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The Burning of Rome

By Caroline Glass, Arts Editor

November 19, 2012

Rising indie stars The Burning of Rome performed during lunch in the Mosaic. the Oceanside-based band is on the brink of stardom, having just released a popular single “Norman Bates” and music video. Consisting of 4 members-Adam Traub, Joe Aguilar, Aimee Jacobs, and Lee Williams-, the band originated...

Wrex the Halls Lineup Announced

By Caroline Glass, Arts Editor

October 30, 2012

At last year’s Wrex the Halls, the floor was made of mosh pits and shirtless men punching each other. This year, it will probably be more like people gently swaying while wearing flannels and hipster glasses. Like the radio station itself, 91X’s annual holiday concert has shifted from the anarchy...

Seeing Red

By Avery Finden, Design Editor

October 24, 2012

While many of Taylor Swift’s new songs possess the same spunky lyrics and feelings as her earlier albums, Swift took “Red,” her new album, to a higher emotional level. She explains the meaning behind her title during a web chat: “All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration,...

Rejects No More

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

May 3, 2012

You’ll remember singing along to their lyrics in your mom’s car on your way to a soccer game, hearing their songs on the radio.  In the mid-2000s songs such as “Move Along” and “Dirty Little Secret” made the All-American Rejects famous. Well, they’re still around, and have just released...

Record Store Day 2012

By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

April 19, 2012

Spring is in the air, and so is the smell of some brand new records. Do new records have a smell? I’m not sure. Anyway, Record Store day is this Saturday. The event was conceived in 2007 to, says the event’s website, “celebrate the art of music” by releasing many unheard, limited release, and...

WZRD

By Edward Wolanin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2012

"Wzrds" Kid Cudi and Dot da Genius prove that magic really does exist with their new album“WZRD”. With a little melodic magic, they confirm that musicians can cross genres and don’t need to be relegated to one style of music. “WZRD” is their alternative debut album that was released on February...

Kids in the Street

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

March 30, 2012

The All-American Rejects haven’t wasted any time in following up on their highly successful album “When the World Comes Down”, because their new album “Kids in the Street” just might have surpassed it altogether. The new album from the rock group formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma is poised to...

“Break It Yourself” Review

By Valen Lambert, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012

Andrew Bird has outdone himself again with his new album “Break It Yourself” released on March 6. Smooth and melodic, the overall vibe of the album is great to chill out to while it’s raining outside and a perfect spring soundtrack. His use of a variety of instruments incorporated throughout the albu...

Andrew Bird

By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

February 3, 2012

Indie-pop sensation and avid whistler Andrew Bird is releasing his new album “Break it Yourself,” and his recently released single from it has received mixed reviews. In Bird’s previous albums, his voice rang loud and clear, his whistles were as sharp-edged as whistles may be, and violin and guitar...

Blue Ivy Carter

By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

January 11, 2012

Beyonce Knowles and her husband, Mr. Z, had their baby recently, and it’s safe to say that the name they agreed on was probably not found on babynames.com. The name, Blue Ivy, has quite the story behind it – baby name experts weigh in with the explanation that Blue is the couple’s favorite color,...