The Killers release holiday album for charity

November 23, 2016

By Lesley Pastor Alternative rock band, The Killers, released a new holiday album this past Friday where all proceeds will benefit Bono’s (RED) charity. The holiday album is titled Don’t Waste Your Wishes and features special guests such as Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ned Humphrey Hansen. The album opens up with their first track titled “A Great Big Sled” featuring Toni Halliday, lead singer of the rock band the…

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PeruJazz receives standing ovation, plays encore

October 12, 2016

By Brooke Gemina  PeruJazz received a standing ovation and demands for an encore after its performance Friday night in the S2 Recital Hall. The band dove right into performing after Robert Dawson, who is the Music Department Chair, introduced them. “I had to write a letter to Lima, (Peru),” Dawson said. PeruJazz is an underwritten band, meaning that the Peruvian government subsidizes their income. Dawson wrote a letter to Lima outlining…

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Pink Floyd takes listeners on last trip with ‘The Endless River’

By Russell J. Zazueta After 20 years on hiatus, psychedelic rock innovators Pink Floyd released their final LP, “The Endless River,” last week, demonstrating their music wizardry to the world once again. In 1993, during the writing sessions of the “Division Bell,” written with then-alive founding keyboardist Rick Wright, Pink Floyd cut 20 hours of tapes for a disc of ambient music to be included with the album. It was…

November 19, 2014
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First Friday Jazz delights with rhythms

By Sergio Berrueta The Billy Childs Quartet lit up the chilly November air with an innovative jazz sound at the First Friday Jazz Concert on Nov. 7 at the S2 Recital Hall. Childs stepped out to the stage with his band introducing them individually before going into the first tune of the night, “Mount Olympus,” a song originally written by Childs. The entire concert was filled with original works rather…

November 19, 2014
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New sound shows growth of Taylor Swift

By Ayana Arroyo Hanging up her hat and cowboy boots Taylor Swift decided to steer away from country music with her newest album “1989.” Swift tried something new and it does not disappoint. With most of her songs, being up beat and playful, Swift doesn’t seem at all a newcomer to pop music. “1989” has a total of 13 songs, on the standard version and 19 on the deluxe version…

October 29, 2014
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Interpol’s album release fails to meet expectations

September 24, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti Interpol returned from a four-year hiatus with the much anticipated new album “El Pintor” released on September 9. “El Pintor,” which is an anagram of the band’s name, gives listeners the sound of heavy synth-infused songs packed with the iconic crooning of lead singer Paul Banks. After a long hiatus and the departure of bandmate Carlos Dengler, Interpol produced a not-so-spectacular album. The fresh track list…

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Crosses cast spell with debut album

  By Megan G. Razzetti Crosses released their haunting electronic rock self-titled debut album consisting of tracks from their previous two EPs. This is one of a few side projects of Deftones singer, Chino Moreno. Along with him are two of Moreno’s childhood friends: Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom. The trio together have created a dark dream within this album. The combination of Moreno’s signature vocals resonates perfectly…

February 26, 2014
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Applied music majors prepare for recital

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College’s Music Department is holding a student recital at noon on Wednesday, December 4th in building S2. Admission is free. This is the third recital of the semester, and includes students that have been accepted into the applied music program. According to Dr. Tony Lupica, the Director of Choirs, the recital will consist of singers, a string orchestra ensemble and many more that…

November 27, 2013
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The Killers Release Their Greatest Hits.

By Jazmin Tellez The Killers released “Direct Hits,” a greatest hits album that captures the best of the top ten singles the band has released over the years. As a celebration, The Killers released this album since most bands don’t last long as they have. The Killers also released this album to close that chapter of their lives and come back after their much-needed break with fresh and new material…

November 27, 2013
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Arcade Fire ignites funk-inspired rock on ‘Reflektor’

November 6, 2013

By Ruben Perez Indie alt-rock group Arcade Fire return to the music scene after a three-year absence with a shimmering new funk, rock sound on the 2-Disc album “Reflektor.” The sextet released their breakthrough album “The Suburbs” back in 2010. The album featured hit singles “Ready to Start,” “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains),” and “We Used to Wait.” The first disc of “Reflektor” is a frenzied mix of discoteque pop,…

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