13 Sep 2019

Student rapper balances school and music

A.P.E, also known as Ray Molano, began writing raps 15 years ago and has not looked back since. Just this past Friday, he dropped a track called “El Pensativo.”  ​Molano,

25 May 2019

The Daily Shuffle Ep. 3

Camila Ramirez Diaz and co-host Vinnie Silva finish The Daily Shuffle series with a third episode. For this final episode the two discuss the theme of nostalgia. The two songs

25 May 2019

The Daily Shuffle Ep. 2

Camila Ramirez Diaz and co-host Vinnie Silva return for a second episode of The Daily Shuffle. On this episode of The Daily Shuffle the theme is “Women in Music,” deriving

22 May 2019

The Daily Shuffle Ep.1

Journalism student Camila Ramirez Diaz and co-host Vinnie Silva discuss the power of music on a three-part series podcast, The Daily Shuffle. The Daily Shuffle is about the power of

01 Mar 2019

Clarinetist and pilates instructor to give lecture

SF State School of Music will be hosting an event titled “Mara Plotkin: Movement for Musicians.” At the event, Mara Plotkin’s will lecture on her background in music as well

04 Feb 2019

Bands at Surf Rock event resurrect old genres

Long hair, guitar pedals, and flashing colorful lights encompassed Thursday night’s Surf Rock concert at the Depot. The Depot hosted a Surf Rock concert as part of a slew of

18 Dec 2018

MGM Boyz music collective prepares to release rap albums

MGM Boyz, a musical collective of SF State students, originally gained fame from throwing parties in a Parkmerced townhome. Now their music is about to take the spotlight. MGM stands

15 Dec 2018

Zayn drops his sophomore album “Icarus Falls”

Zayn Malik released his second album, “Icarus Falls,” and had been teasing fans over the past few months prior to the release date by steadily releasing nine songs like “Entertainer,”

19 Nov 2018

Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” hits heavy notes

Anderson .Paak, formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy, released his third studio album “Oxnard”, blasting good vibes, bass thumps and funky elements to the table. This is .Paak’s first release on

07 Nov 2018

Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park

Drink up, pig out and party down at the San Francisco Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park. On November 10, local vendors will showcase their craft beers and delicious

03 Nov 2018

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

Nearing the end of his North American ‘Bloom’ tour, Troye Sivan dazzled during his first of two sold-out shows at the Masonic Auditorium. “When I was recording ‘Bloom,’ I would

31 Oct 2018

SF State Spooktacular Concert Debut’s Student Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensemble

SF State’s orchestra, wind ensemble and brass ensemble welcomes student’s and the community to their first ever Spooktacular Concert in the Knuth Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 p.m.

15 Oct 2018

Travis Scott: A rager for a new generation

“‘99 took Astroworld, it had to relocate – Told the dogs I’d bring it back; it was a seal of faith,” proclaims Travis Scott on his track “Stargazing” off his

06 Sep 2018

Hiero Day honors the hip-hop community

Hyphy beats, marijuana smoke and good vibes filled downtown Oakland this Labor Day as people of all ages from all over the Bay Area attended the seventh annual Hiero Day

01 Sep 2018

Grammy-nominated duo Los Rakas perform at SF State

Grammy-nominated band Los Rakas play at San Francisco State’s John Adams Hall with performers Damion Square and K. Gaines. The event was hosted by Irving Keys and $$.Marc. The event was free and all ages.

16 Aug 2018

Outside Lands brings the noise

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

25 Apr 2018

J. Cole says no to drugs on “KOD”

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

17 Apr 2018

El Podcast

El Podcast is a bi-weekly show that focuses on pop culture, current events and everything in between. Hosted by Valeria Mejia and Monserrath Arreola, two spunky Latina journalist studying at

16 Apr 2018

T-Pain comes to SF State

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

07 Feb 2018

13 sections of music courses have been cancelled at SF State

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

15 Dec 2017

25 years later, still dope

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

15 Dec 2017

Untouchable portrays viewpoints on racism and white privilege

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

14 Dec 2017

The Journey of Composing

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

13 Dec 2017

I’m going to let y’all finish but, SZA had the best album of the year!

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

07 Dec 2017

SF State student excited about her first album release

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

21 Nov 2017

Warped feelings about The Warped Tour

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

15 Nov 2017

Seeing an artist early on may be the best time to do so

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

25 Oct 2017

BECA student lands on season 13 of The Voice

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

23 Oct 2017

Students adamant about attending festival regardless of midterms

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

18 Oct 2017

Midnight Moods jazzes up the Depot

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

18 Oct 2017

Digital masterminds create a future during classes

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

15 Oct 2017

Two blocks of art

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

03 Oct 2017

SF State students sing their favorite song lyric

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”

19 Apr 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s album is just what America needs to hear

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

18 Apr 2017

Battle of the bands at SF State

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.

15 Apr 2017

DJ Sparky: Student by day, DJ by night

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