NOFX’s “Self Entitled”

by Mark Jacobo

September 24, 2012

Punk rock veterans NOFX have released their twelfth studio album Self Entitled last Tuesday, September 11th, and, having been an avid fan in both junior high and high school, I was eager to give it a listen. The last NOFX album...

DA TrendWatch: Fall Into Style

by Stephanie Schauer

September 18, 2012

September 21st marks the first official day of fall. It’s hard to believe the sun has set on another summer making way for colorful leaves, charming Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cozy blankets and of course, cute fall fashions! Check out each p...

JAM: HOB shows to look forward to this semester

by Mark Jacobo

September 5, 2012

For me, one of the best things about living in San Diego is that the city attracts a lot of great musicians and artists--just last May the Beach Boys performed at the Cricket Amphitheater, and Tenacious D and fun. just perfor...