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New ballads, fresh beats: Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron”

New ballads, fresh beats: Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron”

Einar Sevilla, Assistant Online Editor

February 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Schoolboy Q finally released his much-anticipated album “Oxymron” Tuesday, after fans have been foaming at the mouth for his sick hooks and dope beats. Schoolboy definitely felt the pressure of...

For RexFest, music is life

For RexFest, music is life

Matt Mueller, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Showcase

It all started with a love for music. Rex Savin, the three-year-old eponymous inspiration for the RexFest Foundation, was born in 2010 with Down Syndrome. The RexFest Foundation is a nonprofit organization...

Brand new flavor in your ears – Beck’s “Morning Phase”

Brand new flavor in your ears – Beck’s “Morning Phase”

Shane Newell, City Editor

February 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Beck has once again struck gold with his twelfth album, “Morning Phase.” Featuring an impressive collection of 13 songs, “Morning Phase” is a slow-moving, musically rich album that features...

Valentine’s Day: Albums to set the mood

February 12, 2014

James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical Best song- Cavalier The album came out less than a month ago, and contrasts sharply with his previous album, “Early in the Morning,” which is comprised of ...

The Crystal Antlers Odyssey

February 5, 2014

I entered a shed-turned studio carpeted with woven rugs and stocked with a dozen guitars, stacks of drums, an Organ and a stand-up bass. These hand-me-down instruments the Crystal Antlers have inherited...

New music this week: Broken Bells’ “After the Disco”

Jesus Ambrosio, Assistant Diversions Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Broken Bells’ sophomore album “After The Disco,” released Tuesday, shows that side-projects should be revisited to ensure they don’t lose their edge. The band is a collaboration between lead singer of The Shins, James Mercer, and producer Danger Mouse, who is best known for his work with Cee Lo Green and their hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley. For this project, two very different styles of music collide. With Mercer...

A peek at upcoming albums

Shane Newell, City Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Morissey to release new LP He’s back. After writing an extremely popular autobiography last year, former Smiths frontman Morrissey announced he is recording a new album with Harvest Records. His last LP in 2009, “Years of Refusal,” was one of his best. As to what sound fans can expect from the Morrissey LP, that much is unsure. Morrissey’s contract with Harvest Records also allows him to make one more al...

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

February 4, 2014

In a more audibly docile, yet just as catchy sophomore album, Gardens & Villa show they’re barely getting started. “Dunes” was released Tuesday via record label Secretly Canadian and produced...