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Speaking through beatboxing

Speaking through beatboxing

Jamie Perez

March 24, 2015

Silence fills the room as the vibrations of vocal chords imitating electronic sounds, drum beats and turntable effects swarm the ears of the intent crowd. No instruments are present, and no one assists to help fill in the noise. There is only a mic, a spotlight and EVMB on stage. Twenty-seven-year-old...

Kendrick Lamar heads toward new direction in “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar heads toward new direction in “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Vincent Nguyen

March 23, 2015

Follow @reportervince // If there was a hip hop record this year that would make the genre's artists reconsider their take on songwriting, Kendrick Lamar's latest album "To Pimp A Butterfly" will surely be the one to inspire and broaden perspectives all around the musical spectrum. Dot's second studio album was leaked Sunday night on Spotify for a first listen, and on iTunes for pre-sale. For those who were ...

SOTW: Spring Collection Vol. 10

SOTW: Spring Collection Vol. 10

Kristine Malicse

March 23, 2015

Follow @kristinehannah8 // Some Snoop D-O- double G, Jhene Aiko and a remix of Vance Joy's "Riptide" in this week's playlist. There is definitely some Spring Break anticipation in the air. There are a few veteran artists like Borgore and a remix of Marina and the Diamond's song "Froot" to celebrate her album release. If you missed last week's installment, click here for more musical goodness. The Sundial st...

Musings on Music Episode 1

Musings on Music Episode 1

Daniel Shin

March 18, 2015

The Sundial presents the first episode in a new podcast mini-series; Musings on Music. Here, staff members and guests muse on the three bands and songs that have influenced their lives the most and what that means for them. Culture Clash Assistant Editor Tamara Syed, Assistant News Editor Ryan Mancini...

SOTW: Spring Collection Vol. 9

SOTW: Spring Collection Vol. 9

Vincent Nguyen

March 16, 2015

@reportervince Grimes, Grimes, Grimes, Grimes and more Grimes. Not really. But Grimes is on this week's playlist, along with the ever-so eccentric and psychedelic Tame Impala, whose newest song is a trip down through the 60s. Joey Bada$$ makes it back on the list, and a bunch of other artists make...

Shut up and walk the Palladium stage

Shut up and walk the Palladium stage

Cicely Chisholm

March 14, 2015

  Cicely Chisholm / Lifestyle Editor @cicelyrose_ If dancing, synth-pop-rock and face paint sounds like your kind of night, Walk the Moon might need to be put on your list of bands to see before you die. The Ohio natives rocked a sold out Hollywood Palladium show on March 12 and didn’t disappoint the...

Sweater Beats sweats off the beats at the Roxy

Sweater Beats sweats off the beats at the Roxy

Vincent Nguyen

March 14, 2015

@reportervince If there was any reason for an artist to move to Los Angeles aside from all the obvious ones, selling out a venue like the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard should definitely be the deciding factor. That's exactly what Brooklyn native Antonio Cuna, otherwise known as the rapidly growing a...

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler releases solo record “Policy”

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler releases solo record “Policy”

Madeline Sensibile

March 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xZxpd23iuU Madeline Sensibile / Staff writer Win Butler’s kid brother Will Butler releases an album this week called “Policy,” out on Merge Records. “Policy” is the younger Butler’s first foray into solo work, as he has spent the last 10 plus years in...

Big Sean enters paradise

Big Sean enters paradise

Pete D. Camarillo

March 2, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4__E77V5FQY In Sean's new album, "Dark Sky Paradise" he brings the hard hitting punch lines on gritty beats that fans are accustomed to, and he balances it with smooth harmonies easy on the ears. Simply put, the artist not only finds his sound and emerges from Kanye's...

Sundial songs of the week: The Spring Collection vol. 7

Sundial songs of the week: The Spring Collection vol. 7

Vincent Nguyen

March 2, 2015

Hey, remember the 2012 and 2014 Big Show? They were pretty gnarly, and so is this week's Spring Collection, featuring previous show openers in Diplo and Dvbbs. Diplo and Skirllex recently released a collaborating mixtape and the featured track features the formidable 2 Chainz and his ever-relaxing flow....

Physical Graffiti still rocks 40 years later

Physical Graffiti still rocks 40 years later

Vincent Nguyen

February 27, 2015

Remember when you first popped in your favorite album of all time into a CD or a cassette player? That first time you ever heard that first track off the record, you were baffled. You played that album day and night, minute by minute, hour by hour. That's what Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" was to...

CSUN music program and professor awarded at Cal All-State Music Education Conference

CSUN music program and professor awarded at Cal All-State Music Education Conference

Nicolette Hinojos

February 24, 2015

CSUN's National Association for Music Education chapter, along with one of their music professors, was recognized for their work in music education at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) in Fresno between Feb. 19-22. Hosted by the California Music Educator's Association, the...

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