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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...

Kendrick and politics

Kendrick and politics

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Music

Kendrick Lamar recently released his brand new album: DAMN. The critically acclaimed rapper, is like no other. He’s really more than a rapper, he’s a storyteller. DAMN.  is written from the perspective of a Kendrick Lamar who grew up without a father to guide him away from the sinful temptation...

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...

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 ...

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