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Concert Review: Beach Goth expands its diversity

Karla Rendon News Editor Orange County-based psych band The Growlers hosted their fourth annual Beach Goth Party Saturday and Sunday, drawing thousands of fans with more than 50 performers and three stages at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The Observatory’s parking lot was transformed into a Halloween wonderland with a gigantic paper mache skeleton hand, pill-shaped and marijuana leaf-shaped piñatas... 

Ford talks life on the road

Celene Vargas Arts Editor Andrew Ford, electric bass instructor and music business professor, is set to release an EP called “Soul on the Latin Side” around February, after years of playing for other artists while also producing and composing. The EP will have about five songs that mix soul music with Latin styles and feature guest musicians and vocalists. “I was never interested in doing this... 

Concert Review: Albert Hammond Jr. comes alive

Karla Rendon News Editor Albert Hammond Jr. played a sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles Wednesday, with the venue reaching maximum capacity at 600. The line to enter began around 5 p.m. with eager fans patiently waiting outside the hip venue and many fans proudly displaying their best Strokes-related merchandise; an ode to Hammond since he also serves as rhythm guitarist for the... 

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet
Award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, accompanied by pianist Gayle Serdan and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet performed well-known jazz and R&B songs, along with Kosins’ original compositions during Sundays at the Morgan. Kosins and the band explored a variety of genres from the up-tempo bossa nova to the mellow songs of Curtis Mayfield. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Camila Rios Staff... 

Music enlivens Claremont Village

Music enlivens Claremont Village
The J.Grizz band rocks out on the sidewalk on Second Street and Yale as audience members listen during Claremont’s Friday Night Live event. Band members James Scheibe on lead guitar and John “JGrizz” Piscopo on lead vocals/guitar play the set as a small crowd forms around them. The Friday Nights Live event will continue every Friday from 6- 9 p.m. until Oct. 30. / photo by Terrence Lewis Taylor... 

Choir director returns to classroom

Choir director returns to classroom
Entering her 17th year of teaching and conducting choirs, Irene Messoloras is starting her first year as director of the University of La Verne Choir. Originally from western New York, Messoloras worked with professional choirs for two years. After receiving her DMA from UCLA in 2008, Messoloras said over those two years she missed the experience of starting with a group from scratch, ultimately deciding... 

Album Review: Beirut’s ‘No No No’ displays new sound

Arielle Torrez Staff Writer New Mexico based band, Beirut, released its long anticipated album “No No No” Sept. 11. “No No No” is Beirut’s fourth album. The last album “The Rip Tide” was released in 2011, leaving fans eager for new tunes. The band consists of singer Zach Condon, drummer Nick Petree, bassist Paul Collins, trumpeter Kyle Resnick, trombonist Ben Lanz, pianist Aaron Arntz... 

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series

Eastern sounds open Sundays at the Morgan series
Yukiko Matsuyama rehearses the same set repeatedly for the East Meets West World Music Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Matsuyama practices her koto while the Koto Yuki Band coordinates with her as the stage is being set. All ticket donations for the Sundays at the Morgan concerts go toward music scholarships at the University of La Verne. / photo by Terrence Lewis Celene Vargas Arts Editor The... 

Album Review: Shannon and the Clams clam up

Karla Rendon News Editor Oakland-based rock and roll band Shannon and the Clams released their fourth album “Gone By the Dawn” Tuesday with a more mature effort. The trio – consisting of singer/bassist Shannon Shaw, singer/guitarist Cody Blanchard and singer/drummer Nate Mahan – has been known for its take on a unique sound fusing harsh punk aggression with soft doo-wop lightheartedness. The... 

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert
Cellist Rick Mooney accompanies the La Verne Chamber Singers in a concert in Morgan Auditorium that was a culmination of choral music that professor of music Kathy Lamkin taught in her classes during her 34 years at the University of La Verne. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Kathy Lamkin, professor of music, was honored for her 34 years of service at the University of... 
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