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Lykke Li performs at Glass House

Laura Aguirre, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2009

Filed under Music

Swedish Indie singer, Lykke Li, set the Glass House in Pomona on fire last night in a sold out show, with music from her first album Youth Novels.            Li released her album mid-August and started her North American tour in January. Along with Li came the Swedish band, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, who has opened for her during the tour. Fairly enough, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, ...

Bringing the noise

Bringing the noise

Ann Austria, Diversions Editor

January 8, 2009

Filed under Events, Fine Arts

Pieces of tin, aluminum trash cans and old plastic buckets are what many would find in a junkyard, but for the cast of "Stomp" items like these serve as the tools for their music-making.The percussive hit ...

‘The Shape of Things’ leaves everyone naked, wanting more

Neil Muñoz, Contributing Writer

December 15, 2008

Filed under Fine Arts

Neil LaBute's play "The Shape of Things," is directed by Hugh O'Gorman and presented by the University Players of the CSULB Theatre Department, which wrapped up their three-week performance on December 6, 2008. This play was an emotional rollercoaster of intrigue, betrayal, manipulative seduction and love, questioning "how far would you go for a grade, for love, for art?"Director O'Gorman had a vision and realized within the past...

The 88 debut with sunny power pop songs

Jonathan Oyama, Assistant News Editor

December 14, 2008

Filed under Music

I still wonder why The 88 hasn't been signed by a major record label until now. It's a great indie rock band, it has toured endlessly and has grown a big fan base on the Internet.            Finally, with an awesome album on Island records, The 88 might be the next big thing in rock music.            "Not Only…But Also," is the first album The 88 ...

Velocity picked up the pace

Tiffany Rider, Managing Editor

November 17, 2008

Filed under Fine Arts

The dance faculty at Cal State Long Beach put on a show over the weekend that was not without a little craziness.Velocity, the dance program presented by the CSULB College of The Arts and the Department of Dance, featured work by guest artists Mike Esperanza and Regina Klenjoski, and dance faculty Lorin Johnson, Susan McLain, Sophie Monat and Andrew Vaca. The dance concert, held in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, had s...

The Cure discovers the cure for waning popularity

The Cure discovers the cure for waning popularity

Jonathan Oyama, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2008

Filed under Music

Admittedly, the Cure haven't gotten very much attention in the mainstream anymore. After all, they formed way back in the late 1970s. And their last really great album was "Wish" back in 1992.   &nb...

TV On the Radio undergoes transformation

Jonathan Oyama, Assistant News Editor

November 4, 2008

Filed under Music

No one can deny that TV on the Radio is the hottest band in America. Although the band started as blues rockers, they've always delved into bizarre, awesome electronic sonicscapes.    But TV's new album, "Dear Science," delves into glam rock-styled jazz songs as well, in a transformation that is as shocking, cutting-edge and awesome as the last few Radiohead albums.    TV on the Radio has alwa...

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...