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Left to right, guitarist Sam Wong, vocalists Susana Correa Avila Robb, Alexis Ong and Demondra Martin and drummer Reese Villafranca. The three vocalists move around onstage as they perform at KCSCs Goblin Gala. Taken by Ariana Powell, Oct. 28.

Night of the living bands: A spooky night to remember

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 17, 2022

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m., a disco ball twirled above the room, refracting multi-colored lights, adding depth to the music that crept through the slightly offset speakers. Walking into the room,...

The cover of the album, Nevermind by Nirvana. Image courtesy of DGC Records.

On This Day: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” makes alternative rock history

Natalie Hanson // September 24, 2018

If I tell you that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is 27 this year, does that make you feel ancient yet? That's right, it's been 27 years today since "Nevermind" made its entrance in 1991. The music industry...

The cover of Arcade Fires album The Suburbs.

Playlist: 9 throwback tracks for your indie rock fix

Natalie Hanson // September 10, 2018

Why not break into September with the accompaniment of some throwback indie alternative tracks? Here are some of our picks, either as an introduction to some well-known artists of the genre or if you're...

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios // April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the...

Album art for A Head Full of Dreams. Photo credit: Pitchfork.

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining...

Jack Knight, Ave Grave, Russell Rabut and David Friendlander perform passionately at 1078 Gallery on Friday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Local singer-songwriters dazzle at 1078 gallery

Jake Hutchison // September 21, 2014

Though local artist Ave Grave opened the show Friday at 1078 Gallery while donning a skeleton costume, he ultimately drew the attention of the audience with his smooth, powerful vocals and comedic charm....

Jon Mess screams during Dance Gavin Dances Friday night performance at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Ashiah Scharaga // March 29, 2014

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't...

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