Monday, June 26, 2017

Album Review: “American Teen” by Khalid

Khalid who? He may only have a slim Wikipedia page, but Khalid is hungry for the spotlight and ready to enter the professional music industry. He’s a high school senior from El Paso, Texas,...

A Sitdown with Fedra Ramirez

While most students at UC San Diego focus on meeting graduate school requirements or obtaining valuable internships, Fedra Ramirez stands out as a musician in love with the gratification and experience that comes with...

Meddling with Metal: August Burns Red, Protest the Hero, and In Hearts Wake

Noise — that’s the first thing you might notice walking in. Friday night, fans leisurely filing through the SOMA Theater entrance. A stand packed up to the brim with band merchandise — lots of...

A Sitdown with Graham Elliot

In 2008, 135,000 hopeful singers auditioned to be on “American Idol.” The music industry is famous for wide-eyed dreamers looking for fame and fortune. Explaining that you’re trying to make it as a musician...

2016 Writers’ Favorites: Album & Songs

FAVORITE ALBUM “22, A Million” – Bon Iver After “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” dropped in 2011, Justin Vernon traded in his rustic-folk guitar for a garage-sale synthesizer — and “22, A Million” is the eclectic, Grammy-snatching...

The Hype About Hullabaloo

The colorful posters for UCSD’s second largest festival went up several weeks ago, reminding students that, come Nov. 18, they could expect to “Eat. Play. Dance.” in Matthew’s Quad. Two weeks ago, via Facebook,...

Songs of the Week (10.30.16)

Drake - "Fake Love" Drake was never the same after being punched by Diddy on a fateful 2014 day, igniting within him a sense of masculinity that had him pounding away at the gym and...

Album Review: “Gameshow” by Two Door Cinema Club

Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club released its debut album, “Tourist History,” in 2010, an album that immediately seduced indie music lovers with its blend of originality and subtle merging of dance-pop,...

Album Review: “You Want it Darker” by Leonard Cohen

He’s gotten old. He’s ready to walk away from the business of living. Leonard Cohen sings “You Want it Darker” with the desperation of a dying man. There aren’t many years left, and certainly...

Concert Review: The 1975

The 1975 are an unusual band indeed, much in part due to its outlandish frontman Matt Healy, the millennial iteration of a classic 70s rockstar. While one can certainly gather this peculiarity from their...

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