The Recital Hall that has sat empty for most of the past year and a half will be filled with music Dec. 8 and 9 when the jazz and guitar classes perform in concert.

Music returns to campus

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
December 7, 2021

The Los Medanos College Music Program was hit hard by the pandemic, but things are starting to look up. There are a handful of classes online this fall and a couple in-person concerts have been scheduled...

The album cover for Red (Taylors Version) by Taylor Swift.

The excellence of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2021

Taylor Swift’s album “Red” was released almost 10 years ago — what seems like almost a lifetime away for the musician. It was her self-proclaimed “break-up album,” displaying chaotic emotions...

Bridgers set opened with the image of a storybook tilted after her 2020 release Punisher.

Phoebe Bridgers stuns audience with heart-wrenching performance

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2021

The house lights go dark, and the audience can see a band wearing matching glow-in-the-dark skeleton suits walk on stage, fronted by a woman with white hair wearing a skeleton bodice. This is what kicked...

West recreates his childhood home during the final listening party before the release of Donda.

“Donda”: Kanye’s flawed masterpiece

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
September 9, 2021

After three long years, countless delays and three extravagant listening parties, Kanye West has released his 9th studio album, “Donda,” on Aug. 9. 2021.  The album's title refers to West’s late...

The LMC Gospel Choir during the 25th Anniversary Gospel Celebration Concert held in 2019.

LMC Gospel Choir hosts virtual concert

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
April 30, 2021

When it comes to the performing arts, honoring one’s legacy is vital to creating an inclusive and accepting environment. The LMC Division of Vocal and Choral Activities plans on exploring the concept...

Screenshot from Daft Punks video Epilogue.

The end of Daft Punk

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
March 4, 2021

After 28 years of a successful music partnership, French-Electronica-duo Daft Punk has broken up.  The duo released a video Feb. 22 making it clear the band was done, and in their mysterious style...

The LMC Virtual Chorale Chamber performing during virtual concert Dec. 7.

Virtual concert shows off vocal talent

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief
December 11, 2020

The Los Medanos College and College of Alameda divisions of choral and vocal activities hosted the fall 2020 Voices of Equity Masterclass Recital Monday, Dec. 7. Directed by LMC professor Silvester Henderson...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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