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Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
March 21
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

The vibrations, notes, lights, and guitar flourishes: all converging as an exaltation of the senses. This musical wave, a euphoria that slapped me and wrapped around my very being came from the Indie rock band Japandroids. The opening act, Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers, were slightly underwhelming....

Future brings his album “Future” to life

Future brings his album “Future” to life

Cassidy Campos, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under A&E

Atlanta’s trap artist, Future, has finally released his self-titled album. The project was originally announced to be released earlier last week, but was leaked through spotify a day early before the actual set date. Future confirmed on his social media  that the album had no features, which is somet...

Famous Los Angeles music venue, The Smell, stays open despite demolition plans

Famous Los Angeles music venue, The Smell,  stays open despite demolition plans

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
September 21
Filed under A&E

The Smell, one of the more popular DIY music venues in downtown L.A, is staying open despite receiving news earlier in the year with a demolition notice on their door. The Smell, which has been located at 247 S. Main St. for the past 17 years, has had much success drawing in local and out of state ...

Preview: Music Medicine

Preview: Music Medicine

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The RHC Student Health and Psychological Services will be hosting a free and "uniquely fun workshop" entitled Music Medicine on Mar. 9. Presented by music therapist Katherine Halliwell, the workshop will help participants achieve emotional fluidity and an overall sense of well-being through music...

Preview: ‘One Word Taiko’

Preview: ‘One Word Taiko’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
March 1
Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The Division of Arts and Cultural Programs will be presenting the event "One Word Taiko" on Mar. 12 at the Wray Theater. Drawn from Japan’s tradition of lively festival drumming, these performers will add their energetic spirit to the ancient art of Taiko. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will b...

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under A&E

  Some of the most famous melodies of today were played by pianos, saxophones, and trumpets, but what if those instruments were always incorporated into the music? This idea was incorporated into the music of musician Scott Bradlee, who’s Band plays popular rock, rap and pop music in jazz...

Don’t PANIC! ‘The Rhythm Shakers’ Still Deliver Their Best

Don’t PANIC! ‘The Rhythm Shakers’ Still Deliver Their Best

Megan De Lara, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under A&E

There are endless paths you could take when deciding what gets to echo through your ear canals. Although technological advances do sometimes give a special kick to musical tracks, it’s also nice to spoil the senses without the sounds of computerized-alterations. The Rhythm Shakers know how to deliver...

Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra prepares for performance

Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra prepares for performance

Arlene Torres, Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under A&E, News Briefs & Upcoming Events

It is almost the end of the semester and as students prepare for finals the music department is preparing to host the end of the semester ensemble on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Wray Theater. The Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra will perform the Diverse Instruments Ensemble, directed by music...

Accardo takes over the Wray with ‘Frank and Friends’

Accardo takes over the Wray with ‘Frank and Friends’

Rick Loza, Staff Writer
November 13
Filed under A&E

Rio Hondo continued their annual music concert featuring professor Frank Accardo and friends on Nov. 3 at the Wray Theater. “Frank and Friends” was a night filled with beautiful music composed by Accardo; as well as staff, current students, and alumni. Accompanying Accardo was current Rio student...

OHM Nightclub

OHM Nightclub

Destiny Lopez, Staff Writer
November 5
Filed under Lifestyles

On the night of Halloween, Club OHM was open and they had offered a spooky night full of music and dancing. Some people may know this club by its old name, The Highlands. For those that have never heard about this particular nightclub, it is for ages 18 and up. The club also goes by Club DV8 and is...

Demi Lovato ‘Confident’: Album Review

Demi Lovato ‘Confident’: Album Review

Maria Martinez, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under A&E

Since her liberation from the Disney Channel’s clutches, Demi Lovato has become one of pop’s leading motivational figures, bawling songs about self-empowerment and talking to Congress about destigmatizing mental illness. The 23-year-old’s smash hit “Cool for the Summer” is the first single...

Music for a night of April Showers

Music for a night of April Showers

Armand Santos, Staff Writer
April 13
Filed under A&E, Lifestyles, News, Opinion, Top Stories

On a cold and rainy Tuesday evening, April 7th, the Wray Theater overflowed with an eclectic blend of music by composers ranging from Antonio Vivaldi to Kurt Weill. The Rio Hondo College Music Faculty presented the husband and wife team of guitarist Frank Accardo and violinist Donna Accardo, along with...

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