Throwing back with artists, fans and bloggers ahead of the new festival about where this 2010 indie pop nostalgia is coming from barely a decade later.
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.
Adam Cruz gives LBSU hip-hop with heart.
This weeks noontime events featured the Southgate native and his life story.
Chloë Agnew’s Performance Brings Celtic Charm to Studio Orchestra
The Irish singer and the LBSU conductor backing her up on how they translated Celtic Woman and solo staples for a 25-piece student orchestra.
Dark emotions uncaged
Cage The Elephant gives fans more of what they love in their new album.
Chili Peppers, Thrice, Milo Greene Highlight Record Store Day at Long Beach’s Fingerprints Music
Owner Rand Foster on the shows that made the latest Record Store Day at his store an all-day event for music nerds.
LBSU has lunch with Madeleine Mayi
The sounds of soft crooning and guitar strumming spilled through the doors and open windows of the University Student Union Wednesday afternoon. Madeleine Mayi played through the slid-open windows of the second floor food court with the audience surrounding her on every side. While students ate, they were able to[Read More…]
Daniel Caesar brings melodies to the ‘mid
Three familiar drum beats pierced through the buzz of the audience as Daniel Caesar strolled onto stage in the Walter Pyramid and went straight to the microphone to begin his harmonic serenade of “Japanese Denim,” one of the R&B singer’s most popular tracks. The Toronto born artist’s romantic melodies reverberated[Read More…]
‘Birdman’ to the beat of the drums
Professional drummer Antonio Sanchez performed at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Friday, free-form drumming along with the movie “Birdman,” a film whose score was produced solely by him. “Birdman” is a dark comedy that follows Riggan Thomson, a washed-up star who spends all his resources on a last-ditch effort[Read More…]
Don’t fall asleep to Epik High’s latest EP “Sleepless In __________”
South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High, released its first independently produced EP “Sleepless in __________” March 11, and to call it melancholic would be an understatement. Drawing inspiration from the sleep disorder, insomnia, the album explores all sides of being sleepless; the good and the bad. The three members: Tablo,[Read More…]
Solange hits home with new album, ‘When I Get Home’
It’s been three years since we’ve heard from Solange Knowles. Last week, she dropped the album we’ve all been waiting for, “When I Get Home.” In this quick album, there’s funk, there’s keyboards, there’s soul — it’s all so satisfying, it’s a complete and true album from the heart. Over[Read More…]