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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 each and every week with our favorite tracks to share with you and your friends. This week’...

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 the process of creating wax and and gives his take on the state of the industry.   https...

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 building is in the midst of an artistic collaboration that will bring the college grounds back to life. Local music...

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 away from Palm Springs, is normally a quiet and simple town. However, every year around the month...

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 day, but a mean one that slaps the flesh in a nonstop syncopated cadence, creating a hollowed-out 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 intention and interpretation. Hip-hop reflects, and always will reflect, the people that surround it. Drastic differ...

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 for the ones that have been around for much longer. Organizers also show their appreciation for...

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 in over twenty venues in the Bay Area, with the heart of its operation is at The NWBLK (a store, design fabrication fa...

15 Songs To Rejuvenate Your iPod

December 17, 2013

Are you tired of the music on your iPod? We’ve all been there. Sometime we reach a point where every song we own seems boring, overplayed and uninspiring. In those moments of crisis, we rummage through Pandora or YouTube for something to reinvigorate and excite us. Such tactics have middling results....

Fall Into The Trap

Fall Into The Trap

December 9, 2013

Written by Ivane Lund-Soyombo Photos by Tony Santos Read More »...

Cool Ghouls: They Are Scary Good

Cool Ghouls: They Are Scary Good

Agnes Mogstad

November 6, 2013

Written by Macy Williams Photos by Benjamin Kamps If the Rolling Stones had a baby with Motown, and the babysitter was the Beatles, Cool Ghouls would be the epitome of that offspring's sound. Well, according to the band’s guitarist and singer Ryan Wong, that is. Since the Cool Ghouls lan...

Hump Day Music: 4 Songs To Get You Through The Week

Hump Day Music: 4 Songs To Get You Through The Week

Xpress Mag Staff

November 6, 2013

Written by Macy Williams, Jake Montero, Maggie Ortin and Matthew Reyes It's the middle of the week, and the weekend is just past the figurative horizon. Here are some tunes the Xpress Magazine staff picked to get you through work, school and/or studying. Cheers. Read More »...

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