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Concert Review: Ed Sheeran

Xpress Mag Staff August 29, 2014

[widgetkit id=6203] Written by Olympia Zampathas Photos by Brenna Cruz   For a Tuesday evening concert and over an hour and a half before the opening act is scheduled to begin, lines on...

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Xpress Mag Staff June 21, 2014

Summer is officially here, so what better way to celebrate than with some new tunes? We’ve compiled for your listening pleasure, a rad playlist to kick off the summer. We’ll post a Soundcloud playlist...

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

Xpress Mag Staff May 23, 2014

  <strong>Video by Macy Williams and Daniel A. Nelson</strong> We traveled to El Segundo to Bill Smoth Custom Records to film vinyl records being made. Owner Kevin Smith describes...

Tune In, Go Native

Tune In, Go Native

Chantel Genest May 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/5cnBpwE4pe0 Written by Chantel Genest Photos and video by Tony Santos It is seven thirty at night and as students make their way home and the campus slowly calms, the Creative Arts...

Myra Navarro (left), of Fighting Falangees Balls of Fury, and Chris Chang, of ASTRO Ballers, play each other during a skeeball match at Bar None, in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 20th, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress

Dropping the Ball

Xpress Mag Staff May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6058] Written by Jessica Mendoza Photos by Gavin McIntyre As you walk down the streets in the Marina district, every corner you turn is bursting with restaurants showcasing the finest...

Pitch Black Symphony

Chantel Genest May 14, 2014

Written By Chantel Genest Photographed by Lorisa Salvatin You are acutely aware of a bang and a roar, a drum cymbal between a ticking beat traveling from your left to your right. A toad croaks amidst...

Coachella descends on Indio once again.

Xpress Mag Staff April 26, 2014

Written and Photographed by Anais Fuentes Beaming down from the sky with blistering heat, sun rays cover the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. This isolated desert area, about a dozen miles...

It’s Small World, After All: Exploring Disney’s pervasiveness into our culture.

Xpress Mag Staff April 26, 2014

Written by Justice Boles You have seen the trailer for Disney’s Maleficent by now. Starring Angelina Jolie. Has the badass CGI and the creepy song. You know the one… er... three. Anyways, for those...

Yike or Die

Xpress Mag Staff April 16, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTNFcoDbBT4&feature=youtu.be Written by Matthew Reyes Photos by Ryan Leibrich It’s raining. Not a welcoming mist rolling over the Bay Area on a calm winter’s...

The Beginning and End as Far as Rap Goes*

Xpress Mag Staff April 7, 2014

Written by Katie Mullen Photos by Lorisa Salvatin To define hip-hop as a musical genre and culture is to make sense of an oxymoron. The true essence of hip-hop resides on the continuum between...

Inside Noise Pop 2014

Xpress Mag Staff March 7, 2014

Written by Nadine Quitania Photos by Tony Santos In the Bay Area, the Noise Pop Festival is not only for new music discoveries, (the opening bands this year were insane) but also love and respect...

Noise Pop Preview

Xpress Mag Staff February 24, 2014

Written by Nadine Quitania Photo courtesy of Matt Kowal-Noise Pop 2009 San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop indie music, film, and art festival is just around the corner. The week-long festival, held...

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