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Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Regina Reddick

September 19, 2019

Gavin Willson, a Sacramento State freshman and beatboxer, will be competing in the Celebration of Music talent search at the Crest Theater in Sacramento Friday.  Entirely self-taught, Willson was inspired by the positive reaction he saw when a videogamer on YouTube began beatboxing. He wanted to be able...

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Nijzel Dotson

September 17, 2019

The Ghost Town Rebellion, an American rock band formed from local Sacramento musicians, will be performing on campus Thursday, outside the University Union. The group has four members — Shawn Peter, Mike Shively, Chelsea Baker and Rick Click. They not only handle the music but also participate in their own...

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & entertainment editor

September 13, 2019

Banda La Octava Maravilla headlined El Grito, an event in celebration of Mexican Independence hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Ballroom Thursday evening.  El Grito was created as an event by Latinx fraternity Gamma Zeta Alpha and UNIQUE in 2009.  El Grito, or “t...

Sac State alumnus and artist Oke Junior talks journey to the top

Sac State alumnus and artist Oke Junior talks journey to the top

Khala Clarke

September 12, 2019

Sacramento State alumnus Matthew Osivwemu, also known as Oke Junior, has soared in his rap career since graduating in 2017.  Even with the struggles of being turned away by promoters and balancing life outside of rap, he continues to take his rap career to new heights. Osivwemu said he has come a ...

OPINION: Our 9 top music picks from summer 2019

OPINION: Our 9 top music picks from summer 2019

State Hornet Editors

August 30, 2019

This summer was long. And yet, as the first week of the fall semester at Sacramento State comes to a close, it feels like the hottest season of the year went by in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re looking to mourn the passing of summer or you’re just looking to discover some new music, so...

A Tribe Quartet plays ‘Black American Music’ at first Sac State Nooner

A Tribe Quartet plays ‘Black American Music’ at first Sac State Nooner

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & entertainment editor

August 29, 2019

A Tribe Quartet, a Sacramento band who describe the genre they perform as “Black American Music,” headlined Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs’ first Nooner of the fall semester, Wednesday, a weekly showing of performing arts typically held at noon. When asked about why the band describes thei...

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Robert Pierce

May 17, 2019

Last winter, Sacramento State alumnus and rapper Consci8us was working hard to finish his degree at Sac State while also keeping up with his music career. After graduating in December of last year, he went on to perform at the 2019 MLK March in January and at the Golden 1 Center in February as pa...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift leaves her ‘Reputation,’ moves on to ‘ME!’

REVIEW: Taylor Swift leaves her ‘Reputation,’ moves on to ‘ME!’

Reanna Simmons

May 1, 2019

Taylor Swift has finally taken the initiative to move on from her “Reputation” era since she finished her tour for the album by releasing her new single “ME!” on Thursday, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Prior to the release, Swift was dropping subtle hints via Instagram. Her pos...

Miguel, Jessie Reyez, Masego perform at Sol Blume in Sacramento

Miguel, Jessie Reyez, Masego perform at Sol Blume in Sacramento

Brittney Delgado, Arts & entertainment editor

April 29, 2019

Sol Blume returned for a second year to the heart of Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Plaza, with performances from R&B singer-songwriters Miguel, Jessie Reyez and more on Saturday. The self-described “boutique-style” music festival had two stages only a few feet apart from each other. Vendors like Bam...

Sac State’s ASI, KSSU, RHA to host first on-campus music festival

Sac State’s ASI, KSSU, RHA to host first on-campus music festival

Matthew Peirson

April 26, 2019

Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc., on-campus radio station KSSU and the Residence Hall Association have collaborated to host the on-campus Nest Fest music festival on Friday in the Residence Halls. The event is free for Sac State students and will take place from 5-8 p.m. featuring stu...

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