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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...

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 emotionally resonating scores to Drive-esque bops, video game music has evolved in ways the ch...

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 I have had a library of anime theme songs on my iTunes for most of my life and that is where it...

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 mix of upbeat and festive tunes to get you in the trick-or-treating spirit. In this week’s Beat...

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 ’07, where I listened to the quintessential autumn-esque album Transatlanticism virtually everyday because, well, 15-year-old me did not know any ...

Beats N’ Stuff #1: rad remixes

Caty McCarthy

September 15, 2014

Greetings! I’m Caty McCarthy, a 21-year-old student here at San Francisco State University (obviously). For the next few months, I’ll be blogging every other week about music I dig. I have a pretty broad taste in tunes, from J-Pop to Hip-Hop to K-Indie to Alternative, so I’m hoping that t...

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 each and every week with our favorite tracks to share with you and your friends. This week’...

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