Alternative Notes: For those about to romance, we salute you (or not)
Feb20

Alternative Notes: For those about to romance, we salute you (or not)

For many, music is a way of expression, to share your feelings and to convey a certain emotion. With Valentine’s Day approaching, music is a key factor in setting the mood of your day with your special someone. Or, if you’re spending the holiday by yourself, we’ve got you covered for that too.   For those of you who love the holiday and plan to spend it with your loved one, here are some songs curated by our staff to help you get...

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Belly Up Tavern rallies support
Dec14

Belly Up Tavern rallies support

Photos and story by: Pat Hartley From outrage to singing, from disgust to dancing from negativity to positivity, such was the seismic range of emotions at the Songs for S.O.N.G.S. (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) rally at the Belly up Tavern in Solana Beach on October 8, 2018. At stake is the fate of 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste perched in substandard canisters only 5/8 of an inch thick (approximately the...

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Alternative Notes: So, what is a groupie?
Dec10

Alternative Notes: So, what is a groupie?

This past October I got home from a trip after going to a show up in Northern California, and when I got home, my grandma asked if I was now a “groupie”. Within the past year or so, it has become more common for younger fans, notably girls around the ages of 17 to 21, to “follow” musicians during their tours. This was a concept that was super popular in the 1970s and 1980s, with bands like the Rolling Stones, the Doors, and Guns n...

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Alternative Notes: Three albums you might have missed this year
Dec10

Alternative Notes: Three albums you might have missed this year

As we near the end of the year, we get closer to award season, which means the usual roundup of all of the standout music that was released throughout 2018. However, in the midst of the usual crazy, hyped up releases, we have a few that slipped through the cracks. Yungblud: “21st Century Liability” Yungblud, the stage name of British rocker Dominic Harrison, is fairly new to the scene, only being active since 2017. He released his...

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The pioneers of hip-hop
Nov26

The pioneers of hip-hop

Eric B and Rakim, the pioneers from the golden age of hip-hop entered the house of blues “paid in full” style. “It was dope just seeing the legends come up onstage and do what they’ve been doing for 40 years,” said 26-year-old aspiring rapper Asante Prince. The rap legends were decked out in leather Gucci jackets and sweat suits paying homage to hip-hop culture they spawned in the late 1980’s. The band seemed to bring together the...

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One world, One dance, Una Noche

Story By Patrick Hartley   Dancers swayed and rhythms thumped as Palomar’s Studio Theatre was transformed into a 1950’s style Latin nightclub for Palomar Colleges 21st anniversary Noche Havana: World Dance Festival on October 19th. The show was a celebration of the diversity of the Palomar Performing Arts Department. The night opened up with a Latin social dance class that was open to audience members of all levels. Students,...

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