The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Beats n Stuff #14: tour de beats n stuff (the end!)

Beats n’ Stuff #14: tour de beats n’ stuff (the end!)

Caty McCarthy
May 11, 2015
We’re at the end! The end of the semester, the end of my time at Xpress, and the end of Beats n’ Stuff.

Beats n’ Stuff #13: The semester’s almost over, stop stressin’

Caty McCarthy
April 27, 2015
Caty McCarthy's latest music column focuses on the positive songs that will brighten your day, and make you briefly forget about all of that end of semester stress.
Positive K accosts a lady in hopes that shell want him. Not happening.

Beats n’ Stuff #12: The Throwbacks

Caty McCarthy
April 6, 2015
Ah, throwbacks. The songs that make parties come alive with joy, bad dancing, and inaccurate lip-synching.
Beats n Stuff #11: I Know What You Scrobbled Last Summer

Beats n’ Stuff #11: I Know What You Scrobbled Last Summer

Caty McCarthy
March 25, 2015
"I Know What You Scrobbled Last Summer" is an adventure into Caty McCarthy's musical youth, and the pop-punk bands she just can't seem to forget - no matter how hard she tries.

Beats n’ Stuff #10: A Girl’s Guide to J-Rock

Caty McCarthy
March 9, 2015
Caty McCarthy is there and back again (An Art Director's Tale) with a fresh guide to Japan's finest lady-fronted rock bands.
Beats n Stuff #9: Noise Poppin

Beats n’ Stuff #9: Noise Poppin’

Caty McCarthy
February 23, 2015
In Beats n' Stuff #8, columnist Caty McCarthy spotlights the can't-miss artists of this week's Noise Pop Festival.
Beats n Stuff #8: ♡ heart-shaped box ♡

Beats n’ Stuff #8: ♡ heart-shaped box ♡

Caty McCarthy
February 9, 2015
A new playlist just in time for Valentines Day.

Beats n’ Stuff #7: ~*~best songs of 2014~*~

Caty McCarthy
December 9, 2014

Here we are, at the end of all things. Or rather, just the end of my music column. I had a lot of fun writing this throughout the semester, forcing my music taste onto the readers of Xpress Magazine....

Beats n’ Stuff #6: polygonal melodies

Caty McCarthy
November 27, 2014

  Hey guys! It has been two weeks, which means it is time for another Beats n’ Stuff. In this week’s column, I spotlight some tunes from some of my favorite video game soundtracks. From...

Beats n’ Stuff #5: noticed by senpai, at last (j-pop edition)

Caty McCarthy
November 11, 2014

As I am typing this, I have just woken up from a brief nap post-25-hour session of driving to and from Los Angeles for the sake of J-Pop supergroup Perfume. I was not always that into J-Pop, whereas...

Beats n’ Stuff #4: 47 sounds from a haunted house

Caty McCarthy
October 28, 2014

Boo! It is almost the spookiest day of the year (Halloween!!!), and if you are still pining over whatever you are going to dress up as to your PBR-stocked parties, then I have created the perfect...

Beats n Stuff #3: the season of pumpkin spice lattes

Beats n’ Stuff #3: the season of pumpkin spice lattes

Caty McCarthy
October 13, 2014

  Yooo! Autumn’s my favorite season, and I always find myself listening to acoustic and string-laden music and twee pop. I went through a heavy Death Cab for Cutie phase during the fall of...

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