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What was hot (and not) at Block Party 2017

Damn, ASPB, we’re not even a week into the school year and we already get treated to a concert featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Ferg. I could have sworn that Grand Canyon GIF on...

“Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies” is fun for all ages

  After two weeks of rehearsals, the Guardian Ambassadors and Model Minority Theatre Collective, in partnership with the UCR Department of Media and Cultural Studies and the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production, presented...

Kevin Sliwoski and Dhiren Panikker lighten up a dreary morning with jazz-driven Nooner performance

Riverside’s capricious weather made for a dreary morning on Wednesday, May 10, but was nevertheless lightened up by a jazz performance at Arts 157 featuring trombonist Kevin Sliwoski and pianist Dhiren Panikker, a Ph.D...

UCR hosts NOW Ensemble

On Tuesday, May 2, the NOW Ensemble group demonstrated their musical talents in part of the Outpost Music Series at the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. NOW Ensemble, as part...

Alfonso Cervera’s rebozo: Item of seduction and rifle

Dance’s origins are anchored in the social. Either as tribute, celebration or mourning, dance is a way of relating to one another. UCR Dance department graduate student Alfonso Cervera’s MFA thesis performance “Poc-Chuc” links...

“Spring Splash”: Cold weather, colder performances

This year’s Spring Splash had the misfortune of occurring during California’s uglier days. Sixty-degree weather cooled many a concertgoer hoping for a rager under the sun, with the wind doubling down on the less-than-fortunate...

Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” is an engaging, harrowing drama

“Stop Kiss” is a play written by Diana Son in 1998 — the year it also takes place in — and tells the story of two women, Callie and Sara, who slowly develop romantic...

Mitski LIVE at the Glass House (4/20/17)

We recently wrote about Mitski for Under the Radar, highlighting her as an incredibly potent songwriter and live performer who is currently seeing an great rise in popularity. On April 20, we had a...

Emo fest When We Were Young rocks the OC

The Observatory in Santa Ana is a bit of a mixed bag concerning their history with music festivals. While lineups are consistently solid, the venue itself often impedes on the potential of festivals like...

RADAR SESSIONS: We Are Blank Space

Starting a band can, at first, sound like the type of vacuous effort that anyone might do at some point in their life. In fact, the very idea of it already seems banal —...