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

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

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 as a hobby for lead singer and accordionist Alvaro Del Norte, his small-time passion grew into a band...

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

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

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 El Haragán y Compañia. These past few weeks however, his band played live in LA and other cities...

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

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

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 Dank, is the name of an L.A. music group. The Dank’s first full length album contains nine so...

Start off winter break with the Rolling Loud SoCal Festival

Start off winter break with the Rolling Loud SoCal Festival

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 and 17th, students will be able to experience the first ever Rolling Loud L.A. edition at the NOS...

A conversation with Victimas del Dr. Cerebro

A conversation with Victimas del Dr. Cerebro

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 the fusion of mythological monsters in their music, for the past 30 years, Víctimas have been on...

Arts & Literature 2017: The culture behind your art

Arts & Literature 2017: The culture behind your art

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 Molina Jessica Gallardo Kiv Bui Laurenze Dela Luna Margaret Duggan Mariela Camacho ...

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

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

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 Thursday, Nov. 30th. Currently, the Annenberg museum is hosting an exhibition under the name “Cub...

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

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

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 on Thursday, Nov. 30th. Currently, the Annenberg museum is hosting an exhibition under the name &...

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

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

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 settings connected through the sufferings and hardships that all encounter. The album was co...

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

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

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 settings connected through the sufferings and hardships that all encounter. The album was co...

University confirms Las Vegas shooter was a CSUN alumnus

University confirms Las Vegas shooter was a CSUN alumnus

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 to the multiple faculty and students affected by this. Although there is no mention of Paddock bein...

Crime Blotter 9/20 – 9/25

Crime Blotter 9/20 – 9/25

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 Park Apartments was referred for alcohol law violation.Saturday 9/21There is a continuing investi...

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