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Film industry giants like Danny Glover
They don’t always work together, but the combination is working out nicely. Grieves is a quick-spitting storyteller, while Budo paints a soundscape with an array of beats and instruments.
They're both from Seattle, but they didn’t link up until 2008. Now, they’re gearing up for a
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 & Baan
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
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State English literature major Joe Riley poses for photo with his newly published book April 3, 2012. Riley's book "How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All" is collection of short stories. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Authors aren’t known for
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Two of the most definitive words of this generation are globalization and technology - and many times they’re not always used in the most
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
If street art is the underbelly of the highbrow art world, then hand-drawn stickers, often slapped on newspaper boxes or light poles, are so to the graffiti world.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="232" caption="Event co-curator and SF State art major Jessy Gaumann puts the finishing touches on
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="SF State's Gospel Choir performs at the Yoshi's for their end-of-semester gospel concert, Dec. 9, 201. This is their seventh year performing at Yoshi's. Photo by Hang Cheng"][/caption]
The Fillmore district is known for giving San Francisco a bit of soul. But
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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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