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Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Amy Bigelow

May 12, 2020

Running a magazine is a lot like managing a band. One that consists of 14 members, several managers and one phenomenal record producer - thanks Joanne. Releasing our fourth and final album, I mean digital magazine, of the semester has been both a challenging and rewarding experience that I wouldn't trad...

Here for the music, not harassment

Here for the music, not harassment

Story by Amy Bigelow and Photo by William Wendelman

May 11, 2020

With ticket and ID in hand, I anxiously stood with my feet apart while a security guard patted me down right outside the main entrance. An industry standard, this protocol has become second nature to a concert junkie like myself. Once inside the venue, I took my place at the barricade and watched pe...

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

Amy Bigelow

April 26, 2020

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a distinctive part of the Southern California music culture. Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, this annual event gives people a chance to discover different music genres all while enjoying live performances by some of their favorite musicians, even ...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Amy Bigelow

March 18, 2020

Springtime is just around the corner, and in the Bay Area we’ve had to bid Karl the Fog a warm farewell. Sunnier days and budding flowers are now a welcome change around campus, making it tempting to skip class, but alas, the Xpress staff have been busy working hard on this second edition. Writers...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

By Amy Bigelow

February 26, 2020

When I first set foot on this campus in the fall of 2018, I didn’t quite realize how much of a personal impact I would make as a journalist in San Francisco. Having some small significance not only from the stories I wrote in my reporting classes, but also from the many connections I have cultivated b...

The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City – Beach Slang

Album art from Beach Slang’s bandcamp website via Google Images

by Amy Bigelow

February 25, 2020

With the recent release of their latest musical endeavor, Beach Slang will perform in San Francisco on March 31 at Bottom of the Hill during their upcoming tour, which kicks off next month. Their newest record delivers an energetic, unabashed attitude through a diverse range of instrumentation. Its mal...

Top 10 albums of 2019

Top 10 albums of 2019

by Amy Bigelow & Chloe Mcdaniels

December 9, 2019

The best albums of the year picked by music radicals Amy Bigelow and Chloe McDaniels.  Listen to our favorite tracks on each album with the Spotify playlist provided. Chloe's top 5 albums FKA twigs MAGDALENE From start to finish it is a pure masterpiece. It’s hypnotizing. Dire, doleful, deep. Distorted vocals sound a...

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California

By Amy Bigelow and Photos by William Wendelman

October 30, 2019

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is nearly finished and its members are ready to captivate concertgoers with their opening performance. F...

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