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Music Review: Teen prodigy humble in ‘Heroine’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Youth and talent make for a particularly volatile combination in the music industry, as critics and fans can trace an artist’s musical development, and by extension personal maturation, from the point of discovery to that first Grammy and beyond. But some young artists ride a wave of celebrity to an early peak of notoriety before skidding and crashing on the rocks of train... 

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson conducts 3rd St. Sound, La Verne’s new barbershop chorus, as it rehearses “Orange Colored Sky” Monday in the Chapel. Masters of Harmony president Ron Andreas and vice president Joe D’Amore gave the chorus a $500 grant from the internationally known a cappella organization. / photo by Helen Arase Cody Luk Staff Writer Every Monday evening the harmony... 

Cleveland entertains, organ style

Cleveland entertains, organ style
Douglas Cleveland performed at the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College on Sunday. Cleveland opened the performance with “Preludium in G Major” by Nicolaus Bruhns. He teaches organ at the University of Washington. / photo by Ryan Gann  Read More →

Music Review: Fall releases outshine summer hits

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer With the summer there came a noticeable lull in noteworthy music releases, forcing critics to dig deep for something to talk about. In hindsight, the summer lull was an indicator of big things to come in the world of music. That thing was the month of September. With fresh offerings from the Arctic Monkeys, Motorhead, Avicii, Placebo, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake and... 

Peppers bring Beatles back to life

Peppers bring Beatles back to life
Sgt. Peppers, a Beatles tribute band, performed Tuesday night on the Davenport Dining Hall patio and played a variety of the Beatles’ hits such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Hey Jude.” Dan Carson imitates Paul McCartney, David Kaufman plays George Harrison, Jim Laspesa is Ringo Starr and Don Mendonca portrays John Lennon. Police stopped the show early due to noise... 

Lee ‘Delights’ patrons with universal classics

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The lights dimmed and conversations halted as Genevieve Feiwen Lee took center stage at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College for her “Keyboard Delights” concert on Saturday evening. Lee began the concert by performing the Sixth Prelude from “L’Art de toucher le Clavecin” and Huitieme Ordre in B from “Pièces de Clavecin,” both by François Couperin, on the... 

Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 

Music Review: Riot grrrl pioneer adapts in ‘Run Fast’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer As musicians make the ascent from basements to bars, from smoky clubs to raucous concert halls and from talented expressers to exemplary leaders, they amass a catalogue of sound that spans and defines a generation. But there comes a time in every musician’s career when they must sift through the sounds that defined them and choose between a newer, progressive style, or... 

Music Review: Unexpected sounds from Arctic Monkeys on “AM”

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Fans of Arctic Monkeys are in for a surprise as their highly anticipated fifth album, “AM,” steers away from the quirky indie beat sound that skyrocketed the band as one of the post-punk revival heavyweights. Shifting towards a more serious record, the band has matured with their sound as well as their looks (i.e: frontman Alex Turner going from indie heartthrob to... 

Guitar group hits the right chords

Guitar group hits the right chords
Teresa Piccirillo, a sophomore liberal studies major, and the rest of the La Verne Guitar Ensemble perform the song “Spring,” composed by senior music major Angie Osorio, Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Adjunct Professor of Music Michael Ryan directed the performance that showcased the pieces students learned and prepared during the semester. / photo by Ryan Gann Christian Garay Staff Writer Showcasing... 
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