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The Revival of Irvine Meadows

The Revival of Irvine Meadows

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

March 21, 2017

  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

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

  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

   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

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

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 ...

February Coffee Night

February Coffee Night

Ethan Simons, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

On February 10th El Modena hosted one of its popular coffee nights. The theme of this particular event was Valentine decorations due to Valentine’s day being right around the corner.     The show was entertaining and the audience was lively-- and large as well. A loud applause accompa...

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

February 8, 2017

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...

The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers and the City Club

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 31, 2017

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

City of Michael: The Story of an LA Influencer

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

January 28, 2017

Frontline: When did you start your YouTube channel 'City of Michael'? Michael Korte: I started my Youtube channel when I moved to Los Angeles two years ago. With the most pure of intentions, I wanted to be creating original, creative content...it started with just one subscriber...whom most likely was...

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor

January 20, 2017

Donald Glover and Childish Gambino have both taken over so many aspects of the entertainment industry, and they’re the same person. Whether you’re a fan of Glover’s acting or his musical pseudonym, Gambino, there’s no sign of his success in either industry ceasing. Donald Glover among other things, is a writ...

Vanguard Percussion Ensemble

Vanguard Percussion Ensemble

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor

January 19, 2017

Vanguards are high school students who attend El Modena High School.   Percussion is defined by Google as, “musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.”  ...

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