By Jamey Johnson |Staff Writer| What goes around comes around and right now punk is making a comeback! The early '70s punk movement was born in London and was known as an anarchic and aggressive movement. To punk teens this meant freedom, they wore what they wanted disregarding the social norms. Forty-five years later we would have never guessed it would be making a comeback as big as it has. You can say that since birth, punk has had a great impact on fashion. Student Nicholas Bishop explains that where he comes from, it was either getting into hardcore drugs like meth or going to outrageous music festivals. For Bishop it was concerts, and that is when the punk scene kicked … [Read more...] about Punk isn’t dead!
By Jose Alvarez |Staff Writer| The sign reads Back to the Grind a place for all to come together, to leave all labels outside. Stepping into Back to the Grind, I found myself trying to wiggle into the crowd and unfortunately missing out on the strong aroma of coffee because I was sick. When I finally managed to take a seat, the band Gemini Fiction took the stage. Although there was another band downstairs, I did not find out until several bands had played. You can enjoy the show from either downstairs or upstairs where framed art pieces are displayed all over the walls and some even hang from the ceiling. The signs and artwork did a great job in adding to the presence and … [Read more...] about Saturation Fest..Back to the Grind supports local artists
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Opinions Editor| If you are looking for a fusion of various arts and musical performances, the best place to be is at the CSUSB campus on a lovely Friday afternoon. CSUSB and the College of Arts and Letters will hold the second Annual Arts and Music Festival on Friday, May 2. This festival will take place all over the CSUSB campus from 4 to 9 p.m. The festival will feature a wide variety of venders, food trucks, music, dance and art. Different events will take place that cater to a wide range of audiences of all different ages. The festival will begin at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) and continue all the way to the Lower Commons. The Art … [Read more...] about Art and music to unite for one evening
By Lily Perez |Staff Writer| The coffee shop, Back to the Grind located in downtown Riverside welcomed Indie artists to their basement stage on Jan. 11. This coffee shop draws in many because of its atmosphere, amazing coffee and support of the arts. Great Ghosts, Sheep’s Head, Suzie’s Dead, Ancient Crux, and The Big Nothing all infused the audience with their eclectic sounds. Electric beats, soothing acoustic folk ballads to the overpowering sound of drums and bass for all those mosh pit enthusiasts. Each band had something unique to offer the audience . “I don’t know any of the bands but I have been here once before and needed something to do tonight, so I knew this would … [Read more...] about Back to the Grind infused the audience with eclectic sounds
By Priscilla Arvizu |Staff Writer| California has some of the biggest and best music festivals in the world and are most prominent in the summertime. There is a music event for every age and taste. Here are the top five best music festivals for CSUSB students to check out this year. “With finals coming up and graduations around the corner students see summer music festivals as something to look forward to when pulling all-nighters studying,” said student Carolina Meza #1 EDC: One of the largest electronic dance music festivals in the country, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas has something for music lovers of all genres. The iconic festival will fill the … [Read more...] about Top five summer music festivals you won’t want to miss
By Kimberly Rosales |Staff Writer| fun. brings a new sound to indie alternative with the release of their second album, Some Nights. fun.’s popularity grew when “We Are Young” was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for the new Chevy Sonic and on the hit TV show, "Glee." fun. was then launched into the mainstream, leaving the band plenty excited about the possibilities. “That's just one of the coolest things that could possibly have happened,” said guitarist Andrew Dost in an interview with Seattle Post Intelligencer. The New York-based band is comprised of founder and lead singer Nate Reuss, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff on guitar. All three of the … [Read more...] about fun. puts the ‘fun’ in fun