The Strokes return with a bang

The Strokes return with a bang
Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

After four years of slowly putting together songs in small writing sessions, The Strokes have returned after a seven-year hiatus to release a new album titled “The New Abnormal.” With legendary producer...

Top 5 – Albums that’ll rock your quarantine

Top 5 - Albums that'll rock your quarantine
Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer
May 16, 2020

During these tough times, we all need things to help keep us distracted or just keep us entertained. Music has always been an outlet for humanity whether it be to celebrate, forget, remember, or question...

Song review – Level of Concern

Song review - Level of Concern
Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2020

Finding entertainment during a pandemic can be difficult for all of those not accustomed to staying home. Lately, we’ve seen various artists and musicians rally together to create new content for our...

Local hip-hop garage group grabs attention from fans and industry workers

Above, AG Club crafts a song in their garage studio. Seated left is Loui, who uses a digital keyboard to mix together the instrumental. Seated right, reaching over, is Babyboy, who asks Loui how certain affects can be added to make his vocals more interesting. Behind them is Jody Fontaine, mulling over lyrics he wrote.
Spencer Batute, Staff Writer
March 13, 2020

When the members of local hip-hop collective AG Club were in middle school, Odd Future, a soon-to-be supergroup, was revolutionizing the course of hip-hop with its innovative, anti-establishment style...

Mondo Generator’s major return – album review

Mondo Generator’s major return - album review
Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
March 5, 2020

All of the punks and desert rockers are going to unite with the release of “Mondo Generator’s” long-lost LP from 2010. The album, “Shooter’s Bible,” features 13 tracks. While most of the...

“Miss Anthropocene” Grimes album review

“Miss Anthropocene” Grimes album review
Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer
February 27, 2020

“Miss Anthropocene” is the fifth studio album by Canadian producer and singer, Claire Boucher, also known as Grimes. The album was first announced March 19, 2019, but due to the death of her manager...

Vocalists compete for cash at LMC

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer
February 24, 2020

Los Medanos College will be hosting the Celebration Vocal Artist Awards in the Recital Hall of the Pittsburg campus May 2, 2020. Professor Silvester Henderson, the LMC Director of Choral and Vocal Activities,...

“Father Of All …” Green Day album review

Green Day's
Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
February 12, 2020

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool are back to prove that age is just a number with the release of their shortest studio album “Father of All…” to date....

Henderson honored with ELA award

Professor Silvester Henderson conducts a rehearsal for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert with the Chamber Chorale.
Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran
February 6, 2020

Los Medanos College Professor Silvester Henderson will be honored with the African American Male Education Network & Development (A²MEND) Educational Leadership Award. The ceremony will take place...

A constructively critiqued concert

Silvester Henderson (right) conducts the chamber chorale/chorus at the Masterclass Recital.
Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer
December 5, 2019

Nerves bundled in the air for performing students as they showcased their vocality in the Choral/Vocal Masterclass Recital Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Medanos College Recital Hall. The audience consisted...

Healing through harmony

LMC student and musician Bona Nsiala plays guitar on campus for passersby to listen to.
Spencer Batute, @batutie_
November 14, 2019

Somewhere on campus, the hands of Bona Nsiala can be heard twirling away at guitar strings, making a melody for passersby to and from classes. Many stop to listen, and some ask him why he plays out in...

Musician plays with pride

Musician plays with pride
Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick
November 14, 2019

Los Medanos College hosted one of its Equity Speaker Series events in the Little Theatre Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. The free concert featured Eli Conley, an indie singer-songwriter and out gay transgender...

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