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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...

Finding relief through music

Martin Chang, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Martin Chang Editor in Chief When I decided to write about my songwriting process for this page, I originally was going to tell you, the audience, that writing songs is not that big of a deal. That it’s really just putting a few chords together and singing a melody on top. That still is true, and it’s how I write songs, but sometimes the stars align and those simp...

Bringing back good music

Bringing back good music

March 14, 2013

The music world is full of artists who seem to be larger than life and unreachable. Plastic personas and producer-driven hooks dominate the airwaves while...

Home opened for creative expression

Home opened for creative expression

March 14, 2013

People are invited to the personal home of LisaAnn Lobasso to celebrate the magic of poetry, art and song. She calls this place in her home Nx Cafe. One...

BC Jazz plays the music of Sun Ran

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

November 15, 2012

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble performed songs from Sun Ra on Nov. 1 in the Fireside Room. The late Sun Ra was a composer, self-proclaimed extra-terrestrial, and an innovator. Ra’s music has influenced musicians beyond the jazz realm and his own compositions broke boundaries by implementing electronic keyboards and space-like sounds into his music. The ensemble...

BC Jazz program gets new support

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

November 15, 2012

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Jazz program now has extra support with the Friends of BC Jazz organization. Music professor Kris Tiner and history professor Randy Beeman have been planning the organization for over a year in an effort to provide scholarships, equipment, sheet music, travel and other opportunities for the BC Jazz program. “The hope is that we would mobilize...

COLUMN: Music provides memories

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

What is the power of music? It captures moments in time. It gives people something tangible to remember when they look back in their lives. But it is so much more than a picture or an object you can put in a shoebox. It captures an emotional memory, something that captures what you felt, what you believed about the world. It just stays with people. For the past...

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