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Noel Gallagher soars with “High Flying Birds”

Trenton Villanueva

October 17, 2011

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          Oasis, the greatest British band in the world between 1995 and 2005 according to The Guinness Book of World Records, broke up in 2009 after guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher walked ... Read more »

The Death of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Trenton Villanueva

October 14, 2011

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In the world of rock ‘n’ roll, subgenres have come and gone in a blink of an eye. These subgenres—like punk, metal, or grunge—follow a bell curve to popularity. They begin as well-knit musical movements of angst and are gradually driven towards popula... Read more »

This week’s new releases

Trenton Villanueva

October 3, 2011

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With so many releases coming out today worth illegally downloading -- I mean legitimately stream off spinner.com -- it was hard for me to just pick one to review. So instead I picked three. “TKOL RMX 1234567” by Radiohead R... Read more »

New soundtrack celebrates 20 years of Pearl Jam

Trenton Villanueva

September 20, 2011

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Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of the best albums of all time, Pearl Jam’s seminal debut album, “Ten.” Released in August 1991 and featuring songs “Even Flow,” “Jeremy” and “Alive,” “Ten” remains... Read more »

JAM: A Place MOMM would like

Trenton Villanueva

September 12, 2011

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Hidden away in the beautiful California hills of Carlsbad sits the Museum of Making Music, one of my favorite spots in all of San Diego. This quaint little museum, located just a block away from both Legoland and Karl Strauss Brewer... Read more »

JAM: Local Review – Her Bed of Thorns

Trenton Villanueva

September 6, 2011

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If you ever needed a quick injection of hard rock to quench your head-banging fix, you could do a lot worse than local band Her Bed of Thorns. Brewed from the catacombs of The Great White North--Encinitas--Her Bed of Thorns’ self-titled release bring... Read more »

BLOGGERS: Trent of J.A.M.

Trenton Villanueva

September 5, 2011

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Name: Trenton Villanueva Major: Journalism and Media Studies Age: 21 On Music, or something: German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once uttered, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” While I agree... Read more »

JAM: A bittersweet return

Trenton Villanueva

July 30, 2011

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I’ve always considered myself a glass-half-full type of guy, so I’ll start by giving our loyal San Diego State University readers some good news: everyone’s favorite music blog, J.A.M, has returned from its summer hiatus with a vengeance and the int... Read more »

A Letter to You, Dear Readers

Trenton Villanueva

May 21, 2011

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Dear Readers, I am here to remind you -- with finals week and the spring semester thankfully over with, despite not doing so hot on that accounting final -- that it is going to be OK. Even with inflated tuition, the enigma of SDSU sp... Read more »

JAM: Suede returns to U.S. with Coachella Performance

Trenton Villanueva

May 2, 2011

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If you missed Coachella because you didn’t feel like paying $281 for tickets--plus $29 in fees and $10 for shipping--to sit in 100-degree temperature in the middle of nowhere for three days, then you probably missed the triu... Read more »

Record Rewind: Time-Travel 101

Trenton Villanueva

April 26, 2011

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In the spirit of the “Record Rewind” column--and with finals looming dangerously near--I’ve decided to “quantum leap” us into the completely arbitrary year of 2001 (SPOILER ALERT--this article will not involve any fu... Read more »

Record Rewind: The 1st Annual GBTECFIE Award

Trenton Villanueva

April 20, 2011

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Before the existence of the massively overrated band U2—or Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, The Thrills, My Bloody Valentine, Sinead O’Connor, Aslan, and many more—Ireland gave birth to the only band I considered wort... Read more »