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Crowning the voice of the next generation

Crowning the voice of the next generation

April 25, 2018

On April 16, Kendrick Lamar  accomplished an amazing feat by winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music for his April 2017 album, “DAMN.” This marks the first time the award has been given t...

Did Justin Timberlake go wrong with his Prince tribute at the Super Bowl?

Did Justin Timberlake go wrong with his Prince tribute at the Super Bowl?

February 7, 2018

The Super Bowl halftime show is often more talked about than the game itself, whether it be a controversy as scandalous as a wardrobe malfunction, or a powerful performance given by an acclaimed artist. J...

Soundbird brings the noise to games and movies at CSULB

Soundbird brings the noise to games and movies at CSULB

November 13, 2017

In an industry where knowing someone is half of the battle, four Cal State Long Beach students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of audio. Music composition majors Amy Hori, Daniel...

CSULB alum named California’s Teacher of the Year

CSULB alum named California’s Teacher of the Year

October 29, 2017

Brian McDaniel loves his kids — all 5,000 of them. McDaniel is a Cal State Long Beach alumnus and Painted Hills High School music teacher, and this month, was named one of five Teachers of the Year fr...

Long Beach keeps music tangible, diverse

Long Beach keeps music tangible, diverse

March 22, 2017

Long Beach’s music scene is as eclectic as its population. From Snoop Dogg to Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha to Sublime, artists spanning a wide variety of genres have gotten their mu...

Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album ‘Sound & Color’ is a roller coaster

Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album ‘Sound & Color’ is a roller coaster

Danielle Carson, Print Manager

April 27, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Today

A record is a narrative—it begins and ends, embodied by lulls and climaxes that tell a story about the musicians and their state of mind. However, there are some striking records that inspire fans...

Record Store Day trends within the music industry and the music scene

Alexandra Huynh, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The seemingly endless line for Record Store Day slithered down the Fourth Street sidewalk as the warm rays of the sun cracked through the tree branches. Inside Fingerprints music store, crowds dispersed in all directions to find hidden gems of different genres and eras as records went flying in the air Saturday. The cool, foggy breeze around the crowd reminded participants that it was still 7 a.m. According to those in...

‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ promotes important discussion

‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ promotes important discussion

Daniel Sunkari, contributing writer

March 26, 2015

Filed under Columns, Music, Opinions, Showcase, Today

When the biggest rapper of our day dedicates his success to the conversation of black self-empowerment, it should not be ignored. Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surfaced...