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Review: Minimalist indie—a musical revival on the rise

Review: Minimalist indie—a musical revival on the rise

Caitlin Takeda
November 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

“Coastal Grooves” by Blood Orange Some albums are supposed to be blasted through stereo speakers while cruising down PCH on a warm summer’s night — and “Coastal Grooves” (2011) by Blood Orange, solo project of Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion, Test Icicles), is no exception. The unrelenting bass lin...

All Time Low gives all-time good time

All Time Low gives all-time good time

Kelly Friedman
September 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music, Showcase

Pop punk band All Time Low closed out The Los Angeles Grove’s annual Summer Concert Series July 29 by pleasantly surprising fans with a rare acoustic show opened by up-and-coming musician Sean Kelly. I lined up as early as 10 hours prior to when the doors were opened and the concert was well worth...

2015 Billboard Music Awards recap

2015 Billboard Music Awards recap

Anastasia Greer
June 17, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

ABC held its annual Billboard Music Awards May 17, featuring performances from Chris Brown to Hozier. Model Chrissy Teigen and rapper Ludacris hosted the event. One singer in particular stole the show, winning eight of her 14 nominations: Taylor Swift. The most decorated Billboard artist to-date left...

Review: Sufjan Stevens and Kendrick Lamar

Review: Sufjan Stevens and Kendrick Lamar

Sam Gunn
April 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

Senior Sam Gunn offers a fresh perspective on some of today’s best new music. This month, Sam listens in on Sufjan Stevens and Kendrick Lamar.   “Carrie & Lowell” – Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens is lost. Despite having been an indie music darling from early in his career, multi...

Review: Father John Misty, Jeff Rosenstock and Drake

Review: Father John Misty, Jeff Rosenstock and Drake

Sam Gunn, Staff Writer
March 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

Senior Sam Gunn offers a fresh perspective on some of today’s best new music. This month, Sam listens in on Father John Misty, Jeff Rosenstock and Drake. “I Love You, Honeybear” – Father John Misty Joshua Tillman is a cynical sap. Tillman, the former drummer for Fleet Foxes, has spent three years under his moniker “Father John Mi...

Review: Modest Mouse, Kanye West and Beach House

Review: Modest Mouse, Kanye West and Beach House

Sam Gunn, Staff Writer
March 2, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

As the year 2015 progresses, new ideas and themes unfold. I hope to illuminate this new frontier by observing essential music selections from years past with the intention of better comprehending what may come in the following months.   “The Lonesome Crowded West” – Modest Mouse M...

How Beck Beat Beyoncé for Album of the Year

How Beck Beat Beyoncé for Album of the Year

Samantha Laba, Staff Writer
March 2, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music

The Grammys 2015. Last award of the night. And the winner for Album of the Year goes to…Beck! Huh? Beck took home two awards at this year’s 57th Grammys , but many think he shouldn’t have. This was Sunday night’s biggest surprise—even Prince, the presenter of the award, was taken aback. Beck,...