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,…


Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ emits a one-dimensional synth-pop sound

October 30, 2013

By Ruben Perez Katy Perry has ditched the bubblegum pop sound and has transcended into a darker, grown-up sound on her third album ‘Prism’. Perry’s 2010 breakout album ‘Teenage Dream’ spawned massive hit singles such as “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Perry delivers a more subdued, spiritual and grown-up sound on ‘Prism,’ but it doesn’t seem to fit the image that she’s portrayed the past…


Introducing The Gloss

ELAC Campus News catches up with Los Angeles rock band The Gloss as they rehearse some of their music from their latest release “The City EP.” Music used courtesy of The Gloss. For more music or information on the band visit or

October 23, 2013

Fabulous and Pusha-T concert review

  By Gabrielle Osei      Rappers, Fabolous of Island Def Jam and Pusha T of Def Jam and GOOD Music are currently on a 30-city tour and stopped by the Ventura Majestic Theater over the weekend. Both rappers have been in the game for more than a decade gaining love and admiration from fans as well as hate and enemies in the industry.  Saturday night Pusha T rallied the…

May 22, 2013

Lil Wayne releases sequel album ‘I am not a Human Being II’

By Pete Moye’ In 2010 he was not a human being. Following, an eight-month stint at Rikers Island jail in New York, he is still not a human being. Well-acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne is back with his 10th studio album “I am not a Human Being II” which was released today. This album serves as a sequel to his eighth studio album. Throughout his career, his music has been recognized…

March 26, 2013

Applied Music Program performs classics

By Sergio Berrueta   The first student recital to showcase the singing and piano talents of East Los Angeles College’s Applied Music Program took place at the S2 Recital Hall last Wednesday. Soprano Suhsien Chang came to the stage performing “No, No, No Si Speri” from Carissimi’s Canzone. Her delicate voice gleamed heart and soul with every crescendo. Hadassah Meneses followed suit in her performance of “Alma del Core.” Meneses…

March 19, 2013

Bowie brings back classic style

By Jesus Figueroa   An album made in secret, “The Next Day,” brings back David Bowie to the music world with an awe-inspiring mix of songs. Bowie’s first album in a decade shows off his creativity through brilliant lyrics that match, if not surpass, his previous hits such as “China Girl” and “Let’s Dance.” “Where We Are Now?”, the first single released earlier this year took fans by surprise. Bowie,…

March 13, 2013

Aerosmith takes listeners to “Another Dimension”

By Jair Fuentes Legendary rock band, Aerosmith, return with a brand new album, reminiscent of their greatest hits, entitled “Music from Another Dimension!” It is the band’s first studio album containing original material since 2001, their 2004 album consisted of covers.  This is their 15th album overall. “Music from Another Dimension!” has a vibe that represents a little from each decade of the band’s career. Because of this, there is…

November 13, 2012

Swift experiments with album ‘Red’

By Jesus Figueroa Life, love, and rhythm play a big part in Taylor Swift’s newest album “Red,” which was released in stores and iTunes on Oct. 22. The 22-year-old country pop star continues to impress her loyal fans with an upbeat album, which brings out another side of Swift. The album starts off with pop heavy “State of Grace,” which flatters Swift’s voice.  The beat is fast and had strong…

November 13, 2012

Symphony provides musical nostalgia

  By Eduardo Preciado The East Los Angeles College Symphonic Band Concert, held last Friday at the S2 Recital Hall, recognized classic music pieces and provided the listener with familiar images. Despite the performance being delayed by half an hour and no guest performers, the concert still had a great turnout.  The last piece of music that the band played was one that most “V for Vendetta” fans would recognize,…

May 16, 2012