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Concert Review: Cymbals Eat Guitars gives Troubador dream show

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor It was 9:45 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard when New York-based Cymbals Eat Guitars begins to play at the Troubadour on Sept. 19. Joseph D’Agostino, 20, fronts the band, putting on what he claims to be their best performance. The venue is old with eroding concrete walls. The staircase leading to a bands only lounge can scarcely hold itself up. Even so, this doesn’t seem... 

Concert Review: The Kids get up again

Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer The ‘90s died in 2005, as devastated fans learned that the Get Up Kids were calling it quits putting to rest 10 years work as a band. Now, after over four years of being on hiatus, the Get Up Kids have reunited and rocked the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday night, headlining once again, gaining a positive response from the crowd with an energetic live set. Hailing... 

Gothold picks up the choir baton once again

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer Coming out of retirement, Stephen Gothold is taking back his position as the choral director for the University of La Verne. Many students are happy to see his face again, but frustrated that the University has brought through numerous directors in such a short amount of time. The previous director, Todd J. Harper was unable to come back this year and left the University... 

Music Review: 'Jukebox' doesn't play a hit

Marla Bahloul Staff Writer Priscilla Renea’s sophomore album, “Jukebox,” proves to be just that. A sophomore attempt at pop. The album seems most appropriate for a children’s network with songs like, “Bacon ‘n’ Eggs” and “Mr. Workabee.” “I’ll do whatever it takes to keep a smile on your face, even if it means making you bacon and eggs,” Renea sings. “Jukebox” seems to... 

Concert Review: Irish mania hits the Greek Theater

Marla Bahloul Staff Writer Coming all the way from Ireland, Flogging Molly headlined the Saturday night show at the Greek Theater at 7 p.m. The nearly sold out venue hosted Fitz & the Tantrums and Hepcat to open up for them. There was no room for sleep in the Los Feliz agenda as the performances manifested neighboring homes. “Los Angeles, we are Fitz & the Tantrums,” Noel Scaggs said. Scaggs,... 

Films inspire Saint Motel

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Film schools are usually expected to turn out future directors, but the band Saint Motel prove the makings of musical genius can be hidden among reels of film. Unlike most musical groups who began in a garage and prayed on the hopes of musical genius, a few misfits who stumbled into each other founded Saint Motel. The band is composed of A.J. Jackson... 
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Rockabilly group takes Fair to the '50s

Rockabilly group takes Fair to the '50s
Lead singer Ismael Loza and bass player Julian Johnson of the band Jonny Come Lately play rockabilly reminiscent of the 1950s to get fair goers moving. The band plays original songs, as well as covers of songs by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Stray Cats and Sublime. / photo by Christopher Guzman Marla Bahloul Staff Writer Local rockabilly band Jonny Come Lately performed this Labor Day weekend... 
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