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Josselyn Molina, Staff Writer

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Hand Drawn Tree branches into local scene

Hand Drawn Tree branches into local scene

April 9, 2015

Having sunny San Diego on our side, the local bands seem to never disappoint. This time last year, the indie rockers of Hand Drawn Tree — Aniel Roderickz,...

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Kennedy Jones DJs

Datsik sneaks into town on Ninja Nation Tour

March 19, 2015

At the age of 26 producer Troy Beetles, better known as Datsik, has already established himself in the entertainment industry as an artist as well as the...

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Taking Back Sunday plays San Diego

Taking Back Sunday welcomed with open arms

March 3, 2015

A little under a decade ago, my 15-year-old brother sat by the computer playing bands such as Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, AFI and Chiodos...

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Alternative rock band reunites its full team for tour

Alternative rock band reunites its full team for tour

February 25, 2015

1999 was the year that marked the birth of one of the most well known alternative rock bands of the 2000s. Since then, numerous album releases, tours and...

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Opera Exposed

Opera program exposes talent of student vocalists

February 4, 2015

The San Diego Opera started the year off right by celebrating 50 years in existence despite last year’s financial difficulties that almost shut them...

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Mark Escobar of The Church

Art and film worship at The Church

October 23, 2014

Sitting south of the largest film industry in the world, San Diego has upheld its artistic versatility through the people who found the healing powers...

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[VIDEO] Student Showcase – Jordan Owen

September 19, 2014

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Panic at the Disco

Panic! pleases Cal Coast crowd

September 4, 2014

Nearly nine years ago, Panic! at the Disco released its first album in 2005. After the departure of a few band members, as well as a temporary loss of...

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Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid, seriously smart

July 21, 2014

Local band returns to San Diego for July concert.  SDSU almnus and drummer gives advice to fellow Aztecs about staying in school and having fun while...

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Matisyahu sitting

Matisyahu gets fresh start with new album

June 23, 2014

It's been nine years since Matisyahu released “Live at Stubbs,” the album that popularized him among the reggae and alternative hip-hop communities....

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CD release party gets irie at SDSU

CD release party gets irie at SDSU

May 8, 2014

On Friday, May 2, the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre was invaded by the multitude of San Diego’s reggae music scene. Two San Diego-based bands,...

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Jamming to the sound of the San Diego band, Tribal Seeds

Jamming to the sound of the San Diego band, Tribal Seeds

May 2, 2014

From the warm beaches to the reggae music scene, a lot of great things come from San Diego. Who better to represent the city than Tribal Seeds and their...

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Requiem earns standing ovation

Requiem earns standing ovation

April 28, 2014

Saturday night the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Choir and the Aztec Concert Choir came together to perform a program at the College...

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A colorful show with City & Colour

A colorful show with City & Colour

April 21, 2014

True, heartfelt music must be “captured, not manipulated,” according to Dallas Green, lead singer of the band City and Colour. The name alludes to...

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Two distinct musical worlds collide

Two distinct musical worlds collide

April 18, 2014

Last Saturday’s performance at Copley Symphony Hall was one to remember for the those who experienced the first ever “Symphony Interrupted,” showcasing...

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Monica Linzmeier, photo editor

The Frights jam to surf-punk attitude [VIDEO]

April 10, 2014

The Frights’ current hype in the San Diego music scene can be compared to that of Slightly Stoopid’s rising popularity during the turn of the century....

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San Diego State student keeps jazz in the family

San Diego State student keeps jazz in the family

April 10, 2014

The Teagan Taylor Trio, born in the heart of Imperial Beach, has made its name known around San Diego as part of an indie-jazz movement. The band, which...

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At Soma, ear candy is served

At Soma, ear candy is served

April 10, 2014

It’s said to be an old movie theater, which might explain the great acoustics and eerie atmosphere. But what goes on behind the scenes at Soma San Diego...

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Punk rock band attempts to achieve the 'American Dream'

Punk rock band attempts to achieve the ‘American Dream’

April 6, 2014

This past weekend, Soma dedicated its stage to Of Mice & Men, Bring me the Horizon and Letlive for two separate nights. Starting with Letlive, Jason...

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Classical music featuring a Heavy Metal Legend

Classical music featuring a Heavy Metal Legend

April 6, 2014

Metal and classical music elegantly fuse together in what San Diego’s very own Dave Mustaine, founder of Megadeth, is calling a collision of worlds....

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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in action-packed film

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in action-packed film

April 5, 2014

David Ayer, director of “End of Watch,” brings yet another fast paced, action-filled movie to the big screens. His newest creation, “Sabotage,”...

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Pop punk music ruled at Soma

Pop punk music ruled at Soma

March 26, 2014

It’s a Pop Punk revival, and its crowd surfing, moshing, angst-filled ways are here to stay. State Champs, the five-man band from Albany, New York, brought...

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Opera vocals mastered on campus

Opera vocals mastered on campus

March 10, 2014

San Diego State and the San Diego Opera have come together to provide our vocal arts students the finest in training. Each month, one member from the San...

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Eerie and haunting music in Converge Concert Series

Eerie and haunting music in Converge Concert Series

March 6, 2014

This past Friday, Feb 28. San Diego State’s  School of Music and Dance filled the Smith Recital Hall with beautiful chamber music from the Hausmann...

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Channel Z90.3 DJ Tristan D was the first speaker at the EDM event on campus

EDM industry is ‘AL!VE’ at San Diego State

March 3, 2014

More than 100 EDM fans gathered at San Diego State on Feb. 22 for AL!VE’s first EDM industry night, V!TAL. At this event, five guest speakers talked...

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‘The 39 Steps’ steps up the laughs

‘The 39 Steps’ steps up the laughs

February 24, 2014

The jaded Richard Hannay (David S. Humphrey) is left on the run when sensual Agent Anabella Smith (San Diego State alumna Kelsey Venter) is fatally stabbed...

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Big event on campus for EDM fans

Big event on campus for EDM fans

February 18, 2014

All EDM fans have heard of them - LED and Insomniac, two of the top promoters in the industry who produce some of the best events such as Identity Festival,...

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