The Daily Aztec

Icons Nada Surf remain ‘Popular’

by Courtney Rogin

January 23, 2012

Nada Surf is on tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, “The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy,” set to be released tomorrow. Fans have been waiting four long years for the band’s seventh album. The band formed in the mid-199...

A Lull rocks the Tin Can

by Courtney Rogin

January 23, 2012

Not that San Diego really needs any warmth this season, but A Lull is passing through on its winter tour to warm up the cold nights. The band is supporting its recently released album, “Confetti,” on a West Coast tour. The...

Dashboard to play HOB

by Courtney Rogin

January 19, 2012

Simplified to one guy, his guitar and a single spotlight, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional has gone on a one-man heartbreaker tour this winter. Many college-age students can identify his music, and the memories associate...

Wilco makes tour stop in SD

by John Anderson

January 19, 2012

The tremendously influential Wilco is making a stop in San Diego this Sunday. The band is touring in support of its latest album “The Whole Love,” which peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band plans to release an ei...

‘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...

The Northstar Session succeeds sans label

by Allie Daugherty

December 12, 2011

Scoring a record deal used to be what bands in garages across the world dreamed of. But now, becoming recognized and being able to tour nationally is a dream many unsigned bands have already realized. The Los Angeles-based trio The Northst...

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...

Ra Ra Riot tours for ‘The Orchard’

by Courtney Rogin

November 6, 2011

Known for its live shows and powerful albums, Ra Ra Riot has hit the road this fall for a U.S. tour. The band has secured itself in the indie rock genre with its unique use of orchestral elements in its music. Formed in 2006 at Syrac...

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 ...

Enthusiastic Grohl brings crowd to its feet

by Conner Cox

October 20, 2011

On Monday night, Mariachi El Bronx and Cage the Elephant prepped the stage for Foo Fighters at San Diego State’s Viejas Arena. Mariachi El Bronx opened the show, followed by an entire hour of Cage the Elephant. In the band’s new documentary “Foo Fighters: Back and...

Bloc Party hiatus to spark restructuring

by Conner Cox

October 9, 2011

Compared to the band’s first two masterpieces, London-based indie rock sensation Bloc Party’s 2008 release “Intimacy” was a disaster. It has been almost four years since the band released a record. Based on the latest...

Two Door Cinema Club blasts roof off HOB

by Courtney Rogin

September 28, 2011

Lying between Fifth and Sixth Avenues downtown is a music venue hosting some of the biggest up-and-coming artists in music. What seemed like an endless line of eager fans lined the block at House of Blues, excited to see Two Door Cinema Club take the stage. Soon after the doors ...