Los Angeles sister-duo, Bleached have been shredding ever since their early days in punk band, Mika Miko. Known for their edgy sound, the girls have cemented their riot girl status in the music scene. Since the disbanding of Mika Miko, sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin have yet again risen and given birth to Bleached- a California surf style punk band that sounds off odes to heartbreaks and unforgettable boy crushes as heard on their debut album, “Ride Your Heart,” released… Read more
The sound from his oboe is too bright, Jason Kennedy, 20, determines after testing a reed he just made. He makes some final adjustments, and places the reed back into his oboe. Kennedy stands up and tests the reed by playing a short melody. The sound is crisp and dark. It leaves a warm sound in the classroom he enclosed himself in on a Saturday afternoon in late September. “Nice, this will be a good reed,” he said with a… Read more
Jason Kennedy, 20, junior wind performance major, is one of the few performing oboists at CSUN. Aside from practicing, Kennedy makes his own reeds in order to craft his desired sound for his oboe.
CSUN alumna Genein Letford teaches third grade at NEW Academy in Canoga Park. She integrates music into her lesson plan and has been nominated for People magazine’s “Teacher of the Year” award. To read the story and watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez who is also nominated for the award click here.
USU’s Games Room was filled to capacity Wednesday night for Espressions, a free event that welcomes students to share their poetry, music and art. Danyial Motiwala hosted the night. Motiwala graduated from CSUN a year ago and was on the Poetry Slam team. As soon as Motiwala took the stage, he requested respect from the audience. “Just know we are here. This is Espressions. Just express yourself here,” Motiwala said. All types of people filled the seats, individuals of different… Read more
I still remember my first rock show: I was about 12 years old and was headed to the Long Beach Arena to catch No Doubt headlining with The Distillers and Garbage as the opening act. Upon my arrival I couldn’t help but feel intimidated by the large amount of people covered in tattoos and piercings. The significant yet occasional mohawk or liberty spikes (long hair styled in thick upright spikes), would pop up every now and then, and I couldn’t… Read more
CSUN faculty musicians performed a mix of jazz standards and original compositions for crowd brimming with students in Cypress Recital Hall Thursday night. “It is essentially a jam session, but at a high level because they are faculty,” said Kyle Stephens, music department staff. Each semester numerous music students perform in concerts. However, concerts designed for faculty are not as common. The Jazz Faculty Recital occurs once in the beginning of every semester. “The recital is an opportunity for the… Read more
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