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Haim Kicks Off Their Tour at Observatory

Haim Kicks Off Their Tour at Observatory

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Yesterday, May 17 2016, Haim performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana (CA), starting off their tour in the U.S.  The band not only paid tribute to the late Prince by covering his song "I Would Die 4 U", but they also debuted two new songs, offering a sneak peak of their new album Most of the concert...

Pack Yourself a Toothbrush Dear

Pack Yourself a Toothbrush Dear

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts
May 12, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Lumineers, a  folk rock band, recently released their album Cleopatra in the United States this April after a three-year long hiatus. Their new album remains resonant, emotional, and fresh throughout its entirety. It is genuine to its core. The first song on the album, titled "Sleep on the Floo...

The Soundtrack of our Lives

The Soundtrack of our Lives

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Author Victor Hugo once wrote, "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." Music of all kinds impacts people, makes them feel on a deeper level. Certain sounds heighten experiences, certain melodies convey emotions that connect souls, like the stars in...

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Jessica Cedillo, Photographer
May 1, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

On April 23, 2016 the wait for Beyonce’s most anticipated visual album titled “Lemonade,” was finally released. In all honestly I was never a fan of her work. Yes, I agreed she was incredibly beautiful, but I never understood what all the hype her fans had towards her was about. Her album was...

Prince: A Monarch In Music

Prince: A Monarch In Music

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Music, Showcase

On April 21st, 2o16, the legendary musician Prince left this world at the age of 57. "A strong spirit transcends rules," he once said. Although many are mourning the loss of such an influential artist, it is evident Prince's strong spirit transcends mortality. Prince was an original artist who implemented...

Mike’s Jukebox: Hosono House by Haruomi Hosono

Mike’s Jukebox: Hosono House by Haruomi Hosono

Michael Hill, Music Editor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Haruomi Hosono's Hosono House is the natural remedy that could cure any major mental disease, or at least provide the necessary motivation for said cure. It blends euphoria and love in to a calming concoction, leaving the listener with a steady mind and spirit. This is such a significant feat not just...

Dynamic Duos in Dream Pop

Dynamic Duos in Dream Pop

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
April 5, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Dream pop has existed since the 1980's, but only recently has it made a great comeback in music. The style is characterized by its dream-like and ethereal sound, but a current trend in the genre is slowly emerging. Most dream pop bands today consist of two people, usually a guy and a girl, who collaborate...

Album Review: Untitled Unmastered

Album Review: Untitled Unmastered

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Music

  “Untitled Unmastered,” an Extended Play by none other than Kendrick Lamar, was released on March 4, 2016. The songs are all untitled but numbered and dated according to the day they were created. The EP itself has reached number one on Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in less than thirty days....

Peeling Back The Music

Peeling Back The Music

Michael Hill, Music Editor
March 31, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

John Peel contributed to the music industry in an inconceivable amount of ways. He spearheaded unheard artists in to new and unsaturated genres by being a BBC disk jockey. Peel continued to stream artists to the general public and music enthusiasts alike through out his 37 year career which ended with...

The Tide of Synthwave

The Tide of Synthwave

Michael Hill, Music Editor
March 24, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Since the early 2000's, a plethora of artists are embracing Synthwave with open arms in hopes of capturing the nostalgia of 80's New Wave. It's heavily inspired by 80's movie soundtracks such as John Carpenter's The Thing and Bladerunner along with numerous bands such as Depeche Mode and New Orde...

Title: Tidal

Title: Tidal

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Music

    The release of Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo,” introduced listeners to a new streaming service called Tidal. But was is Tidal?   Tidal claims to be “the first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial, expertl...

Mike’s Jukebox: Folksinger by Dave Van Ronk

Mike’s Jukebox: Folksinger by Dave Van Ronk

March 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Music

Dave Van Ronk is the quintessential folk artist of the last century. His guitar work and gravely voice laid the foundation for many other folk artists in the 60's such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Phil Ochs. Ronk and his thundering Guild Jumbo F-50r were always reckoned with due to Ronk always commandeering...

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