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Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

   Sitting in a crowd of costumes and singing to iconic Halloween songs, 52,500 individuals flocked to see Danny Elfman’s final performances at the Hollywood Bowl. This series of performances from October 28th through the 30th was the last time Elfman will perform his original score from Tim Burt...

Marvelous Monster Mosh

Marvelous Monster Mosh

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Music

   This past Saturday, the Honda Center hosted the 2016 Monster Mosh which featured Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown with special guests, Sixx:AM. It was truly a spooktacular concert.   Sixx:A.M., featuring Nikki Sixx on bass guitar, DJ Ashba on lead guitar, and James Michael as lead voc...

Beach Goth V

Beach Goth V

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

  This past weekend, the fifth annual Beach Goth music festival took place on the Observatory grounds. Presented by The Growlers, this two day event was definitely unforgettable; however, whether that was in a good or bad way is debatable.   The lineup, as consistent with past years, featured a grea...

Homecoming Playlist: Hit or Miss?

Homecoming Playlist: Hit or Miss?

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

  It’s El Modena’s 2016 homecoming and you walk into that gym. You immediately feel the already intense heat and are greeted by a familiar sound. A bassy and generic song reverberates in your core. You wonder to yourself “Gee, isn’t this last year’s playlist?” No, it’s not. So why would t...

El Mo Honored at 25th Annual Choral Festival

El Mo Honored at 25th Annual Choral Festival

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Feature, Music, Showcase

  On Saturday, October 1st, 2016, four senior members of El Modena Vocal Music, Abigail Burnett, Sydney Metoyer, Cade Scanlon and Keomalu Wilson were selected by Mrs. Solis to be honored at Cal State Fullerton’s 25th Annual Fall Choral Festival.   The students were accompanied by many othe...

Mourning Irvine Meadows

Mourning Irvine Meadows

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

The last Jack FM show at Irvine meadows amphitheater this last Friday night was nostalgic and bittersweet with the gloom of the venue shutting down in about a month. From the beginning, petitioners could be seen walking around persuading concert goers to sign for creating a new outdoor concert venue in...

The Wait is Finally Over

The Wait is Finally Over

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

   Frank Ocean finally came out with the most anticipated album of 2016, “Blond.” Some were lucky enough to pick up a hard copy, which was released in a seven-pound magazine in pop-up stores around the world. Before the album, he even released a visual album “Endless,” exclusive to Apple Music. So O...

9/11 Remembrance

9/11 Remembrance

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under Music

  Artists, especially musicians, often take the feelings and events that surround them and respond in a way that makes people listen and feel. They make art out of points in life that affect us.   15 years ago Sunday, the U.S experienced the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. ...

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

Victoria Tran, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

On Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM, Apple CEO Tim Cook began uncovering the latest and greatest secrets about the world's most valuable brand. Each September brings a new iPhone to the already impressive product line, but this year spawned one of the biggest updates since the jump from 5 to the 6. ...

Give These Albums a Listen

James Joslyn, Photographer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

2016 has been a great year for hip hop with potentially more great albums to come. As we wait for new music let’s take a look at the best 2016 has to offer.   Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book May 13, 2016 Chancelor Bennett is a 23 year old rapper that recently blew up after releasing...

Makin’ Music With Mortis

Makin’ Music With Mortis

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

   It’s a Friday lunch at El Modena High school. You happen to be near the 700 building, and hear some spectacular music. You have no idea who or where it came from, but it's drawing you closer. Your feet bring you right in front of the band room, and you see seniors Matthew Ayala, Danny Cabanas, ...

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Can’t You Just Hear The Music?

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Audio, Columns, Music, Showcase

When you listen to music what do you feel? Do you ever hear a song and stop what you’re doing to admire how good that song is? Many times we come across music we can relate to because it says all the things our hearts are demanding to be let out. It helps us cope with feelings and emotions and ...

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