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Break out the skillet and good music

Break out the skillet and good music

October 26, 2008

It has been quite some time since Hellogoodbye released a proper full-length record. In 2006, the band released their debut album, "Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!" and proceeded to tour vigorously th...

‘Appeal’ to not much

‘Appeal’ to not much

October 22, 2008

With the release of their 5th studio album, "Appeal To Reason," Rise Against has reiterated that they still hate the way our country runs itself and that they still really enjoy making loud, hardcore ro...

CJO performs ‘West Side Story’

Ricky Cruces, Staff Writer

October 15, 2008

Filed under Music

In America today, jazz is a dying art form.  Even though it's being taught at most universities around the country, the only way one can really know the popularity of a genre is by record sales. Considering the overall slump in CD and iTunes sales due to music pirating and the assortment of the Miley Cyrus's and Jonas Brothers out there clogging up the radio, little room is left for jazz. When one also takes into account th...

Conservatory presents original faculty composition

Conservatory presents original faculty composition

September 30, 2008

The newly named Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University Long Beach began their musical calendar with a very strong program featuring works from Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schmidt, Richard St...

A toast to life and rock ‘n’ roll

A toast to life and rock ‘n’ roll

September 21, 2008

Forget about playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero on a Friday night. Instead, go out and experience first hand the true meaning of rock 'n' roll.Smell the beer, indulge in the sound, taste the passion, get out o...

Something old, something new

Daniel Macri and Daniel Macri

September 7, 2008

Filed under Music

For better or worse, there is a sense of change in Weezer's 2008 third self-titled album, "Weezer." It's still produced by Rick Rubin and features the same members from the previous album.      Front-man and guitarist Rivers Cuomo shockingly relents and allows rhythm guitarist Brian Bell, bassist Scott Shriner and drummer Patrick Wilson to each write and sing a song. This is a first on a Weezer album an...

Spectacular hard rock from the loony enemy

Jonathan Oyama

September 1, 2008

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The Enemy UK is another awesome disco punk band from England, and they might be one of the most promising bands to date. In their album "We'll Live and Die In These Towns," The Enemy UK has the political edge of the punk band Bloc Party, but with string ensembles, choirs, horns and dreamy keyboards that take their punk songs to another level. Musically, they are one of the most exciting bands in the punk rock scene.Their fi...

Lukewarm feelings abound for The Fratellis’ sophomore album

Lukewarm feelings abound for The Fratellis’ sophomore album

Jonathan Oyama

August 27, 2008

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The Fratellis' sophomore album "Here We Stand" is decent, but they aren't nearly as fun and funky this time around.            That's not to say ...