The newly named Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University Long Beach began their musical calendar with a very strong program featuring works from Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schmidt, Richard Strauss and a piece from our very own Michael Carney. Conducted by Johannes Müller-Stosch, the orchestra has been improving[Read More…]
This category shouldn’t be confused with performing arts. Articles in the music category are more contemporary music, focusing more on contemporary bands and solo artists. This category will also be a home for album reviews.
Forget about playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero on a Friday night. Instead, go out and experience first hand the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll. Smell the beer, indulge in the sound, taste the passion, get out of your house. Feel the beat of the show make way from[Read More…]
For better or worse, there is a sense of change in Weezer’s 2008 third self-titled album, “Weezer.” It’s still produced by Rick Rubin and features the same members from the previous album. Front-man and guitarist Rivers Cuomo shockingly relents and allows rhythm guitarist Brian Bell, bassist Scott Shriner and[Read More…]
The Enemy UK is another awesome disco punk band from England, and they might be one of the most promising bands to date. In their album “We’ll Live and Die In These Towns,” The Enemy UK has the political edge of the punk band Bloc Party, but with string ensembles,[Read More…]
The Fratellis’ sophomore album “Here We Stand” is decent, but they aren’t nearly as fun and funky this time around. That’s not to say that The Fratellis are a cheap clone of all the other awful disco punk bands, such as Panic at the Disco. The Fratellis still have[Read More…]
New to some U.S. listeners, London artist Adele brings a hypnotizing soul, pop and acoustic CD, called “19”, to our ears. Released with Sony BMG,”19″ is getting attention by all the right people. You might have heard her single Hometown Glory on Grey’s Anatomy or have seen her on VH1’s[Read More…]
Rock and country, punk and folk. These are some of the contrasting musical styles that come to mind while listening to “Kelsey Grammer Loves Us,” the first full-length album from the San Francisco-based Cult of Sue Todd. Many bands can easily be pigeonholed into a pre-destined genre, but not Cult[Read More…]