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Student musician mixes punk and hip-hop

Student musician mixes punk and hip-hop

by Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer // January 30, 2019

In 1996, punk rock band Dishwalla released its hit song “Counting Blue Cars,” which peaked at no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two Dishwalla band...

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FIDLAR shreds through set in San Diego

FIDLAR shreds through set in San Diego

by Spencer White, Staff Writer // November 3, 2018

No band currently touring embodies rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle more than Southern California punk band FIDLAR. The band played a show at the Observatory...

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Alkaline Trio ignite the House of Blues with punk rock

Alkaline Trio ignite the House of Blues with punk rock

by Spencer White, Staff Writer // November 3, 2018

“Not only the sexiest crowd of the tour, but also the best crowd of the tour,” Alkaline Trio’s guitarist Matt Skiba said to the audience during the...

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5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings opening the show.

5 Seconds of Summer meld 2018 pop with punk roots

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // October 11, 2018

Four-piece Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer took their “Meet You There” tour to San Diego State’s CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre...

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SWMRS frontman Cole Becker spoke to the crowd of people at their Oct. 29 show at The House of Blues.

SWMRS band uses punk with purpose

by Sofia Bert, Staff Writer // November 5, 2017

“Abuse will not be tolerated here or in the future,” SWMRS lead singer Cole Becker said to a room full of angsty and sweaty music lovers. The punk...

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Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace sings to the rowdy North Park crowd.

Punk band Against Me! brings politics, electricity and inclusivity to North Park

by Julianna Ress, Senior Staff Writer // September 21, 2017

The Observatory North Park was home to an inclusive night of rock and roll when Florida punk band Against Me! took the stage on Saturday, Sept. 16. This...

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Green Day calls for unity through music

by Julianna Ress , Senior Staff Writer // April 13, 2017

On Saturday, April 8, Green Day took the stage at Valley View Casino Center, and made it clear that the night was about more than just music, it was a...

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Feminist punk artist discusses memoir

Feminist punk artist discusses memoir

by Tashfina Rahmna, Staff Writer // November 21, 2016

On Nov.16., Alice Bag, also known as Alice Armendariz, spoke to San Diego State students about her memoir “Violence Girl, East L.A. Rage to Hollywood...

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Becoming pioneers of hardcore punk

by Sarah Tanori, Staff Writer // September 21, 2016

Coffee, farts and self-deprecation. These aren’t the usual themes a band of 50-somethings would be singing about, but to punk legends, Descendents,...

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11:  Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore performs at the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Make room for Paramore in the roster of rock music greats

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle editor // April 6, 2016

My favorite band of all time is Paramore, but I’ve had the toughest time admitting it. A person shouldn’t be ashamed to declare any band his or her...

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Chicana and Chicano studies freshman fights for representation with music

Chicana and Chicano studies freshman fights for representation with music

by Sarah Tanori, Senior Staff Writer // March 2, 2016

Activism and art come hand in hand for Chicana/Chicano studies freshman Natalie Martinez as a Chicana woman playing music. Martinez is a budding musician...

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North Park puts on punk weekend

North Park puts on punk weekend

by Lilly Glenister, Senior Staff Writer // October 28, 2015

The Observatory North Park was recently jam-packed with powerful punk performances. From local band The Frights on Saturday, Oct. 17, to Black Lips on...

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