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Jazz students help promote upcoming events at VPAC with music – Podcast

Jazz students help promote upcoming events at VPAC with music – Podcast

A chance encounter brings Jazz students Matt Jamele and Justin Yun and PR Student Claire Marshall into our studio to talk about jazz and some of the events and discounts at the VPAC. Also, some live music recorded right outside out Matador Bookstore. Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli will be performing a tribute to Nat […]

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The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it’s not working

The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it’s not working

It’s safe to say that when it comes to the hipster music scene, the relative pervasiveness that made it once so truly underground has proliferated into a widespread dissemination of fandom and buzz. It would be difficult for one to go a day without hearing Haim or Bastille, much less avoid a pissing match on […]

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Don’t spend the day waiting for the headliners, give these Coachella openers a listen

Don’t spend the day waiting for the headliners, give these Coachella openers a listen

With Coachella upon us, one may have a difficult time parsing out which artists to see earlier in the day while waiting for Outkast, Arcade Fire and Muse. Fear not, for the Sundial has compiled a list of five artists to check out over the three-day festival. The following lower-tier artists are sure to get […]

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White Sea entrances the Bootleg Theater

White Sea entrances the Bootleg Theater

Coming in with a wave of stimulating electronic grooves, Morgan Kibby’s impressive solo effort known as White Sea, enraptured concert-goers with a free show in Los Angeles on Monday March 17. Cleverly hidden within the 2000 block of Beverly Blvd stands the quaint and incognito Bootleg Theater, where Kibby opened for artists Deradoorian and Moses […]

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Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

The San Fernando Valley and its nearby outlying areas have been highly conducive to the progression of the popular music scene for more than half a century. With bands such as The Doors, Los Lobos, N.W.A and countless others having secured their toehold in the area, it’s no doubt the valley has been the nexus […]

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Legend Gary Numan talks latest album, touring for new fans

Legend Gary Numan talks latest album, touring  for new fans

Gary Numan is one of the forefront musicians of the New Wave era. Currently on tour promoting his newest album, “Splinters,” Numan has several American dates including one Thursday night at The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles featuring Big Black Delta. Gary Numan talked to The Sundial about the “Splinters” tour and his career, as […]

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Just the nature of the Dog: Dr. Dog rocks the Wiltern

Just the nature of the Dog: Dr. Dog rocks the Wiltern

In the always-able fashion purported by the band, Dr. Dog played the Wiltern in Hollywood on Thursday, February 27th. Having gathered perhaps one of the largest indie followings as of late, Dr. Dog is just as wild about their fans as the concertgoers are of Toby Leaman and company. It’s a rare treat for perhaps […]

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Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Brian Stokes Mitchell will take center stage at the VPAC Saturday Dec. 7 showcasing his tremendous range of talents for a memorable evening of broadway tunes. Audience members will be in for a real treat as “Stokes” plays the melodica, an organ-keyed instrument related to the harmonica on at least one number. The Daily Sundial […]

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San Fernando natives, “Bleached” dish on music, dudes and more

San Fernando natives, “Bleached” dish on music, dudes and more

Los Angeles sister-duo, Bleached have been shredding ever since their early days in punk band, Mika Miko. Known for their edgy  sound, the girls have cemented their riot girl status in the music scene. Since the disbanding of Mika Miko, sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin have yet again risen and given birth to Bleached- a […]

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Oboist crafts his own sound

Oboist crafts his own sound

The sound from his oboe is too bright, Jason Kennedy, 20, determines after testing a reed he just made. He makes some final adjustments, and places the reed back into his oboe. Kennedy stands up and tests the reed by playing a short melody. The sound is crisp and dark. It leaves a warm sound […]

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Oboist and music major develops his own unique sound

Oboist and music major develops his own unique sound

Jason Kennedy, 20, junior wind performance major, is one of the few performing oboists at CSUN. Aside from practicing, Kennedy makes his own reeds in order to craft his desired sound for his oboe.

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CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna Genein Letford teaches third grade at NEW Academy in Canoga Park. She integrates music into her lesson plan and has been nominated for People magazine’s “Teacher of the Year” award. To read the story and watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez who is also nominated for the award click […]

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