Category: Music

The Rat Hole takes you down a rabbit hole of vintage records

By Jacob Quezada Steve Jobs made history with the reveal of the iPod in 2001, and while the music industry sailed into the future, it was somehow also cast into oblivion. The days of the Walkman would be long gone, nevermind the cassette player, and you could totally forget about the vinyl record player. But

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‘Greta Van Fleet’ album is a breath of fresh air

By Stephanie Arenas Greta Van Fleet shot down my high expectations after the release of their 2019 album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” Due to the generic lyrics and repetitive sound, I was expecting a fairly disappointing album this time around. However, the opposite happened and I was left pleasantly surprised by the band’s newest

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August Burns Red satisfies fans’ need for music

By Alyssa Aldrete A metal barricade crushing your ribs. The sweat of other people seeping into your own pores. The instant push of a crowd of people screaming alongside you: these things may not be welcome in the time of COVID-19. But even if some of you cringed reading those words, I know there are

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BMTH’s “Post Human: Survival Horror” is the soundtrack to 2020

By Alyssa Aldrete About 14 years ago, British metal band Bring Me The Horizon burst onto the alternative rock scene with their MySpace-era metalcore and were met with a lot of sneers from anyone not in their target audience.  Their lyrics were vulgar, their thrash metal sound was hard for mainstream magazines to praise, and

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Nothing’s ‘The Great Dismal’ soothes the soul

By Stephanie Arenas This year has been dismal for many people across the country.  Many have gotten sick, others have lost jobs, and many feel isolated due to quarantine. Times are tough for everyone, but some have still found ways to begin appreciating the little things in life. Fans of the Philadelphia rock band Nothing

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Three creepy albums for a homemade haunt

By Stephanie Arenas With Halloween just days away, one may feel discouraged to celebrate the holiday due to COVID-19.  However, you shouldn’t feel that way, as there are plenty of other ways to celebrate. Many may watch Halloween movies or perhaps even host a Zoom party with their friends. Personally, I can’t wait to get

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Machine Gun Kelly defies the odds, wins VMA

By Kyiesha Chavez “Still in mental shock that we might get a moon man,” rapper and actor Colson Baker, otherwise known as Machine Gun Kelly, tweeted July 30 about MTV announcing this year’s Video Music Awards nominees.  What made his nomination even more special was that it was for “Best Alternative Video,” a category that

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How social distancing revolutionized Electronic Dance Music culture

Daniel Hernandez “We received word from the State and from the County that we can no longer proceed with Beyond Wonderland SoCal next weekend.” Reading that message from Insomniac was heartbreaking.  I had recently begun falling in love with going to music festivals and celebrating dance culture and I was so excited to go to

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Nothin’ but a banda thang, Snoop Dogg collaborates with Banda MS

By Silda Martinez California legend Snoop Dogg just dipped his toe into banda music by making a collab song with famous group Banda MS. The song, “Que Maldicion,” dropped April 30, giving us all a surprise we were not expecting. Snoop Dogg is known for switching between genres. He’s gone from bringing the funk to

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