SF State cinema students to showcase talent at 52nd Film Finals

May 7, 2012 Life

Film industry giants like Danny Glover and Dana Carvey attended SF State, and this Friday a new class of possible stars will get their time to shine on the silver screen. The 52nd Film Finals are just about ready to hit the limelight. About 70 documentaries, live action and animated films were submitted by cinema ...

Rhythms Music Festival schedule

April 25, 2012 Life

Thursday, April 26 1:00 p.m. – Team Backpack 1:55 – Talk of Shamans 2:35 – Bang Data 3:30 – Grieves and Budo 4:35 – So Timeless 5:30 – Battle of the Bands winner 6:20 – The Hood Internet 8:00 – Toro y Moi   Friday, April 27 9:00 p.m. V-Techh 9:30 – Ear Jerker & ...

Rhythms Music Festival: More about the performers

April 22, 2012 Life

Grieves and Budo This rapper and producer pair will be fresh off the plane from a European tour when they arrive to campus. They’re talented in separate ventures, but together they bring a blend of baritone verses and classy beats that will please indie fans and hip-hop heads alike. Toro y Moi As the brainchild ...

Creators Project festival a successful experiment at Fort Mason

March 21, 2012 Life

Two of the most definitive words of this generation are globalization and technology – and many times they’re not always used in the most positive way. But over the weekend, the two were mashed into a mind-bending celebration. Creators Project is a two-day art and music festival sponsored by Intel and VICE magazine, and is ...

VIDEO: 16th Street BART station home of weekly poetry slam

February 17, 2012 Life

On a rainy night, fewer than a dozen people huddle under umbrellas outside the 16th and Mission Street BART station. Bottles of wine and whiskey are passed around while anything from a solemn poem about a passed away Grandpa, to spitfire raps about guns and murder are expressed. Everyone gets snaps and claps. In the ...

Dr. Edwin Kruth's memorial service held at SF State

December 9, 2011

If students are willing to come back to school decades after they have graduated to honor a teacher, there must have been something special about the man. And there was. Dr. Edwin Kruth died at 90 years old Feb. 22 of this year. His legacy at SF State is made of more than 40 years ...

Stone Foxes taking blues rock to the top

November 15, 2011 Life

A few years ago, The Stone Foxes were falling asleep in 8 a.m. statistics classes at SF State and getting busted for smoking pot on campus. Now, the four man bluesy rock band – who all hold degrees from the University – have hit the stage at Outside Lands and heard themselves in a Jack ...

SF State students create concert-hosting company

November 9, 2011 Life

Organizing a concert is no easy business – especially for a student. There are time constraints, money problems, fussy public relations people and way too many venues to get banned from. On the other hand, putting a show together can be very profitable. National tours and massive multi-day festivals have become the bedrock of the ...

Ranked choice voting a good opportunity for third-party candidates

October 30, 2011 Opinion

The air of change has been as thick as tear gas lately, and San Francisco’s new ranked-choice voting system is a chance to expand upon that. With voters picking their top three candidates, the system allows for a wider spectrum of politics to surface, something that our country desperately needs right now. Nov. 8 right ...

Music and politics come together at mayoral forum at the Fillmore

October 10, 2011 Life

Drink-clutching music fans gathered like any other night at the historic Fillmore venue – attentive to the stage. But Monday, they were watching Ed Lee, John Avalos and other mayoral candidates. Eight of the potential mayors of San Francisco gave their opinions on the future of music, art and nightlife in the city. Most of ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival brings thousands together for the love of music

September 26, 2011 Life 1 Comment

[slickr-flickr tag=”bluegrass” type=”slideshow” size=”m640″ options=”autoplay:5000″; captions=”off”; imageCrop:false; carousel:true; transitionSpeed:2000; transition:fadeslide” sets=”72157627812214278″ id=”58775291@N04″] Bare feet, banjos and beer were as common as grass and eucalyptus trees in Golden Gate Park this past weekend. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free concert celebrating rock and roll, came through town with a wagon full of musical pioneers. People from across ...

Kickstarter.com provides opportunity for ideas to come to life

September 20, 2011 Life

Creativity usually isn’t a big problem for students at SF State. But funding that creativity can be. Outlets for art funding – federal grants, record labels, millionaire patrons and state budgets, for example – are shrinking. In 2010, California only gave 12 cents per person to support public art according to the California Arts Council. ...

The Depot looks to bring in bigger and better talent

September 20, 2011 Life

SF State usually isn’t on the list of stops for touring bands, but that may be starting to change this semester and students might be able to catch acts they missed at Outside Lands, right here on campus. The Depot, Cesar Chavez Student Center’s designated performance venue, has received significantly more attention in the music ...

PHOTOS: SF State student center hosts late-night dance party rager

August 29, 2011 Life

[slickr-flickr tag=”noisecomplaint” type=”slideshow” size=”m640″ options=”autoplay:5000″; captions=”off”; imageCrop:true; carousel:true; transitionSpeed:2000; transition:fadeslide” sets=”72157627548423566″ id=”58775291@N04″] By day, the Cesar Chavez Student Center serves up hot lunch. But by night, hot beats with a healthy serving of bass. Friday night, students of all classes gravitated to the thumping building for the semester’s first Noise Complaint event. These monthly dance ...

PHOTOS: Unlikely student-teacher combo team up to form experimental rock band

August 29, 2011 Life

[slickr-flickr tag=”mermaid bones” type=”slideshow” size=”m640″ options=”autoplay:5000″; captions=”off”; imageCrop:true; carousel:true; transitionSpeed:2000; transition:fadeslide” sets=”72157627492431615″ id=”58775291@N04″] Most SF State students would never even think of hitting the stage or making an album with their English professor. Then there’s Mermaid Bones. A creation of film student Sophia Anita Reyes and English professor David Gill, the highly experimental rock band ...