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KCR Radio reboot brings refreshing new content

by Samantha Hirsch

September 21, 2011

When KCR College Radio first launched in 1969, life was a bit different for the average San Diego State student. Instead of protesting state budget cuts, students passionately protested the Vietnam War. Instead of attending music festivals, such as Indio’s ever-popul...

Systems Officer to rock Casbah

by John Anderson

September 20, 2011

Local San Diego band Pinback has enjoyed modest national success with its quirky and undeniably catchy tunes. Founding member and genius behind the band’s distinctive bass lines, Armistead Burwell Smith IV (aka Zach Smith),...

Tiësto attacks college campuses with beats

by Tanya Huang

September 15, 2011

Insomniac Events, eventvibe.com and Amplified Access are at it again, bringing the world’s best disc jockeys to the most unforgettable music festivals. The world’s No. 1 DJ, Tiësto, aka Tijs Michiel Verwest, is finally bringing his beats to San Diego from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Valley View Casino Center. And his prodigy, 19...

‘Scream 4’ cast talks about upcoming reboot

by Andrew Scoggins

April 13, 2011

HAYDEN PANNETIERE The Daily Aztec: How long did it take you to perfect the perfect “scream” for this movie? Hayden Pannettiere: I think it’s a cumulative thing. When I was very young I learned how to scream at t...

Discount given for apocalyptic freestyle motocross

by Andrew Scoggins

March 17, 2011

Backflips on motorcycles, giant plumes of fire, attractive women, blasting music, post-apocalyptic conflict, is anything else really necessary? A new breed of extreme showmanship is making its way to the San Diego Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sport...

SNEAK PEEK: A knockout contender for oscar season

by Staff

December 21, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor An inspirational sports film speckled with familial humor and intense drama, "The Fighter" walks the line of a few genres. One thing is clear: It is incredibly unique. Its gripping performances and cine...

SNEAK PEEK: Five things to know about ‘The Fighter’

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor It's that time of year again. The last of the summer blockbusters have left theaters, the newest "Harry Potter" is on top of the box office and winter Oscar contenders are q...

SNEAK PEEK: For Thermals, under the radar is overrated

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Of the dozens of shows taking place in San Diego this weekend, The Daily Aztec would like to implore audiences to check out The Thermals. This Oregon band has been flying below the radar of the college music scene ...

SNEAK PEEK: Fearless Records gets friendly

by Staff

November 10, 2010

By Amanda Macias , Staff Writer Fearless Records has teamed with Freecreditscore.com to develop quite a noteworthy lineup for their Fearless Friends Tour.  The tour is due to hit the House of Blues on Nov. 16.  Fearless Records ba...

SNEAK PEEK: Mavis Staples brings soul to the Belly Up

by Staff

November 4, 2010

Belly Up takes a break from indie rockers to honor a true talent By Paul Hernandez, Staff Writer A treasured voice in music is one way to define Mavis Staples' sound. Bob Dylan once described her as "the epitome ...

SNEAK PEEK: White Apple Tree leads promising local indie scene

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By Matt Carter, Staff Writer San Diego Music Award winner and KCR press darling White Apple Tree will be making an appearance at The Casbah on Friday. Readers who haven't heard the band's full-length "Velvet Mustach...

SNEAK PEEK: A good alternative to trick-or-treating

by Staff

October 28, 2010

Spooky show promises laughs instead of usual Halloween frights David Dixon, Staff Writer For those who do not like to be scared on the spookiest night of the year, there is an alternative way to celebrate the final day o...