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Songs to get you through Finals: Fall 2012 Edition!

December 5, 2012

It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays—finals! The time of year where students stock up on scantrons and pencils, and yet there’s that...

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Record Rewind: Weezer’s The Blue Album

October 28, 2012

1994 was not a very long time ago—only 18 years—but I’m such a big fan of Weezer’s self-titled album, commonly referred to as The Blue Album, that...

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History lesson: John Lennon

October 28, 2012

The name John Lennon is one many people are aware of. Whether you’re a Beatles fan or not, you’ve heard the name Lennon somewhere before. When...

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Why we love Gangnam Style

October 8, 2012

Chances are by now you’ve heard South Korean rapper Psy’s hit K-Pop song “Gangnam Style”. Maybe you heard it on the radio, or at a football game,...

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JAM: NOFX’s “Self Entitled”

September 24, 2012

Punk rock veterans NOFX have released their twelfth studio album Self Entitled last Tuesday, September 11th, and, having been an avid fan in both junior...

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JAM: HOB shows to look forward to this semester

September 5, 2012

For me, one of the best things about living in San Diego is that the city attracts a lot of great musicians and artists--just last May the Beach Boys...

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JAM: Top Five – Road Trip Playlist

June 19, 2012

Summer break means summer road trips to Lake Tahoe with your friends, or the Grand Canyon with your family. Regardless of whom you’re road tripping with...

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JAM: Edward Sharpe’s “Here”

June 7, 2012

Were you in need of a folk-country-rock fusion album sung by a band of interesting looking hippies from Los Angeles? If so, then Edward Sharpe and the...

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JAM: Tom Gabel’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues

May 28, 2012

If there’s one band I’ve listened to that’s helped me get through some tough times, it’s Against Me! I heard of them in high school, when my friend...

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JAM: Songs to Help You Get Through Finals

May 2, 2012

It’s that time of semester again—finals are right around the corner and you probably haven’t even started studying, let alone tear the cellophane...

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JAM: Beach Boys Turn 50 and Go on Tour

JAM: Beach Boys Turn 50 and Go on Tour

April 26, 2012

There was a time when Southern California could be defined by one of the most iconic rock groups of all time: The Beach Boys. Once again, the time has...

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JAM: Top 5 Artists to See As Holograms

April 18, 2012

It seems as though everyone is talking about Tupac Shakur’s hologram performance at the Coachella Music Festival this Sunday. It’s a pretty amazing...

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JAM: Hooked on Hoodie

April 11, 2012

It’s a great week for New York rapper Hoodie Allen. Not only has his album All American reached the number one spot on iTunes, but in just several days...

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JAM: 5 reasons why “The Beatles: The Next Generation” won’t work out

April 4, 2012

So there’s been some talk on the interwebs about what appears to be a Beatles reboot. Paul McCartney’s son James told the BBC that he would be interested...

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JAM: An Impression of WZRD Based Solely on Teleport 2 Me, Jamie, Performed Live

JAM: An Impression of WZRD Based Solely on “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie”, Performed Live

March 7, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Kid Cudi since my roommate introduced his first album Man on the Moon: The End of Day to me about a year ago—I had heard “Day...

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JAM: Video Released for Do Ya Thing

JAM: Video Released for “Do Ya Thing”

March 1, 2012

Gorillaz fans rejoice, for the virtual English band has released a funky new track, with collaboration from OutKast’s Andre 3000 and James Murphy of...

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JAM: Remembering Bradley Nowell

JAM: Remembering Bradley Nowell

February 23, 2012

When I was a kid my family used to take trips to my grandfather’s ranch in Tecate, Mexico. My cousin, who had just gotten her license, would drive us...

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JAM: Record Rewind - London Calling

JAM: Record Rewind – “London Calling”

February 17, 2012

Ah, the Clash—dubbed “the only band that matters," and for a reason! In the 70’s and 80’s the punk rock scene was rapidly growing; American...

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JAM: Why won’t you let Lana Del Ray be great?

February 10, 2012

The first time I ever heard of Lana Del Rey was the very night she performed what critics (such as NBC anchor Brian Williams) are calling Saturday...

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JAM: Jack White Releases Love Interruption

JAM: Jack White Releases “Love Interruption”

February 3, 2012

Jack White has been a prominent figure in the rock/blues scene for quite a while now. His role as ½ of Grammy-winning rock band The White Stripes...

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JAM: At the Drive-In Reuniting at Coachella

JAM: At the Drive-In Reuniting at Coachella

February 3, 2012

I’ve never been a fan of music festivals, and for a number of reasons: the strenuous heat and cold nights, the overpriced food and water, the cigarette...

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JAM: Black Keys Announce New Album

October 21, 2011

December can be an exciting time for us all, and thanks to Ohio rockers The Black Keys, it just got better. The Grammy award-winning blues-rock duo...

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JAM: Protest Playlist

October 14, 2011

In light of the recent “Occupy Wall Street” protests that are taking place in New York City and 70 other cities in the U.S.—including San Diego—I...

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JAM: “Neighborhoods” a Strong Blink-182 Album

October 8, 2011

Blink-182's "Neighborhoods" is a breath of fresh air for me. When the band released its 2003 self-titled album, I instantly fell in love with...

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George Harrison documentary to be released in October

September 30, 2011

He was known as the quiet Beatle. He wasn’t a jokester like Ringo, or as outspoken as John, or as hungry for attention like Paul. He was just George,...

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JAM: What’s in Your iPod

September 23, 2011

It’s happened to all of us before. You’re about to head out for school, work, or a jog, so you pop in your headphones and push play on your iPod, when...

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JAM: Celebrating the King of Soul

JAM: Celebrating the King of Soul

September 16, 2011

When you hear the title, “King of Soul,” you might think of the late James Brown. Or you might think of Sam Cooke, or maybe even the Queen of Soul...

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Record Rewind: An Original Blonde

July 31, 2011

Before Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, even Madonna, and certainly before Kesha (I refuse to stylize her name with a dollar sign), there was Debbie Harry. Don’t...

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