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...

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,...

Green Days Father Of All album cover

“Father Of All …” Green Day album review

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....

Professor Silvester Henderson conducts a rehearsal for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert with the Chamber Chorale.

Henderson honored with ELA award

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...

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