The Daily Aztec

Preposterone stirs hormones with serenades

by John Anderson

April 11, 2012

Only a few listens to groups such as Straight No Chaser make it obvious there aren’t many forms of entertainment as purely endearing or unabashedly fun as a cappella. Even “Glee” has a certain charm to it, though the members of Preposterone say they “can do it without the auto-tune.” San Diego State has a...

Local Grooves rocks HOB

February 16, 2012

Tweedy reminisces during a beautiful set

by Conner Cox

January 25, 2012

Wilco, perhaps one of the most versatile and critically-acclaimed bands of the last decade, performed downtown at San Diego’s Copley Symphony Hall on Sunday evening. The group is touring in support of its eighth studio record...

‘Wrex The Halls’ summarizes this year’s hits

by Courtney Rogin

December 12, 2011

Saturday night at Valley View Casino Center played out like a well-oiled musical machine for 91X’s Wrex The Halls first night of two. Playing a sold-out show for thousands of fans, six of today’s most popular alternative bands...

KPRi’s holiday bash breaks into dance party

by Courtney Rogin

December 8, 2011

The holidays are here again, and with the cold weather and decorations come radio station holiday concerts. Local station KPRi 102.1 hosted its annual Holiday Soirée last Wednesday at the classic San Diego landmark, the Balboa...

Deadmau5 overcomes hitches to rock Petco

by Andrew Younger

November 1, 2011

As the houselights pulsated to the hi-hat splashes of “Where My Keys,” the curtain in front of the stage fell to reveal dance music icon Deadmau5 in his cartoon-mouse-helmet-festooned glory. His disc jockey console depicted ...

North Park rocks October

by Isabella Place

October 27, 2011

North Park’s Rocktoberfest hosted a crowd of a few costumed people along with fans wading through complete drunken obliteration. With Halloween right around the corner and quite a bit of pumpkin beer to dispense, why not throw a sensational outdoor music event that centers itself in a notoriously hip neighborhood? Why no...

Artists battle for pro studio time

by Andrew Younger

September 20, 2011

Announced at 1:45 a.m. to an audience that, by that time, consisted of little more than band members and their immediate families, San Diego State student DJ Love took first place at Aztec Nights’ Battle of the Bands last Friday. Through th...

Taming the mythic beast that is Sasquatch

by Chris Pocock

June 12, 2011

It wasn’t until Friday that the truth of what we had gotten ourselves into finally sank in. By then my car was already a canvas of the preceding nights: Remnants of spilled red wine splotched my Camry like liver spots, candle wax dripped do...

The king of surf rock rules Belly Up Tavern

by Erika Cueva

April 12, 2011

Concertgoers were brought back to the psychedelic ‘60s for a couple of hours last Friday night at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern. Legendary rock guitarist Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar, gave a flawless performance, rem...

Lady Gaga rules Viejas

by Staff

April 6, 2011

BY: ALLIE  DAUGHERTY, managing editor and CARMEN  SPLANE, staff writer For some, Lady Gaga is more about hype and reputation than a performing artist. After years of wildly outrageous outfits, it’s sometimes hard to look past the clothe...