Sunday, April 23, 2017

Album Review: “50” by Rick Astley

Take a long, critical look at the video for “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Its meme cache stems primarily from the dated, campy potato-quality grain. Rick Astley ascended to web infamy when “rickrolling” exploded...

Songs of the Week (10.9.16)

Chromatics - "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" The delays that have long plagued the Chromatics’ coming album, “Dear Tommy,” can easily be excused when the band releases singles like these. Besides being...

Album Review: “City Club” by The Growlers

The Growlers captured our hearts in 2013 when they released their debut single "One Million Lovers.” Once listeners had a taste of their fun jingles and lovesick lyrics, the band was forever ready to...

Album Review: “22, A Million” by Bon Iver

When “For Emma, Forever Ago” debuted, Justin Vernon was 26 years old, at the beginning of his professional career. It’s wholly unusual, then, that his first studio album with Bon Iver was so remarkably...

Songs of the Week (10.2.2016)

Leonard Cohen - “You Want It Darker” “If you are the dealer, I’m out of the game,” Leonard Cohen murmurs, his honey-rich voice lower than the track’s backing organs. It’s a slow-rolling piece — half-spoken,...

Concert Review: Jack Garratt

It was past 7 p.m., and the line at the House of Blues wrapped around the building with no sign of when the doors would be opening. British singer-songwriter Jack Garratt would be kicking...

Sights and Sounds: Guardian’s Guide to San Diego’s Music, Theater and Film

With decent access to public transportation and car services, UCSD students have a bevy of venues within their reach. Every location placates a certain desire, whether one wants to catch a band, a film...

Q&A: The Seratones

The Seratones are a rock ‘n’ roll band from Louisiana. Their music draws influence from a variety of genres, with notes of punk rock, jazz and soul all coming through on their debut album...

Album Review: “Glory” by Britney Spears

Britney peers at us, with sharp eyes and parted lips, through her icy blonde locks from the album cover of her ninth studio album “Glory.” The photo itself is nearly identical to the one...

6 FYF Artists Worth the Vigorous Shoves, Musk and Dust

Mac DeMarco Why We Can’t Wait: Last August, Mac DeMarco performed at this same festival for a very similar crowd. His description reads the same: disheveled blond plagued with callouses and a penchant for overalls....

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Retrospective Review: “The Graduate”

One of the defining movies of the 20th century, “The Graduate” celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine...

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017

"Sunday Beauty Queen" In Hong Kong, Filipina domestic workers slave 24/7. They must house themselves with their employers, receive meager wages and have few opportunities...

Letter to the Editor: Envisioning Abolition, Educating Against Incarceration

In the film “Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life,” longtime activist and distinguished professor emerita at the University...