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A la Aztlan: Piñata Protest releases new album, Necio Nights

four men stand seriously with piñata sticks and an accordion
Ivan Salinas May 2, 2018

With a band name like Piñata Protest, the music should be nothing less than an utter desmadre at a Quinceañera. The San Antonio, Texas natives will be touring the L.A. region next month. What began...

A la Aztlan: Luis Alvarez “El Haragan” talks about the Rock Urbano scene of Mexico City

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Ivan Salinas February 21, 2018

When talking about classic Mexican rock there are always certain bands that will always be mentioned due to their international fame. Among the handful of them, it will be very hard to find the name of...

A la Aztlán: An album review of The Dank’s self-titled LP

man holding guitar and man holding keyboard
Ivan Salinas February 13, 2018

Our generation is well aware of the term "dank" used to express the liking of something. In this case, the term dank is not part of a meme page or anything related to marijuana strains. In this case, The...

Start off winter break with the Rolling Loud SoCal Festival

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Ivan Salinas December 14, 2017

Looking for a music festival to start-off winter break? Check out Rolling Loud Festival’s solid line-up featuring some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop at the moment. This upcoming weekend, Dec. 16th...

A conversation with Victimas del Dr. Cerebro

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Ivan Salinas December 5, 2017

Doctor Brain’s Victims is what Víctimas del Doctor Cerebro translates to. The name is a good indicator of what listeners are in store for when tuning into the work of this Mexican band. With...

Arts & Literature 2017: The culture behind your art

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Ivan Salinas November 29, 2017

Artists in this issue (alphabetical order): Alicia Gabrielle Puzon Allison Diaz Ramirez Baillie Puckett Edward Nenedzhyan Hedy Torres Ileen Esquivel Iris Peretz Ivan Salinas Jacqueline...

Q&A with Yissy Garcia, a leader in the new generation of Cuban artists

woman dressed in black holding drum sticks looking seriously into the distance
Ivan Salinas November 28, 2017

Excited the take the stages of three different American cities, Cuban artist Yissy Garcia and her ensemble of musicians—bandancha—will be performing in L.A. at the Annenberg Space of Photography on...

Q&A with Yissy García, a leader in the new generation of Cuban artists.

woman dressed in black holding drum sticks looking seriously into the distance
Ivan Salinas November 28, 2017

Excited the take the stages of three different American cities, Cuban artist Yissy García and her ensemble of musicians—bandancha—will be performing in L.A. at the Annenberg Space of Photography...

‘I Am Another You’: a multicultural album in support of all immigrants in the world

4 men posing black and white photo
Ivan Salinas November 14, 2017

From Kansas City Mo., the multicultural band Making Movies presents their second full-length album, "I Am Another You." The band focused on a concept that depicts the stories of three characters in different...

‘I am Another You’: a multicultural album in support of all immigrants in the world

4 men posing black and white photo
Ivan Salinas November 14, 2017

From Kansas City Mo., the multicultural band Making Movies presents their second full-length album, "I Am Another You." The band focused on a concept that depicts the stories of three characters in different...

University confirms Las Vegas shooter was a CSUN alumnus

brick building named Bookstein Hall
Ivan Salinas October 3, 2017

Stephen Paddock, 64, also known now as the infamous active shooter of the Las Vegas Massacre, was a CSUN alumnus. President Dianne F. Harrison released a statement on Monday, sharing her condolences...

Crime Blotter 9/20 – 9/25

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Ivan Salinas September 26, 2017

Friday 9/20 A hit-and-run traffic accident occurred in the parking lot G3 structure. An unknown suspect hit the victim's vehicle and left the location in an unknown direction.A resident of the University...

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