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Music Review: Blink-182 reflects on maturity

Lauren Creiman News Editor Blink-182 joined numerous bands in the quest back into music with the end of its six-year self-imposed hiatus and the release of its sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods.” The issues that drove the Southern California pop-punk band apart were set aside in the wake of a 2008 plane crash in which drummer Travis Barker was one of two survivors and remained in the hospital... 

Music Review: Have the Chili Peppers lost their sizzle?

Julian Burrell Staff Writer After a five year self-imposed exile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their return to music with their 10th studio album, “I’m With You.” While die-hard fans of the band are no doubt excited to see the funk rockers from Southern California make their return, the Chili Peppers latest unfortunately comes off as a scatterbrained mess of ideas that is not quite sure... 

Music Review: Screaming is alarming

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer One of Britain’s most popular metal bands Bring Me the Horizon has released its third album “There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret” earlier this month with Epitaph Records. The band is made up of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and rhythm guitarist/keyboardist... 

Music Review: Sister Hazel shows country soul

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Sister Hazel’s new CD “Heartland Highway” is a mixture of soft-rock ballads and toe tapping country songs. The Gainesville, Fla., natives – vocalist Ken Block, guitarist/vocalist Drew Cope­land, lead guitarist Ryan Newell, drummer Mark Trojanowski and bassist Jett Beres – are set to release their eighth studio album on Oct 12. “Stay a While,” their first single,... 

Music Review: For Lynch, going solo is all you need

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer To say that Keith Lynch is the man behind the music of Unknown Component is an understatement. Lynch is the band’s only member; he writes the lyrics, plays all the instruments, records the vocals, mixes and masters the CDs and releases and promotes them himself. Lynch will release his latest album “The Infinite Definitive” Oct. 12. To date, the project consists of... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Music Review: Weatherbox stands out at The Wire

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor A majority of Upland missed out on one of the best shows at The Wire venue in the downtown area on Thursday, Feb 4. Experimental rockers Weatherbox proved how satisfying it is to see a band with this much talent and individuality. Weatherbox, who hails from San Diego, stems from the mind of Brian Warren. With a reputation of flaky band rotation, Warren recruited three... 
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