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by Ryo Miyauchi

November 27, 2012

New Music Picks “Reloaded” by Roc Marciano When listening to hip-hop, certain songs sound “East Coast.” There’s no strict criteria as to what makes an East Coast hip-hop song, but you have an idea about what t...

Campaign season gets sexy, awkward with its many musical moments

by Kevin Smead

November 9, 2012

With the campaigns finished and Americans ready to move forward, there are those who like to linger and assess the presidential race and analyze what exactly happened. I am one of those people. And while I love poll numbers,...

Lady GaGa reaches her final form

by Staff

October 31, 2012

Cthulhu, Great Old One At her San Juan concert in Puerto Rico last night, Lady GaGa reached her final form, teleporting thousands of innocent Puerto Ricans to an alternate nether dimension. After a stunning performance of her da...

‘Red’ is a solid, though confusing pop record

by Tara Millspaugh

October 31, 2012

Taylor Swift is no longer a strictly country artist. Her new album “Red” has a spice of techno, dubstep and pop. The days when Swift would sing innocently about running away with Romeo are finished. “Red” symbolizes the ups and ...

Lamar releases masterpiece

by E.J. Walls

October 31, 2012

What happens when a restless soul in a godforsaken holy ground hastily spits out his every observation through a microphone? The world witnesses the emergence of the most profoundly vivid and honest storyteller of this rap generation. Compton-bred rapper...

‘Heist’ earns its place in the hip-hop canon

by Cody Franklin

October 17, 2012

Every generation has an artist who revolutionizes the game. Names like Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin and Daft Punk come to mind. Ladies and gentlemen, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might just be those artists today. Well, OK, they...

Title Fight’s release is a punk masterpiece

by Kevin Smead

October 16, 2012

When I first saw Title Fight, its first album “The Last Thing You Forget” had just been released, and the band was on tour opening for Four Year Strong and Strike Anywhere. It seems, with the release of its third album ...

No Negatives: AWOL NATION

by Dustin Michelson

October 11, 2012

No Negatives: Senior Staff Photographer Dustin Michelson captured Red Bull Records artist AWOL NATION’S set at House of Blues, San Diego Wednesday night.

Across the years, No Doubt endures

by Johanna Hernandez

October 3, 2012

The four talented performers from No Doubt, known for their hits like "Don't Speak" and "Hey Baby," have reunited and have been on the media talking to fans about its long journey as a band. Regardless of everything they’ve been th...

The Lumineers light up the HoB

by Jenna De Stefano

October 2, 2012

I woke up with a slight case of depression on Sunday morning. After scrolling through a few pictures from the night before and humming the tune of “Dead Sea,” I realized the root of my depression: The Lumineers. The folk band...

San Diego Music Thing

by Isabella Place

September 19, 2012

The San Diego Music Thing could be considered a miniature version of Comic-Con, but for bands and artists. This two-day festival not only offers musicians (and related professionals) the opportunity to see more than 100 ba...

FYF is a super awesome time

by Brooke Schlyer

September 6, 2012

This year’s FYF Fest promised the “best weekend of the summer” and it didn’t disappoint its young audience. The music festival, which took place at Los Angeles Historic Park Labor Day weekend, was my first festival and...