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SoCal music festival falls short of fun

by Hutton Marshall

September 6, 2012

Last Saturday, members of our fine society were brutally violated in San Diego’s East Village. I’m referring of course to the SoCal Music Festival. “Southern California’s lifestyle is synonymous with sunshine, mus...

Where to get your music fix this year

by Staff

August 28, 2012

Are you a freshman waiting to jump into the San Diego music scene? Are you a local who’s never really been into live music? No matter who you are, The Daily Aztec’s got you covered on venues to check out this fall. SOMA (Side S...

The latest from the music world

by Courtney Rogin

March 14, 2012

Springtime musical frolics are in full swing, with a slew of album announcements, large and small as well as many kick-off tours. The spring and summer concert calendar is filling fast with festivals and local shows. Remember...

March concert calendar

by John Anderson

March 1, 2012

Saturday, March 3 Zola Jesus with Talk Normal, Spirit Photography When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Casbah Ages: 21 and older Cost: $13 in advance, $15 day of show Experimental rock darling wants to make San Diego fall in...

The latest from the music world

by Courtney Rogin

February 12, 2012

— Jack White released more information about his solo album, “Blunderbuss,” this week. It will be available April 24 through Third Man/Columbia Records. Fans can hear “Love Interruption” and “Machine Gun Silhouette”...

Music and Dance celebrates its 75th year

by Samantha Hirsch

February 5, 2012

Although the San Diego Normal School was founded as a training facility for elementary school teachers, one of the first seven faculty members hired was a music instructor. Forty years later in 1937, San Diego State’s School of Music ...

Sasquatch lineup revealed for May

by John Anderson

February 5, 2012

For those unable to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year, fear not — there are other festivals within reach. Granted, reaching the other events demands a bit of a road trip — or, in the case of South By Southwe...

MuteMath at 4th & B to be a raucous affair

by Courtney Rogin

February 2, 2012

MuteMath’s lead vocalist Paul Meany, drummer Darren King and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas are on tour this year to prove to crowds across the U.S. that rock, as they create it, isn’t dead. Within the first 10 seconds of the title and opening track ...

‘Empires’ effort revisits tropes

by John Anderson

January 29, 2012

When Snow Patrol finally broke out in the U.S. in 2004 with a re-release of its third studio album “Final Straw,” the band featured haunting instrumentals, catchy beats and the memorable lyrics and vocal work of Gary Lightbo...

Coachella 2012 lineup frustrates

by Conner Cox

January 25, 2012

Every January, music enthusiasts gather around their computers, waiting for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to announce the year’s lineup. Unfortunately, this year’s announcement disappointed many festivalgoers who bough...

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...

30 tons of winter dumped on Scripps Lawn

by Isabella Place

January 25, 2012

Who says it never snows in San Diego? From 9 p.m. last Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, it did. Winter Wonderland returned for its fourth consecutive year in an annual on-campus event at Scripps Cottage, as part of the Aztec Nights series. Approximately 30 tons of snow were brought in to cover a large portion of the Scripps Cottage lawn; ...