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KSDT Presents: Mndgsn
Friday, October 20, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm

Hailing from San Diego, bedroom producer Mndsgn brings his flowy, introspective, yet groovy beats into the LA hip hop scene. He released his first full-length debut album on Stones Throw Records, Yawn Zen, in 2014 at the urging of his labelmate Knxwledge to quit his 9-5 sales job at Guitar Center. His most recent album, Body Wash, released in 2016, features a honed funky and mind-bending sound that leaves the listener wishing for more.

Trivia Night: Super Hero Edition
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Doors 4:30pm / Show 5pm

Do you think you know all about super heroes? Bring a group of friends for a night full of Trivia: Super Hero Edition! Come to relax and win some cool prizes along the way!

EVENT: 5:00-7:00PM
@ The Loft

ASCE: You at the Loft
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm

"The quarterly open-mic night brought to you by your Associated Students" Come enjoy the local talent around campus, get inspired, and relax with good, raw Tuesday night vibes.

Free flatbread pizza and fries brought to you by Zanzibar at the Loft.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Following in the footsteps of Lorde and Tove Lo, FLETCHER was named a Spotify spotlight act in alongside Troye Sivan and Gallant in 2016 following the success of #1 viral track "War Paint."
Following a string of summer festival performances, FLETCHER announces her first-ever headlining tour for Fall 2017 to support her forthcoming project.

For fans of: Dua Lipa, LANY, Lorde, Phoebe Ryan, Astrid S, Lauv

The bi-coastal rockers who formed in Venice, CA. have hit the ground running on their journey to success. Landing an unfinished demo of their song NY Anthem in the hands of RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind, Faulkner captured the hip hop Gods interest, leading to their first major collaboration. As a result, the track can be heard at the New York Yankees home games. But New York isnt the only place giving them love. Emphasizing the term bi-coastal, the rockers have also been featured on iconic L.A. radio station KROQ for their single Im Stoned.

Recording their yet-to-be-released debut album, at Rick Rubins Shangri La studio & East West, RZA and co-producers Mark Needham (The Killers) and JP Bowersock (The Strokes) perfected the distinctive irreverence of Faulkners first record.

ArtPower: ArtTalk
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

For Fans of: Daniel Caesar, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Internet
Producer/songwriter Christian Berishaj was born in the greater Detroit area and self-released his debut album Priscilla in early 2012, earning high praise from the music press and artistic contemporaries like of Usher, Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar.
In 2016, JMSN relased a jazzy new album (it is) in May, followed just a few month later, he returned working in the spring 2017 with the synth-soul single "Where Do U Go" and "Drinkin", both of which appeared on his fourth JMSN album, Whatever Makes U Happy, in the April of that year.

Karaoke Night
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 5pm


Join your fellow students, let's sing along, let's dance!

Karaoke time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Loft!

Comedy Unscripted with Randy Hampton
Monday, October 9, 2017

Want to laugh the night away with some free stand-up comedy? Come out to The Loft and watch your peers perform stand-up at COMEDY UNSCRIPTED, hosted by Professor Randy Hampton.

GSA - Welcome to The Loft Social
Friday, October 6, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 8pm

UCSD'S Graduate Student Association presents Welcome to The Loft Social!

Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Time: 5PM
Cost: FREE for UCSD Graduate Students
Location: The Loft

DIY Decorate Your Dorm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Doors 5pm / Show 12am

Need new decorations for your dorm but can't find the right one? Come make your own dorm decoration that best fits your room at The Loft!

Salsa Y Salsa
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm

Come on out and show us your best moves - or learn a few new ones! Bring your friend, your partner, or yourself for a good time.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm

Have a song or story to share? Blabbermouth is a monthly event held at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart w/ The Courtneys & Prids
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 8pm
$10.00 UCSD students / $15.00 general

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have long set the benchmark for big-hearted, idealistic pop
songs. On their forthcoming self-released LP, they push beyond their many inspirations and
embrace their role as indie-pop heroes in their own right. Showcasing the deft, poetic
songwriting of front-man Kip Berman, The Pains fourth album is their most confident and
accomplished. After three critically-acclaimed records, 2009s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart ,
2011s Belong and 2014s Days of Abandon received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork,
The Guardian and Rolling Stone , they have put together a collection of songs that possess a
timeless grandeur, deeper and more satisfying than anything the band has done since their now
iconic debut.

From their earliest days of C86-worship to Alternative Nation-sized anthems to a matured,
Simple and Sure pop refinement, the new music is what Berman describes as sounding
heavy and hopeful, like love.Its an album that reflects the bands most joyous moments while
maintaining Bermans candid and critical lyricism, free of the self-abasing insecurity of youth.
The album is loving. The music is heavier, more expansive, he says. To me, songs about love
shouldnt be thought of as light. Love is big - sometimes its emphatic, overwhelming or simple -
other times its tense, anxious or just exhausting. But at its best, it makes you want to be
something better.

In their decade long career, Berman has stood at the center of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart,
and with a changing lineup, its become more apparent. On [the last album] Days of Abandon, I
was on my own. There was no one in the room making decisions with me. It felt strange
experiencing that isolation while trying to make sense of it through writing, Berman admits.
That album was about loss, and I think it conveyed that feeling well but Im glad to move on
from that place. On this new collection of songs hes learned to take full agency of something
hes always owned. With this record, Ive made peace with the fact I am Pains. Its always been
my band, but I havent been super comfortable saying that, partly because Ive enjoyed working
with so many talented friends, and also because the songs I wrote seemed to mean more than
anything my actual life could live up to.

Berman enlisted the help of Days of Abandon producer Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine,
The Killers) to help him record a Pains record like none-other. The logistics of it were so
different. When I recorded the record, my wife was six months pregnant. We only had a limited
amount of time. There was an absolute uncertainty hanging over our heads, but it was also a
kind of escape from worry for that time. He explains. Whats going to happen when I have a
kid? Am I going to be able to go on tour? Is this the last record Im going to get to make? Its not
a bad thing to be worried when youre expecting this huge transition of life. If you didnt feel
scared, youre probably not feeling the right emotion. I tried to make the best record I could,
knowing it might be the last time.

The Pains and their new album navigate and call attention to variability and safety without
unraveling. Berman is no stranger to fragility; here, its structured with warmth, the kind found
after life-altering moments.

The music is augmented by guest vocals from previous Pains collaborators: Jen Goma on vocals
(A Sunny Day in Glasgow), bass guitar by Jacob Danish Sloan (Dream Diary), and horns by Kelly
Pratt (Beirut, David Byrne, St. Vincent). The Pains of Being Pure at Heart live band consists of
long-time guitarist Christoph Hochheim (Ablebody, ex-Depreciation Guild), drummer Chris
Schackerman (ex-Mercury Girls, ex-Literature) and vocalist/keyboardist Jess Rojas. The band
will tour the UK in late May, returning to New York for Northside Festival in June with more
selective dates to be announced shortly.

Warren College Presents: Dark Nights Bright Lights
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Grab a friend or new roommate and come out to show us your moves! We'll see you there on the dance floor!

Salsa Club at UCSD Presents: Salsa Dance Night
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Doors 8pm / Show 12am

Presented by The UCSD Salsa Club, join us for a FREE night of Salsa dancing and music!

FREE for UCSD students!


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