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Ravelers bring back classic rock

Ravelers bring back classic rock
Guitarist Martie Echito and guitarist/lead singer Hai Muradian of the Ravelers perform in Morgan Auditorium Friday. The group has two other members, Pat Naish on guitar/vocals and Rob Haerr on drums. The group has been playing for 25 years and just came out with a new album, “Ravelers II.” / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Twenty-five years of playing together has not hindered... 

Audience gets into the Irish spirit

Audience gets into the Irish spirit
Adjunct Professor of Music Michael Ryan performs at the “Spirit of Ireland Concert: An Evening of Music, Song and Dance” Saturday. The night featured the band Craic Haus, who joined him in playing traditional and contemporary Irish songs. / photo by Christopher Mora Katie Madden Arts Editor The sounds of lively and traditional Irish tunes filled Morgan Auditorium as Michael Ryan and Friends presented... 

Concert Review: ‘Cold War Kids’ rock indie in O.C.

Katie Madden Arts Editor Long Beach indie rock group Cold War Kids performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana last Thursday. The show began as the openers, LA.-based Superhumanoids took the stage. Their lush electronic and experimental sound, paired with the lead singer, Sarah Chernoff’s ethereal voice put the audience into a dreamy, blissful state. However, when the band asked the audience if they... 

Country gets its turn in the Lavernapalooza spotlight

Karla Rendon Staff Writer LaVernapalooza is an annual concert event that offers students the chance to see their favorite artists perform. Past concerts have each been different by having groups of diverse musical genres. Previous acts included Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, LMFAO and J. Cole. But on Jan. 16, the ASULV Facebook page surprised students by announcing that the 4th annual LaVernapalooza will... 

Musicians display classical talents

Musicians display classical talents
Grace Xia Zhao, piano, and Karmen Suter, flute, play “Airs de Ballet d’ Ascanio,” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, for the “Songs of Remembrance” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Performers played a collection of classical music pieces to fit the theme. / photo by Jessica Harsen Mariela Patron Staff Writer Classical sonatas and German music captivated an audience Sunday in Morgan Auditorium... 

Guitar trio prefers to play with the ‘Blondes’

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Taking inspiration from the Marilyn Monroe movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” three gentlemen, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet performed their show titled “Blondes Prefer Gentlemen” in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday. The gentlemen were Roberto Catalano, a music professor at the University of La Verne; Sean Hagstorm; and Sean Longstreet, a graduate of the University... 

Guitar practice

Guitar practice
A week before their class recital, Stuart Stoddard and junior music major Ernie Reyes practice a duet for instructor Michael Ryan in Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. The class of 14 students will perform songs together next Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

A ‘Night in Rio’ to never forget

A 'Night in Rio’ to never forget
Michael Ryan, adjunct professor of music, brought together a group of peers who share a common interest in Brazilian music. Michael Ryan and Friends perform “Night in Rio” Nov. 17 in Morgan Auditorium. Michael Ryan, Adam Kaplan, Garret Wolfe, Ken Soderland, Ben Moss, and Hai Muradian play “Chega De Saudade” by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1958), a title roughly translated from Portuguese as “Enough... 

Music Review: ‘¡Dos!’ gives pop-punk trilogy a second chance

Alex Forbess Editorial Director Green Day, are they here right now? Even before lead guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong had a breakdown during the iHeartRadio Festival, the band seems to be drifting from its core values. When “¡Uno!” was released on Sept. 25, it had some great song, maybe one, but overall, it was a disappointing album to start off their trilogy. Now Green Day is faced with another... 

The Rose Trio blossoms on stage

The Rose Trio blossoms on stage
Rose Trio members Sarah Wallin Huff, Irene Shiao and Danielle Rosaria Cummins get in a quick rehearsal before their show in Morgan Auditorium on Friday. The Rose Trio has a wide repertoire, ranging from Delius and Debussy to Vivaldi and Bach. / photo by Ryan Gann Erica Maurice Staff Writer The Rose Trio filled Morgan Auditorium with melodic music Nov. 8. The trio consists of three violinists: Sarah... 
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