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Dave Trautz discovers a new sound

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor Establishing a folk music sound is not an easy task, but artist Dave Trautz is beginning to find his voice through his passion and honesty in his first double solo release, “Good News” and “Saviors.” “I wasn’t really any good at being a musician so much, but I was pretty decent at writing and giving orders,” Trautz said. Released on his website for free... 

Chamber Music class provides entertainment

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Sounds of the Americas were heard last Friday afternoon in the University Chapel as the Chamber Music class provided entertainment from vocal to instrumental performances as part of their Spring recital. The performance, hosted by the ULV Music Department and music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, featured an array of selections that involved the students and some faculty members... 

Claremont Orchestra pays tribute to Lamkin in concert

Michael Shather Staff Writer The sounds of classical music filled the evening air, beckoning crowds to the source. The Claremont Colleges came together in a joint music program Saturday to bid farewell to acclaimed conductor Michael Lamkin at the Garrison Theater. The program was a tribute to Lamkin, who has served the colleges for more than 10 years as a teacher and concert conductor. Lamkin, who... 

Concert Review: Heartstop brings pop sound to ULV

Michael Phillips Staff Writer If you thought your heart could only stop when you sneeze or die, you’ve never heard Heartstop. About 40 students gathered in the Campus Center Wednesday night to watch the local band perform songs from its EP “Moments.” Heartstop is an unsigned Los Angeles-based rock band; the members include guitarist Matt Sellers , guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Jake Hawkes,... 

Crime in Stereo singer discusses life on tour

Crime in Stereo singer discusses life on tour
Kristian Hallbert, the singer for Crime in Stereo, a punk-rock/hardcore band, speaks about the group’s current world tour and its future plans. Crime in Stereo headlined at Chain Reaction on Tuesday. The band recently released its fourth album, “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone,” in February. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Carly Hill News Editor Before a show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim,... 

Music Review: K Sera introduces addictive sound

Samantha Sincock Copy Editor Sacramento is home to a variety of music genres being one of the most diverse music scenes in the nation and has produced yet another group worthy of greatness. K Sera has taken the sounds of music on a theatrical roller coaster with their short but captivating EP, “Me Before Women and Children.” The journey began as a solo project headed by singer and guitar player... 

The Wonder Years talk progress

The Wonder Years talk progress
Rocking out with the locals Wednesday night, Dan “Soupy” Campbell of the Wonder Years performed as the headliners at Chain Reaction in Anaheim along with three other bands, The Fireship, A Shipwreck a Castaway, and Revenge on the Rocks. The Wonder Years’ next show is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Crossing in Palmdale. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor There is no better... 

Music Review: On Being Human shines with debut

Samantha Sincock Copy Editor Ever wonder what John Williams’ music would have sounded like if he had picked the path of rocker and not composer? Well, ponder no more for a band reminiscent of the famous directors’ muse has released their debut album that will keep you listening for more. The Murieta, Calif., based group On Being Human has taken ambient rock to a new level with their album “To... 

Claremont recital evokes emotion

Claremont recital evokes emotion
Rachel Huang and Tatiana Thibodeaux performed a violin and piano duet for a faculty recital Saturday at the Boone Recital Hall in Scripps College in Claremont. With Huang on violin and Thibodeaux on piano, the two performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sonata in A Major,” a piece dedicated by Beethoven to Rodolphe Kreutzer, who was widely considered the finest violinist of his day. / photo by Christopher... 

Music Review: One for the Team hits an indie pop home run

Mark Vidal Editorial Director If you listen to “I’ve Been Here So Long” just once, I guarantee you will tap your foot, bob your head and then press repeat. One For The Team is a relatively new indie rock/pop band started in 2006, but is already promoting its junior full-length album, “Ghosts,” which offers a sound suitable for the 80s junkie and the underground rock enthusiast. As a mix of... 
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