Misery loves company: the tragic beauty of The National’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’

By all accounts, Matt Berninger is a happy man. He’s married with a daughter, and between all the interviews and Reddit AMAs leading up to the album release, The National seems to be content.

East Bay band will bring pop-punk energy to SLO

Mustang Daily Staff Report arts@mustangdaily.net Five-piece pop-punk band The Story So Far is making a name for itself, having performed at Vans Warped Tour UK and toured with New Found Glory. Now, the band, which appropriately takes its name from a New Found…

Here come Mid-State Fair tickets

Aryn Sanderson asanderson@mustangdaily.net In case you need another reason to spend your summer under the Central Coast sun, the California Mid-State Fair is ready to give you three: Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and John Mayer. Throwback sensation Huey Lewis &…

Jackson Browne to bring his hits to the PAC

Aryn Sanderson asanderson@mustangdaily.net Veteran singer-songwriter Jackson Browne sings “The Pretender,” but with more than 40 years of experience, he sure isn’t one himself. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 2013 Acoustic Tour hits the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center…

Columnist cheers and jeers Coachella lineup

Kyle Loomis is a journalism senior and Mustang Daily music columnist. In case you haven’t heard yet, the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup was revealed Thursday night. My first impression was mixed. As expected, the festival organizers…

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl takes us to ‘Sound City’

Kyle Loomis is a journalism senior and Mustang Daily music columnist.  There’s some huge news coming out of the rock ‘n’ roll community. On Jan. 18, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s documentary, “Sound City,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival…

Elvis Costello plays at Cal Poly for first time in 30 years

Elvis Costello played songs spanning his entire career as well as covers of country and some of the first rock and roll artists for his nearly sold-out audience at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC) Monday night.

Student band brings humor to any situation

A mixture of Flight of the Concords-style humor, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s bluesy guitar/folk-feel and a Beastie Boys blend of rock and rap, the band creates a new genre with their music.

Student band brings humor to any situation

Purewater Constuction Band, made up of four Cal Poly students, brings the