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.

Couture, Ethos push students fashion forward

Project Ethos is the junction where fashion, art and music cross. Campus Couture is Cal State Long Beach’s display of local talent. At both events, the industry comes together with amateurs and experienced artists alike. The Avalon and Bardot venue in Hollywood crawled with retailers as Project Ethos began. The[Read More…]

Shiny Toy Guns rock Club Nokia

Shiny Toy Guns played at Club Nokia Saturday to an already amped crowd.  After decent-sized sets by three other bands including The Ringers and Nico Vega — as well as one song by an unnamed and very costumed solo artist — the audience could have been all danced-and cheered-out before[Read More…]

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music flips musical script

A sea of awards, accolades and acclaim surround the composition and theory faculty members whose musical programs will be heard tonight at the Faculty Composers Concert. Throughout the faculty artist series, the composer faculty performs monthly concerts of their work, and within the last few years the composer faculty has[Read More…]

Lykke Li performs at Glass House

Swedish Indie singer, Lykke Li, set the Glass House in Pomona on fire last night in a sold out show, with music from her first album Youth Novels.            Li released her album mid-August and started her North American tour in January. Along with Li came the Swedish band, Wildbirds &[Read More…]

The 88 debut with sunny power pop songs

I still wonder why The 88 hasn’t been signed by a major record label until now. It’s a great indie rock band, it has toured endlessly and has grown a big fan base on the Internet.             Finally, with an awesome album on Island records, The 88 might be the[Read More…]

The Cure discovers the cure for waning popularity

Admittedly, the Cure haven’t gotten very much attention in the mainstream anymore. After all, they formed way back in the late 1970s. And their last really great album was “Wish” back in 1992.            But if the Cure is indeed not cool anymore, their new album, “4:13 Dream,” is a cool[Read More…]

TV On the Radio undergoes transformation

No one can deny that TV on the Radio is the hottest band in America. Although the band started as blues rockers, they’ve always delved into bizarre, awesome electronic sonicscapes.    But TV’s new album, “Dear Science,” delves into glam rock-styled jazz songs as well, in a transformation that is as[Read More…]

Break out the skillet and good music

It has been quite some time since Hellogoodbye released a proper full-length record. In 2006, the band released their debut album, “Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!” and proceeded to tour vigorously through the next two years to promote it. Fans eager for a new record were let down as the band[Read More…]

‘Appeal’ to not much

With the release of their 5th studio album, “Appeal To Reason,” Rise Against has reiterated that they still hate the way our country runs itself and that they still really enjoy making loud, hardcore rock.    If their press release that accompanied the CD that landed in our newsroom hadn’t been[Read More…]

CJO performs ‘West Side Story’

In America today, jazz is a dying art form.  Even though it’s being taught at most universities around the country, the only way one can really know the popularity of a genre is by record sales. Considering the overall slump in CD and iTunes sales due to music pirating and[Read More…]

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