Posts in Music
Underrated Music Gems You Might Have Missed

By: Jody Johnson

April may have come and gone for many, as May is already here and graduation around the corner. You may have been in too much of a rush and missed several musical releases. Don’t worry, I picked out three that will cause your ears to listen and thoroughly enjoy the music and lyrics that these artists laid out for you.

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C'mon Grammys, Step Up!

By: Jody Johnson

The Grammy Awards are often considered music's best night. However, the Grammy's recently been criticized when it comes to awarding musical performers. With this year's awards, they have been even more scrutinized as ever. 

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Best Upcoming Local Music Festivals

By: Jody Johnson

The high-energy Coachella Festival and Stagecoach Festival are still several months away. But just because it's fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t let loose at a music festival. Here are some of the upcoming festivals where you can party till you drop while school is in session.

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Measures of Success

By: Tanner Hewitt

 On a crisp and weightless Sunday afternoon this past spring I rounded a long pathway toward the east side of the Walter Pyramid. My mind was in a musical place and I heard a rhythm when every so often my footfalls aligned with the ringing of baseballs off bats from the fields to my right. I climbed the slight grassy slope to the Daniel Recital hall, a small theater adorned with interesting wooden architecture snuggled into the hillside there above some classrooms.

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Sounds of The Beach

By: Gustavo Ortega

Cal State Long Beach has been known for shaping remarkable talent throughout the years, and perhaps now we could be looking at the next set of icons in the world of music. We have three talented young artists, three different types of genres, three distinctive stories, but they all share a common thing - music.

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Desert Rats' Take on Coachella

By: Paola Fernandez

About 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles sits the Coachella Valley. Blue mountains surround the 10 desert cities, and thousands of palm trees sway in the hot, dry breeze. Among the cities is Palm Springs, a tourist destination known for its modernist architecture and LGBT resorts. Several miles to the east, the city of Indio hosts the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (or Coachella Fest). 

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How Does Music Work With Film?

By: Melody Congote

Film has been an art form, where one can see emotion on screen, but it’s more than just a visual, it’s an art form that uses music to heighten realism in cinema. Music is an essential part of cinema and conveys film in countless methods, such as altering moods on a scene, conveying views, emotions and ideas. 

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Coachella Sideshows: Catch Big Acts before the Big Show

By: Tanner Hewitt

Goldenvoice, the concert promotion group behind Coachella, promotes their Coachella Sideshows for the weeks leading up to the main festival dates. The shows are in great venues littered all over the southern California, and for a lot less cash you could be seeing some stellar acts in significantly more intimate spaces.

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Waxing Poetic

By: Tanner Hewitt

The newspaper industry has been scrambling for answers for years now, the self-driving cars are nipping at our heels, and we're all still lamenting the loss of our Tamagotchis. Digitization has completely changed the landscape for some industries and wiped out others entirely. 

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