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Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

By Josh Margherita, Eureka High School

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Well folks, it’s a slow release week for music and with those weeks come my reviews of modern-day classics in which I explain to you why these albums will stand the test of time. For my first modern-day classic, I will be reviewing Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy,” (2017) a deep cut into...

Sharlie, others play basement show

Sharlie, others play basement show

By Jackson Croy, Ballard High School

November 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Junior Avery Davis rings the doorbell of the small U-District house. Eiseley Reavis, a sophomore at Roosevelt who has volunteered his house up for the show tonight, opens the door and welcomes us inside. The walls are littered with various bills from School of Rock, the music school Reavis attends....

Around Sound Podcast

Around Sound Podcast

By Regina Trejo, Regina Dominican High School

November 10, 2015


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, Music

Flaming Lips poorly modernize classic album

Flaming Lips poorly modernize classic album

By Helen Wheatley, St. Teresa's Academy

September 23, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

As the era of rock and roll quickly approached in the fifties and sixties, young people began to think of these new sounds as “music for us, not our parents.” The most influential band of the time was The Beatles, pushing boundaries as they spread a colossal wave of the gospel of love and electric...

An adventure in listening

An adventure in listening

By Catherine Hathaway

May 15, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

Walk into Good Records, and you’re greeted by an environment unlike any other. The feeling of the room is mellow and serene, the racks are lined with colored bulbs and the listening stations are clean and colored like something out of the 70’s. Aesthetics aside, what goes on behind the scenes at...

Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas

Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas

By Zoe Gray

May 8, 2015


Filed under Music

The lights are dim and ambient in the intimate room she has chosen for her stage. The audience hushes as the musician, clad only in pajamas, slippers, and her trademark bedhead, strikes her first chord. They are all in The Labyrinth, one of the cruise ship’s cozier musical venues, and they are listening...

Three Days Grace showcases new talent on fifth album

Three Days Grace showcases new talent on fifth album

By Chase Charaba

April 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Rock group Three Days Grace released their fifth studio album, Human, March 31 to stores everywhere and for digital download. The album is the first with new vocalist Matt Walst, following the departure of Adam Gontier in 2014 to pursue a solo career. Matt Walst, who rose to fame as the vocalist of band ...

Senior Luepke leaves children ‘Frozen’ with delight

Senior Luepke leaves children ‘Frozen’ with delight

By Mackenzie Lee

March 12, 2015


Filed under Movies, Music

With spring weather right around the corner, it seems that "Elsa’s" reign of terror consisting of snow and ice storms is finally drawing to a close. Although the winter weather is ending, Elsa – star of Disney’s Frozen – is far from gone. In fact, you can find her walking down the hallway right he...

Fifth Harmony brings girl power back to charts

Fifth Harmony brings girl power back to charts

By Chaela Williams

March 4, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

After pushing back the release date three times, former The X Factor USA contestants Fifth Harmony finally released their debut album, Reflection, on Feb. 3. The girl group placed third on The X Factor back in 2012 and were immediately signed to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid’s label, Epic (Syco Music)....

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

By Elise Mariano

February 24, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

Every teenage girl (or boy) has that one band they would do anything for. One group of musicians could reduce them to tears. These dedicated fans would stand in the pouring rain or even ditch class to get a hold of tickets to see their favorite band live in concert. “The ticket buying process isn’t...

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

By Mackenzie Dineen

February 23, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Fall Out Boy’s sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is a surprising yet successful mix of outlandish styles. The album features a wide variety of sounds, from booming electro- and hip hop-influenced anthems destined for vast radio play, to heart-wrenching ballads laced with stinging metaphor...

Music review: Smoke + Mirrors is exactly that

Music review: <i>Smoke + Mirrors</i> is exactly that

By Samantha Burton

February 19, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Smoke + Mirrors, the latest album from Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, was released Feb. 17 and, though fairly enjoyable, fails to make its city of origin proud. The album at first stays true to the Dragons’ signature sound, an intriguing mix of soft rock and heroic surges with recurrent undercur...

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

By Kaylee P.

February 17, 2015


Filed under Music, School, Showcase

The U.S. Air Force "Heartland of America Vortex" band traveled to David City High School on Feb. 9 to offer a clinic for middle and high school music students and hold a music concert for the student body. Vortex entertained the school with music such as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Katy Perry’s...

Appreciating the K-pop audition

Appreciating the K-pop audition

By Ericka Shin, Clark Magnet High School

February 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Music, Showcase

Korean pop, or K-pop, has taken the world by storm with its boy bands clad in tight, shiny pants and girl groups with impressively long legs. As if all of the members are part of one ethereal organism, they flawlessly execute dance moves together and harmonize in all the right pitches. These seemingly...

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School

February 6, 2015


Filed under Music, Profiles

A little more than a year ago, the two were typical Westside seniors. But over the course of their final year at Westside, the two amassed first 10,000, then 50,000 and eventually millions of followers on Vine.

Feature Teacher: Pete Harry’s music makes learning fun

Feature Teacher: Pete Harry’s music makes learning fun

By Alexis Mayhue, Bellwood-Antis High School

February 4, 2015


Filed under Music, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

Let’s assume that everyone knows what Youtube is. You know, that place you go if you want to watch a funny animal video or to listen to that new song? Well, Bellwood-Antis High School teacher Pete Harry uses Youtube for a completely different reason. Harry's Youtube page has over 70 million views and o...

