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Local band Hate Drugs is adjusting to the new normal for musicians during COVID-19

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Bakersfield is full of talented musicians of all genres, but during a worldwide pandemic, live music has come to a standstill. Local indie rock band, Hate Drugs, is making the best of these uncertain times while still adjusting to quarantine. “Quarantine has made going on tour and playing live shows virtually impossible. It makes sense given the current crisis, but it...

Childish Gambino teases upcoming music with a surprise album

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a surprise collection of new music on March 14 named “Donald Glover Presents,” on his website. Glover released the new album exclusively online through his streaming website for a limited time. It was taken down mid-day on March 15. It has been four years since the release of his last album “Awaken, My Love!,”...

Performing a musical piece on flute was Tracy Harris, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Radikovn-Harris.

Faculty music recital wows student audiences

September 20, 2019

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Center hosted a musical recital in the Indoor Theatre on Sept. 19. Students and staff participated in this first-of-its-kind...

Will 2019 see the death of creativity?

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 19, 2019

2019 is the lowest point in the history of popular culture in the U.S. The lack of originality and creativity coming from today’s entertainers is shocking considering the many mediums for creating and releasing content. Take movies for example. In an era with the most means of advertising and promoting films, Hollywood has failed to release a surplus of great projects...

SiriusXM to bring new services to students

David Portillo, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Attention all students. SiriusXM has announced a new package and subscription just for college students. The subscription is called the “Student Premier” package and it gives all college students the same content within SiriusXM’s “Premier Streaming” package but discounts the price by 69 percent. So instead of paying $12.99 per month, the price would drop to a low...

Problematic artists and their music

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

May 8, 2019

Everyone likes listening to music and that's a fact. It doesn't matter what genre or artists you listen to as long as it makes you happy! Sometimes we, as listeners, run into a problem on whether or not we should continue to listen to an artist who is considered problematic. For example, should we keep on listening to artists who are accused of sexual abuse. Kelly, despite ...

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Professor William, Professor Tiner and Professor Ottom discuss how the size of records effected the length of songs.

What length is the right length?

March 25, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversations was held in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Mar. 21. Deep Cuts and Conversation is a discussion where speakers and pr...

Ariana Grande’s latest music video “Thank You, Next” features a bevy of pop culture

Haley Duval, Reporter

December 5, 2018

What teaches love, patience, and pain, with an ironic early 2000s and late 90s movie references and not just a regular mom but a cool mom? Ariana Grande's latest music video and single “Thank You, Next.” Grande is known for creating some amazing music videos, but she may just top them all with her “Thank You, Next” masterpiece and we stan. Released Nov....

The 1975 releases new album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

December 5, 2018

After two long years and months of cryptic social media posts, British indie/pop band The 1975 finally blessed fans with their third album titled, "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships" (ABIIOR) on Nov. 30. The album takes you through time, wrecks your emotions (if you have any), and almost makes you believe in love. The 58-minute album begins with the self-titled intro "The 1975....

BC holds music discussion

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Music of any genre, location, and artist can bring people together for just about anything, which is why it’s been claimed as such a powerful art. Reggie Williams, Director of the Levan Center, Josh Ottum, Professor of Commercial Music, and Kris Tiner, Jazz Director, held a discussion of how music reflects society in the Levan Center on Oct. 25. Williams started the eve...

BC’s Orchestra performs seasonal concert

Music professor Kathryn Kuby conducting Concert Band and Orchestra while performing “On Top of the World” by Brian Balmages.

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Bakersfield College’s Concert Band and Orchestra came together to perform their seasonal “Fall for Music” concert at the Edward Simsonsen Perfor...

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