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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

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...

Cory Markiest. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Lyrics to Inspire the Youth

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...

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

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...

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

December 10, 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...

In a world of Abjo

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

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...

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)

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...

These aren’t your average holiday carols

The Killers (RED) Christmas EP.

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 specia...

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

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 ̶...

‘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 o...

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 of work, all she needed was a chance to be herself and a simple, lush pop song.A few demos that had her signed to Parlaphone records at the age of 15, She released the sin...

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

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...

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

Punk’s not dead, it just went pop

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...

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