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Album Review: Too High To Riot

Album Review: Too High To Riot

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Music

    Queens rapper Abbas Hamad or simply Bas is rapidly making his name know with his sophomore album “Too High To Riot.” “Last Winter,” the title of his first studio album, was released on April 29, 2014 reaching 103 on the Billboard 200. He sold 3,601 copies the album’s first week. This...

Memoirs of a Coffee Night Performer

Michael Hill, Music Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Music, Showcase

  I walk in to Coffee Night and scanned the crowd. It was as hectic and enthralling as ever; nothing has changed. The crew to Coffee Night are still scattered across the cafeteria, borderline talking to other crew members. You can never get a full sentence out of them because of how fast they...

Country’s Unforgivable Tropes

Country’s Unforgivable Tropes

Michael Hill, Music Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Music

Some people seem to despise the country genre and some cannot get enough of the girls and pick-up trucks. These subjects are common occurrences within the country genre today. This is due to the fact that country and every other popular genre follow a generic formula to their respected genres. Pick-up...

Mike’s Jukebox: Closer by Joy Division

Mike’s Jukebox: Closer by Joy Division

Michael Hill, Music Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Music

Joy Division holds a place in every post-punk lover's heart, including my own. The combination of sorrow and pain that's delivered by frontman Ian Curtis is perfectly matched by the creative geniuses that compose the rest of the band. With Bernard Sumner on guitar, Steven Morris on drums, and Peter Hook...

Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Feature, Focus, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music

What defines an exciting life? According to Senior Sam Silva, it is doing what he loves. Although Silva stays true to his word, the gateway to living a life of intrigue lies not only in doing what one loves, but also learning about the interesting lives and perspectives of others. Silva lives a fascinat...

Time After Time

Time After Time

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Focus, Music

Music evolves with time, but the underlying purpose and mechanics of music will always remain universal. While today’s music possesses certain qualities that define the era, elements from the past have been implemented in our modern tunes.  Indie rock, for example, is a broad range of styles der...

Strumming at the Strings

Strumming at the Strings

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2016
Filed under Music

Frontline: What's your favorite instrument to play? Robert Guerra: My favorite instrument to play is the guitar, and I started about two and a half years ago. FL: Why do you play? What made you start? RG: I play because it relieves stress and feels good to play something mellifluous. “Un...

Underground Goes Mainstream

Underground Goes Mainstream

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Everyone has a song or a band that they have a personal connection to. They possess a private affinity for certain underground musicians. When a person finds someone else who shares that same love of the relatively obscure, it becomes a bond between them. Like an inside joke, friends revel in a song...

The Cuff: Dream to Reality

The Cuff: Dream to Reality

Jacqueline Palacios, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Focus, Media&Arts, Music

Two students here on campus along with one of their friends, John Michael, who attends a different high school, have managed to become a well known band in no more than three years. The name of this band? The Cuff. Originally junior Hunter Watts, the bassist and the vocalist of the band and junior...

Von Zimmer: Freddie’s Extra Teeth

Von Zimmer: Freddie’s Extra Teeth

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
February 2, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music, Uncategorized

Rooted in South Dakota, indie rock songwriter Von Zimmer brings a rustic sound as well as elements of punk rock in his new album "Freddie's Extra Teeth." The album's name references Freddie Mercury's refusal to remove his extra teeth in fear of losing his ability to sing high notes. The album opens with...

What Happened to El Mo Jam?

What Happened to El Mo Jam?

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
January 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, El Mo News, Music

  During the spring of 2014, guitarist Brandon Meeder thought of a brilliant idea for his senior project. He, as well as a couple other students, would put on a concert at El Modena to raise money for the school. Meeder began by seeking El Mo students he had never played with before to form the band. ...

We Can Be Heroes Forever and Ever

We Can Be Heroes Forever and Ever

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Music

  On January 8, 1947, David Robert Jones was brought into this world and would soon be known as the brilliant rock and pop legend, David Bowie. Bowie was born in Brixton, London, England where, in 1953, he would discover his passion and talents for music at Burnt Ash Junior School. Bowie started o...

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