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In Review: Noir by Smino

Although new Smino listeners may be unimpressed by the uncanny composition of different types of music, the stylistic choices Smino made represents the mastery of his understanding of hip-hop and the ...
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Tracks of the Month: November 2018

Every month, Artsweek collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. Check out some of the hottest cuts released in November 2018.
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Tune Into ‘FM!’, Vince Staples’ Newest Project

Despite claiming that FM! lacks any particular concept, the illusion of an afternoon radio station makes this album unique, and certainly leaves the listeners tuned in.
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Artist to Watch: Ravyn Lenae

The ascension into stardom coupled with the bold outline of her name on a festival lineup is on the horizon in 2019 for the powerhouse that is Ravyn Lenae.
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Camp Flog Gnaw 2018: A Festival for Misfits

On the seventh year of Camp Flog Gnaw's illustrious run, Tyler has taken the monumental Dodger Stadium and transformed it into a ballpark for misfits with a stacked lineup of prominent artists.
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Azizi Gibson Electrifies Velvet Jones

Though his set was brief, his performance was packed with energy and enthusiasm. The venue itself is probably what contributed to the overall enjoyment of the concert.
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Toro Y Moi Is Blissed Out at SOhO

Toro Y Moi is a total icon, not only in image and cultural positioning but also in diverse musicianship, intimate performative value and sheer, raw talent.
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Experimental Folk and Electronic Sounds Saturate Biko Garage

The Biko House is one of five student housing Co-ops in Isla Vista that stresses the importance of inclusion while supporting a community free of discrimination.
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Songs to Cry to During Midterms: An Artsweek Playlist

In honor of midterms season, Artsweek has compiled a playlist of songs that are the perfect catalyst for emotional release. 
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Young Thug Brings Energy to Hallo-weekend

A.S. Program Board pulled through and succeeded yet again in another year of bringing Gauchos together during the harsh times of our annual Halloween lockdown.
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Young Thug To Headline Delirium 2018

Superstar rapper and contemporary poet Young Thug has been announced as the headliner for Delirium, the annual Halloween show from A.S. Program Board.
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SG Lewis Makes His Return to SB With an Arsenal of New Sounds

Lewis has proven his ability to master a myriad of sounds, and if Wednesday night was any indicator of how effective his forthcoming album will be in telling the narrative he intends, I am positive he...
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Desert Daze 2018: In Review

Though there were some pretty big hiccups with the organization and execution of this festival, Desert Daze still gave its attendees a great playground to meet new people, camp, swim and, of course, e...
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Cuco Welcomes Students Back in Annual Storke Show

Cuco is not motivated by money or “making it big” with a record label; he’s doing music because that’s what he’s always wanted to do.
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Miguel Closes Out Summer at SB Bowl

The stage presence of Miguel is articulate and precise, alarmingly reminiscent of the way Michael Jackson used to move about the stage and command his audience’s attention.
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