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Rapper XXXTentacion Announces The Revenge Tour

Rapper XXXTentacion Announces The Revenge Tour

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under A&E

Infamous for serving a jail sentence for aggravated battery and home invasion, underground rapper has enjoyed the riches of success while behind bars. XXXTentacion has formed a cult following of loyal fans for his furious flow that is very similar to the punk rock and metal ages of the yesteryear. All...

Playboi Carti drops long- awaited debut album

Playboi Carti drops long- awaited debut album

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under A&E

"Playboi Carti is the Fashion World's Latest Rapper Heartthrob" is the headline that was plastered on Vogue Magazine for their cover story  on young Atlanta rapper, Playboi Carti. Carti, who has been cosigned by ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob, has been under heat for not releasing a major mixtape since...

Riopalooza

Riopalooza

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under A&E

Gazebos filled the mid and lower quad at Rio Hondo for its first ever music festival titled Riopalooza, an event for Rio Hondo students to show their musical talents on stage to the attendees. One problem it faced was that not many students attended the event at steady numbers. Even with clubs like...

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

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