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
Celebrity news has seen yet another case of slut-shaming and double standards this past week.
R&B singer Kehlani was accused of cheating on her boyfriend Kyrie Irving with her ex, Canadian singer and rapper PartyNextDoor, after PND posted a photo on Instagram of him holding her
Heavy beats and the fragrant smell of grilled chicken wafted through Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon as students celebrated SF State’s 117th anniversary. The event was centered around SF State’s founding and its transformation into the school it is today.
SF State opened its doors in March 1899
The brazen trumpet sounds alert the crowd that the show is commencing, while the escalating electronic dance music beats give the venue energy and the dynamic tones emanating from a trombone land a sweet drop Friday afternoon at Knuth Hall.
SF State’s school of music hosted its first ever
Kanye West has unapologetically put his ego on full blast in his new album, "The Life of Pablo." I’m not one who agrees with everything he says or does, but that’s the Kanye of today – an egotistical artist who says and does what he
What at first seemed to be a no-show quickly turned around as The Depot filled up, drawing a crowd of 30 to 40 people as White Skies prepared for their show Thursday night.
White Skies, a five-member student band, performed as an opening act on Thursday night at The
Dazzling colored lights illuminated the dance floor, strobe lights flickered and sound waves of throwback hip hop ricocheted off the walls. Gilbert Adam Guillen, a 21-year-old SF State student, had the crowd getting down by dropping beats, leaving them in awe at the Horizon Lounge.
Guillen, a senior majoring
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Yuan Feng sings at The Voice singing competition at SF State. They held their semi final in Jack Adams Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Photo by Amanda Peterson / Xpress[/caption]
The 12 remaining contestants of SF State’s Voice competition
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Gabi Cavassa and Sean Thompson open the show with their rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine," at SF State's Voice Battle Rounds Wednesday Oct. 17, 2013 in Jack Adams Hall. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
While the second stage of SF State’s
As Senior Airman Matthew Garza concluded his opening speech, three musicians, dressed in dark blue Air Force uniforms, walked in unison toward center stage.
Members of the audience who may have expected more traditional renditions of military marches like “You’re a Grand Old Flag” were greeted instead
SF State music majors, invited to play by their professors, hit the stage last Friday, Sept. 20 for critique from Yale professor and clarinetist David Shifrin for the May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center's Master Class with the Alexander String Quartet.
“I definitely think the master
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Cool Ghouls band members Richard Harkens (horns, left) and Max Manker (AV-Technician, right) set up for Board Game Night on Aug. 30 in The Depot at SF State. Cool Ghouls will be one of the bands performing in The Depot's Kick-Off
Summer is coming to an end and it’s about that time to jump out of bed and chase down MUNI, crash that impacted class and wait in a winding line to purchase books. But it’s also time to get acclimated to school and take advantage
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Luke Zavala plays in the band Girls Big Baby Guru at Balancoire in San Francisco's Mission District on Thursday, May 17, 2013. The performance was part of a benefit show called "Rebels With A Cause" featuring two other bands, where proceeds