Beck loses his voice
Oct18

Beck loses his voice

For an artist known for always finding a new trend-setting direction to go in Beck’s latest album, ”Colors” released Oct. 13, is largely a disappointment. Beck established his career in the 90s with songs that mashed together genre’s unapologetically with hipster anthems such as “Loser” and “Where it’s at”. Hip hop met folk and was turned into ambient rock with indecipherable lyrics that just made sense. He was idolized on MTV as he...

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Student band looks to unify a generation
Oct03

Student band looks to unify a generation

It only takes one seedling of an idea to spark a change in thought, to spur on a movement, and two brothers are looking to do that through music. Unify Collective isn’t necessarily a band, it’s more of a movement, a mentality as bandmates and siblings James “Thetic” Mudrak, 23, and Jake “Peace Manuel” Webb, 16, explained. What started as a doodle of a record label in 2013 of people holding hands...

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Charli XCX releases mixtape masterpiece
Mar21

Charli XCX releases mixtape masterpiece

Written by Andrew Fox “Number 1 Angel” takes listeners on a joy-ride through Charli’s most colorful and adventurous compilation to date. With the help of up and coming producers A.G. Cook, SOPHIE, LifeSim, and EasyFX, she’s delivered a compelling collection of pop records, each bursting with personality. “I’m a dreamer, step, step out the Beemer,” Charli flexes her ego on...

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Gallery:  Performing Arts Spring 2017
Mar16

Gallery: Performing Arts Spring 2017

The Performing Arts gallery showcases some of the performing arts events, both theatrical and musical, that have taken place at Palomar College during the Spring 2017 semester. These events include Concert Hour and various productions held in the Howard Brubeck Theatre and Studio Theater. [Show as...

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Return of our Lorde
Mar16

Return of our Lorde

Written by David Santillan Music fans watched with electric excitement as singer/songwriter Lorde made a vague yet causal announcement on her Instagram: her return was finally here. After four years of hiatus Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her moniker Lorde, is back into the music scene with new music. Her two new singles, “Green Light” and “Liability”, were released worldwide March 2 and March 9,...

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Xiu Xiu experiments with noise
Mar15

Xiu Xiu experiments with noise

From punk to rock, dance to pop, the chaotic, experimental sounds of Xiu Xiu flood their latest record, creating an album that transcends genre. On Xiu Xiu’s record, “Forget,” every synth, keyboard, bass, guitar, drum and sample is precisely chosen to elevate sound beyond tradition alongside frontman Jamie Stewart’s cryptic lyrics and idiosyncratic performances. Stewart’s energetic shouts, ghostly calls and dynamic, emotional vocal...

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