It’s The 1975 at SDSU

If you haven’t heard of The 1975, they’re a pop rock band from Manchester, England. The group consists of Matty Healy as the lead vocalist, Adam Hann on lead guitar, Ross MacDonald on bass, and George Daniel on drums. Their first album, “The 1975,” debuted in 2013. Their second album, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It,” was released in 2016, and they’re still promoting it. Both albums topped the U.S. and U.K. Billboard 200, and this year they won the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The 1975 performed at the Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater, right on campus, last fall semester. Getting to see my favorite band live for the first time was one of the most incredible and memorable experiences of my freshman year here at SDSU. Their setlist had a mixture of songs from both of their albums. They played my favorite song from each album: “Girls,” from “The 1975,” and “Loving Someone,” from their most recent album. My favorite part about this concert (besides Matty’s English accent) was how simple it was – it was just about The 1975, their music and the people.

If you haven’t had the chance to go to the Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater, the smaller venue makes any performance more intimate, and any seat you’re assigned is a pretty good one! They’re coming back this month on Tuesday, April 25th, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see them again. If you haven’t already, make sure you snag a ticket!

Featured Image by Rafia Rehman.

Dial Up for Childish Gambino this March

The third stop in Childish Gambino’s The Deep Web tour is San Diego. He’ll bless the Open Air Theatre on SDSU’s campus with his rap god presence on March 3 at 8 p.m. I anticipate this show to be a great success for both Gambino and San Diego fans alike.

With his rising success in the rap game he’s my top pick for artist to watch in 2014. The success of his second studio album Because the Internet has received great reviews from critics and fans. I can’t get his single 3005 of my head and I know I’m not alone.

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Although many people know him as Troy from the hit show “Community” and co-writer for “30 Rock,” concertgoers will see something new when they watch Gambino perform on stage in March.

I anticipate that the Open Air Theatre will be packed so try and get there early. The show was originally scheduled to be at SOMA San Diego, but the location has been changed to the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. If you still have your SOMA ticket for Gambino, don’t worry! Your ticket will be honored at the event. Tickets are reasonably priced starting at $33 reserved at the box office and $35 at the door. You can buy tickets online (and pay 13 bucks in service fees) at Ticketmaster.

Follow Childish Gambino on Twitter @DonaldGlover and Instagram @childishness to keep up-to-date with all the projects this hip-hop recording artist is working on.

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