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Legend Gary Numan talks latest album, touring for new fans

Legend Gary Numan talks latest album, touring  for new fans

Jake Tully

March 6, 2014

Gary Numan is one of the forefront musicians of the New Wave era. Currently on tour promoting his newest album, “Splinters,” Numan has several American dates including one Thursday night at The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles featuring Big Black Delta. Gary Numan talked to The Sundial about the “Splinters”...

Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Chandelor Armstrong

December 4, 2013

Brian Stokes Mitchell will take center stage at the VPAC Saturday Dec. 7 showcasing his tremendous range of talents for a memorable evening of broadway tunes. Audience members will be in for a real treat as "Stokes" plays the melodica, an organ-keyed instrument related to the harmonica on at least one...

Keaton Simmons’ sophmore album is too sappy

C. Megan Diskin

April 25, 2013

Keaton Simons’ sophomore album “Beautiful Pain” is riddled with cliché love songs and sprinkled with cheese. Where is the raw and bluesy guy from the first album? This album is ripe full of second-rate pop songs. My apologies go out to Jason Mraz who co-wrote some of the songs along with Simons....

‘The Strokes’ new album doesn’t have their missed sound

‘The Strokes’ new album doesn’t have their missed sound

Berlyn Reisenauer

April 4, 2013

The Strokes released their fifth studio album Tuesday, and they really shouldn't have. The new album  "Comedown Machine" sounds less like The Strokes and more like a bad trip to the 80s than their previous album "Angles." After the disappointment of "Angles," it was only natural to hope that the new...

Jack White’s debut album ‘Blunderbuss’ delivers insight

Jack White’s debut album ‘Blunderbuss’ delivers insight

Megan Diskin

February 6, 2013

  Jack White, of the White Stripes and Raconteurs, debuted his solo album "Blunderbuss" on April 23 of last year and it seems to tell the tale of a broken man. It would be wrong not to mention that in the months leading up to the creation of the album, the White Stripes, which garnered ...

Bad Religion’s new album ‘True North’ is their comeback

Cynthia Gomez

January 31, 2013

A 30 year-long career for any band or artist is very impressive. Most bands suffer rearrangements in lineups, record deal failures, death and sometimes, just life. For Bad Religion, it’s been most of those things. The agonizing trauma of losing beloved original members while trying to still be accepted...

Bruno Mars’ new album breezes by with hit after hit

Cynthia Gomez

January 25, 2013

Before becoming his own pop phenomenon, Bruno Mars was the creative hand behind some of 2010 greatest and most popular hits like Flo Rida’s “You Spin Me Right Round” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You.” He also produced with Maroon 5’s front-man, Adam Levine. By the fall of that year, the Hawaiian-native...

Ke$ha’s new album ‘Warrior’ is a party soundtrack

Luis Campos

December 4, 2012

Only three years have passed since individuals were first introduced to Ke$ha’s No. 1 single “Tik Tok,” which ruled the radio in 2010. The San Fernando Valley native, who “was actually born in the bathroom at a party,”still dominate all party seekers in her sophomore album, "Warrior." Kesha...

Wale gets back to basics on second full-length album

Wale gets back to basics on second full-length album

Andrew Lopez

November 10, 2011

Shortly after leaving Interscope Records for not seeing eye-to-eye with his productionteam over the sound of his first album, rapper Wale has found a home with Rick Ross, founder of Maybach Music Group. With a trusted crew around him, Wale is determined to prove he is one of the most talented lyricists in a mu...

Album Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’

Album Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’

Mary Pham

August 31, 2011

The long awaited collaboration between mega hip-hop artists, Jay-Z, and producer/rapper Kanye West became a reality earlier this month when their album, “Watch the Throne” was released. The combination of Jay-Z’s punch line rhymes and West’s mood setting voice, resting upon 808 beats, dub-step bass lines and spacey sounds tell the story of ...

The Strokes go back to basics with ‘Angles’

Contributor

April 28, 2011

By Andrew Lopez After releasing their least acclaimed and most scrutinized album, “First Impressions of Earth” in 2006, members of The Strokes decided to take a long break from one another. During their time apart, lead singer Julian Casablancas and guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr. both released solo albums as it looked like the Strokes might fall by the wayside. With the...

Lykke Li’s new album ‘Wounded Rhymes’ is ageless

Contributor

April 14, 2011

By Andrew Lopez Lykke Li is a young woman in an old soul’s body. While she is most well-known for her contribution to “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack, it’s interesting to note that she hadn’t ever heard of the ‘tween phenomenon before the offer. According to an intervie...

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