Trojan Tunes

Consider us your new, personal music curator. Check out Trojan Tunes for students’ favorite tracks and playlists, as well as concert tips and reviews.

Why You Should Be On SoundCloud

During our senior year of high school, my friend and I thought it would be funny to create a SoundCloud that mocked the boys in my grade because it felt like every guy we knew was always creating the “perfect” playlist or trying to be famous. One year later, I can genuinely say that that stupid […]

Mom’s Pick: Mothership Connection

This week on Mom’s Pick, I’m exploring the eighth wonder of the world: Parliament’s funky album from 1976, Mothership Connection. Surprisingly, I don’t even think this album belonged to my mom; If anything, it’s probably my dad’s. Nonetheless, it’s still in the family, just the wrong parent. To be perfectly honest, I really can’t imagine either […]

USC Parent’s Weekend-Inspired Playlist

This past weekend was full of warm welcomes for parents and students across campus. With a day full of tailgating on Saturday and a concert delivered by the legendary Bangles, it’s no doubt that parents reconnected with their golden years. When I told my mom about the Bangles coming out to play a show, she […]

Artists to Watch – October 2016

A short-list of musicians trending as we officially enter fall. SHELLS – The London beauty recently released her third single “Jailbird,” celebrating female inner strength. Her lyrics are exceptionally potent which proves that the single is more than just another throw away pop song. These are combined with catchy production, that will have you leaving […]

A Night of Jazz and Reverence for Gilles Peterson

Last Wednesday, the Theatre at Ace Hotel hosted an event that even my dad was jealous of missing. To celebrate legendary radio DJ Gilles Peterson’s birthday, a collective of funky musicians came together to inspire a crowd the way Peterson has inspired many. A lineup made up of BadBadNotGood, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Nai Palm, Kamasi […]

PB & Jams: Hammocking in McCarthy Quad

  If you’ve ever walked past the hill on McCarthy Quad, you know that “hammocking” is a very popular pastime at USC. With perfect weather almost all year and the shade from trees that don’t lose their leaves (because this is Southern California), the only thing you’re missing is the right playlist of chill music […]

Tune View: Sun’s In Libra, Tunes In Bloom

It’s officially Libra season, and that means everything’s amping up. So much to see, so much to listen, and my birthday’s coming up! But more on that later… it’s time to dive into this week’s edition of Tune View from yours truly. New Releases (Past 2 Weeks) Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A […]