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USC hosts Behavioral Science and Policy Conference

The “Behavioral Science and Policy Conference: Health and Wellbeing” was held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center yesterday in celebration of Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall, which opened in September 2014 and is the university’s first interdisciplinary social sciences building. “This conference is in recognition of the opening of Dauterive Hall. We have a […]

Gaga shines, Rihanna falters at Grammy nominations

Correction: A previous version of this article said “You and I” is a hit song by Sugarland. The song is from Lady Gaga’s album Born this Way.   To celebrate the end of the semester, my friends and I treated ourselves to attending the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert at Nokia Theatre. The purpose of the […]

“The Knowing” is delightfully confusing

Abel Tesfaye’s musical experiment The Weeknd is due for another mix tape any time now. And while the world waits for the follow-up to the critically acclaimed and sonically brilliant Thursday, Tesfaye has indulged his fans with something that will definitely hold them over until the mix tape’s release date. As musically striking as his […]

Video Interview: The Miracals

John McGrath and Mark Edwards of USC band The Miracals discuss their new EP, recent name change and the future of the group. For an article on the band’s most recent EP, click here.  

New Rebecca Black single heightens dubious fame

No matter how hard the world tries to forget her, it always seems to go back to Black. Like a bad horror movie sequel, Rebecca Black is at it again with a new song and another shot at fame. First, “Friday” blew up this past spring. With the obnoxious lyrics and unforgettable tune, Black sure made […]

Despite underwhelming support, Google Music Beta released today

Today, Google is expected to announce the release of downloads to its Music Beta streaming service at an event in Los Angeles. The only problem: Many major record labels are not yet on board. Universal Music Group is scheduled to complete its contract with the online superpower today, so expect to see your favorite Universal […]

Production mogul to potentially work exclusively with Sony

A few songs that you might or might not have heard on the radio in the last year: “Till the World Ends,” “Blow,” “Price Tag,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and basically every other Katy Perry hit to dominate airplay. So what do these songs have in common? They are all mainstream, pop, Top 40 material for sure, but […]

Childish Gambino heavily promoting Camp release

You might know Donald Glover from the TV series Community, but now you have the opportunity to know him on a whole new level. With the release of his hip-hop alias Childish Gambino’s first major record approaching rapidly, the actor/rapper has taken it upon himself to start promotion in a big way. It all started with […]

USC band drops second album under new name

Bringing a beach vibe to this season’s chilly weather, The Miracals, formally known as The Smiles, released Give Me a Chance, its 2nd EP, on Nov. 7. A few months ago, the three-piece band of USC students changed its name to The Miracals after a legal conflict with a local children’s dental office. The name […]

Amy Winehouse album to be released posthumously

Does anyone remember Michael Jackson’s posthumous album “Michael” very well? That might be for good reason. The album was a product of varying artistry, lacking Jackson’s input (obviously) in any production after the initial recording process. Add this tremendous flaw to the awkward duets with Lenny Kravitz, 50 Cent and Akon and the album was […]