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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 Rick Rubin at the helm of post-production, this album is definitely different than any other Stroke...

Top 5 – Random albums to check out during quarantine

Top 5 - Random albums to check out during quarantine

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris Released in 2007, “Era Vulgaris” is a defining album in the Queens of the Stone Age catalog. The album has 11 featured tracks, with four bonus tracks that were released through various promotions. This album was recorded by mostly three members with a...

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 society-there is a song for every moment. Here are some albums you should check out during quarant...

The new normal – Day 51

The new normal - Day 51

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As citizens of Contra Costa County continue to adjust to the shelter-in-place and county-wide face mask...

The new normal – Day 49

Music Department Chair Silvester Henderson argues a vital point during the meeting. Photo taken in 2013.

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @hillarymhetrick

May 4, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to a new normal has been stressful for Los Medanos College students and staff alike and profes...

Music classes don’t work online

Music classes don't work online

Daraja McDonald, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Music is one of mankind's most prized and valuable possessions. Music represents culture, love and freedom. No matter what type of genre there is a style of music for everyone to enjoy.   One of music’s most valuable traits is that it can bring all different types of people together. It...

The new normal – Day 43

The new normal - Day 43

Daraja McDonald, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Armon McRaven is a full time communications major at Los Medanos College taking a total of 18 uni...

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 and multimedia approach to art. Like many contemporaries, AG Club bears the influence of Odd Future...

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 of many students and supporting friends and family members of the director and LMC professor ...

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 public. Nsiala’s usual reply is that he simply likes the echo that he gets from playing in open areas....

Kanye preaches to the choir

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Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 31, 2019

From 808s to 3:16, legendary rapper and hip-hop producer Kanye West has covered plenty of ground throughout his musical career. West presents his spiritual journey and renewed faith in God in his ninth studio album, “Jesus Is King,” released Oct. 25. The most significant aspect of this new record...

Fall into music at LMC

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

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

October 24, 2019

The Los Medanos College Music Choral Division will put on its semesterly choral concert, the Fall Choral Adventure, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled “The ‘Hegelian’ of Urban Performing Arts & Higher Education: The Worldwide Benefit,” will feature the LMC Chamber Chorale...

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