Patrick Barbieri
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Local punk-rock band prepares for new album

You’re hungry, exhausted, broke and far from home. Tonight you’re playing music in an unknown town for people you’ve never met, though they know all the words to your songs.

And you wouldn’t trade it for a thing.

That’s the attitude of New Tomorrow, one of San Luis Obispo’s hardest working punk bands.

How I renewed my faith in rap concerts

The word on the street was the show would be big, but nothing prepared me for what took place April Fool’s night. Bay Area rapping legend E-40 headlined a show at The Graduate, and I would’ve been a fool not to check it out.

Standing for what seemed like forever in a line that put Disneyland rides to shame, I was finally greeted at the door by security guards with an intrusive frisk and inventory check.

Behind the scenes at the PAC

If you’re like most students, you probably know little about the hulking mass of stone, metal and glass overlooking campus that is known as the Performing Arts Center. But don’t let the sleek, spaceship-like appearance fool you – the people who inhabit the PAC are very down-to-earth, and some of their stories are as unique as the building itself.

Mustangs tie for second place in Santa Barbara

Four days after winning its second tournament title in a row, and its sixth in school history, the Cal Poly men’s golf team finished tied for second among 12 teams at the UC Santa Barbara-hosted OGIO-Pacific Coast Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

The Mustangs carded an 875 total at Rancho San Marcos Golf Course in Santa Barbara to tie with Boise State, 20 strokes behind Cal State Northridge, which led from start to finish.

Ski and snowboarding team rides on

The unofficial Cal Poly ski and snowboarding team is faring well in this season’s Southern California Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Conference competitions, despite a lack of funding from the university.

“We’re getting more recognition,” said team member and materials engineering junior Stefen Grandi.

Campus buildings turn over new green leaf after LEED vote

Cal Poly campus buildings are expected to become more eco-friendly, thanks to efforts by students and staff.

IT students create new products

Industrial technology students are putting the skills they’ve learned to the test in IT 407, where students invent and sell products

Hip-hop rockers bring the crown to Poly

What happens when the sophistication of jazz collides with the raw grit of hip-hop? The Crown City Rockers, that’s what. And they’re bringing their unique sound to Cal Poly’s University Union tomorrow. If you talk about innovative and eclectic hip-hop bands, the Rockers are bound to surface.

Public Defendaz makes 'music for the people'

There’s a movement happening on the Central Coast.

It’s not social, cultural or musical — it’s all of them combined, and it’s coming to The Graduate this Saturday night in the form of local hip-hop group Public Defendaz.

Consisting of five guys from very different walks of life, the group uses its unique and fresh blend of hip-hop as a means to spread “people music” to the masses.

Playing hooky for the presidency

Imagine you’ve landed a kickass job that pays six figures, commands power and respect and

Police sting uses 'bait' technique

A new technique developed by the San Luis Obispo Police Department called a “bait car” has aided in catching a local thief