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Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s fourth album titled “Sweetener”was released Aug. 17 2018. “Sweetener”is a pleasant treat that subtly tastes somewhere between...

Op-Ed: Oversaturating songs on albums lessens quality

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Features, Opinion

Music has always been a primary source for me to zone out on long drives, zone in while working out, or most importantly to express how I’m feeling in a particular moment. With that being said I’ve come a long way since buying explicit songs on my family’s shared iTunes account without my parents’ permission. As a college student it is invaluable to have the ability...

BC Jazz perform The Beatles at Indoor Theater

BC Jazz perform The Beatles at Indoor Theater

May 2, 2018

Even with technical difficulties, a “mic drop,” Beatles music, and a surprise entrance from the BC Chambers Singers, the BC Jazz performed at the ind...

“A Peace Concert” inspires community and promotes nonviolence

Fitzgerald Graves, Reporter

March 23, 2018

Filed under Features

Community members convened at a concert to celebrate a season for nonviolence on March 16. A Peace Concert was held at the Center for Spiritual Living in Downtown Bakersfield. This annual event celebrates the advantageous activism of various civil and social activists who have impacted the landscape of social justice on an international level. The event also sought to honor...

Spring Serenade Concert features Bakersfield College’s Concert Band and Orchestra

Spring Serenade Concert features Bakersfield College’s Concert Band and Orchestra

Alexis Pedroza, Reporter

March 23, 2018

Filed under Campus, Top Stories

The Spring Serenade Concert took place at The Bakersfield College Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on March 16. The doors opened at 7 p.m., and guests...

CSUB welcomes Dr. Cameron O’Connor to share his love for music

CSUB welcomes Dr. Cameron O’Connor to share his love for music

Diana Coronado, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features

On Feb. 15 California State Bakersfield Music and Theatre Department welcomed former professor Dr. Cameron O’Connor as he shared his love for music through...

Musicians get together at The Kernville Saloon for a blues jam session

Musicians get together at The Kernville Saloon for a blues jam session

February 11, 2018

The deep bass of electric guitars, coupled with the boom of drums, and the hum of a couple of harmonicas belted out Classic Old Bluesy hits like B.B. King...

The California Dueling Piano’s road show arrives to Bakersfield

The California Dueling Piano’s road show arrives to Bakersfield

February 9, 2018

Rome Da Luce, 33, of Los Angeles and Michael Tuten, 34, of Las Vegas, are two dueling pianists with The California Dueling Piano’s road show that came...

BTS’ latest album does not disappoint

BTS’ latest album does not disappoint

January 24, 2018

BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond the Scene, has been growing worldwide with their top hits such as, “DNA” and “Mic Drop,” and their flashy...

BC students’ indie band remedies hate with show-packing music

Brooke Howard, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Features

A band made up of two current students and one alumni of Bakersfield College is catching a lot of local attention and not just for their unique name. The band Hate Drugs have packed downtown buildings and churches alike with a big show coming up at The Summit Coffee House at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. David Caploe, who plays lead vocals and guitar, talked about the creation...

Black Flag fails to enter a new era

Graham C Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2013

Filed under Reviews

It has been nearly 30 years since any new, abrasive sounds have rung out from Black Flag, and, unfortunately, those sounds are best left in the past. The iconic LA punk rock band has seen many ups and downs, and their newest album “What the…” is no different from the band's checkered history. This chapter in Black Flag history, however, is truly a marred one. In...

Former BC student rocks, rolls in L.A.

Cindy Hernandez, Reporter

September 12, 2013

Filed under Features

Former Bakersfield College student Breanna Fields, 20, has ditched her studies and is well on her way of pursuing her musical career. “I felt it was time to pursue my passion,” she said. Fields learned to play guitar at age 14. In April 2013 she decided to move to Los Angeles knowing that would be the place for her to make connections with people in the industry in order...

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