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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...

Top 7 most anticipated Spring Splash acts

Spring Splash is just around the corner. You know what means — great music, great food, great vibes and great fun. Word around the street says ASPB is narrowing their options for what kind...

Winter SOULstice 2018: Who brought the soul?

Winter Soulstice is an event that comes to UCR once a year courtesy of ASPB, a time for all the R&B heads on campus to come together and sing their hearts out for one...

Best and worst of Countdown NYE 2017

This was my second year returning to Insomniac’s Countdown NYE, one of the premier EDM festivals in SoCal. With a record of 78,000 attendees at San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center, the 2017 rendition had...

Rolling Loud: The world’s biggest hip-hop festival takes on SoCal

By now, any argument that plants rock music at the forefront of cultural relevance over hip-hop rests at a platitude — it’s an observation neither fresh nor intriguing anymore because of how obvious it...

The Observatory’s Tropicalia fest celebrates SoCal’s thriving Latinx culture

If someone were to to tell you that The Observatory — the Santa Ana-based music venue which previously hosted such events as the hip-hop focused Day N Night and emo fest When We Were...

What was hot (and not) at Block Party 2017

Damn, ASPB, we’re not even a week into the school year and we already get treated to a concert featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Ferg. I could have sworn that Grand Canyon GIF on...

“Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies” is fun for all ages

  After two weeks of rehearsals, the Guardian Ambassadors and Model Minority Theatre Collective, in partnership with the UCR Department of Media and Cultural Studies and the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production, presented...

Kevin Sliwoski and Dhiren Panikker lighten up a dreary morning with jazz-driven Nooner performance

Riverside’s capricious weather made for a dreary morning on Wednesday, May 10, but was nevertheless lightened up by a jazz performance at Arts 157 featuring trombonist Kevin Sliwoski and pianist Dhiren Panikker, a Ph.D...