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Shakira’s “Shakira”

Shakira, Shakira

By Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

All obligatory “Hips Don’t Lie” jokes aside, I found Shakira’s self-titled album “Shakira” to be almost as useless as Wycleaf Jean’s role in the music video for “Hips Don’t Lie.” It is rumored that “The Voice” star has been working on the album since 2007, while Bush was still...

“The Colourist” Review


By Sara Portnoy, Arts Editor

March 31, 2014

Music has once again reinvented itself with unbelievably creative genres and styles. The Colourist’s self-titled album is a perfect example of the unique capabilities that artists hold. Some may plainly call The Colourist an alternative group, but there’s much more to their definition of alternative. The...

Foster the People “Supermodel” Review

Foster the People

By Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger

March 25, 2014

The ultimate problem with sophomore albums is that if you have an incredible first album, it’s almost impossible to follow it up with something just as good and unforgettable. After the excruciatingly long wait for them to return, Foster the People are back with their new album “Supermodel,” the...

Pharrell William’s “G I R L” Review


By Chloe Walecki, Staff Writer

March 17, 2014

Pharrell Williams’s album “G I R L” is packed with happy dance music that gives the listener a happy, feeling as if they can tackle the world. Williams is more innovative than the average pop artist. His unique, exciting experimentation with beats never gets old. Pharrell Williams, past member...

Sons of the Sea Concert

Sons of the Sea Concert

By Chelsea Kanzler, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014

“I’m sorry guys, but we’re a relatively new band; I’m not sure that we know any more songs to play,” Brandon Boyd called out to the crowd after an hour and a half. That may sound confusing to those who are familiar with Boyd and his music. He is best known for his work with Incubus the rock...

“what.” Review

By Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger

January 15, 2014

In the last few years, YouTube star turned professional comedian Bo Burnham has been making his way into a renowned comedian superstar. And in December, Burnham made his return to where he started on the internet and released his new show “what.” for free on YouTube and Netflix. “what.” is...

“See What You Got” Release Party

Laurel Sorenson

By Sam Winter, Online Editor

December 16, 2013

San Dieguito Alumnus and Blues/ Rock artist Laurel Sorenson will celebrate the release  of  her new EP, “See What You Got,” this Friday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Seaweed and Gravel in Leucadia. The event, which will feature catering by Chubby’s Food Truck and Li’l Miss Short Cakes, will...

Britney Jean


By Sara Portnoy, Arts Editor

December 12, 2013

Oops she did it again. World famous pop star Britney Spears just released her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," on Dec. 3. After an almost three year break from her previous album, "Femme Fatale," Spears is back to debut 14 new and original pop songs dealing with the pitfalls of fame and personal...

Jake Bugg’s “Shangri La”

Album Art

By Gabby Catalano, Arts Editor

November 19, 2013

Jake Bugg, an emerging musician, singer, and songwriter, takes an edgier turn on his newest album by incorporating strong guitar riffs, quick-to-slow tempos, and a sixties vibe. His second studio album “Shangri La” was released on Nov. 18, after long months of recording in Malibu. Bugg released...



By Roya Chagnon, Staff Artist

November 15, 2013

As a longtime Little Monster, I have been anticipating the release of “ARTPOP” since Lady Gaga first announced she was writing new music. Gaga’s idea behind the album is that it will be more than just a musical experience—she released a mobile app to accompany it and even had a flying dress developed...