The Daily Californian reports from SXSW music festival in Texas

AUSTIN — For the last week, the worlds of tech, film and music have converged in the heart of Texas for South by Southwest, or SXSW. Much more than a festival, SXSW offers conferences, panels, showcases, expositions and other outlets for creative exchange and professional development. SXSW is a space
Read More…


Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ could use a bit more beat

Madonna wants the world to remember that she’s Madonna. So her 13th album, Rebel Heart, released Friday, draws on all the glory of her Queen of Pop legacy but without any fresh creativity. Complete with hypersexual club beats and lyrics reflecting on her long career, Rebel Heart seems like a
Read More…


UC Berkeley alumna Liz Harris blends art, music in live show

Since studying practice of art at UC Berkeley in 2002, Liz Harris has enjoyed critical success as a noise/ambient musician under the moniker Grouper. Harris’ skills were on full display when she recently played at the Swedish American Hall as part of San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival. Grouper incorporates her
Read More…