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Math rock band opens for Kehlani at Rhythms Music festival

Faux Foe Fox perform during the battle of the bands contest in The Depot at SF State on Tuesday April 12, 2016. (Ryan Zaragoza / Xpress).

Adrian Pintor, Connor Hunt, Ryan Zaragoza, and Madeline Manson
April 26, 2016
Filed under Multimedia

Associated Students, Inc. hosted the sixth annual Rhythms Music festival featuring Kehlani, Moxie and the winner of the battle of the bands competition, Faux Foe Fox. Three events led up to Kehlani and Moxie’s performances: a Battle of the Bands, a battle of the DJs and a music symposium. Fo...

Rhythms Music Festival brings familiar faces and new Bay Area talent

A group of SF State students pose for the camera at the front of the line for the G-EAZY concert at the Annex the evening of Fri. April 10. The show was the last hit of a weeklong celebration for SF State's annual Rhythms Music Festival. (Kate Fraser / Xpress)

Kalani Ruidas
April 14, 2015
Filed under Life

Under the vaulted ceiling of the Annex, a congregation of approximately 1,120 students ceremoniously raised their camera phones as rapper G-Eazy emerged from a veil of smoke into a single spotlight. Ambient background lighting gradually rose around the Oakland-born artist as he asked the crowd,...

Costly Rhythms Music Festival attracts low student turnout

Jonathan Ramos
May 7, 2013
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[set_id=72157633444991328] With a headliner as prominent as Big Boi, of the Grammy award-winning hip-hop duo OutKast, and a price tag of $30,000, one might expect Thursday night’s Rhythms Music Festival to be a jam-packed affair. That just wasn’t the case. The Atlanta-based rapper played the jams, b...

VIDEO: An interview with Grieves and Budo at the Rhythms Music Festival at SF State

VIDEO: An interview with Grieves and Budo at the Rhythms Music Festival at SF State

Hunter Mulich
May 1, 2012
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They don’t always work together, but the combination is working out nicely. Grieves is a quick-spitting storyteller, while Budo paints a soundscape with an array of beats and instruments. They're both from Seattle, but they didn’t link up until 2008. Now, they’re gearing up for a European tour...

ASI organizes Rhythms Music Festival despite venue, cost challenges

ASI organizes Rhythms Music Festival despite venue, cost challenges

Barbara Szabo
April 26, 2012
Filed under Life

This time last year, the Annex served as a temporary library while the current one was under construction. But Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, a stage will take the place of desks, instruments will replace books and silence will be frowned upon as Toro y Moi headlines the Rhythms Music Festiva...

Rhythms Music Festival schedule

Rhythms Music Festival schedule

Hunter Mulich
April 25, 2012
Filed under Life

Thursday, April 26 1:00 p.m. – Team Backpack 1:55 – Talk of Shamans 2:35 - Bang Data 3:30 – Grieves and Budo 4:35 – So Timeless 5:30 - Battle of the Bands winner 6:20 - The Hood Internet 8:00 – Toro y Moi   Friday, April 27 9:00 p.m. V-Techh 9:30 – Ear Jerker & Baan 10:00...

ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

Devery Sheffer
April 25, 2012
Filed under Life

It all started as a joke three years ago. When one SF State student should have been studying, he instead made a Facebook group titled “If 15,000 people join this group then the campus will let us have a rave in the Annex.” To Franko Ali’s surprise, the group he created in jest was a big hit and more than ...

Utilizing the empty Annex for Rhythms Music Festival is a welcomed treat

Xpress Staff
April 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

By spearheading the Rhythms Music Festival in the old Annex space, ASI has brought a refreshing dose of ingenuity to the campus. While the Annex has served faithfully as an interim space, this is definitely a case of campus leaders taking lemons and making lemonade. By repurposing existing space as...

Rhythms Music Festival: More about the performers

Hunter Mulich
April 22, 2012
Filed under Life

Grieves and Budo This rapper and producer pair will be fresh off the plane from a European tour when they arrive to campus. They’re talented in separate ventures, but together they bring a blend of baritone verses and classy beats that will please indie fans and hip-hop heads alike. Toro y Moi As the...

Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

Adrian Pintor
April 11, 2016
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SF State will host its sixth-annual "Rhythms Music Festival" – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live concert featuring American R&B singer Kehlani and a free casino night – from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April...

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

Kirstie Haruta
May 3, 2012
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Riding the wave of dubstep’s rising popularity, K Theory has found its niche in the Bay Area electronic scene. They frequent small clubs such as EPR, but found their way to the Annex at SF State. Dustin Musser, one-half of K Theory, is excited to have a platform for his eclectic beats and melodies....

T-Pain comes to SF State

T-Pain perfroms on stage for the 8th Annual Rhythms Music festival at the Annex in SF State on Saturday April 14th, in San Francisco, Cali. 
(Diego Aguilar/Golden Gate Xpress)

Jessica Delatorre
April 16, 2018
Filed under News

Blue and yellow lights lit SF State’s Annex venue. Anticipated fans cheered in the crowd as T-Pain jumped on stage for the 8th Annual Music Festival hosted by Associated Students Inc. on Saturday night. The festival started with a DJ outside the Annex and a canopy where guest would get their entran...

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