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Lonely People EP Review

By Elizabeth Loren, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

Up and coming Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland released her second EP, Lonely People, on Jan. 18, 2015. Gartland, who became popular on YouTube before releasing her first EP, will appeal to fans of Gabrielle Aplin, Jasmine Thompson, and Lauren Aquilina. The EP contains four original songs, two...

American Beauty/American Psycho Album Review

By Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

8.5/10 Fall Out Boy, one of the most influential pop-punk bands since 2001, has been making chart-topping albums since their first release in 2003 of “Take This to Your Grave.” They’ve been a huge inspiration for bands like Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, and Twenty One Pilots. They made four...

Pierce the Veil/Sleeping with Sirens Tour Preview

By Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

The two most famous post-hardcore scene bands, Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens, are at it again for leg two of their co-headlined world tour they have had going on since late fall of last year. They are playing 30 dates across America with a VIP package available that includes a “meet and...

Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie” Song Review

Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie” Song Review

By Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Gwen Stefani, the former front-woman of No Doubt, is back in action with an all new single since her sophomore album, “Sweet Escape.” The album Sweet Escape hit No.3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and had the single, “Hollaback Girl,” which was a No.1 single that sold over one million copies i...

“1989” Review

By Becca Von Zwek, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

With the release of her fifth album, “1989,” Taylor Swift has finally left her country roots behind for good, introducing it as her ‘first official pop record.’ Inspired by late 80’s pop, it features a throwback to an older, more experimental style while simultaneously managing to have its...

FM 94/9 Independence Jam Review

FM 94/9 Independence Jam Review

By Kevin Gallagher, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre in Oceanside played host to local radio station FM 94/9’s Independence Jam Sunday, Sept. 7. The line-up featured headliners Phantogram as well a variety of bands which included, among others, Walk The Moon, Joywave, and Bad Suns. Indie Jam was spread across two stages...

Foster The People Concert Preview

Foster The People Concert Preview

By Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

If you haven’t heard the song “Pumped up Kicks” being played on the radio at least once an hour for the past three years, you must be living under a rock. The inventive indie-rock band, Foster the People, have been firing out alternative radio hits since early 2011 and are in no position to stop...

Ziggy Marley welcomed with open arms at Reggae Fest

Ziggy Marley welcomed with open arms at Reggae Fest

By Julianne Miller, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

Ziggy Marley played for an audience of over one thousand at the Del Mar Racetrack this past Sunday Aug. 31. Playing at the Del Mar Concert Series for several years now, Marley was welcomed with open arms from overly-excited 12 year olds to dreadlocked men in their fifties. The crowd stretched all...

Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories”

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By Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger

May 21, 2014

The wait for this album was the longest three years of my life. I remember the exact moment when their last album, “Mylo Xyloto,”, downloaded onto my iPod and I laid in my bed listening to it for an hour straight before I could even get up. I remember listening to “Viva La Vida” on the radio...

Vans Warped Tour 2014

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By Reema Moussaa, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014

Summer’s almost here, and with it comes the merry arrival of The Vans Warped Tour. Every year, thousands of music-lovers gather to see some of their favorite bands at one of the many stops of the nationwide tour. This year, the lineup includes bands who have reached universal acclaim, such as Of Mice...