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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
In the tiny space of their dorm room, band members Alec Kersenboom, Andrew Harley and Trevor Ramirez of Speakeasy, created a rock 'n' roll sound that flooded the halls of the Towers dormitory in between classes. Their distinctive sound and high energy landed them a debut show at
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="160"] Shahan Salim of Banshee Boardwalk sings into a telephone-mic at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Ryan Leibrich / Xpress[/caption]
The Depot flooded with excited fans during their 3-band show the day before Halloween.
The lineup included The She's, Banshee Boardwalk and
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Hot Flash Heat Wave's Ted Davis sings into the micophone, accompanied by band mates (from left) Nathaniel Blum, Adam Abildgaard and Nick Duffy at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Lorisa Salvatin/ Xpress.[/caption]
Fans merged last Thursday night when students celebrating
The Depot gave students a stage to flex their musical talent this Thursday at Strung Out, one of the venue's mixed-artist shows this month.
The Sept. 11 show catered to relaxation. The posters around campus boast “chill vibes” and free music in a place where students
The Depot is nestled next to the campus pub in a lower-level nook of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The location tucked away enough to avoid immediate overcrowding, but the lines for beer are often out the door and people are always milling around the
With the pressure of September academic demands settling in thick, new students will be pleased to find free, convenient fun just under their feet on campus.
[caption id="attachment_59404" align="alignnone" width="640"][media-credit name="Ryan Leibrich / Xpress" align="alignnone" width="640"][/media-credit]Taylor Michele Cottingim sings and plays guitar during The Depot's Open
A crowd of students waited for the first guitar riff of the semester to fill up The Depot’s tight corners this past Wednesday night. The room transformed into a showcase of unique soundscapes, blending the chatter of the audience with live music, heavily dominated by
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
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Derek Schultz of Owl Paws performs solo at The Depot's Strung Out acoustic show Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress[/caption]
A variety of acts performed at The Depot’s monthly acoustic show, Strung Out, Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Depot
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
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Live performances by salty rock band, Hot Flash Heat Wave; dreamy pop music duo, Seatraffic; alternative rock
[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
I had just walked out of the bathroom after filming White Arrows guitarist JP Caballero shave, brush his teeth and talk about his time at UCLA when I realized “oh yeah, I’m supposed to be reviewing this show.”
More than 200 students tried to cram themselves into The Depot to get a glimpse of Southern hip-hop sensation, Waka Flocka Flame, today.
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
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