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AKB48 member Haruka Shmazaki on the front cover of the TYPE-A edition of the groups' 40th single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai.” Official album artwork.

SoundBreak: Heavy Rotation

Eight songs to give your replay button a workout
Angelica Wallingford May 22, 2015

The spring semester is over and summer is just around the corner, no matter how gloomy it may look outside. Time to sit back and relax after a semester of long study hours, tests, essays and seemingly...

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Cory Markiest. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Lyrics to Inspire the Youth

Franchesca Walker and Richard Lomibao May 19, 2015

Cory Markiest waits on a ledge area of the rooftop of a parking structure eager to begin production for a "One Shot" video submission. A joking argument about constellations arises between Cory and Jake...

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The Black Keys performing during a concert in Brooklyn, New York in Sept. 2014. Official Facebook image. Photo by Melinda Oswandel.

Songs for the lovers, the haters and everyone in-between

Angelica Wallingford and Richard Lomibao February 14, 2015

Every Feb. 14 people in relationships do the exact same thing. Grab some flowers, a heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates, a generic Hallmark card with a generic ‘I’m yours, be mine I love you, hooray...

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AKB48's Team K during the final performance of the 2014 revival of their fourth stage show “Saishuu Bell ga naru” in the AKB48 Theatre in Akihabara, Tokyo on April 16. AKS, Courtesy photo.

SoundBreak: AKB48’s Team K steps out of the classic J-pop box

Angelica Wallingford December 9, 2014

Looking back, 2008 was a very interesting year for music. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” reached its 25th anniversary, pop punk pioneers The Get Up Kids reunited and indie rock darlings the Dum Dum...

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Abraham Joseph Sanders, also known as Abjo. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

In a world of Abjo

Richard Lomibao December 9, 2014

“If you are calling it ‘electro soul’ I’m not going to disagree with you. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of trying to put it in a box. People need it to be in a box and categorize it. Let them...

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The dancers in “The Salton Sea” playfully sprinkled the sand around during opening night of “Dancing on the Fine Edge” May 8. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Blending art with dance (with photo gallery)

Diego Lynch May 15, 2014

The show could not be contained on one stage. Black-clad performers embodying an oil spill. Dancers tossing up sand with their hands. A group of young men and women sliding down parking lot stairs. Each...

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The Killers (RED) Christmas EP.

These aren’t your average holiday carols

Angelica Wallingford December 18, 2013

The holidays are among us once again. Time to hang out with the family that you’ve been trying to avoid for the past year, watch those cute Claymation specials on television and listen to some nostalgic...

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On the far left is bassist and founder Tatsu Mikami, center vocalist Hideki Fukasawa, right lead guitarist Ikuma Kawabe. From their Thanksgiving show at San Diego's Soda Bar. Jennifer Ovalle, City Times.

Japanese rock band Church of Misery shreds at the Soda Bar

Jennifer Ovalle December 14, 2013

Japanese doom-metal band Church of Misery made a stop at the San Diego music venue on their second American tour promoting their latest and fifth album “Thy Kingdom Scum.”The Nov. 24 show was...

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‘President of Pop’ releases lackluster album

Jennifer Manalili December 14, 2013

After successfully concluding a summer tour with Jay-Z this summer, Justin Timberlake hung up his "Suit and Tie" and released "The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2," his second album out this year.This sequel suffers...

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Sky Ferreira makes her long awaited debut with “Night Time, My Time”

Issa Lozano December 14, 2013

21-year-old Sky Ferreira has seen success since she first started putting up demos on her Myspace page in the earlier days of the Internet. Although it hasn't been easy, and the success has come with years...

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Right to left: Billy Mintz, Putter Smith, John Gross, and Roberta Piket. The Billy Mintz Band performed live on radio air at the Saville Theater on Oct. 9. Torrey Spoerer, City Times.

Billy Mintz Band hits the Jazz 88.3 stage

Torrey Spoerer October 17, 2013

City College's locally based public radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM recently hosted a live radio broadcasted concert for the Billy Mintz Band. The band performed their own original songs of various jazz...

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New Found Glory performing onstage at Solid Sound Studios. Photo courtesy of Last.FM.

Punk’s not dead, it just went pop

Angelica Wallingford October 4, 2013

Pop punk is a genre that is guaranteed to ruffle some feathers. Some consider it a poser genre that gives “real” punk music a bad name and others see it as the essence and attitude of classic punk...

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