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Two-man band creates their own unique sound

Ani Chakiryan

March 8, 2010

Valley Circle is a two man band, made up of a drummer and a guitar player. What’s interesting about this band is that they play a style that you wouldn’t expect to hear when you think of the word band. Guitarist Raffi Hammasian and drummer Manuk Avedikyan are the heart, soul and creators of Valley Circle. They pla...

Alkaline Trio rocks the House of Blues

Ani Chakiryan

February 22, 2010

Ani Chakiryan On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the House of Blues opened its doors to The Dear and Departed, Cursive and, the band that everyone was there for, Alkaline Trio. The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. Slowly but surely the venue fills up -- not to the point where there’s nowhere to move or breathe,...

Scotty and Badfish just so-so

Ani Chakiryan

February 17, 2010

Ani Chakiryan It’s Saturday night at the Wiltern. I’m standing up front, all the way in the front, at the point where I can extend my  hand and touch the speakers on the stage floor, I hear nothing but bass and subwoofers and drums. I feel my entire body shaking. It says something about the a...

Iglu amd Hartly bring good vibes to the Troubador

Ani Chakiryan

November 23, 2009

The second performance ends, the stage screw comes on stage and prepares for the next band; the audience is shifting from one foot to the next, people are buying drinks and looking around, the lighting crew fiddles with the adjustments to make sure everything is right. People are getting excited that...

Student showcase exposes talent

Ani Chakiryan

November 4, 2009

Truth is … listen to the lyrics,” said Mike Eddie, a performer in the Music Industries group’s Artist of the Year Finalist Showcase. Where other schools offer music business courses and degrees, CSUN incorporates music into the business lessons so the students get more than the just the business...

Musician driven by different styles

Ani Chakiryan

October 29, 2009

Honestly, what drives us to do any of the things that we decide to do? Why do some of us play music where others don’t? It’s simple really; it’s passion. It’s also passion that drives those who love music to make it their entire life. Carl Verheyen is a great poster child for this. Just...

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