The Renegade Rip

Get your musical fix this summer with these events

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

May 2, 2012

Filed under Features

Summer is a great time for Bakersfield’s local music scene as it hosts many seasonal shows. The season kicks off with KRAB radio’s all-ages annual Free 4 All, held at the Bright House Networks Amphitheatre on May 19. This year features bands Say Anything, Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, JJamz, and local band Streetside Vinyl. As the only local band to play this year’s...

Celebrating vinyl

Celebrating vinyl

May 2, 2012

Though it may not entitle you to a day off of school, Record Store Day was certainly celebrated downtown at Going Underground Records. People waited outside...

Bad music can have swagger like Mick Jagger

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

April 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The world owes a lot to music. It has comforted broken hearts, rebelled against society, uplifted the weary. It defines generations and provides the soundtrack to our lives. However, there are times music can take a tragic turn and make people cringe instead of smile. There are songs with lyrics that rhyme “swagger” with “Mick Jagger” out there for goodness sakes. But...

COLUMN: Women have a spirit strong and powerful

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

April 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There’s a force in my life that propels me out of the deepest depressions, that sparks my creative spirit when it’s at its most dead. The feminine spirit and how it expresses itself will be a friend, something that guides my path, for my entire life. As cheesy as her music can be, I first discovered this spirit in the music of Vanessa Carlton. When I heard her first...

Playing for the love of the beat

February 1, 2012

At first glance, the sight of two young men on a street corner may not appear to be anything out of the ordinary. It didn’t take long for those nearby...

Student, Immigrant and musician

Student, Immigrant and musician

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

November 30, 2011

Filed under Features

International student Ivan Mendez and his America cover band recently showed off their musical abilities to a packed house at Coconut Joe’s banquet hall. “The...

BC students get to show their talents

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Theater Club and African American Student Union Club are putting on an open mic event at the Bakersfield College Fireside room on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. To perform, there will be a sign-in sheet and each performer will have five minutes to perform anything. “You can do a song, monologue, poem, poetry slam, it doesn’t matter. You can even stand up there and just throw...

BC ensemble plays classics

BC ensemble plays classics

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

Filed under Campus

It may not have been filled with people in black turtlenecks, and hardly anyone was snapping their fingers, but the recital hall in the Fine Arts building...

Local record store keeps vinyl alive

Local record store keeps vinyl alive

Nate Perez, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

In this day and age when people are more likely to download music rather than buy it, Ronald Ramirez makes his living selling music, predominantly vinyl. If...

1970s rock lives on today

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under Campus

International student Ivan Mendez has set out to create a new type of show with the concept of a mock concert series. Mendez and his band-mates, Blaine Robey and Mauro Lepore, are attempting to create a show that bridges the gap between local show and a large-scale tour with their band that covers the 1970s band America. “We’re just doing it for fun,” says Mendez....

COLUMN: I’ll take my rock without the post-

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There’s a big problem with popular music today. It’s too fractured. I can’t just like rock music, apparently. Do I like post-rock? Experimental rock? Punk rock? Which kind? It’s silly. Music was once a uniting force, and now it divides people. Post-rock may be different enough for it to stand out on its own as a genre. It really isn’t rock at all. However, it...

Tech N9ne invades Bakersfield

Tech N9ne invades Bakersfield

November 2, 2011

When Tech N9ne, one of the most successful independent rappers today, hits the stage he transforms. Dressed in ghostly face makeup and a mental patient...

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