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Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

   Social Distortion is a folk punk band formed by Mike “Sick Boy” Ness in Fullerton, California in 1978. The band along with the Adolescents and Agent Orange shaped the punk scene in Orange County during the late 1970s into the mid 1990s, while influencing bands in the paralleling Los Angeles...

Teacher Dinner Party

Teacher Dinner Party

James Joslyn, Photographer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

If you could have one artist or band play at a dinner/party you are hosting, who would it be? Mull/English: I would have the Foo Fighters play, the vibe would be great as well as the energy. Benner/History: Jimmy Hendrix he created the sound of modern rock and roll guitar sound. Haug/English...

City of Sounds

City of Sounds

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
March 27, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The soundtrack to the award-winning film “La La Land” is its own musical masterpiece. Composed and Orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, who was classmates at Harvard with the film’s director, Damien Chazelle. The soundtrack provides the ocean that the movie rides upon. Being a musical, this soundtrack...

The Revival of Irvine Meadows

The Revival of Irvine Meadows

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

  After 35 years of operation, the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater closed down on October 30, 2016. In place of this venue, apartments will be built, much to the disappointment of music lovers all across Orange County.   There is, however, a silver lining to be found in the midst of this. Just ...

I’ve Got Pet Shop Eyes for The Growlers

I’ve Got Pet Shop Eyes for The Growlers

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Since buying tickets in November, my best friend and I had been waiting in anticipation to see The Growlers at the new House of Blues in Anaheim on Tuesday, March 14th. The Growlers are one of those bands that attract a very different and diverse crowd. My friend even asked someone who had seen them be...

VPE Competitive Season Begins

VPE Competitive Season Begins

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

  On February 8th and 9th, along with El Mo’s Band and Color Guard performed in front of McPherson and Santiago Charter Middle School eighth graders to persuade them to join previously said groups.   This marks the beginning of the indoor percussion ensemble competitive season in the American...

The Evolution of Coachella

The Evolution of Coachella

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California showcases an eclectic mix of both mainstream and indie artists and musicians during two consecutive weekends in mid-spring.   This is a sharp departure from the early days of Coachella, with it’s inauguration in October of 1999...

Women in Music

Women in Music

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

In the male-dominated music industry of the 20th century, it was a difficult task to publish music and get your voice heard as a woman. But even so, many women overcame the difficulties presented and became some of the most well-known names in music.  Nowadays, women are no stranger to the music industry; thank...

Of Love and Mixtapes

Of Love and Mixtapes

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Victor Hugo said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” We cannot always put how we feel about the people close to us into words. We perceive love in actions like kisses and sweet gestures. We feel as though it flows through our veins, just as we ...

February Coffee Night

February Coffee Night

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
February 12, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

On February 10th El Modena hosted one of its popular coffee nights. The theme of this particular event was Valentine decorations due to Valentine’s day being right around the corner.     The show was entertaining and the audience was lively-- and large as well. A loud applause accompa...

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Sunday February 5th, 2017, was full of fairies, weerdos, and moshing mayhem, but there were all smiles. The Echoplex in Los Angeles hosted The Garden with opening bands Wu Wu, Go Dreamer, and So Pitted. The concert was definitely an experience with all the bands being experimental in basis but completely differ...

The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers and the City Club

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

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