The Renegade Rip

Band Cashes out at the Dome

Kelly Ardis

October 23, 2007

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Johnny Cash may be long gone, but on Oct. 13, Cash'd Out, the self-proclaimed "next best thing," performed at The Dome along with opening bands like Leeds, Vecar, The Councilmen and Jennifer Juarez. Made up of Douglas G. Benson (vocals and guitar), Kevin Manuel (guitar), Sean Glithero (bass) and Andy Robillard (drums), Cash'd Out has been performing as a Johnny Cash tribute...

Kelley’s makes you feel at home

Crystal Roberts

October 23, 2007

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A tiny little truck stop off of Seventh Standard Road is what you see. This small restaurant has one swinging door as the entrance, small windows and a low ceiling. A sign read Kelley's Café and Scales. I was about to dine at a truck stop, and from the look of the outside, I didn't know what to expect. I closed my eyes, opened the door, and hoped for the best. Kelley's...

Radiohead makes fans decide the value of music with new album

Earl Parsons

October 23, 2007

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British alternative rock band Radiohead's new album "In Rainbows" is the most cohesive effort by the band since 2000's Kid A. However, its method of distribution may be more memorable than anything on the album. Radiohead is allowing people purchasing their seventh LP, available since Oct. 10, to choose what they want to pay for the album online. You can pay as much as you...

Rockin’ Rodeo’s diversity had mass appeal

Marcinda Coil

October 23, 2007

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I long for the times when a person could expect to have a good time in a bar or club and for the variety of activities such a place could afford. I long for the good parking. I long for the location. Not long ago, I did not have to long for such a place because Rockin' Rodeo used to host all the great amenities that a bar/club should have. However, the place was shut down due...

Snoop Dogg does G-Funk doggy style

Chris Garza

October 23, 2007

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"I rock rough and tough with my afro puffs/ handcuffed as I bust bout to tear shit up," says the Lady of Rage as she is the first to drop down her rhymes on the song "G-Funk Intro" off of Snoop Doggy Dogg's first release, "Doggystyle." The album gives the listener a chance to journey with Snoop for a brief moment in his life. The cover art and book are a testament, as the comic...

Shaskespeare plays are about gender struggles

Katherine J. White

October 9, 2007

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The battle between the sexes rages on. However, women wind up being in control. Women and men have always vied for control over each other, and William Shakespeare's plays have never been the exception to that rule. In the 24th annual Kern Shakespeare Festival, this is still quite true, especially in Bakersfield College director Randy Messick's "Troilus and Cressida" and in...

*NSYNC album caught the fancy of ’90s pop culture

Chris Garza

October 9, 2007

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Mass hysteria took control of the feeble minded in the late '90s when forceful, storm-like battalions of young men sat atop the pyramids of pop culture as if gods in their own right. Temperatures rose as alley creatures set in motion the trends of a generation. The Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and *NSYNC were the main contributors to the phenomena of boy bands who infectiously...

Bill Lee’ s is a good place to eat out at

Crystal Roberts

October 9, 2007

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Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks is one of the best restaurants to eat out at. Whether it's a nighttime affair or just a casual lunch date, Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks provides excellent food while maintaining a clean and authentic atmosphere. Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks, located in downtown Bakersfield, attracts many business people who work near the restaurant. At noon, the...

‘The Kingdom’ is filled with terrorist action

Donny Van Sloten

October 9, 2007

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"The Kingdom" begins with a tremendous terrorist attack on a U.S citizen compound housing American oil company employees and their families in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The terrorists are in Saudi uniforms and they kill hundreds of innocent men, women and children. They steal a Saudi patrol truck and shoots everyone. Civilians playing a friendly softball game, run away from the...

‘Superman Returns’ is just another bad game about a movie

Steven Martin

May 8, 2007

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"Superman Returns" for the Xbox 360 may be the best Superman game of all time, but that's like saying "you're the least diseased member of the leprosy colony." "Superman Returns" by EA Games, shows a lot of promise, and I really wanted to enjoy and have fun with it. However, its glaring technical problems were just too much to overcome. "Superman Returns" is based on the summer...

Canadian metal can scream for three miles

Gabino Vega

May 8, 2007

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All right metal heads, it is time for a new band to rise up and take over the petty little wannabe bands out there, and the band's name is 3 Mile Scream. This band has an incredible fusion of Thrash Metal and couple of hardcore breakdowns and topped off with mellow chorus vocals. Canadian band 3 Mile Scream released their album on Nov. 28, 2006, and so far has had positive...

Balls to the Wall: River Rafting

Nick Stockton

May 8, 2007

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For those of you who read the last installment of Balls to the Wall, let me clear something up, Earl Parsons and I do not share shorts. I know there are some suspicious similarities between our choices in swim wear, but let me assure all of you that we are just two men with similar highly developed fashion senses. That said, for the final feature in this series, we decided...

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