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Person L gets personal with music

Person L gets personal with music
Opening up for Copeland, Person L kept the crowd moving at the Glass House in Pomona on March 5. Lead vocalist Kenny Vasoli, formerly of The Starting Line, released Person L’s first album through his own record label, Human Interest. / photo by Christopher Guzman Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor Not many people in the music business can turn heads like Kenny Vasoli. Once the lead singer of the popular... 

Concert Review: New Found Glory celebrates 10 years

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the release of New Found Glory’s self-titled album. It feels like only yesterday that I was a young junior high school student buying that album and being amazed by how catchy, fast and energetic it was; it was all so new to me. Now I am in my 20s and along with my age, my music taste has grown beyond just simple... 

Music Review: Frightened Rabbits scare up a good album

Mark Vidal Editorial Director It is comforting to know that if Arcade Fire ever splits up and takes its beautiful music with them, we will now have “The Winter of Mixed Drinks” to help carry on. The band is called Frightened Rabbit, and if you have not yet heard its unique sound – complete with vulnerable vocals fused with strings and winds, much like the great Arcade Fire – you are missing... 

Groove Session combines influences

Groove Session combines influences
Manny Sanchez, Ronnie Sanchez and Sarven Manguiat, make up the band, Groove Session. The trio comes from Ontario, where all three attended Montclair High School. The band’s music encompasses funk, rock, and jazz. Groove Session will perform Saturday in Palm Springs. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor The joy of going to a bar and listening to a good jam band may be long... 

Musikabend concert explores German culture

Musikabend concert explores German culture
Musikabend, hosted by the Scripps College German and Music Departments on Tuesday, offered an evening of German poetry and music. Closing the evening’s event, Charles W. Kamm, conductor of the Claremont Concert Choir and the Claremont Chamber Choir of the Joint Music Program, directed two pieces, “Abendlied” and “Der Abend,” by Johannes Brahms. Kamm earned a bachelor’s degree from Earlham... 

Concert Review: Manchester Orchestra sells out Troubadour

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor It is hard to believe that only three years ago Manchester Orchestra came out with a little known album called “I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child.” The album struck a chord with many people with its diverse sound of quiet guitars, rocking breakdowns, and emotional lyrics. Now the band has released their second full length album, “Mean Everything to Nothing”... 

Claremont Symphony hits all the right notes

Claremont Symphony hits all the right notes
The music of composers Carl Maria von Weber and Ludwig van Beethoven filled the air at the Garrison Theater on Saturday. / photo by Christopher Guzman Tiffany Spears Staff Writer The music of composers Carl Maria von Weber and Ludwig van Beethoven filled the air at the Garrison Theater on Saturday. During the Claremont Orchestra’s Winter Concert, performers enchanted an audience of about 120 people... 

Nico Vega shatters Glass House

Nico Vega shatters Glass House
The band Nico Vega, from Los Angeles, perform at the Glass House in Pomona on Feb. 25. The band’s lead singer, Aja Volkman, came out full of energy as the band showed its musical and vocal talents for the crowd of about 100. The band played the following day in Los Angeles for a much larger crowd which marked the final stop on its tour. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Carly Hill News Editor Sitting... 

Swellers expand through success

Swellers expand through success
Hailing from Flint, Mich., The Swellers have signed with Fueled by Ramen and are now traveling the country. Fueled by Ramen is an independent record label based in New York City dealing mostly with punk inspired rock/pop bands. Their new album, “Ups and Downsizing” focuses on our struggling economy and how to find the silver lining. The Swellers will also be touring in Eurpose during the Spring... 
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Music professor dazzles audience

Music professor dazzles audience
Yih-Mei Hu, a visiting professor at Scripps College, performed music of Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Franz Liszt as a part of the Friday Noon Concert series in Balch Auditorium on Feb. 19. Each piece was unique, including Crumb’s “Five Pieces for Piano,” which required not only the playing of the keys but the plucking of the piano strings. / photo by Christopher Guzman Carly Hill News Editor The... 
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