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Spooky songs for Halloween

Spooky songs for Halloween

Lauren Gates

October 21, 2015

A Halloween playlist does not have to include an entire list of tired and cliche songs that are synonymous to your favorite holiday. Don’t worry, this playlist does include some of the classics, but it also gives an alternative twist to create the perfect Halloween mix. Halloween, a favorite holiday...

Review: Electronica vibes animate Alt-J’s Hollywood Bowl performance

Review: Electronica vibes animate Alt-J’s Hollywood Bowl performance

Brooke Holland

October 19, 2015

There was nothing a bit short during alt-J’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 15 of pleasure, especially in their song “Fitzpleasure,” when all four members were silhouetted against a backlight of yellow light and multiple LED flashing screens. The packed venue went silent to listen to the st...

Captured: Thundercat

Captured: Thundercat

Vincent Nguyen

October 13, 2015

It's been a big year for multi-genre artist Thundercat. After releasing his EP, "Beyond Where the Giants Roam," performing on NPR and being featured on multiple tracks off of Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly," Thundercat performed before a huge crowd in his final show at the Regent in downtown L.A....

Big Show, the unnecessary mess

Big Show, the unnecessary mess

Ryan Mancini

October 5, 2015

The Snapchat password was not working, so I knew I needed to use Twitter. More live tweeting, terrific. I hoped Big Show was not going to eat up my phone battery. I got in early, walking by the lines amassing outside the two entrances at the southern most end of the school. The people's desire to...

We are not your friends

We are not your friends

Michael Herrera

September 17, 2015

As the disc jockey culture continues to grow in popularity, it may come as no surprise that many young people have a desire to become DJs because the life that comes along with it seems like an endless party. However, it happens that all of that eventually fades away. I understand that DJs need to...

Review: Chandler Juliet brings music to ‘Welcome Day’

Review: Chandler Juliet brings music to ‘Welcome Day’

Jake Tully

September 3, 2015

If there has ever been any misconception that there are only select programs at CSUN that foster artistry and talent. David Nazarian’s College of Business and Economics is ready to prove that untrue. Enter Chandler Juliet, songstress and Management major at CSUN. Both an endeavorous student and...

Jordan Leicht’s early musical aspirations spawns love for Jazz

Jordan Leicht’s early musical aspirations spawns love for Jazz

Anthony Walton

September 2, 2015

They say the best artists in through history started with humble beginnings. Jordan Leicht began his saxophone career being denied to play his first choice of instrument: the piano. With not many options outside of some recorders, the fourth grade Leicht saw a interestingly shaped instrument and thought...

Review: The Grand Ole Echo says farewell to Summer

Review: The Grand Ole Echo says farewell to Summer

Jake Tully

September 1, 2015

For many, the back porch of The Echo in the neighborhood surrounding Silverlake serves primarily as a place to smoke American Sprits and sober up between sets on the main stage of the venue. For others, the back porch of the Echo serves as the meeting grounds for the Grand Ole Echo, an ongoing series...

Biopic “Straight Outta Compton” tells N.W.A’s incredible story

Biopic “Straight Outta Compton” tells N.W.A’s incredible story

Julissa Vasquez

August 29, 2015

The movie "Straight Outta Compton" is a biopic based on the rise of the rap group N.W.A. The film follows group members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Directed by F. Gary Gray, "Straight Outta Compton" had record-breaking opening weekend sales at the box offices. The opening ...

Robbie Lynn, On the Verge to Success

Robbie Lynn, On the Verge to Success

Eliset Zapien

August 22, 2015

As he leaned back into his chair, nestled within his carefully crafted homemade recording studio, 23-year-old CSUN student Robert Lynn meticulously tries to mix a song he's working on for the band he's recording for the day. He sees everything from start to finish. He molds the sound and he’ll ad...

Kurt Cobain documentary shows different side of musician

Kurt Cobain documentary shows different side of musician

Cicely Chisholm

May 6, 2015

Follow @cicelyrose_ // It's been just over 20 years since Kurt Cobain, lead singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, committed suicide in his Seattle home, and the world has just received the first authorized documentary on his life with "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." Fans who grew up listening to Nirvana and who know Kurt's story will be blown away while watching this film. The music choices stand ou...

EXO’s “Exodus” is anything but

EXO’s “Exodus” is anything but

Saffana Hijaz

May 5, 2015

Follow @saffanahijaz // Popular South Korean pop male group EXO released their second studio album "Exodus," and climbed up music charts worldwide. The group has continued to slay the charts as they were landed No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 200 back on April 9 and No. 98 on the Canadian Hot 100, Canada's version of the Billboard Hot 100, for the April 25 rankings, according to the Billboard website. Aft...

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