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Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Music

How is it that iconic female musicians like Cher, Nina Simone, and Stevie Nicks, among many more, have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?   On the 2016 list of nominations for the 2017 Rock Hall, there were only two female nominees, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan. All of the i...

History Made at BBMAs

History Made at BBMAs

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Billboard Music Awards of 2017 brought in many outstanding artists who accomplished numerous achievements over the past year. This year was the first time ever an artist under the genre of K-pop was nominated and invited to the music awards. BTS, a South Korean K-pop group, was revealed to have...

Let’s run around you now and let it fall apart

Let’s run around you now and let it fall apart

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

   Chris Cornell embodied the Seattle grunge scene through his role as a vocalist and guitar player in the bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, yet sadly departed in the midst of his continuously prosperous music career by hanging himself in a Detroit Hotel Room at the age of fifty...

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 Review

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
May 15, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, released their newest “Awesome Mix”, another collection of classic (mostly) 70’s songs, ranging from pop to funk. The first Awesome Mix had hits such as “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum, and “Ain’t No Mountain...

VPE Takes Home the Gold

VPE Takes Home the Gold

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

On April 22nd, Vanguard Percussion Ensemble (VPE) performed at Martin Luther King High School for their ADLA semi-finals competition. They continued on to finals with a total score of 85.80 out of 100 and first in all categories.   It was the first time that this group continued into finals afte...

Heartworms: An album review

Heartworms: An album review

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
April 11, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

  The Shins fifth studio album, “Heartworms”, is the band’s first album in five years. After undergoing some member changes, Mercer and crew put together something that Mercer says is closer to the Shin’s original sound than their previous work, “Port of Morrow.” The album itself...

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...

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 ...

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...

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