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On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Rock and metal may seem all but absent from mainstream music these days, but their influence remains everywhere. Metal, in particular, owes its rise and transformation to a few key bands - one of which is definitely Black Sabbath. With "Paranoid," the career of the band Black Sabbath really took off as...

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

The summer of 1967 is legendary in the history of music's development. The several short months in that "Summer of Love" defined the sound of a generation, as from that year's incredible journey through music came classics that showed the maturing of some of the decade's strongest bands. One such band,...

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

On September 12 in 1975, Pink Floyd released its seventh album, "Wish You Were Here." After already reaching worldwide fame for the milestone album, "Dark Side of the Moon," this album became another classic in its own right within the band's long list of work. You may only know this album, or "Dark...

5 standout albums dropping this week

5 standout albums dropping this week

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

If you're ready for the release of fresh albums this Friday, here are a few standout drops that we are looking forward to sampling.Willie Nelson - "My Way"This will be Nelson's 68th studio album and he is still going strong. "My Way" was announced as a collection of songs associated with Frank Sinatra, an insp...

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Julia Maldonado

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It’s time to crack open the books once again and get back into the groove of things. Take some time to reflect on how great the summer was with these two albums.Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” is the perfect blend of upbeat music and slower songs. “24k Magic” is a staple ...

Growing the music industry

Growing the music industry

Rylee Pedotti

November 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Considering the average American listens to four hours of music daily, it's no surprise the music industry has seen an ever-steady increase in its celebrity. However, listeners still overlook their role as the primary sponsors of a global mega-market.According to the International Federation of the Phon...

California bands: 2016 record releases

California bands: 2016 record releases

Matthew Manfredi

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If someone wants to consider themselves a fan of heavier or alternative music and is sick of hearing about the Billboard top releases, Hollywood hits and the ongoing discussion of Kanye West, rest assured they're not alone. Much like Chico, cities all over the Golden State are riddled with an undergr...

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