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Vampire Weekend treats SoCal  fans to unreleased music

Vampire Weekend treats SoCal fans to unreleased music

April 21, 2013

It's always a tricky situation when bands play new, unreleased material at a concert. On the one hand, people come to hear the songs they know, and on the other hand, people go see a live show to experience so...

Fingerprints draws a massive crowd for Record Store Day

Fingerprints draws a massive crowd for Record Store Day

April 21, 2013

As the sun was beginning to rise over Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, a strange sight appeared. While the streets were quiet and empty, hundreds of vinyl record enthusiasts, sporting warm blankets and hot ...

Hamburger Mary’s to bring punk back to Long Beach

Hamburger Mary’s to bring punk back to Long Beach

April 17, 2013

The phrase "punk is dead" could not be further from the truth this Saturday as Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille will host a hard-core show, thanks to a local punk enthusiast. The 18 and over gig features ...

Vinyl records spin their way back into popularity, relevance

Vinyl records spin their way back into popularity, relevance

April 16, 2013

For some people, music is purely an auditory experience, not a visual one. But when Cal State Long Beach film graduate student Sam Singer listens to music, images of a guitarist's fingers sliding across th...

Illustrations create nostalgia for childhood

Illustrations create nostalgia for childhood

John Mroch, Assistant Diversions Editor

April 15, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

Delightfully detailed cartoon illustrations please the eyes and warm the heart at this week's student art show titled "Synapse." "Synapse" is a collaboration exhibition between BFA illustration majors. R...

Let Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ steal your mind away

Let Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ steal your mind away

April 14, 2013

Danny Boyle may be one of the most versatile directors working in film today. He's done a zombie horror film, dark comedy, an Oscar-bait Bollywood homage, a science fiction thriller, a children's movie, a ...

‘Exxopolis’ is a psychedelic playground

‘Exxopolis’ is a psychedelic playground

April 11, 2013

The first thing that hits you is the shape of the room. Gently curved walls morph into round tunnels, branching off as far as you can see in the kaleidoscope darkness. Architects of Air (AOA) is the creator of the ...

‘Bioshock Infinite’ is a revolutionary gaming experience

‘Bioshock Infinite’ is a revolutionary gaming experience

March 27, 2013

In 2007, the game "Bioshock" was released and defied what gamers had come to expect from a first-person shooter, changing the face of console gaming forever. The game is a dark, disturbing story set in a...