The Sundial

Who will be CSUN’s next idol?

Krista Daly

March 10, 2010

CSUN students are bringing their own version of American Idol to campus. “We know CSUN has students with great vocals,” Eliza Rupchian said. “We want to give them the motivation to reach their goal.” Rupchian, along with Camille Rochele, Rita Korkounian, and Terrell Penny, created CSUN...

Venue breathes life and music into the Valley


March 1, 2010

Alan Der Ohannessian, staff reporter Anna Osipova, staff reporter The San Fernando Valley has a reputation as being devoid of entertainment. Justin Souza, the man behind The Breathing Room, hopes to make it a little less so. "There needs to be more opportunity for people to meet up in person and the San Fernando Valley doesn't have very many ...

Listen to music legally, for free

Jacob Nahin

February 8, 2010

Limewire, Bit Torrent. Regardless of the name, if you're getting your music using on one of these services, you should probably stop. The Recording Industry Association of America, with its team of lawyers, has made a lot of press with its lawsuits, forcing universities like CSUN to clamp down on file-sharing. While sharing unlicensed, copyrighted mus...

Tommy Tune teaches a lesson in technique

Aubrey Canfield

November 23, 2009

Tommy Tune, legendary star of screen and stage taught a master class on Friday November 20 to students in the theatre and music departments. The 6 foot 6 singer/actor/dancer extraordinaire was welcomed with warm applause from the eager students. Structured as an audition, the participants had the opp...

Band with message makes it hard to understand

Jared Morgan

November 16, 2009

If you Google Louden Swain you’ll find a few links about “Vision Quest,” a movie released in 1985 that chronicles one point in a high school wrestler’s life where he has to do something significant. Picture the “Karate Kid,” but replace the karate gi with a Spandex leotard and the Japanese...

Singer-songwriter provides an easy listening album

Braulio Campos

October 29, 2009

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights’ debut album, “The Listening,” brings her hit singles “Drive My Soul” and “February Air”, along with her other quirky synthpop songs to our ears. I don’t really care for the genre, because I tend to think that singer-songwriter albums are something...

Weezer tests new waters, remains with what works in new album

Susannah Reynolds

June 6, 2008

Weezer's new self-titled album, which was released last Tuesday, is a mix of rock, slow melodies, or a mixture of the two. The song, "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived," showcases a variety of styles, a bit like hip-hop at first, with sirens blaring in the background and later transitions to a guitar ...

New country music album not much of a jewel at all


June 6, 2008

Jewel has been captivating music lovers for years with her unique voice and contemporary folk style songs, as demonstrated in her 1995 debut album, "Pieces Of You" (Atlantic/Wea), which went platinum 11 times. Smash hits such as "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" left fans wanting more of t...

New British ‘Elbow’ album wins with tried and true musical formula

Anthony Graham

May 6, 2008

The English band from Manchester, Elbow, has released their fourth album, and like the ones that came before, "The Seldom Seen Kid" is likely to receive plenty of critical acclaim. The special thing about Elbow's new album is that it is the first of theirs that they recorded and mixed without any outsi...

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