Music advisers talk about their experience

May 15, 2019

The Guild of Music Supervisors, a non-profit organization collaborated with East Los Angeles College to bring opportunities to students.

ELAC Music Department has provided opportunities year-round to students that are taking music courses for a general requirement, students that are majoring in music and for the Applied Music students.

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OPINION: A needed change for rap talent

When looking at the current generation of rap music, there has been a noticeable decrease in overall quality. It’s hard not to seem like an old person yelling at the newer generation of music for not being as good as their own. But when analyzed, there is without a doubt that lyrical quality has taken a huge nosedive.

May 9, 2019
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Arctic Monkeys still lounging on moon in new single

December 8, 2018

Arctic Monkeys are still looking down on us from their hotel on the moon in their new single, “Anyways.” This two-track single includes the title track from their sixth album, released earlier this year, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” and the B-side, “Anyways.”

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Students showcase musical talent at recital

November 28, 2018

By Maritza Ibarra (J-101 Staff Writer) The East Los Angeles College Music Department presented a student recital on November 21 which included  accompanist Melissa Sky-Eagle. Guitarist Eric Qing Xie rocked the electric guitar with beautiful strumming, elegant and sweet sound. It added a perfect dynamics to the song, “Days of Wine and Roses” by Henry Mancini. The second song, ”Etude, No.3 Op.60,” consists of string-picking -lullaby tone written by Matteo Carcassi,…

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Club Rush Week attracts students with music and games

September 20, 2018

By Melody Ortiz Students were greeted by music, games, and a lot of information from more than 20 clubs during  Club Rush at the main quad on Tuesday. The event encouraged students to become more involved and active on campus and ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the clubs present was the Photo Club. Member Laura Martinez said the club is open to those who would like…

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Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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