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Songs to get you through Finals: Fall 2012 Edition!

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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”

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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: Beach Boys Turn 50 and Go on Tour

JAM: Beach Boys Turn 50 and Go on Tour

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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: 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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”

by Mark Jacobo // 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

by Mark Jacobo // 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”

by Mark Jacobo // 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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