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The Growlers Live at Beach Goth

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Kayla Fernandez

November 18, 2019

Growing up in Southern California and being a huge fan of alternative music, I have always been a fan of the Beach Goth lineups of the past eight years. I never had the chance to attend any of them, but I was excited to finally have a chance to experience the hyped-up production.This was the first year that t...

Culture a l’Aztlan: Gaby Moreno brings Spanglish folk-soul to Angelenos

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Ivan Salinas

July 8, 2019

One of Gaby Moreno's main characteristics is her love for old instruments, as well as a “vintage” aesthetic that accompanies her on stage. On July 6 Moreno shared the stage with the lead singer of La Santa Cecilia, La Marisoul. Together they performed a tribute to their “musas,” so...

Bedroom producer finds success at CSUN

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Chelsea Hays

May 8, 2019

Royal Dean, 22, is a senior who composes and produces all of his own music from his very own studio ... which also happens to be his bedroom. Dean moved to Northridge in early 2017 as a transfer student from Moorpark College. He grew up with a musical mom and a doctor as a dad. Following in his mom's...

Student jazz fusion band looks to create social change through music

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John Hernandez

April 10, 2019

During the summer of 2018 a collective of six friends — including four CSUN students from the music department — gathered together and made the decision to form the sextet band, I’m Sorry.Jazz performance major Ben McPeek is credited with forming the ensemble, gathering an array of mu...

Culture a l’Aztlan: La Tocada Fest recap & the near future of Latin American music festivals

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Ivan Salinas

August 6, 2018

On its 5th anniversary, La Tocada couldn’t have opted for a better turnout. Produced by the entertainment producers of Live Nation and Frías Entertainment, the one-day event gathered thousands of people at the Los State Historic Park to share an experience of Latin American music, food an...

Culture a l’Aztlan: Introducing The Marías’ superclean sound at Skirball’s Sunset Concerts

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Ivan Salinas

July 27, 2018

With only two years of playing together, The Marías is one of the few bands that are rising to stardom in such a short period. It seems like they will not lose momentum any time soon since they are already working on a second EP and a full-debut album that may be released sooner than expected. This coming ...

Jenny and The Mexicats celebrate 10 years of music with “Open Sea/Mar Abierto”

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Ivan Salinas

July 20, 2018

Although many musicians travel the world, very few captivate an aventurero spirit within their sound. For Jenny and The Mexicats, it’s no surprise that their songs are personal stories accompanied by rhythms and melodies made from instruments all over the world, given that the story of the band ...

Weekly Picks- Coachella Weekend 2 Edition

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Tandy Lau

April 16, 2018

Thursday, April 19thEarth Day LA9:00 a.m.FreeSpend Earth Day in downtown, as the city celebrates sustainable living by providing seminars on landscaping, electric vehicles, and yoga. Los Angeles residents will have the chance to plant their very own tree in Grand Park.Grand Park, 210 W. Temple Street,...

Future Holotape: A dive into their music

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Gisselle Pernett

April 12, 2018

Synthwave music is a genre that has grown incredibly popular throughout the years. However, it is still a music style that is hard to define and identify. In simple terms, Synthwave is a genre of electronic music that captures the 1980s film and video game sound. A Los Angles-based band has taken Syn...

Weekly Picks 3/14 – 3/23

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Jacob Pascua

March 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles$12.95, $11.95 for seniors and students, $10.95 for children 6 to 17-years-oldMondays - Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekendsL.A. LIVE 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015The Grammy Museum at LA LIVE is celebra...

Introducing: Souleaux

Jacques Guidry performs at a CSUN event

Jessica Herrera

February 6, 2017

The creative talent at CSUN grows immensely every semester whether through singing, rapping, producing, photography or painting. Students form clubs, small shows, and open mics on campus; including get-togethers off campus to express their art. All artists, no matter what platform, have their own st...

Healing Powers of Music

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Han Byol Yi

November 16, 2016

As part of the week-long Blues Project organized by the Peer Education Program, students learned about how music can heal the mind.Doctor Lori Meono, Psy.D, spoke to about 20 students on the different benefits music has on a person’s mental, emotional, and social health.“There aren’t a l...

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