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MTV EMA 2013

MTV EMA 2013

Natalie Zapoteco, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

This year the 20th EMAs will be hosted in Amsterdam at the new Ziggo-Dome. The EMAs, however, will air worldwide and will be available to US viewers on MTV this Sunday, November 9 at 7pm. The EMAs bring together musical artists from around the world, including China, Sweden, Morocco, Poland, Korea, the...

Turn the Music Up

Turn the Music Up

Raymond Pelayo, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013

Let’s see what the music inside your iPod says about you. Everyone has heard the saying, “You are what you eat” and we all give a jolly good laugh when someone says this but what if we apply to this to our music preferences? I mean, this is a very serious matter that not only affects us as individuals...

The Manifestation of Music Martyrs

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

  Music martyrs are not in great quantity. With that said, the suicides that are presented in this article are a few that can be interpreted as deaths/turmoil similar to a martyr's one. The artist's content will also come into play as vital evidence to present inner troubles. The term “Martyr...

Musical Teachers

Musical Teachers

Megan Cox, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

El Modena’s very own Mr. Benner is not only a witty history teacher, but also a groovy musician. Currently a keyboard master in the band Vinyl Groove, Benner began playing the piano at age 16 and hasn’t been able to stop since. He spends about three hours every Saturday writing and playing music....

Lasting Impressions on Earth

Lasting Impressions on Earth

Jenevieve Haug, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

On Sunday, October 27, the world lost one of the most influential musicians possibly ever. Without Lou Reed, born Lewis Allan Reed, many of the greatest genres of music would have never been born. He left one of the biggest marks on a young Julian Casablancas, lead singer of the Strokes, who learned...

Musician Spotlight: Nataly Dawn

October 24, 2013

  Who would better harmonize with folk music other than Nataly Dawn? A few, but Dawn is capable of holding her own in a genre that fits her content perfectly. Dawn grew up in Europe as the daughter of missionaries. Europe is full of culture, which would later on influence her music. When Daw...

Jake Bugg: Slumville Millionaire

Jake Bugg: Slumville Millionaire

Jenevieve Haug, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

Jake Edwin Kennedy, better known as Jake Bugg, was born on the 28th of February 1994 in Nottingham, England. 19 years later, his music has been compared to Bob Dylan, Oasis, and the Rolling Stones. With a new album just around the corner, this kid has a grand weight on his shoulders and a ton of potential. ...

When I say Odd, You Say Future

When I say Odd, You Say Future

Raymond Pelayo, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

When will the revolution in the rap world set forth by the hip-hop collective Odd Future end? The group of hipster, skateboard fanatic, rappers who dub themselves Odd Future or if one prefers their whole title, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), first appeared on the scene in 2008 when they...

Musical Profile: Jack White

Musical Profile: Jack White

Megan Cox, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Born July 9 of 1975, Jack White is an eccentric American musician and often ranked as one of the best guitarists yet. In addition to guitar, White is a songwriter, singer, record producer, occasional actor, and plays many different instruments. He is best known for his band The White Stripes accompanied...

Becky from the Block

Becky from the Block

Hannah Sutherland, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

For most rap artists fresh on the music scene, their most instinctive strategy to draw attention to themselves is to put their roots in the background and assimilate to the cliché hip-hop persona. But not for sixteen year-old rapper Becky Gomez, known as Becky G, whose entire career thus far has been...

The Beat of the Heart

The Beat of the Heart

Raymond Pelayo, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Listen to any song and one can’t help but ask, what holds the music all together? Ask junior, Jonathon Chavez, and he will say, the drums. “The drums, to me, are the backbone to the music, all other aspects build themselves from that one instrument,” Chavez explains. And for that very reason...

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