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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fall Into The Trap

Fall Into The Trap

December 9, 2013

Written by Ivane Lund-Soyombo Photos by Tony Santos Miley Cyrus’ recent fascination with twerking—a dance popular in the black community for quite some time—mirrors the rise in popularity...

Cool Ghouls perform at the record release for Magic Trick at The Chapel on Valencia Street on Saturay, September 14th, 2013 (left to right Ryang Wong, Pat Thomas and Patrick McDonald). Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress

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,...

Childish Gambino performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 27, 2012. Photo owned by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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...

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