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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...

Just Dance

Just Dance

October 5, 2011

Joe D!rt, Mysterio, DJ Anik, pSychobabble and SkyDro were some of the many DJs that spun at Techno Kids, an all responsible ages Electronic Dance Music...

The Renegade Rip Podcast 10-5-11

Staff

October 5, 2011

Filed under Audio

This is the Renegade Rip Podcast for October 5.  As always it starts with a news brief. At 1:20 we discuss the Bakersfield college football loss to  Mt. San Antonio College [Mt. Sac] and their chances going into the Northern National Conference. At 5:43 We discuss two of our contributors favorite rock bands: Nirvana and Blink 182.

B-town Blues Fest brings in big-name performers

B-town Blues Fest brings in big-name performers

September 21, 2011

“I’m gonna get so funky, you gonna smell!” John Nemeth yelled to the audience before wildly playing his harmonica. The seventh annual B-Town Blues...

Heavy metal receives a mariachi twist

Heavy metal receives a mariachi twist

September 8, 2011

Five brothers, with the same mother and different fathers, have formed a cover band dedicated to playing metal songs in a mariachi style. It seems outlandish,...

Bluesfest to return to CSUB this fall

Jon Nelson, Reporter

September 8, 2011

Filed under Features

Blues fans and the Houchin Blood Bank will both benefit Sept. 17 when the Cal State Bakersfield Amphitheater once again hosts the B-Town Blues Fest. “It promotes people reaching across artificial boundaries that don’t need to be in place,” said Pat Evans, founder of the festival and owner of Bakersfield Institution World Records. This year’s lineup features Joe...

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