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Concert Review: Beirut gets a taste of L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor The repulsive smell of a blunt being passed around by four people sitting in front of me on the north terrace didn’t put a damper on the circus-like performance that was delivered by Beirut. The inconsistent sprinkles of rain in 66 degree weather at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the outdoor Greek Theatre added to the challenge of attempting to enjoy the night without any... 

Concert series expresses nostalgia

Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor The Friday Noon Concert greeted eager listeners like an early evening breeze after a warm day with Rachel V. Huang, adjunct professor of music at Scripps, on violin and Paul R. Bishop, Scripps performance staff, on piano. At 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, the Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College Performing Arts Center welcomed about 50 people to luxuriate in the pleasure of Johann... 

Music Review: Blink-182 reflects on maturity

Lauren Creiman News Editor Blink-182 joined numerous bands in the quest back into music with the end of its six-year self-imposed hiatus and the release of its sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods.” The issues that drove the Southern California pop-punk band apart were set aside in the wake of a 2008 plane crash in which drummer Travis Barker was one of two survivors and remained in the hospital... 

Concert kicks off noon series

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer A cantor sang the first words of the song and the ensemble of three responded in soprano and tenor voices a cappella. Last Friday, the Chant and Polyphony ensemble, featuring the Perkins Gradual, performed at Scripps College. The departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps College joined together for the fall Friday Noon Concert Series. The concert series kicked off on... 

Starpool’s music teaches ska pride

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer Students swayed and chanted to the ska rock band Starpool. On Sept. 21, the ska rock reggae band performed on the University of La Verne campus at Sneaky Park. The group of seven has been performing together since 2003 and electrified the night with their fun lyrics and lively dance moves. Although the crowd of students who attended was small, Starpool’s show was jam-packed... 

Concert Review: West London folk musicians land in Hollywood

Amanda Nieto Life Editor Laura Marling and Alessi’s Ark brought the West London folk scene to a crowd of about 200 eager fans at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Troubadour. The West London folk scene has included other similar acts such as: Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Noah and the Whale and the ever-growing popular Mumford & Sons. Alessi’s Ark started off the night with her lovely British... 

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary
Professor of Music Reed Gratz performed personal compositions in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Sunday. The concert, titled “Music Meditation – A Decade After,” attracted an audience for an evening of jazz, meditation and reflection and remembrance. / photo by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Reed Gratz, professor of music, and Gary Colby, professor of photography, collaborated... 

Concert Review: The Horrors deliver a full house at the Glass House

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor If you were deaf and relied solely on your vision, you may have mistaken the five-piece English-based band the Horrors for portraying witches dancing around a pot of boiling fog on stage for an early Halloween special at 7 p.m. Monday at the Glass House in Pomona. With slender, lanky cat-like bodies garnered in dainty crisp clothing, jumping around colorful stage lights,... 

Music Review: Have the Chili Peppers lost their sizzle?

Julian Burrell Staff Writer After a five year self-imposed exile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their return to music with their 10th studio album, “I’m With You.” While die-hard fans of the band are no doubt excited to see the funk rockers from Southern California make their return, the Chili Peppers latest unfortunately comes off as a scatterbrained mess of ideas that is not quite sure... 

FYF Festival rocks out L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Over 20,000 wayfarer sunglass-wearing punk and indie rockers gathered for an entire day’s worth of live music for the annual FYF Festival Saturday at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. “Today is the best day of summer,” was the headlining phrase that flashed on widescreens and posters that hung all across the park, advertised by Altamont... 
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