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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... 

Fab Four play for a good cause

Fab Four play for a good cause
The tribute band Fab Four brought Beatles fans from all generations together Saturday at Chaffey High School in Ontario. Ticket sales and donations went towards World Vision and Women of Vision, two organizations dedicated to helping impoverished children throughout the world, and in the local community. / photo by Christopher Guzman Rachel Smith Staff Writer Beatles fans of all ages packed into... 

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”... 
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