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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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