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“South Side One Direction?”

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018

       The 14-member boyband,  BROCKHAMPTON,  is made up of rappers, song writers  and visual artists. Founded in Texas by Clifford Ian Simpson, or better known as Kevin Abstract, at the age of 18 in 2015. Most of the members met on an online group chat named “KanyeToThe,” a...

Brian Fallon: Sleepwalking through the sounds of New Orleans

Brian Fallon: Sleepwalking through the sounds of New Orleans

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

January 17, 2018

A raspy “hello” comes from the soulful voice of a man over a muffled phone. This former frontman of New Jersey based punk band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, answers my call amongst a hurricane of press and a never ending cycle of band rehearsals, pending the release of his second solo LP “Sleepwalkers”...

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Portland based band, "Portugal. The Man" released their latest album “Woodstock” on June 16, 2017. For their 2011 and 2013 albums, the band largely relied on an atmospheric, indie rock genre, to comfort their aimless lyrics such as “When I grow up, I wanna be a movie star or on TV.”   They ...

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Hip-Hop Bop Picasso Baby

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

“Uh, I just want a Picasso in my casa,” the beginning of the second song on “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” begins the story for one of the most artistically influenced songs hip-hop/rap has come to know.   Back in 2013, JAY Z released the cover for the eminent album, “Magna Carta… Holy...

Orange Tree Lighting

Orange Tree Lighting

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

December 11, 2017

The El Modena Chambers Choir and seniors in the El Mo Vocal Music Department performed with Orange High School’s Choir on December 3rd. The Tree Lighting is an annual ceremony in which these groups perform for hundreds of local Orange citizens. This year was the 23rd annual Tree Ligthung Ceremony,...

The Music That Defined 2017

The Music That Defined 2017

Keegan Lamb, Ashley Ramynke, and Revelstoke Sanz

December 6, 2017

Grammy Nominations 2018: Album of the Year Bruno Mars 24K Magic Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love Jay-Z 4:44 Lorde Melodrama Frontline's Prediction: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.   Top Singles: DJ Khalid Wild Thoughts Drake Passionfruit Dua Lipa New Rules Ed Sheeran Shape of You Future Mask Of...

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017

  “1984” by George Orwell was originally published in 1949. David Bowie was inspired by this book, thus releasing his song, “1984,” in “Diamond Dogs,” his 1974 album.   Bowie intended for his song to be released as part of a musical based off of George Orwell’s novel, but it ulti...

A Look Inside the City of Stars

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

A beautiful soundtrack for a beautiful movie  The 2016 drama “La La Land” is the story of two lovers who are both pursuing careers in the arts. The joyful tone is set with the first two songs, “Another Day of Sun” and “Someone in the Crowd”. These songs are the perfect start to the m...

Dancing Queen…

Dancing Queen…

Aivi Allred and Jenny Hamburg

November 1, 2017

The Broadway musical Mamma Mia was heavily influenced by the Swedish pop band named ABBA. Before the movie, the 2001 Broadway musical rocked New York leading to the 2008 movie starting Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.   With popular songs by ABBA including “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia!”,...

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017

Damaged mirror, damaged knuckles, damaged reputation for resistance to conform to societal norms. The album cover for Black Flag’s “Damaged,” shot in 1981 by photographer and sculptor Ed Colver, depicts lead singer Henry Rollins with bloody knuckles in a fist, mid-impact to a mirror. Black Flag...

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Horror Punk Genre

Horror Punk Genre

Keegan Lamb, Style Editor

October 17, 2017

The horror punk genre mixes sounds of punk rock with gothic and morbid imagery and lyrics. Its sound is very similar to deathrock or gothic rock, but is more influenced by 1950s rock with sounds of shock rock, rockabilly and metal. It is known to be more aggressive and rhythmic, a great choice of music...

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