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Dethklok brings metal and laughs to the Palladium

Marla Schevker

November 23, 2009

When I first heard that Dethklok and Mastodon were going to perform at the Palladium on November 20, my first question was: How does a cartoon band play a show? Dethklok is a fictional band featured on the Adult Swim show “Metalocalpyse.” The show, created by Brendon Small, gives metal fans a way to...

Gwar show brings intergalactic metal

Marla Schevker

November 10, 2009

Although many people have very serious jobs, none are more imperative to the survival of the human race than Oderus Urungus. Not only is he the lead vocalist of the intergalactic metal bad Gwar but he is also a bestial overlord from outer space. Himself and the other members of Gwar are not only charged...

Soul band shows honesty, passion through their music

Marla Schevker

November 9, 2009

Although most artists try to portray honesty and truth in their music, the band Like Trains and Taxis takes this one step further in their blog. They started it to gain a rapport and provide fans and potential fans with a way to see and understand them, but also to document their journey and market their...

Unique sound comes to the Mint

Marla Schevker

October 22, 2009

With soulful music and meaningful lyrics, Jonah Smith has a lot to offer to music. By bringing together a strong guitar and expressive voice, his music is definitely not a miss. Jonah Smith will be performing at the Mint in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 23. His show will bring together many different...

Big Show 9 promises to be better than the past

Marla Schevker

October 1, 2009

Big Show 9 is coming up, this Saturday, Oct. 3, at noon. There, students can see Lupe Fiasco and Jeremih perform on the CSUN campus, as well as a lot of other activites that will be going on. Audrey Younna, Associated Students S.P.A.C.E. executive director, said this is going to be the biggest Big...

Band performs Saturday Sept. 19 at the Knitting Factory, exudes a personality that makes the show great

Marla Schevker

September 22, 2009

When I first heard We Shot The Moon’s new CD, “A Silver Lining”, I wasn’t too impressed. They sounded like All American Rejects meets Something Corporate meets The Starting Line meets The Academy Is. It sounded familiar in an ‘I’ve heard this before’ kind of way. Even though the CD was only OK, I decided to give them a se...

Rockin’ out at the Sunset Strip Music Festival

Marla Schevker

September 14, 2009

SSMF Street Fest Saturday, Sept. 12, was the Sunset Strip Music Festival’s (SSMF) Street Fest. I think the best way to describe the show is to say it was completely epic. As lame as that sounds, I don’t think there is a better word to describe a 12-hour festival with bands performing such a...

Sunset Strip Music Festival

Marla Schevker

September 9, 2009

With the Sunset Strip being a place of historical significance for so many bands in the music scene, it only made sense to Todd Steadman (executive director for the Sunset Strip Business Association) and Karmen Beck (the Sunset Strip Business Association’s business development and sponsorship director) to ...

Disney shows of today lack substance

Marla Schevker

April 27, 2009

The Disney Channel has been a source of good TV for children since 1983. It hasn't only been revolutionary in its work with cartoons and feature films, but has also created worthwhile and educational programming for young adults. It's been successful in accomplishing this, until now. When the colle...

New recreation center to open fall 2011

Marla Schevker

November 20, 2008

Construction for a $70 million recreation center is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009 and expected to open as soon as the fall semester of 2011. The building is set to be upwards of 100,000 square feet, in comparison to the 6,000 square feet of the current Fitness Centre.' The new center will occu...

Gay community reacts with disappointment to Prop. 8

Marla Schevker

November 5, 2008

In the Nov. 4 elections, Proposition 8 passed 52 percent to 48 percent. Many people throughout the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community felt disappointment with the realization that same-sex marriage is just out of their reach. Queer studies professor Eli Bartle said he believes ...

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