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First person experience: Mayday Parade concert is a night to remember

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer “And I swear that you don’t have to go…” Those words will be forever echoing in my ears after last night – the night I had been waiting over four months for, the night that was filled with bright lights, loud music and screaming fans. The night I saw Mayday Parade. Mayday Parade is a pop punk band that formed in 2005 that originates from Tallahassee, Fla. They... 

Cummins brings evening of delights

Cummins brings evening of delights
Danielle Cummins plays “Greensleeves (What Child is This)” after the performance of the La Mer Duo with Nicodemus Maracut on piano in Morgan Auditorium Saturday. Cummins was excited to have played one of her original compositions during the performance titled “Crystal Cove,” written last month. Cummins ended “Greensleeves” by announcing, “Christmas is coming.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda. Rachel... 

Vocalists, pianists serenade La Verne

Alana Glenn Staff Writer An evening of talented vocal and piano performers at the University of La Verne showcased 12 of its applied music students for the year’s first student recital last Friday. Among the performers came those of vocal and instrumental talents. “It was nice to see such an array of talent tonight with great piano performances and singers,” junior environmental biology major... 

East comes to West

East comes to West
Giselle Garcia and the rest of the UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble perform at Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College on Saturday. The Ensemble brought some of its performers, including members from the band, choir and dancers. / photo by Stephanie Ball  Read More →

Music Review: Lavigne’s new album ‘wasn’t good enough for her’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Canadian pop star and “punk princess” Avril Lavigne released her self-titled fifth studio album last week. For Lavigne, the album presents a return to the upbeat teen pop for which she is famous. But for this reporter, the new Lavigne album is, among other things, a nostalgic trip back to 2003 and her debut album, “Let Go.” “Sk8er Boi” reached number 10 on the... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals
Grace Zhao rehearses for the “Peace in the Heart of War” faculty recital, which was held Sunday. Zhao played piano alongside tenor Jonathan Mack and soprano Carol Stephenson with Kristy Morrell on French horn. / photo by Sarah Golden Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A faculty recital found “Peace in the Heart of War” with selected works from English composer and war pacifist Benjamin Britten Sunday... 

Concert Review: Hunx brings the Punx to Los Angeles

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor San Francisco based punk band Hunx and His Punx performed for 200 people in Los Angeles last Thursday. The group consisting of drummer Erin Emslie, bassist and vocalist Shannon Shaw and guitarist and vocalist Seth Bogart, who goes by the stage name Hunx, played to promote of their newest album, “Street Punk,” an energetic, angry addition to their discography. As guests... 

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause
The Beach Boys tribute band Catch A Wave gives the Sundays at the Morgan concert series a blast from the past this weekend. The 1960s Southern California surf sound blasted through the speakers courtesy of lead singer Joel Dalton, bassist Glenn Henry, lead guitarist Richard Gibson, rhythm guitarist Chris Hillard and drummer Gene Martin. Catch a Wave has traveled all over the world, including headlining... 

Concert Review: Best Coast makes waves

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Fashionable hopeful fans waited outside of Amoeba Music to see Los Angeles-based indie rock band Best Coast on Tuesday in Hollywood. Playing a free show to promote their new EP, “Fade Away,” fans of the duo waited in line for several hours outside of the record store to see Best Coast. Separated into different aisles of CDs and anticipating the presence of singer Bethany... 
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