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

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

Caty McCarthy

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 is a bi-weekly playlist and blog around a central theme, with a typically-five-song-long SoundCloud pl...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Yvette Young

Lorisa Salvatin

January 30, 2015

The final installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin http://vimeo.com/118082285 After being inspired by math rock bands like Tera Melos and American Football, San Jose-based singer songwriter Yvette Young has been using rhythmic tapping to create a melodic flow in her own music. The Bay Area has b...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Bobey

Lorisa Salvatin

January 26, 2015

The second installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin Layers of strange time signatures and bouncy melodies color the music of Brendan Page, known also as Bobey. Page said his move to San Francisco has allowed him to experience a multitude of different genres, with indie being the most influ...

Exploring the Creative Arts Building

Olympia Zampathas

January 21, 2015

Exploring different departments on your university campus can lead to some interesting encounters and some fun videos. We were lucky enough to have Miguel Verdugo and David Bookbinder let us record them performing Grand Duo Concertant Op. 48. Filmed, produced, and edited by Jannelle Garcia, Jayda M...

What’s up with Sia’s new music video?

Tami Benedict

January 8, 2015

Most of you have probably already seen Sia's new controversial music video for "Elastic Heart" featuring Shia LaBeouf and "Dance Moms" Maddie Ziegler. If you haven't seen it, LaBeouf and Ziegler are locked in what looks like a big  bird cage, wearing only nude colored underwear, a unitard for Z...

Into the Woods Review

Tami Benedict

December 27, 2014

  First, I want to put a full disclaimer that "Into the Woods" is a full-blown musical. A lot of people go into the movie thinking it is just like the rest of Disney's movies, some music but basically a normal movie. Into the Woods is adapted off of a Broadway play based on multiple Brothers Grimm fairytales. Now, on to the good stuf...

Practice Makes Perfect

Hillary Smith

December 21, 2014

Geoff Luttrell crouches at his workbench, squinting hard at the neck of the soon-to-be guitar he is drilling holes in. Luttrell has owned SF Guitarworks repair shop in the city since 2001. It began as a small-scale operation, headed by Luttrell and one other technician. More than a decade later, the sh...

Hibbity Dibbity and the anatomy of a jam band

Calla Camero

December 17, 2014

San Francisco band, Hibbity Dibbity, is made up of members Jack Gehegan, Parker Simon, Tom Relling, and Chris Braun. The four came together about two years ago after Tom and Chris started writing songs together in Chris’s basement. Since then, they have played at countless venues in the city, ra...

Dances on the Wall: American Football @ The Fillmore

Dances on the Wall: American Football @ The Fillmore

Lorisa Salvatin

December 12, 2014

Words and Photos by Lorisa Salvatin A rim of light lines a dark figure anchored at center stage, his silhouette intensifies against the green glow of an iconic image of a house with windows, a glow projected behind him. “I’ve been waiting for this all my life,” Reid Riegelsberger shouted from th...

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. I learned a lot writing this bi-weekly romp: coming up with themes for playlists is lots of f...

Fleetwood Mac delivers an unforgettable show at Oracle Arena

Chantel Genest

December 5, 2014

Harmony and sentiment filled the Oracle Arena as the recently reunited Fleetwood Mac took the stage Wednesday night. With Christine McVie back behind the keyboard with her low,melodic voice, this On With The Show Tour marks the first time she has appeared on stage with the band since their 1998 The D...

Justin Timberlake rocks Oracle Arena for his 20/20 tour

Tami Benedict

November 27, 2014

Hundreds lined up in the cold last Saturday, waiting for the doors of Oracle Arena to open to get them one step closer to seeing boy band hottie, Justin Timberlake. Timberlake has come a long way from his N'sync days, with three top-selling albums, Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and The 20/20 E...

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