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Broken Mic Night fills the Depot with poetry, music and laughs

Broken Mic Night fills the Depot with poetry, music and laughs

Camila Ramirez Diaz
February 1, 2019
Filed under Life

Poems about gender, identity, coming of age stories and music swelled inside the Depot on Broken Mic Night as part of a series of social events to commence the Spring 2019 semester. The Associated Students hosted the event downstairs in the Cesar Chavez Building, inviting a variety of talents on Wednesd...

Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

Ryan Lee
November 7, 2018
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The Depot will be hosting Get Live! A hip-hop concert performed by SF State students and a local artist. SF State’s very own Jay “Bombay” Bodii, who will be hosting the event on Nov. 8 from 6p.m.-9 p.m. on the lower conference level inside the Cesar Chavez building. Brandon Bock aka Prophet, d...

Music City’s show at The Depot gets political

Local artists Mae Powell, The Joy Pops and Inanon used their music to vent anger at today's political scene during a performance at The Depot on Thursday, Sept. 13. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Chloe McDaniels
September 19, 2018
Filed under Life

“Fuck borders, fuck ICE, keep families together,” a student sang during her set Thursday night at The Depot’s event with Music City.  Combing today’s political climate with music, student Mae Powell said she wanted to avoid getting political in her music ever since Donald Trump was elect...

The Depot strives to offer more diversity

Students gather in The Depot at SF State in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Shahni Ben-Haim)

Shahni Ben-Haim
January 31, 2017
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The Depot, a haven for music lovers, artists and performers hidden away on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez building, is hoping to expand their lineup to reflect the diversity of both the campus and the city. The art hub is open to SF State students and the public, providing an outlet to displ...

Creativity flows at The Depot art social

Gabrielle Jay paints on the walls of The Depot during Paint Our Walls, an art social hosted by The Depot on Thursday, Aug. 25 2016.

Mariana Raschke
August 31, 2016
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Students gathered at The Depot on Thursday evening with paint brushes in hand and turned white canvasses into an explosion of color for SF State’s first Art Social: Paint our Walls event of the fall semester. Frequent concert goers who are used to a much louder scene at The Depot would have n...

The Depot provides real world experience to aspiring music students

The Julian Shipp Quartet perform during jazz night in The Depot at SF State Tuesday. April 26,2016. (Screenshot by Chris DeJohn/Xpress)

Chris DeJohn
April 26, 2016
Filed under Multimedia

SF State is home to Jazz Night on Tuesday nights. Depot manager Lupita Uribe and Muata Kenyatta, ASI associate director of programs and services, reserve the stage at The Depot for student musicians to strut their stuff in front of an audience of their peers. Known as The Julian Shipp Quartet, SF...

The Depot welcomes Trails and Ways, dot Vom, Bobey and Two Kings to the stage

Dot Vom plays to a full house at The Depot's Live Music event Friday night, Sept. 4, 2014.

Cecilia Abate
September 6, 2014
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The Depot is nestled next to the campus pub in a lower-level nook of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The location tucked away enough to avoid immediate overcrowding, but the lines for beer are often out the door and people are always milling around the venue to check out new music. This week, The...

The Depot kicks off the semester with musical performances, game nights and more

Taylor Michele Cottingim sings and plays guitar during The Depot's Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ryan Leibrich / Xpress

Cecilia Abate
September 1, 2014
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With the pressure of September academic demands settling in thick, new students will be pleased to find free, convenient fun just under their feet on campus. The Depot, as some fresh faces may not know, is SF State’s on-campus music venue, conveniently next to the pub and located on the lowest ...

Weekly shows at The Depot kick off with Talk of Shamans, Wax Children and Tino Drima

Joey Buttitta sways back and forth to the psychedelic sounds of Talk of Shamans at The Depot Jan. 29, 2014. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress

Madison Rutherford
January 31, 2014
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[set_id=72157640323187616] A crowd of students waited for the first guitar riff of the semester to fill up The Depot’s tight corners this past Wednesday night. The room transformed into a showcase of unique soundscapes, blending the chatter of the audience with live music, heavily dominated by rhythm...

The Depot showcases weekly events

Lovelie Faustino
September 10, 2013
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The Depot is known for holding a variety of entertaining events in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Here’s a few to check out this week.  “Live Music” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Live performances by salty rock band, Hot Flash Heat Wave; dreamy pop music duo, Seatraffic; alternative ro...

The Depot kicks off the semester with a solid lineup

The Depot kicks off the semester with a solid lineup

Shawn Whelchel
September 4, 2013
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With the fall semester underway at SF State, students are turning their easygoing summer mindsets into more studious demeanors. The Depot is looking to combine the best of both worlds, offering students the chance to dance, listen to music and have fun in an academic campus environment. The free ...

PHOTOS: Fans celebrate Giants win at The Depot

PHOTOS: Fans celebrate Giants win at The Depot

Heather Ito
October 23, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

As the victory rain poured down at AT&T Park, SF State fans gathered at The Depot to witness the 2012 Giants clinch their way to the World Series. The 9-0 win gave fans like junior Gio Bonabie high hopes that the Giants will take the World Series by storm. "Oh we're takin' it. We're definitel...

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