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.

The Desert Daze Playlist You Need

By pure luck, I won a pair of festival passes to Desert Daze Festival, thanks to KXSC. The event, which will take place at Joshua Tree National Park on October 14-16, features a myriad of musicians, all ranging in genre. The festival is unique to its own and even prides itself in being a “festival […]

Mom’s Pick: Hotel California

Somewhere in a small town in Tennessee, a young 14-year-old girl sits by her record player and listens to Hotel California by the Eagles. The year is 1977 and the carpets are shag. The fifth studio album of the Eagles is monumental in the young girl’s life, following her for years. Lingering as one of […]

A Tame Impala Experience: Just “Let it Happen”

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a kaleidoscope? Last Saturday, Tame Impala delivered a performance that I would assume closely parallels just that. The sold out Greek Theatre in Berkeley was filled with Tame Impala enthusiasts and Kevin Parker memes. Vivacious and alive, me and my crutches felt the vibrations throughout […]

Tune View: Angel Olsen Packs A Punch

Hey! It’s me, Allegra! Back with another edition of Tune View for Trojan Tunes. It’s a little bit of a slow month for new releases as people are recovering from summer and prepping for fall, but as always there are still great new records to talk about and a ton of awesome upcoming shows. Let’s get […]

The Perfect Game Day Playlist

With the first home game of the year happening this Saturday, the perfect playlist is as essential as your USC apparel. Here are 10 songs to get you pumped up for your early morning tailgate and keep you dancing until kickoff: “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey The song of the moment is great for […]

Lessons learned at FYF Fest

This past weekend, I found myself at FYF Fest. The music festival, which also happened to be right in USC’s backyard at Exposition Park, was exceptional, yet also rather challenging, as I treaded the event partially in a wheelchair and partially on crutches. I didn’t let a torn ACL stop me from experiencing one of the […]

Tune View: Carly Rae Saves The Day

Hey, Daily Trojan readers! My name is Allegra, and I host Radio Gumball on KXSC, a weekly show devoted to new and local music. I also book concerts at USC and around LA, and am in an indie rock band that plays shows and releases music. Basically, I live and breathe music, and at a […]