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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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