Soul Band Offers Free Music Workshop for Kids this Friday, NOV 6th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium!

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According to DJ Shells: Low End Theory Festival

Low End Theory rumbled their 2nd annual festival on August 8th with their massive subwoofer system. They’ve been rumbling the LA music scene and beyond for the last couple of years. Low End heavyweights and newcomers shared two stages at the Shrine Expo Hall. They shook attendees with their beats and mesmerized them with their visuals.

        Residents were on full display: Daddy Kev, Daedelus, D-Styles, with Nocando mostly handling MC duties. There was also a batch of newcomers and those who’d made a name for themselves: Nosaj Thing, Teebs, Open Mike Eagle, and Flying Lotus of course. They were all on display, contributing their unique flavor of beats and rhymes to the Low End collective pot. Nosaj had a melancholy-like adventurous rhythm to his set while Daedelus followed with an awakening set of booming bass and string compositions accompanied by his animated performance. The energy just flowed from then on, with Gaslamp Killer creating a real-life image of what Charles Manson would look like if he were into dropping body-numbing beats. Thundercat brought a different animal, same beast type of energy with his set, slowing things down for his wild bassed-out jazz. Earl sliced through a set of heavy depression and angst, with the crowd responding properly to the slower tracks. Then the performer we’d all been waiting for, the one who gained a loud “wow” from the audience as soon as the curtain backdrop fell to reveal Lotus’ Performance Cube. Flying Lotus blended content from his You’re Dead! album with Kendrick Lamar tracks and a general collection of spastic, spaced-out sounds complemented by the hypnotic wave of visuals that he seemed to travel through. It was truly a sight to behold, one that wonderfully capped off the night.

        Low End didn’t grow out of already-present money or much established fame, but from persistent dedication and a belief in the sound coming from the Airliner every Wednesday night in L.A. Seeing Nocando and Gaslamp Killer interact between sets, delighted that their dreams were coming true, was a unique experience in itself. Also, seeing the numerous smaller acts that are making a name for themselves within the scene was also a unique experience. Having Open Mike Eagle, Jon Wayne, Milo, Samiam, and countless others make waves here and onto the future is what Low End has always been about. So until next years festival! We’ll see how Low End Theory will continue to shape the musical landscape one Wednesday at a time.



KUCR’s Comedy Apocalypse 13 is Set for Wednesday, May 13th at the UCR Barn!





When: WEDNESDAY May 13th 8:30PM, Doors open at 7:30pm.   

How Much: STUDENTS $5 ADVANCE-ONLY ON SALE NOW at University Theatre Ticket office (open M – F, 10am to 2pm) until WED @ 2PM. All Tickets (including students) at the door are $12, so buy in advance, people! (951) 827-4403

UCR Barn presents People Under the Stairs on WEDNESDAY * April 29th!

People Under the Stairs will be performing along with Open Mike Eagle and KUCR DJsUCR Barn on WED., April 29!PUTS

Doors open at 7:30 pm.

PRE-SALE Tickets for UCR students, staff, and faculty w/  valid UCR ID: $5 (what a deal!)

Non-UCR and night of the concert for all:  $15

Ticket Line:  (951) 827-4403

UCR Barn  (951) 827-BARN

**EARLY Concert! 7:30pm -10:30pm **


Hailing from Los Angeles, CA hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs returns to the Barn on Wednesday, April 29th for the Barn Series Finale! Formed in 1997, The P is the most successful fully independent hip-hop duo in all of hip-hop history. With a pioneering DIY ethic, they have produced 8 full-length LPs, in addition to countless singles and side projects. Their unique career includes an appearance on The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, a John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonaroo, the last of which was noted by SPIN magazine as “Simply the best performance of Friday… Period.” After completing their 8th studio album, Highlight, the P sold out tours with Mac Miller and Girl Talk before returning to the studio. The duo is devoted to jazzy samples, danceable beats, intricate rhyming skills, and laidback humor. The P is without a doubt going to bring the Barn Series its showstopping finale!


Noted in the LA Times as “one of LA’s smartest young voices,” Open Mike Eagle also returns to the Barn to share the bill with People Under the Stairs. Born and raised in Chicago, Open Mike Eagle moved to Los Angeles after graduating and joined the Project Blowed Collective where have made music and toured with Busdriver, Acevalone, Abstract Rude, Nocando, and more. He’s also been invited by professional comedians to rap at their shows. He prides himself on “releasing rap albums that delight, entertain, and confuse.”


Don’t forget to join us for the Barn Series Finale before we go on hiatus. Tickets are available for $5 student pre-sale with valid UCR ID and $15 general admission. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The event is all ages and open to the public. Public parking is located on the UCR campus in Lot 6. As always, join our KUCR DJ’s as they start the night off right, spinning an eclectic set of the best music, guaranteed to warm you up. Don’t miss your last chance to enhoy the Barn Series for awhile!


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