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Sunday, October 25th 2020

Concert Across America Implores Audience to End Gun Violence

Shomik Mukherjee Executive Managing Editor For a somber evening filled with political overtones, the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence certainly featured quite a lot...

Blond(e) Takes Frank Ocean’s Music in (E)thereal Direction

Itxy Quintanilla Staff Writer These days, I’ve surrendered myself to a dream-like cloud floating to the sound of Frank Ocean. After four years of impatiently waiting,...

Deserving Acts You May Have Missed at Outside Lands 2016

Kyle Roe Arts and Entertainment Editor This year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, situated as usual in the serene and unusually chilly Golden Gate Park,...

Rebelution Drummer Wes Finley Talks Isla Vista Past

Kyle Roe Arts and Entertainment Editor Before becoming one of the most successful reggae bands based in the United States, the members of Rebelution were University...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghostbusters

Jennica Martin Staff Writer Despite all the odds, disapproval and criticism, Ghostbusters exceeded everyone’s expectations by being a genuinely good film. There was a lot of...

DJ LO’99 Speaks About His Music

Veronica Arvizo Photo Editor Australian-born DJ LO’99 is on his first U.S. tour — which stops in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, San...

Blunite: The Shebang that Blu Me Away

Kamran Yunus Isla Vista saw the annual Blunite “Lite the Nite” carnival out in People’s Park last Saturday, May 14, an illuminated light-based event filled...

Public Enemy Leads the Way with “Man Plans God Laughs”

Kyle Roe Copy Editor Courtesy of SpitDigital Legendary Long Island hip hop collective and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Public Enemy are back in action...

Hot Chip’s Funky Synthpop Comes Across Loud and Clear in ‘Why Make Sense?’

Kyle Roe Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Domino Recording Company Futuristic synthpop/alternative dance group Hot Chip just dropped their newest, highly danceable album Why Make Sense? on...

Mobile Gear Solid: Konami Shifts Focus to Mobile Gaming

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator There was a time when it looked like the gaming company Konami was destined for success. They...