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Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

Ted Bunny, among a good group of originals, made some zany cover selections. Here, Ted Bunny drummer Mitchell Bowen takes the mic from lead singer Avery Davis for a rendition of Asheru's
Seattle Teen Music's Zombie Prom goes over with a bang, crash and some nice feedback
December 8, 2014

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Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star

Former Palmetto student Camila Cabello now a pop star
December 1, 2014

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...

‘1989’ is Taylor Swift’s best business decision

'1989' is Taylor Swift's best business decision
November 24, 2014
“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

November 14, 2014

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...

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

Local band made up of Francis Howell School District alumni prepares to publish album 'Jupiter'
October 23, 2014
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
October 9, 2014

  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...

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

Banks' 'Goddess' strengthens fabric of modernized music
Budding artist unfolds contemporary album for her long-awaited debut
October 7, 2014

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,...

A man, his mics and his guitar

A man, his mics and his guitar
Indie folk singer doesn't disappoint
September 29, 2014
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.

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own
Go behind the scenes with music festival founders Mike Snow and Brian Appel as they prepare City Hall Plaza for this weekend's performances
September 19, 2014

Originally published Sept. 5, 2014 The Boston Calling Music Festival is back and better than ever. Boston Calling takes place this weekend, Sept. 5-7 at City Hall Plaza with an estimated 20,000 people...

Wait – my Tanakh teacher is a singing astronaut?

Wait – my Tanakh teacher is a singing astronaut?
September 15, 2014
A member of the Maccabeats -- the famous Yeshiva University singing group -- is working part-time at Shalhevet this year while he creates his own solo music album in Los Angeles.

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

British producer Flux Pavilion has helped bring dubstep to America.
June 9, 2014
In an era of technology where one can open a laptop with a production suite and create a full song, it's easy to go from bedroom producer to festival DJ in a matter of months, without a professional studio or equipment.

Media brings back an unrealistic fantasy of dead rapper

Media brings back an unrealistic fantasy of dead rapper
May 27, 2014

Tupac has returned. Tupac Shakur, renowned hip hop artist and actor, died on Sept. 13, 1996. After being dead for 17 years, Tupac Shakur graced the stage alongside fellow hip hop artist Snoop Dogg...

Spencer Wiley: Born to lead the choir

Spencer Wiley: Born to lead the choir
May 23, 2014

Spencer Wiley stands before his students, his hands at the ready. With one look he has command of the room around him; 28 pairs of eyes stare fixedly, waiting for his mark. Not one word. Not one sound....

Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers return to Regis Jesuit

Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers return to Regis Jesuit
May 22, 2014

Regis Jesuit freshmen RJTV reporters Patrick Britti, Max Zahringer and Alex Osredker follow Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers Justin Lansing '04 and Joe Mailander '03 during their visit back to...

Stacked summer: Midwest music festivals impress and implore

The crowd watches R. Kelly perform at Day 3 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, July 21, 2013 in Chicago.
May 19, 2014
Music festivals, though they have been around for decades, have seen a very recent spike in popularity. Now, the Midwest is home to almost 10 festivals of all genres.

‘Because the Internet’ stands apart from the usual

'Because the Internet' stands apart from the usual
May 9, 2014

“Because the Internet,” Childish Gambino’s fourth project, might be his best. The album has a mix of jazz, dubby static, R&B and rap. Gambino shows a newfound confidence by talking about Internet...

Delta Rae defies musical categorization

Delta Rae defies musical categorization
April 16, 2014

The Tortuga Music Festival (April 12-13) brings top names down to Fort Lauderdale to soak up some sun and tunes, all in the name of charity. While the two-day festival focuses on increasing the public’s...

Exclusive interview with Delta Rae

Exclusive interview with Delta Rae
April 15, 2014

  Bianca Lopez: What songs can we expect to hear at Tortuga? Ian Holljes: We will play everything off of our recent EP “Chasing Twisters” and a selection off of “Carry the Fire.” I’m...

