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Psychic Warfare is real

Haley Holmes, TSV Chief Copy Editor

October 9, 2015

The eleventh studio album from famed hard rock band Clutch dropped Friday, Oct. 2, through the band's own studio, Weathermaker Music, welcoming in a new wave of hard rock anthems ready to blast out of your speakers. Set as a loosely tied together concept album revolving around a victim of "psychic warfare," the album comes...

Metric shares wisdom in ‘Pagans in Vegas’

Jeanita Lyman, TSV Editor in Chief

October 7, 2015

Many artists, especially those with a cult following, suffer a backlash from fans as their name gets bigger and their work evolves. Metric is no exception. Their harsher, grittier, less ambient days are over and their work has become more appealing to the masses with each album. However, despite outcry from indie hipsters, this ...

‘Madvillainy:’ Your Friendly Neighborhood Villain

Christian Magallanes, TSV Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

Daniel Dumile, better known as his alter ego MF Doom, is an iconic rapper based out of Long Island, New York. With his unique lyrics, addictive flow and funky rhythmic instrumentals, he is someone to truly look out for. Throughout Doom’s albums and the tracks he’s laid down for us, his continuous flow and just the way he...

Nicki Minaj conquers Concord Pavilion

Sarah Marasigan, TSV Focal Point Editor

September 3, 2015

Anticipation grew for fans waiting as the queen of rap took an extra hour to start her show, chanting her name as they jump to their feet, quickly singing along as soon as the smoke cleared. As a solo artist, Nicki Minaj has steadily risen to prominence as one of the best female rappers in the world. Minaj sold out her very...

Gods & Generals

Haley Holmes, TSV Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

"Gods & Generals," the sophomore release from Swedish power metal ensemble Civil War, hits every point on the power metal checklist, and yet remains overall unremarkable. Formed from four former members of the popular band Sabaton, Civil War started off with plenty of potential. The members had already proved themselves...

A Life Unto Itself

Haley Holmes, TSV Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

With minimalistic guitar and haunting melody, Steve Von Till has released another solid solo album via Nuerot Recordings on Tuesday, May 12. Having spent a large portion of the last two decades working on music, it would seem that Von Till's lifetime of experiences have finally coalesced to form a darkly beautiful record...

Dark Sky Paradise album review

A screenshot of the official album cover of Big Sean newest album

Terence Scott, TSV Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

Establishing a rap career is hard to do. In reality, most die suddenly, and not too long ago it looked...

Recap of the 57th annual Grammy Awards

Sarah Marasigan, TSV Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

This year's Grammy nominations were quite interesting. It was an interesting competition between many different, new, and extremely talented artists. However, it looked like it was really Sam Smith's big year, with him taking home a total of three awards for not only Best New Artist, but best song and record of the year as well....

CDs and Vinyls still exist despite falling out of popularity.

Back on black: Vinyl records make a comeback

December 4, 2014

First was vinyl. Then cassette. Then 8-Track, CD, and MP3. Next is...vinyl? In recent years, a sudden...

Watsky Comes Home

Watsky's father preparing to recite poetry halfway through his son's performance.

Erin Perry, TSV Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

The Bay Area has been the birthplace of dozens of musically inclined individuals. This past Friday,...

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