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Winter Soulstice 2020 delivers sultry vocals and smooth tunes

Lydia Tsou /HIGHLANDER After weeks of anticipation, students lined up in front of the SRC for ASPB's 10th annual Winter Soulstice, the premiere Rhythm and Blues (R&B) concert...

Sunset Rollercoaster on Sunset Boulevard: pioneering the surf slack rock movement from the East

On Monday, Oct. 28th, the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard hosted some of indie, surf and bedroom pop rock’s finest lads: Los Retros and Sunset Rollercoaster.  Los Retros, one of Stones Throw Records’ newest signees,...

Desert Daze disappoints following Shintaro’s unforeseen cancelation

From Friday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 13, Lake Perris State Recreation Area transformed into the psychedelic haven of bum gypsies and groundbreaking musicians alike in an event known as Desert Daze. It was...

Spring Splash 2019 lives up to it’s legacy despite recent changes

Early in the afternoon, students across campus prepared for UCR’s annual Spring Splash event that hosts some of the best hip-hop and EDM of all the Riverside concerts. This year’s event focused on spreading...

Winter Soulstice delivers chill vibes and memorable performances

It’s 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, and students are crowding into the SRC North building after lining up for hours for a chance to get into Winter Soulstice (one of several yearly concerts held...

Bonfire: The G-Rated Rave you never asked for!

In theory, a free concert can do no wrong, or at least that is what one would think upon initially choosing to attend UCR’s annual Bonfire – a concert dedicated to commemorate UCR’s homecoming...

2018’s Block Party may have just been one of UCR’s best concerts

If you’re anything like me and would rather stay in alone than ever think about going to a concert, then it’s probably accurate to say that Block Party never appealed to you in your...

Princess Ten Ten returns for another successful showcase

After two sold-out performances in 2017, “Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies: A New Musical” returned for three showcase performances on May 25 and May 26 in Watkins 1000. This revised version included...

Long live 03 Greedo

Walking through the parking lot of Santa Ana’s The Observatory, a familiar aroma wafted between car to car. A cocktail of blunts — the distinctive smell of a Backwood was hard to miss —...

Spring Splash and I are not friends anymore

  I shouldn’t try (but can’t help myself from) finding any amusement in the pre-gaming consequences that rock the much livelier patrons at Spring Splash around me. Partially because there’s little reward in laughing at...