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Sophomore Tyler Antonio watched a new music video by Girls’ Generation. He has kept up with the latest need concerning Korean pop. “Since I consistently keep up with the K-pop industry, I immediately rushed to watch the new Girls’ Generation song, ‘My Oh My,” and the teaser for Taeyang’s album,” Antonio said.
March 4, 2014

If you see sophomore Tyler Antonio around the school, you wouldn’t expect him to be a dedicated fan of Korean pop. But as it turns out, he considers himself to be a true fan of the K-pop industry. Southwest...

Test stress? Take a study break with these 10 songs

February 24, 2014

Pause.  Stop your studying for just a few minutes to take a break listening to some of Billboard’s Top 100.

A capella country band Home Free releases stunning debut album

A capella country band Home Free releases stunning debut album
February 5, 2014

An astonishing sensation swept the nation when the fourth season of "The Sing-Off" finally returned in December 2013 after a two-year hiatus. This unexpected but enthralling magic came in the form...

Bastille proves musicians can be original

January 16, 2014

  With their first studio album “Bad Blood,” Bastille proves that amidst Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the other popular, cliche artists of today, there still exists some originality and...

‘Youth!’ will delight fans of South Korean indie music

'Youth!' will delight fans of South Korean indie music
December 18, 2013

Fans of Two Door Cinema Club and Justice are in for a treat as rising South Korean indie band Glen Check recently released their new studio album titled “Youth!” on Nov 19. A rising rookie band...

‘Love at first sound’

Matt Dornan learned to polish instruments, which he says demonstrates his love for music.
Nebraska student shares love of band
December 10, 2013

Senior Matt Dornan’s locker isn’t the cleanest thing in the world. Shoved inside of it are three instruments, euphonium, marching baritone and bass trombone along slide his backpack and a small...

After being pulled backstage, student begins bright music career

 Senior Anthony Castelli poses with one of his idols, Barry Manilow. For Castelli, meeting Manilow was a dream come true as well as an opportunity to further his career.
Castelli got his start by simply writing about the many concerts he attended
October 17, 2013

For some, it is a dream to work with professional artists in the music industry, but for senior Anthony Castelli, it is a dream that has come true. Castelli got his start by simply writing about the...

Miley Cyrus morphs into a symbol of gyration nation, but she’s nobody’s role model

It's a long way from her Hannah Montana days to the obscene performance Miley Cyrus gave at last the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2013.
October 8, 2013

Have you ever heard the old show-biz adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity? Well, the scandalous performance put on by Miley Cyrus at last month’s Video Music Awards proves that she still...

‘In Utero’ turns 20

The super deluxe edition of the album contains the original album, new mixes for those songs, b-sides, and all songs from Nirvana's
October 8, 2013

It’s a scary thought; the loud, talented, and sometimes controversial band from Aberdeen, Wash., Nirvana, recorded their final album 20 years ago. To some, it seems like only yesterday when every...

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy
September 23, 2013

“A rapper is only as good as his last verse,” says Darius “Jay Verze” Exum, Class of 2013. Exum, 17, started rapping around the age of seven, but he never actually recorded anything until he hit...

Robin Thicke’s misogynistic summer hit reads rape

Robin Thicke’s misogynistic summer hit reads rape
September 6, 2013

When the catchy, poppy, “song of the summer” comes on, its hard not to hum along, but while it has incredibly varied vocals and a unique layered sound, “Blurred Lines” contains a damaging message...

Year brings exciting new music

Check out music from new albums from artists including M.I.A., Vampire Weekend and MGMT.
September 4, 2013

2013 is becoming increasingly vacuum-packed with good music. From David Bowie’s “The Next Day” to Azealia Banks’s single, “Yung Rapunxel” off of her delayed debut album “Broke With Expensive...

‘Legend of Zelda’ concert brings video game soundtrack to life

'Legend of Zelda' concert brings video game soundtrack to life
September 1, 2013

I don’t go to concerts very often. In fact, I’ve been to very few. However, being a diehard fan of the Legend of Zelda series, the The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert caught my attention. The...

Students create dubstep music

On Monday, Jan. 28, juniors Brian Schath and Matt Kavanaugh work on mixing songs and creating music. “Brian and I practice about one to three times a week,” Kavanaugh said.
August 21, 2013

For juniors Brian Schath, Matthew Kavanaugh and Greg Darnell, electronic music isn’t just for listening to. These three students work individually and together to make dubstep music, a genre that Schath...

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