Patti Smith Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. The Wiltern Since the 1978 release of her landmark album Easter, Patti Smith has exhibited photography, published poetry and released a highly acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. On Friday night, though, the multi-talented Smith puts on her (wide-brimmed) musician hat once more for a performance of her latest […]

FYF Fest excites with captivating lineup

Besides the view of barren wasteland, dying grass and dusty fields, there's a strange feeling walking into Los Angeles' FYF Fest. Amongst the clusters of tents, giant sunglasses and the four stages are thousands of Los Angelenos. FYF is a cultural homogenization of everything that is trendy, “in” and L.A. Cue the girls in short floral dresses and high top lace up shoes, the guys with pompadour haircuts and 70s mustaches. When everyone cool, hip and different is packed into one venue – what does that make everyone? The same.

Down to Funk celebrates the release of new EP

Down to Funk officially released its EP, RU?, this past Friday night at USC’s hippest music venue, Tommy’s Place. With a merch table stacked with CDs, DTF was ready to celebrate with old fans, new fans and the opening acts, Segun and House Fire. House Fire started the night off right with a solid, yet […]

A student’s guide to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center

This article is part of the Daily Trojan‘s supplement issue, “If you build it, will they come?” This semester’s supplement focused on the impact of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center and University Gateway apartment complex, both of which will open this fall. On a Friday in April, four Daily Trojan staffers took a tour […]