Class of 2016 takes over ‘Cupid’s Cafe’

Class of 2016 takes over ‘Cupid’s Cafe’

By Christina Howie, Glen Rock High School

January 16, 2015


Filed under Music, School

On Thursday, Jan. 8, officers from the class of 2016 held a meeting to discuss the much-anticipated Cupid’s Café, a Valentine’s Day-themed, cabaret-style evening, which will be held at Glen Rock High School on Feb. 18. Cupid’s Café is similar to a coffeehouse performance; students perform...

Indie album captures universe through music

Indie album captures universe through music

By David Girbino, Mayfield High School

January 12, 2015


Filed under Music

Sleeping At Last’s newest album, Atlas: Year One, lives up to its name, mapping new territory in music. Atlas delivers a vast arrangement of sounds, including haunting vocals by Ryan O’Neal, and an eclectic arrangement of instruments. This orchestral album uses an incredible number of musica...

Hozier’s debut album proves buzzworthy

Hozier’s debut album proves buzzworthy

By Katie Adams, Divine Child High School

January 6, 2015


Filed under Music

Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne--Hozier for short--has found himself a fine niche at the top of the charts with his popular single “Take Me To Church.” After Hozier's Saturday Night Live performance, the song has earned substantial radio play and received millions of views on YouTube....

Recording artist Stephanie Grace returns home

Recording artist Stephanie Grace returns home

By Alexander Casper, Boyertown Area Senior High School

December 23, 2014


Filed under Music

Boyertown native and Nashville recording artist Stephanie Grace came home to perform at Boyertown Area Junior High West on Friday, November 7th. Grace — who will open for the Charlie Daniels Band this spring — corralled up an all-ages crowd and performed a few of pop's biggest hits along with her...

Not just white noise: soundtracks and scores that elevate film

Not just white noise: soundtracks and scores that elevate film

By Sophia Mackey, North Cobb High School

December 15, 2014


Filed under Features, Music, Showcase

When we anticipate a fight, our minds play the western whistle. When we feel a terrible event approaching, we hear that low hum of da-dum da-dum. And when we imagine a scene of absolute terror, that infamous soul-scraping violin screech plays. While these sounds stick with us, many of us do not...

AC/DC’s new album rocks despite hardships

AC/DC’s new album rocks despite hardships

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge High School

December 15, 2014


Filed under Music

It’s been a rough year for legendary Australian rock band AC/DC. But the Dec. 2 release of the band’s 15th studio album "Rock or Bust" should prove to be a worldwide hit. Early in the year, AC/DC revealed that founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young would not be playing on the new album...

Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

By Elliot Bailey, Ballard HS, Seattle

December 8, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

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Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star

Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star

By Victoria Arguelles, Miami Palmetto Senior HS, Pinecrest Village, Fla.

December 1, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles, Showcase

Two years ago, Palmetto student Karla Cabello auditioned for the second season of "The X Factor." Since then, she has become a part of one of the world’s most famous girl group, Fifth Harmony. While Cabello, who now goes by her middle name, Camila, withdrew from Palmetto nearly halfway through the ...

‘1989’ is Taylor Swift’s best business decision

‘1989’ is Taylor Swift’s best business decision

By Gillian Allen, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

November 24, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

“1989” is a statement of the star’s maturity: she has grown up from the world of fairytales and princess gowns and recognizes that band-aids don’t fix bullet holes, and sometimes you have to walk away.

Mary Lambert’s song ‘Secrets’ inspires, but video disappoints

Mary Lambert’s song ‘Secrets’ inspires, but video disappoints

By Julia Peigh, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

November 14, 2014


Filed under Music

When I first heard Mary Lambert’s single “Secrets” on my radio, I immediately found the song to be catchy and fun. The tune made me think of all the body-positive rants I’ve seen on social media like Tumblr and Twitter, and I loved listening to it. But, like a novel that you love and then the m...

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

By Ashley Marlo and Jerianne Harrison

October 23, 2014


Filed under Music

The band’s music has been played on 105.7 The Point and 100.7 The Viper, and are battling other bands to play at Pointfest 2015.

Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 9, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

  With a fist of knock-out guitar riffs and hooks, wailing vocals and great, easy-to-follow choruses, rock n’ roll is back and it’s here to stay. Rock band Sixx A.M. released their first album in three years, “Modern Vintage,” Oct. 7 to stores everywhere, signaling the start of a fall, w...

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

By Nikki Molina, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

October 7, 2014


Filed under Music

Los-Angeles native Banks slides into the music scene with a conglomerate of digital darkness and eerie effervescence. Titled "Goddess," her full-length debut album is the poster child for modernized music, but it lacks the same craze that erupted when she teased new-found fans with sneak-peeks of ...

A man, his mics and his guitar

A man, his mics and his guitar

By Jilliane Mortimer, Abington HS,

September 29, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

Ed Sheeran, a charming 23-year-old indie folk singer/songwriter from England, known for his song, “The A Team," did not disappoint in his performance at the Xfinity Center on Sept. 9.

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