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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Away from the Sprawl: Or: How I stopped being a cynic and learned oversaturation...

It’s something that inevitably happens to someone who listens to a ton of music, watches a ton of movies, or consumes a large amount of any type of art. Suddenly, you’re watching a band...

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2014

This is the year things got personal. Maybe it’s my perception, (that’s what a column is supposed to be anyway, right? Right.) but more than any year in my recent memory, the best of music...

Away from the Sprawl: My KUCR story

From the first point that I saw the giant antenna on top of the tiny building near the dorms blasting radio waves to the masses, I knew what I wanted to do. As a student...

Away From the Sprawl: Last minutes and lost evenings

“And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible.” Could I begin my final column for this newspaper in a more melodramatic fashion? The idea of the “college experience” is something...

Away from the Sprawl: Why context means nothing and everything in media

Have you ever heard of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”? It’s a semi-famous Bob Dylan song from 1964, released on the album, “The Times They Are a-Changin’” — you know, the same album...

Away From the Sprawl: Max and the Moon, The Stone Foxes impress with different...

Well, I was planning on talking about the New Wave-y sounding Max and the Moon, who played a nooner show here at UCR in 2012. I still am, but here’s the thing: they’ve only...

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2013

It was the year we were all thankful to be alive. 2013 happened as a direct result of the world not ending on Dec. 21, 2012. Even after surviving the apocalypse, paranoia crept even...

Away From the Sprawl: Interview with Walk the Moon

Fresh off their set from Spring Splash, Walk the Moon sat down with me at the HUB to discuss, among other things, late-night food, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and how they feel at home...

Away From the Sprawl: The Art of Wooing: How Music Brings Couples Together

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us think of what to get for our significant others: candy, flowers, cards, possibly a nice dinner. One thing that is highly undervalued, however, is music. Whether it...

Away From the Sprawl: The Mowgli’s bring the love and the party

"I've been in love with love / And the idea of / Something binding us together / You know that love is strong enough." This line is from “San Francisco,” by up-and-coming artists, The...