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J.J. Abrams describes his vision for ‘Super 8’

June 12, 2011

The Daily Aztec: At a time where it feels like every movie is a sequel or based on something that came before it, can you discuss how difficult it...

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Tyler, The Creator explores his dark nature

May 12, 2011

I ’d like to take a bit of time out of your normal The Daily Aztec experience to talk about a little rap collective called Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill...

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‘Simple Math’ is anything but simple

May 5, 2011

When speaking about Manchester Orchestra’s newest album “Simple Math,” lead singer Andy Hull outlined the concept of the album as being a way to...

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Uncool, weird & loving it

May 3, 2011

I’m going to go ahead and say it. I have never been cool. Not by a long shot. As a kid I wore short shorts and long socks until I was halfway through...

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Emancipator frees clouded minds

April 28, 2011

An awkward looking twenty something stands alone on stage with a pair of headphones halfway over his ears. He gives a shy self aware smile at the audience...

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What we’re listening to right now

April 27, 2011

Carmen Splane: Staff Writer The extent of my musicality only goes back to playing the drums and the clarinet in junior high, but I am still obsessed with...

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Tune in turn on drop out Coachella 2011

April 19, 2011

Introduction I would like to start out by saying there is absolutely no way I could do this justice. Not to the people who were there, the...

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Honest band gaining momentum

April 19, 2011

The Daily Aztec: Can you tell us about the formation of the band and how you guys settled on the name? Joe Michelini: I started the band by myself...

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‘Scream 4’ cast talks about upcoming reboot

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...

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The Drew Review: Foo Fighters

April 12, 2011

From the opening volleys of “Bridges Burning” it is apparent that the Foo Fighters are back and more badass than ever. Their newest release, “Wasting...

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Less Than Jake sax player keeps on rockin’

April 4, 2011

Daily Aztec: So you guys just got back from Australia, how has that been? Peter “JR” Wasilewski: It was a lot of fun, it was the weirdest...

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‘Sucker Punch’ visuals conceal weak storyline

April 3, 2011

“Sucker Punch” is a beautiful mess of a movie. Director Zack Snyder has worked on such comic book adaptations as “Watchmen” and “300,”...

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D-Box technology revolutionizing cinema

March 22, 2011

Now with all that said about “Battle: Los Angeles,” the special effects in the movie were brilliant, and when being literally shook by every bullet...

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Audiences ‘Battle’ against boredom

March 22, 2011

If anyone saw the previews for “Battle: Los Angeles,” they knew exactly what they were getting into. Massive explosions, action, aliens, Michelle...

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JAM: The Drew Review – The Dodos

March 22, 2011

More is not always better -- sometimes all you really need is a guitar and a drum set. Case in point: The Dodos, a progressive indie psych folk-type...

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‘Cowboyz’ test gravity and flame resistance

March 22, 2011

The lights dim and the voice that narrates almost every monster truck show commercial begins to growl about how the world has ended. The voice roared...

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Discount given for apocalyptic freestyle motocross

March 16, 2011

Backflips on motorcycles, giant plumes of fire, attractive women, blasting music, post-apocalyptic conflict, is anything else really necessary? A new...

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JAM: The Drew Review – The Strokes

March 15, 2011

I’m just going to say it -- I love The Strokes. There’s something about the boozy, lazy delivery of Julian Casablancas’s voice and pounding guitars...

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JAM: Meet Drew

March 13, 2011

Major: English Age: 19 Musical Taste: I personally subscribe to the idea that there are only two types of music in the world: good music...

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The creators of ‘Rango’ talk westerns

March 3, 2011

The Daily Aztec: Johnny, I wanted to ask you a little bit about getting into your character, because the voice is a little different than your regular...

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A gunslinging lizard tames the Wild West

March 3, 2011

A slightly unbalanced thespian is on a road trip through a massive expanse of desert until a car crash leaves the actor stranded. After running from...

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Singer of Blues Traveler talks songwriting

March 3, 2011

The Daily Aztec: How does it feel to be back on the road? John Popper: Well we’ve just started this Duskray Troubadours tour, or as I like to...

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The Woodies shine light on lesser-known acts

March 1, 2011

MTV is putting on a different kind of awards show called the Woodie Awards to showcase lesser-known artists who have yet to reach a global audience,...

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Hi-Fi singer Stacy Jones keeps busy

February 15, 2011

Stacy Jones is the current singer and lead guitarist for the pop-punk outfit American Hi–Fi. The band has toured worldwide and gained mainstream...

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Sleeping Giant Music is the bump in the night

February 10, 2011

Sleeping Giant Music is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide club scene. Brandishing heavy beats and swirling melodies, the...

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Refreshing sound from River City Extension

February 3, 2011

River City Extension is a complex blend of everything popular music is missing. With unflinching, relentless confidence the group melds blues, Americana,...

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It’s hit or miss with new Cage the Elephant

January 30, 2011

The sophomore album has often been the bane of many bands’ existence. Generally, once a band reaches a large enough audience that allows the members...

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