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Rockin’ seditious and sadistic exposure to hardcore

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 29, 2023

Don’t fall down, and don’t get kicked. These were the moshing tips being passed around the room to all of the punk and hard rock concert newbies. Three hardcore-type bands, Sedition, Exposure Therapy...

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,...

Neavh Lovecreek, founder of Effigy Designs, as photographed by Jen Vasquez, Oct. 15.

Common suspect: dark fantasy fashion

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 19, 2022

Common Collective, an art collective that organizes events to bring the community together and support local artists, hosted the first-ever Suspect Gala and Dark Fantasy Fashion Show on Oct. 15. The...

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

Gorillazs new album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez released Oct. 23.

Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 29, 2020

What started out as a low-commitment string of singles gradually evolved into a full-fledged album of groovy electropop on Gorillaz’s new album, “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The...

Spring Break playlist

Spring Break playlist

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

It’s been a long semester, and most of us are all too eager to take the week off for spring break. To help you get into a vacation-ready mood, listen to this playlist full of songs that are worthy of...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain

Melissa Joseph // December 9, 2019

1. Fool in the Rain - Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin’s genius riffs and lyrics in “Fool in the Rain” make it a unique and charming song that’ll make you want to dance in the rain. The...

KIDS SEE GHOSTS (Kid Cudi and Kanye West) performing at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November 2018.
Camp Flog Gnaw Instagram Photo

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Angel Ortega // April 13, 2019

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one...

Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker of MaMuse displayed their artistic talents and songs with instruments like a cello and flute Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Rayanne Painter // January 23, 2019

Celebration has been bittersweet since flames took to the town of Paradise in November. But excitement still filled the air as dutiful fans waited eagerly for musicians Jonathan Richman and MaMuse during...

The album Dark Side of the Moon contains timeless classic rock songs like Time, which is on this weeks playlist. Image from Amazon.

Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Grant Schmieding // November 5, 2018

I’m not a huge fan of the term “classic rock”—it’s too broad. There’s often much debate about what music actually belongs in this category, but here’s a list of...

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and...

By 1970, Led Zeppelin was redefining rock and roll. Led Zeppelin II was their second in a string of masterpiece albums. Image from Atlantic Records.

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

Natalie Hanson // October 23, 2018

"Led Zeppelin II" was released 49 years ago, on Oct. 22 in 1969, and it still can rock the pants off of most rock bands to this day. In the '70s, nobody could touch Led Zeppelin once they took off. After...

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