The Daily Aztec

Umphrey’s Mcgee puts on a lively performance

by David Dixon

March 24, 2011

The six members of progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee came to the House of Blues last Friday for an endlessly entertaining evening. Performing music since 1997, the group played to a pretty packed house that got into the vibe from the very first song. To start the night off, independent techno band Big Gigantic performed for about 45 liv...

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 ...

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...

Play It Forward; concert with a conscience

by Erika Cueva

February 2, 2011

Last Thursday marked the beginning of a concert series featuring local bands with an altruistic purpose for performing. The Ruby Room has begun housing a benefit concert series called Play It Forward on the last Thursday of every month. Organized by Control Cent...

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 ...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: Member spills about reunion for Wu-Tang

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Matt Carter, Staff Writer This Saturday at 4th and B, Wu-Tang Clan, a hip-hop collective seldom seen on the West Coast except for performances at the annual Rock The Bells festival, will mark the second date of its nati...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: StirCrazy keeps students dancing up and down town

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Tanya Huang, Contributor Lounging at home in a white terry cloth robe over a gray T-shirt with “SDSU” emblazoned on the chest, Justin Navalle enjoyed a glass of wine with his friend and business partner, Rich...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: Ska bands come together for explosive show

by Staff

November 10, 2010

By Amanda Macias, Staff Writer Nothing says epic quite like three ska bands coming together to perform under the roof of San Diego's own House of Blues. Last Wednesday night, Suburban Legends, Goldfinger and Re...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: A spectacular spectacle for a virtual band

by Staff

November 4, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Gorillaz put on a concert last Thursday night that would make John Lithgow's conservative pastor from "Footloose" instigate a record burning and implement a mandatory cityw...