Free Music Fridays: Frankmusik

Vincent Turner, better known as Frankmusik, has had a tumultuous year. He released his second studio album, Do It In the AM, with Island Records, produced an album for British synth-pop duo, Erasure, supported the same band on a tour across the United States and Europe, split from his record
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Tom Hanks Tuesday: Birthday Edition

The Daily Cal has a lot of good things going for it. We won a truck ton of awards (note: not sure on that actual measurement, might’ve just been a shit ton — which is slightly less) from the California College Media Association, there was a kitten in our office
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Aesop Rock – Skelethon is Upon Us

It’s been five years since Aesop Rocks’s last tour de force, 2007’s None Shall Pass. What has Rock been doing in the last five years? At the very least, he’s crafted two songs that make your favorite rapper look like an illiterate member of the ‘huntable surplus.’ At best, he
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Free Music Fridays: Hoodie Allen

“I be doing it for free until I’m rich, God bless” – Hoodie Allen No one does indie rap quite like Hoodie Allen. I’m not normally a fan of either genre, but Hoodie, AKA Steven Markowitz, is one of my favorite artists and his mix tapes, Pep Rally (2010) and
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Skyrim gets fresh life with DLC

It’s hard to believe that anyone could get bored with Skyrim’s hundreds of quests and adventures. But rather than sit on their laurels, Bethesda Game Studios has finally released the first highly-anticipated DLC pack for the game, “Dawnguard.” The main attraction is the ability to turn into a full-fledged Vampire
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Matt & Kim show that pop hooks are alive and well

There have been an insane amount of catchy hooks since the inception of “pop music” roughly 50 years ago. But somehow, stones still remain unturned. New songs with new melodies and new choruses keep cropping up. Admittedly, some songs recycle old musical ideas — i.e. the same descending riff has
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Dishonored blends stealth and stabbing at E3

“Dishonored,” the upcoming console game from Arkane Studios, looks like someone dropped you in the middle of a steampunk comic book. The main character, Corvos, is a renegade after being framed for the murder of the empress who he swore to protect.
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Prodigy – Pretty Thug

It’s summer time. It’s actually the first official day of summer. So that means it’s time for everyone to start making like rabbits and…hopping around to terrible techno-infused sounds (not music).Thankfully, one half of the Infamous (Mobb Deep) is back in the house once again to provide us with that gully.
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Just Be There

Anne Leibovitz’s says in her autobiographical book “At Work,” “She brought me there. There was a place I have been cultivating since I was sneaking out of my Physical Education classes in high school and into the most salient classroom on campus – the photo room. The most creative people used
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