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Marvin Gaye's revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

Marvin Gaye’s revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

by Ryan Hardison and Trinity Bland // April 21, 2021

If called upon, an overwhelming majority of Americans would likely recognize their country’s national anthem.  Not really by choice as the sluggish...

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Aztec Student Union hosts virtual concert and Q&A with R&B musician UMI

Aztec Student Union hosts virtual concert and Q&A with R&B musician UMI

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // March 17, 2021

Aztec Union hosted a mini-concert and Q&A with R&B, neo-soul musician UMI via Zoom on March 11. The casual music performance and hang out with...

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Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 3, 2021

So far in 2021, music releases have been slow and steady.  Electronic, rap and alternative artists have had a few worthwhile showings, but many of...

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Fiona Apple released her latest album

Quarantine’s best albums, chosen by The Daily Aztec’s Instagram followers

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // May 15, 2020

The extent of the COVID-19 virus in the music industry is still uncertain because concerts and festivals have been postponed, canceled or switched to virtual...

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ambré was in a Zoom meeting with SDSU students.

Grammy winner singer-songwriter spoke with SDSU music students over Zoom

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // April 29, 2020

Students may be going a little stir crazy, but San Diego State is offering interactive virtual events to help students stay sane. On Monday evening,...

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Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // December 4, 2019

On Nov. 15, rapper and singer Tory Lanez released “Chixtape 5,” an album that flips popular favorites from the past decade into a new sound for the...

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Student musician extends talents to various genres, projects in local shows

Student musician extends talents to various genres, projects in local shows

by Stephan Early, Staff Writer // February 13, 2019

From deep, stirring tones to upbeat, surf-inspired sounds, San Diego State economics junior Matt Guadagno is expanding his sound by keeping himself busy...

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Alina Baraz's recent stop at the Observatory was the last on her tour in support of EP

Alina Baraz shines at the Observatory

by Kelly Kerrigan, Staff Writer // October 31, 2018

The soulful Alina Baraz stepped onto stage at the Observatory in North Park on Oct. 24, closing the tour in support of her new EP, “The Color of You.”...

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The Purple One leaves to the afterlife

The Purple One leaves to the afterlife

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor // April 27, 2016

Prince’s death didn’t fully get to me until I tuned into The Current. On the unfateful day, the Minnesota radio station ran marathon of songs by the...

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History of Motown class offers rich insight on modern pop music

History of Motown class offers rich insight on modern pop music

by Scarlet Keolanui, Contributor // March 2, 2016

Motown music began as the Motown record label in the 1960s and evolved into its own  sound, a style of soul music with pop influences that’s still prevalent...

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Music freshman catches major label buzz through Soundcloud

Music freshman catches major label buzz through Soundcloud

by Julianna Ress, Contributor // March 2, 2016

Music freshman Justin Adu-Acquah’s interest in music was sparked as a toddler, pretending to play the keys of an unplugged keyboard. Those days are...

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'Best Thai Food' lives up to name

‘Best Thai Food’ lives up to name

by Christine Whitman // March 6, 2014

The most important question at the end of a long day of classes and exams at San Diego State is what you’re going to eat for dinner. As an Aztec, you...

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