The Depot

Music City’s show at The Depot gets political

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

“Fuck borders, fuck ICE, keep families together,” a student sang during her set Thursday night at The Depot’s event with Music City.  Combing today’s political climate with music, student Mae Powell said she wanted to avoid getting political in her music ever since Donald Trump was elected president because music was her escape. But that ...

Laugh the stress away at The Depot

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

When due dates for assignments start to pile up and interfere with work schedules, stress for students can escalate quickly. Some students turn to comedy, whether it’s unwinding after class at one of The Depot’s comedy nights or watching their favorite comedians at home. Either by making people laugh or sitting back and laughing, some ...

Comedy night gets underway at The Depot

September 7, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Moonwalking hosts, jokes about depression and no sun –– it was all part of the fun at The Depot’s first comedy night of the fall semester, held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. With sign-ups starting at 5:30 p.m., the open mic event presented 28 SF State student comedians. In addition to jokes about their depression ...

Depot’s Broken Open Mic showcases raw talent

November 17, 2017 Life Multimedia

by Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre, Lea Fabro SF State’s popular student hang-out, the Depot, hosted its signature open mic event on Wednesday, Nov. 15, showcasing volunteer’s talents such as singing, playing an instrument, reading their poem among others. Each performer is given about 10 minutes stage time to share their talents.

Midnight Moods jazzes up the Depot

October 18, 2017 Life

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 of singer Jacqueline Corona, pianist Julian Shipp, and Base ...

Comedian performs at SF State to destigmatize hearing Loss

October 16, 2017 Life

Growing up, D.J. Demers refrained from bringing attention to his hearing aids. Now an award-winning stand-up comedian, Demers embraces them and uses his platform to advocate for those who are similarly affected by hearing los s. “The thing is, I’ve had hearing aids since I was four,” said Demers. “I don’t even remember life without ...

Student voices heard through radio and music

August 29, 2017 Life

KSFS, a student-run radio station, has a new general manager who hopes to inspire student involvement and create a community of artists working toward their passions.   Mae Powell, 21, says she feels like she’s in her natural habitat when she sits in the radio room filled with vinyl records and colorful graffiti. Powell will ...

New Depot management aims for students outreach

August 23, 2017 Life

Associated Students, Inc. has welcomed a new manager for The Depot this year in an untraditional way. Instead of promoting the past assistant manager to manager, ASI has hired Joaquin Vasquez-Duran, a recent transfer student, to the position. Because last year’s management team, Nilo Amiri and James Reichert, both graduated, Vasquez-Duran is planning the future ...

The Depot strives to offer more diversity

January 31, 2017 Life

The Depot, a haven for music lovers, artists and performers hidden away on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez building, is hoping to expand their lineup to reflect the diversity of both the campus and the city. The art hub is open to SF State students and the public, providing an outlet to display ...

Students perform their final music projects at The Depot

May 17, 2016 Life

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 that they have been crafting during the semester,” said ...

Student DJ winner will open for Kehlani

April 14, 2016 Life

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 Students, Inc. “We’ve had some troubles in the past ...

Student band opens rock concert

February 20, 2016 Life

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 Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center for two ...

Rhythms Music Festival brings familiar faces and new Bay Area talent

April 14, 2015 Life

Under the vaulted ceiling of the Annex, a congregation of approximately 1,120 students ceremoniously raised their camera phones as rapper G-Eazy emerged from a veil of smoke into a single spotlight. Ambient background lighting gradually rose around the Oakland-born artist as he asked the crowd, “Are we turning the fuck up and raging our faces off tonight?” G-Eazy’s performance at SF State Friday was ...

Phil Shaheen of the Tijuana Panthers performs at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Local musicians keep it creepy at The Depot

November 1, 2014 Life

The Depot flooded with excited fans during their 3-band show the day before Halloween. The lineup included The She’s, Banshee Boardwalk and Tijuana Panthers. All three groups pulled an impressive crowd to the front and received steady cheers, applause and waving from the audience. Many fans showed up to the venue ready for the costume contest ...

Eva Treadway plays with her band, Big Range and the Rangers at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress.

Music and Giants fans celebrate together at the Depot

October 19, 2014 Life

Fans merged last Thursday night when students celebrating the Giants win blended with concertgoers enjoying a four-band show at The Depot. The room took an hour to fill up completely as people filtered in from the pub to see what all the music was about. The first band, Big Range and the Rangers, enjoyed a ...

Rappers delight with open mic show at The Depot

November 11, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157637500760555] Among a mostly empty arrangement of tables and chairs at The Depot’s Rapper’s Delight Wednesday, Nov. 6, Michael Payton gets on stage for the third time begging someone to take advantage of the open mic. Payton, from KSFS radio, struggles to keep the small audience entertained as he says, “I’m going to get Stephanie ...

Strung Out gives a stage to acoustic guitarists

October 29, 2013 Life 1 Comment

A variety of acts performed at The Depot’s monthly acoustic show, Strung Out, Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Depot regularly features a few acoustic artists, but the Strung Out event features a hand-picked lineup of some of the popular acoustic acts around SF State. “This event used to occur about one and a half (years) ago, ...

ASI hosts town hall to explain programs and funding

September 16, 2013

The Associated Students, Inc. is inviting all SF State students to participate in a town hall meeting in The Depot Wednesday, Sept. 18 at noon to learn what ASI does with the $42 each student pays them every semester. “I am certain that students have no idea about where their money is spent, and this ...

The Depot showcases weekly events

September 10, 2013 Life

The Depot is known for holding a variety of entertaining events in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Here’s a few to check out this week.  “Live Music” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Live performances by salty rock band, Hot Flash Heat Wave; dreamy pop music duo, Seatraffic; alternative rock band, Stars are Projectors and math folk ...

The Depot kicks off the semester with a solid lineup

September 4, 2013 Life

With the fall semester underway at SF State, students are turning their easygoing summer mindsets into more studious demeanors. The Depot is looking to combine the best of both worlds, offering students the chance to dance, listen to music and have fun in an academic campus environment. The free event, which is open to students ...

PHOTOS: Waka Flocka Flame enraptures roaring crowd at The Depot

November 1, 2012 Life 3 Comments

More than 200 students tried to cram themselves into The Depot to get a glimpse of Southern hip-hop sensation, Waka Flocka Flame, today. [HTML1] The meet and greet, organized by SF State’s radio station, KSFS, was an hour-long affair that consisted of an interview with Flame by KSFS’s radio promotions director, Michael Payton, along with ...

PHOTOS: Barbary Coast Burlesque bewitches boisterous bunch at The Depot

October 25, 2012 Life

Feathers and Spam and mimes, oh my! Students in The Depot on Wednesday night found themselves bouncing between the World Series broadcast and the silly, sexy stylings of the Barbary Coast Burlesque troupe. Returning to The Depot stage for the fifth consecutive year, Barbary Coast Burlesque delivered its classic cabaret with all its cheeky twists. ...