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SZA’s Debut Album ‘CTRL’ Goes Gold

SZA’s Debut Album ‘CTRL’ Goes Gold

Anthony Moreno, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under A&E

SZA just hit a huge milestone in her career for her debut album. CTRL  released back in June to rave reviews was just certified gold by the RIAA. SZA posted multiple photos on her Instagram celebrating this achievement. The 'Love Galore' singer also received a platinum plaque for her second single featuring...

Miley Cyrus ‘Younger Now’ Album Review

Miley Cyrus ‘Younger Now’ Album Review

Anthony Moreno, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Top Stories

Miley Cyrus just released her sixth studio album on Friday. 'Younger Now' has a country pop feel and is definitely a departure from all past iterations of Cyrus. We all know Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana. The hit Disney series went for four seasons and spawned a music superstar. After Hannah Montana...

MTV to Reboot TRL

MTV to Reboot TRL

Anthony Moreno, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

MTV is reviving the hit TV series 'TRL'. Total Request Live was a staple for the Music Television Channel in the early 2000's. Each day a top 10 list of the most popular music videos of the week would air.  Hosted by many VJ's most notably, Carson Daly who is now host of Emmy Winning singing competition,...

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...

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