The Avett Brothers perform with passion

By |2019-01-10T08:56:29-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinions, Reviews|

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band based out North Carolina consisting of brothers Scott Avett (lead vocals, banjo, guitar, piano) and Seth Avett (lead vocals, guitar, piano), as well as bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon. Drummer Mike March and Violinist Tania Elizabeth are touring members of the band.

‘Man of the Woods’ features random set list, confuses fans

By |2019-01-10T08:51:45-07:00February 6th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

After a long period of silence, Justin Timberlake strikes unexpectedly with his 5th studio album, Man of the Woods. Last summer his single Can’t Stop the Feeling skyrocketed to the top of the charts across all streaming platforms. Numerous awards were awarded to this smash hit.

KB impresses with new album “Today We Rebel”

By |2017-12-04T12:29:59-07:00November 29th, 2017|Academics, Arts & Entertainment, Music|

Kevin Burgess known as “KB” continues to impress with his recent album release “Today We Rebel”, following the release of his previous album, “Tomorrow We Live”. This album has impressed me thoroughly. I expected a lot from this project, but it surpassed my expectations with flying colors. KB set a very high standard with his previous album “Tomorrow We Live”. That was an album I still listen to, even though it released two years ago.  

‘Reputation’ showcases the deeper, darker side of pop genius

By |2019-01-10T09:22:44-07:00November 18th, 2017|Features, Music, Reviews|

For over a decade, most everyone agreed on Taylor Swift. Her exquisite love songs and breakup ballads combined with her elegant lyrics placed her in the national spotlight while she was still in her teens. Labeled “America’s sweetheart,” Swift personified the hopeless romantic. Swift’s “got a long list of ex-lovers” and every time she and one of her beaus split, she played the victim and wrote tear-jerking songs about the breakup, a characteristic cycle spanning five albums.

Recap: FC Choirs win big at Heritage Festival

By |2017-08-23T10:15:24-07:00March 31st, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Music|

Last Thursday, March 30, the campus choirs, jazz band and Bellezza, left on a four-day adventure to Anaheim for the Worldstrides Heritage Festival at Fullerton College. Early Thursday morning they started their trip headed for Southern California.

Reflection presents generic songs, falls short

By |2017-09-20T08:40:23-07:00November 14th, 2016|Music|

Derek Minor, formerly known as, PRO, released his sixth album, "Reflection," Oct. 14. Minor is the co-founder of the record label, Reflection Music Group (RMG) but is also a member of 116 Clique. His latest album consists of 14 songs and features other artists such as, BJ the Chicago Kid and Hollyn. It was an anticipated album, but in my opinion, missed the mark. The first thing I noticed when I listened to the album was the constant theme described throughout the songs. Minor talked about his love for God and how he isn't ashamed for it and how he won't follow the world's ways.

Tauren Wells singles contain upbeat vibe

By |2017-10-02T14:47:03-07:00October 25th, 2016|Music|

As a an old era ends a new one begins, this is so true for the band Royal Tailor, a major Christian band that has disbanded. However as their legacy ends a new one begins as Tauren Wells, the former lead singer of this band, has emerged as a solo career. Wells recently came out with two new singles Undefeated and Love is action. In addition to these new singles Wells has also been featured in Tobymac’s Feel it from his new album This is not a Test.

MercyMe captivates Fresno crowd

By |2017-10-02T14:45:07-07:00October 14th, 2016|Music|

I walked briskly through the crowded fair lanes, past the various vendors and their fried delicacies. The air was heavy with the smells of frying food and smoke from the various BBQs. I made my way up the stairs into the auditorium where the concert was already in full swing. When I first came to this concert I had expected it to be simply mediocre, as the venue was not the best. However I was surprised by how unique and rather innovative the concert was and how this made up for the usual “smoke and lights effects” that weren't at this concert.

‘This Is Not a Test’ offers high tempo, positive music

By |2017-10-02T14:37:53-07:00September 2nd, 2016|Music|

After a three year absence, Toby Mac released his 12th album, "This Is Not a Test," on Aug. 7. His previous album, "Eye on It," was at one point the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Producing an album with the same caliber as his previous one would be a challenging task, but in my opinion, Mac hit it off with his latest album. "This Is Not a Test" contains 15 songs and features other artists such as, Hollyn, NF and Capitol Kings. The first thing I noticed with this album are the upbeat and positive songs. My favorite out of these would be, "Til The Day I Die." It talks about how Mac will always praise God until he dies. It also features one of my favorite artists, NF.