The Renegade Rip

Hozier wows fans with new EP “Nina Cried Power”

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Hozier’s new EP “Nina Cried Power” wowed listeners upon its late September release. Hozier, a folk-rock artist from Ireland, first made waves with his single “Take Me to Church” in 2013. Since then, Hozier has collected numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination. Hozier’s self-titled album made its debut in 2014, and fans have patiently waited for the release o...

Living Colour bassist performs at Bakersfield College indoor theater

Doug Wimbish performs passionately for a large crowd at the Indoor Theater on Sept. 24. He is the bassist for Living Colour and was a member of the hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang.

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Music is a form of art that can inspire, create, motivate, and even heal. Doug Wimbish, the bassist of Living Colour, visited the Indoor Theater on Sept. 24...

Jazz group, The Viny Giola Sextet, playing at the Creative Music Summit.

Panorama Creative Music Summit hosts composer along with student performers

September 27, 2018

Bakersfield College held the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 22. It began with Chris Tiner, the music director, hosting a Q&A with compose...

Students take part in the Deep Cuts and Conversation seminar, an analysis of different pieces of music throughout history.

BC holds discussion for music fans

September 27, 2018

Director of the Levan Center and Professor Reggie Williams hosted the first of three installments of Deep Cuts and Conversation emphasizing music on Sept. 20....

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

Ariana Grande's new album

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

August 31, 2018

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

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 standing after finishing their repertoire of the Beatles playlist.

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

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

Cheyenne Toussaint and Sebastian Lee performing a cello duet.

Alexis Pedroza, Reporter

March 23, 2018

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

Cameron O’Connor performed for the Music and Theatre Department at Cal State Bakersfield, on Thursday Feb. 15th.

Diana Coronado, Reporter

February 26, 2018

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...

Independent musicians with the Kern River Blues Society practice playing classic blues at the Kernville Saloon.

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...

Dueling pianist, Rome Da Luce and Michael Tuten from California Dueling Pianos, play the crowd’s favorite classic hits at The Padre’s Prospect Lounge.

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...

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