Outside Lands Music & Art Festival descended upon San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the tenth anniversary last weekend-- attracting thousands of SF residents, as well as travelers, dedicated to catching the main headliners including Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, and Florence + The Machine. The
When I found out that J. Cole was dropping his latest album, “KOD,” just four days after it was anounced, I was excited but wary. His last album, “4 Your Eyez Only,” left me somewhat disappointed, but I still remembered how excellent he was on
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Blue and yellow lights lit SF State’s Annex venue. Anticipated fans cheered in the crowd as T-Pain jumped on stage for the 8th Annual Music Festival hosted by Associated Students Inc. on Saturday night.
The festival started with a DJ outside the Annex and a canopy
Music students are scrambling at the last minute to find available classes with open seats to fulfill their graduation requirements.
The music department sent out an email on Jan. 26 announcing the cancellation of several music courses, including many ensemble classes led by Allen Biggs,
I always wondered if Dr. Dre was a philosopher when I was younger but now I finally understand what the Doc meant when he said, “This is dedicated to the n****z that was down from day one,” in the opening line of the intro on
With just the right amount of angst and passion, Eminem’s Untouchable details the two sides of racial injustice.
The first two verses of the song confront the criminalization of the African-American culture, a practice that was once widely accepted and though it has been reduced,
Star Wars inspired him. After he watched Star Wars Episode IV, he started making short films by himself. Then began composing the music for those films.
Now, he enjoys composing orchestra songs, making films, flying a drone, photographing amd drawing pictures.
A SF State graduating cinema student,
I’m writing this to let you know that SZA had the best album of the year.
If you don’t get that reference, you need to listen to the opening lyrics to Grammy nominated best R&B song “Supermodel” from the American singer and songwriter SZA’s debut album
Growing up in a household filled with musicians, SF state communication major Quyne Vu was bound to pick up the music gene.
Her mother, Theresa Nguyen, sings and plays the piano, her father, Anthony Vu plays the guitar and her brother, Ken Joseph Vu enjoys playing
When I read the statement the founder of The Vans Warped Tour published, a piece of my teenage heart died.
“With many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that the last full cross country run of The Vans Warped Tour will take place in 2018,”
I attended my first concert in 2011, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
It was a Big Sean show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco during his “I Am Finally Famous” tour. “Finally Famous” was my favorite album at the time, and hearing Sean make
The stage is dark. One spotlight lights the stage as her country-infused vocals begin to fill the room. In front of her sit four judges who hold her fate. She can’t see them and they can’t see her. Her voice is her only asset, the
Crowds of hip-hop enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area lined up outside the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California this past weekend to attend Rolling Loud Music Festival.
When the gates opened, they sprinted to the two stages to see artists such as Travis Scott,
SF State’s on-campus venue, The Depot, took a trip back in time to the early 20th century with a jazz trio who began in San Francisco four years ago, just looking to explore the world of music together.
On Tuesday, The Midnight Moods, which is comprised
There are music producers at SF State living as students trying to balance school and their art form. Three producers share what it’s like to hone their craft, as well as their personal thoughts on the music that they love to make and listen to.
On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance to a giant wall used to highlight members of the crowd in costume.
The event was
Several SF State students on campus were asked to sing their favorite song lyric on Sept. 28. Many shared their favorite lyric from songs such as hit single “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B to Beyonce’s “Listen.” The variety of song choices show the different personalities
Once again, a dim light is brightened by Kendrick Lamar. In a time when it’s needed most, his thought process on what is currently happening to and within the black community is relayed in Lamar’s latest album DAMN. Current issues regarding black youth in America
Associated Students of San Francisco State University hosted the battle of the bands in The Depot Tuesday, April 11 as the second event of the 7th annual Rhythms Fusic Festival.
Funky soul and hip-hop band Brother Gipson and the Mantra set The Depot on fire with
SF State student Mark Garcia, also known as DJ Sparky, speaks on his passion for music and his busy school life. The 21-year-old pre-nursing major started his DJ life back in high school with a group of friends as a hobby. He shares his first
The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted "Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil," on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The wind ensemble holds auditions at the beginning of each semester and is open to current
The SF State Morrison Artist Series offered a free performance by the world-famous Delphi Trio Friday, for an audience of nearly 100.
The trio performed at McKenna Theatre as part of an annual showcase at SF State by the Morrison Artist Series of outstanding ensembles from
Playing loud, progressive rock music has become a passion for SF State students Tyler Wood, Christian Arriola and Dax Mcfarlane.
Wood, guitarist and singer, started the band Phlogiston as a passion project playing Tool covers. He rekindled a friendship with bassist Mcfarlane when recruiting band members
Some students are turning to an untraditional source to locate tickets for shows and concerts, while others have found an easier way to sell.
“SFSU Concerts” is a Facebook page utilized by fellow Gators to sell and buy concert tickets, as well as promote shows
By choosing to showcase live music instead of typical pre-recorded music, SF State’s KSFS Radio station is pushing the boundaries of the airwaves.
The resident radio station is utilizing the innovative idea on their Music Under the Stairs segment hosted by Amanda Fletcher. Fletcher, who also
Listen carefully and you might hear wailing guitars and soulful harmonicas yearning deep down in an unlikely, hidden pocket of campus. The blues is alive and well at San Francisco State University. Theater and dance department shop supervisor Greg Dunham invites students, faculty, friends, family,
Many students in San Francisco utilize the artistic freedom this unique city provides.
SF State students, Max Volen and Jack Connor, alongside their friend and Academy of Arts student, Chris Lee, take advantage of San Francisco’s unique music culture as the band hit me, Harold!
After technical difficulties delayed the start of the recital, SF State’s Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble smoothly transitioned from microphone checks to a vibrant, exciting performance that energized the audience in Knuth Hall in late October.
John Calloway, music lecturer and director of the 20-student ensemble, conducted the
Friday, SF State will host its first ever Electronic Music Class Show, where students from Music 436 will present their final synthesized music projects at The Depot.
"It's always a great experience for the students to have a culminating concert where they can display the work
Associated Students, Inc. hosted the sixth annual Rhythms Music festival featuring Kehlani, Moxie and the winner of the battle of the bands competition, Faux Foe Fox.
Three events led up to Kehlani and Moxie’s performances: a Battle of the Bands, a battle of the DJs and
SF State is home to Jazz Night on Tuesday nights. Depot manager Lupita Uribe and Muata Kenyatta, ASI associate director of programs and services, reserve the stage at The Depot for student musicians to strut their stuff in front of an audience of their peers.
When DJ super-duo Skrillex and Diplo, collectively known as Jack Ü, played back to back concerts in downtown San Francisco this month, groups of 20-somethings flooded Market Street, their kandi-clad hands clasped together as they migrated to and from each show.
Like many of them, I
It's that time of year again – when girls wear flower crowns, fanny packs come back in style and fratty electro-bros feel the need to shotgun a beer at 8 a.m. Yes, festival season has returned.
Coachella Weekend 1 has just passed, and now others, like myself, are
Long lines stretched out to North State Drive. The crowd was dancing and cheering as the multicolored LED lights shimmered on the walls and stage. A giant banner read, “Rhythms Music Festival” as the 2016 “Battle of the Bands” winner Faux Foe Fox emerged from
What seemed to be a complete no show quickly escalated, as The Depot filled with Gator students who witnessed Ryan Pau win the 2016 DJ Competition Wednesday night.
“In my opinion, I thought it went really well,” said Sam White, the special events assistant for the Associated