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Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst performing in San Diego on March 10.

Ten great songs already released this year

by Julianna Ress and Spencer White // March 13, 2019

In its third month, the music of 2019 is already a scattershot. New voices are finding their footing, old favorites are making admirable returns to form...

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Kelly Clarkson flexes legacy on 'Meaning of Life' tour

Kelly Clarkson flexes legacy on ‘Meaning of Life’ tour

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // January 30, 2019

Most noticeable when entering the Staples Center on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles as the crowd was filing in for Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life” tour,...

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The 10 best songs of 2018

The 10 best songs of 2018

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // December 12, 2018

Perhaps it’s the turbulence and unrest in the world at large that made 2018 a particularly strange year in music. Releasing full-length, heavily promoted...

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Review: The 1975's third album captures a world online

Review: The 1975’s third album captures a world online

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // December 5, 2018

It’s been more than 20 years since the Gallagher brothers posed the question, “How many special people change?” on Oasis’s “Champagne Supernova,”...

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Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen deliver necessary variations of self-empowerment

Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen deliver necessary variations of self-empowerment

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // November 14, 2018

Ariana Grande has her first U.S. no. 1 hit. Thinking back on her illustrious career, it’s hard to believe she hadn’t topped the Billboard Hot 100...

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Dream pop artist Clairo performed at San Diego's House of Blues Nov. 2.

Viral pop sensation Clairo searches for live voice

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // November 9, 2018

20-year-old pop progressivist Clairo stopped at San Diego’s House of Blues on Nov. 2, and a year and a half after becoming an online star, it was evident...

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Australian pop vocalist Troye Sivan took the

Troye Sivan, Kim Petras pay respect to 21st century pop on ‘Bloom’ tour

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // October 31, 2018

Australian pop artist and 2018 critical breakthrough Troye Sivan brought his intimate, inclusive “Bloom” tour to San Diego State’s CalCoast Credit...

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Alina Baraz's recent stop at the Observatory was the last on her tour in support of EP

Alina Baraz shines at the Observatory

by Kelly Kerrigan, Staff Writer // October 31, 2018

The soulful Alina Baraz stepped onto stage at the Observatory in North Park on Oct. 24, closing the tour in support of her new EP, “The Color of You.”...

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Sure Sure brings infectious grooves to Voodoo Room

Sure Sure brings infectious grooves to Voodoo Room

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Staff Writer // October 24, 2018

In the dimly lit Voodoo Room at the House of Blues on Oct. 13, Los Angeles based indie-pop group Sure Sure put on an intimate yet high energy show playing...

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Rising pop vocalist Kim Petras to perform at SDSU with Troye Sivan

Rising pop vocalist Kim Petras to perform at SDSU with Troye Sivan

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // October 17, 2018

Troye Sivan is one of 2018’s biggest breakout pop stars with the release of his second album, “Bloom,” and for the tour in support of the record,...

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Chvrches kick off North American tour at SDSU

Chvrches kick off North American tour at SDSU

by Spencer White, Staff Writer // October 12, 2018

Scottish electropop act Chvrches recently kicked off the tour in support of their third album, “Love is Dead,” but used their trademark energy and...

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Indie band Sure Sure to return to House of Blues

Indie band Sure Sure to return to House of Blues

by Spencer White, Staff Writer // October 12, 2018

If there is one thing Sure Sure is absolutely positive about, it is that they are ready to play at San Diego’s House of Blues on Oct. 13. The show...

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