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Physical Graffiti still rocks 40 years later

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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 NAfME officers with their CMEA Collegiate NAfME Chapter Award at the CMEA Awards Gala on Friday February 20th, 2015 (left to right) Eric Cañas, Kelvin Flores, Andres Villanueva, Kelly McCarley, Kelly Brooks, Robin Gin, Aminata Touncara

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...

Songs of the Week: Spring Collection #6

Songs of the Week: Spring Collection #6

Vincent Nguyen

February 23, 2015

So the Oscar for best Soundcloud playlist goes to the Sundial...right? Well, if that was a category, the Spring Collection would totally win it, especially with a Sundial guest DJ out here contributing this week. DJ Mad C has graced us with five rad songs to add to the sixth volume of the Spring Collection,...

Drake Surprises Fans With New Album

Drake Surprises Fans With New Album

Pete D. Camarillo

February 19, 2015

Call it an album, call it a mixtape or call it an EP, Drake's "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late," will quench fans thirst for new music from the young money artist. What to Expect The Toronto artist took a page out of Beyonce's book when he dropped the project without any real promotion or notice. "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late" is not any more lyrical or vocal than any other Drake album or mixtape. Even though it is less vulnerable than his cult mixtape "So Far Gone," or last album, "Nothing Was The Same," it still has enough catchy hooks and bangers to be a s...

The Growlers Bring Their Theatrics to Hollywood for Valentine’s Day

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Madeline Sensibile

February 16, 2015

Orange County natives The Growlers brought their theatrical antics to the Hollywood Palladium for a special Valentine's Day performance this weekend. They played a solid 2 hour set, never stopping for a break. Not to be cliché, but love was truly in the air at the Palladium as soon as the doors opened at 8:00PM. The Growlers employed sever...

Kanye has ruined our lives… again

Taylor Swift on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Robert Gauthier/TNS)

Alex Vejar

February 16, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFSY4Mda_18 There aren’t that many occurrences that would induce a feeling so vile as what I’m about to write: Taylor Swift and Kanye West are collaborating. If AMC decided to just up and cancel “The Walking Dead” tomorrow, it wouldn't be as bad as this. Or when news broke that...

The Spring Collection vol. 5

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Vincent Nguyen

February 16, 2015

https://soundcloud.com/sundial-songs-of-the-week/sets/the-spring-collection-vol-5 What a week it was for big named artists. Coachella-bound blues group Alabama Shakes dropped a fiery track that is probably one of the best songs put out last week. Drake and Kendrick Lamar also gave fans new material...

UK Band Peace Return to Turn You Into “Happy People”

UK Band Peace Return to Turn You Into

Madeline Sensibile

February 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5crKCpAT7c UK-based band Peace are back for another go around with their sophomore record "Happy People" out this week. Peace made themselves known back in 2013 with their debut "In Love," capturing everyone's attention from London to Los Angeles. Their unique guitar...

Songs of the Week: Spring Collection Vol. 4: The Love Edition

Songs of the Week: Spring Collection Vol. 4: The Love Edition

Kristine Malicse

February 9, 2015

In this week's Sundial's fourth edition of the Spring Collection, there will be break with a special theme this week. It's all about the matters of the heart and to help get in the Valentine's Day mood. In love or not, these songs will get the heart tugging. From Adventure Club's remix of Flight Facilities...

Above and Beyond unites audience under a trance

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Angel Silva

February 8, 2015

Above and Beyond played at The Forum as part of their "We Are All We Need" world tour, with their Los Angeles stop on February 6. The night started off with Lane 8 from Anjunadeep, sister label to Above and Beyond's Anjunabeats, playing deep house to get the crowd going. Following was Anjunabeats'...

Grammy museum hosts Tupac Shakur’s writings in new exhibit

The new exhibit at the Grammy Museum features a handwritten poem

Brooke Holland

February 4, 2015

Music fans interested in seeing the Versace suit Tupac Shakur wore to the 1996 Grammy awards, or view the handwritten notes from his post-prison studio session, will get the chance at the new exhibit dedicated to his legacy. “It’s surreal to see his notes and outfits. It’s something you just can’t fin...

Elephants lets loose in the studio

Vincent Nguyen

February 4, 2015

And the Grammy for Rock Performance of the Year goes to Cage the Elephant. That's probably not a category and it's definitely not what they're nominated for in this year's awards. For what it's worth, the band definitely deserves that award for completely raising the roof at the Sonos Studios prese...

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