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

Beats n' Stuff #14: tour de beats n' stuff (the end!)
May 11, 2015

Illustration by Caty McCarthy We’re at the end! The end of the semester, the end of my time at Xpress, and the end of Beats n’ Stuff… the real end this time, I swear. Throughout this column...

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

April 27, 2015

I’m the worst at not being stressed out. At this point in my college career, I think being stressed out is ingrained in my every day life, coupled with sleep depravity and a worrisome caffeine addiction...

Beats n’ Stuff #12: The Throwbacks

Positive K accosts a lady in hopes that she'll want him. Not happening.
April 6, 2015

Positive K accosts a lady in hopes that she'll want him. Not happening. (Screenshot from his music video "I Got A Man")   Ah, throwbacks. The songs that make parties come alive with joy, bad...

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

Beats n' Stuff #11: I Know What You Scrobbled Last Summer
March 25, 2015

I’ve had a Last.fm account for eight years. Eight. Years. Glancing at that join date is pretty daunting. In those eight years that I’ve had a Last.fm account I’ve gone through puberty, had a...

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

March 9, 2015

During this ongoing column, I’ve covered the grounds of both K-Pop, J-Pop, and even C-Pop, as well as electronic artists in those respective countries, to seemingly no end. Unfortunately, I haven’t...

Beats n’ Stuff #9: Noise Poppin’

Beats n' Stuff #9: Noise Poppin'
February 23, 2015

It’s Noise Pop Festival week, so for this edition of the Beats n’ Stuff playlist I’ll be spotlighting the best artists playing around the Bay Area for the festival, and why they’re worth your...

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

Beats n' Stuff #8: ♡ heart-shaped box ♡
February 9, 2015

Hey everybody! I’m back, with another ‘round of Beats n’ Stuff playlists for you all to enjoy and uncover your as-of-yet undiscovered new favorite artists. For those unfamiliar, Beats n’ Stuff...

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

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

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)

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

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
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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