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What is the Status of Music in a Global Pandemic?

Coachella music and arts festival was called off in early march out of an abundance of caution for the public’s health. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Story By: Adam Peters, Reporter

May 8, 2020

The live music industry has virtually crumbled to a standstill as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on businesses in the United States. While the industry no longer presents any business opportunities, the art form of music continues to bring value to humanity in a time of struggle. All forms of th...

Meet two-time Emmy award winner and instructor, Christopher Brady

Meet two-time Emmy award winner and instructor, Christopher Brady

Story By: Janine Tate, Reporter

March 11, 2020

Darkness fills the hills of the Grapevine leaving only a dark silhouette for its drivers to see. Car headlights shine down on a small portion of the road and stars twinkle in the 2 a.m. dark sky.  For professional composer, musician and producer Christopher Brady, travelling to his destination in the e...

The Obscurity Zeitgeist: Riot Grrrl 2.0

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Story By: John Bruce, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

Everyone wants to be in on the next big thing. Bands and musicians are born from underground movements and the biggest artists constantly praise their day one followers, but how do people find out about musicians before they hit it big? John Bruce discusses exactly these kinds of bands and solo arti...

The Obscurity Zeitgeist: The New Vanguards of Folk Music

Story By: John Bruce, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2020

Folk music has taken a hit since the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young or John Denver. It’s evolved into light and fun bluegrass, poppy overproduced stale country and an independent hybrid of electronic, old country and sixties  It’s a lost art form, but versions of true folk music have been returni...

Jesus is King and Kanye West is His Disciple

Kanye West's ninth studio album,

Story By: Hannah Lanier, News Editor

October 25, 2019

Once again, Kanye West creates an aesthetic rather than following one. After months of speculation, delays and excuses, West delivered both a new album, and a short film. This is Kanye West taking us to church. In a 35 minute short film, you are sucked into a spiritual and physical atmosphe...

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