Archive for: music

Student and faculty musicians perform at Consolapalooza

Student and faculty musicians perform at Consolapalooza

by Drew Howerton, section editor Consolapalooza, Consol’s annual student music festival, was held on April  29 starting with a performance by teacher band Astrochimp, comprised of economics teacher Jason Pratt, audio video teacher...

 

Q&A: Celeste Aucoin discusses love for Korean pop music, experience with culture

Q&A: Celeste Aucoin discusses love for Korean pop music, experience with culture

by June Jeong, opinions editor When did you listen to Korean pop music (K-pop) for the first time? My sister actually showed it to me over Christmas break almost two years ago. I was just attracted to how crazy it was, and how it was really...

 

A Moon Shaped Pool: Emotionally and musically striking album, difficult yet beautiful

A Moon Shaped Pool: Emotionally and musically striking album, difficult yet beautiful

by June Jeong, assistant editor I first listened to A Moon Shaped Pool a few days ago while lying in bed at 2 AM in the morning after finally purchasing the album off of iTunes. I blinked back tears after hearing “Daydreaming” for...

 

Students, faculty enjoy various musical acts at Consolapalooza

Students, faculty enjoy various musical acts at Consolapalooza

by Olivia Garrett, entertainment editor Consolapalooza, Consol’s annual music festival, kicked off at 7:00, Friday, April 22, with a performance by senior Brenna Briles and her family band. Among Briles’s song selections were crowd...

 

Weezer returns with nostalgic and energetic “White Album”

Weezer returns with nostalgic and energetic “White Album”

by Drew Howerton, staff reporter “Their new stuff sucks, it sounds too mainstream! I prefer their older records!” The idea that bands lose talent or originality as time goes on isn’t always wrong. Sometimes, musicians lose...

 

Video and Q&A: Stereotype music group

Video and Q&A: Stereotype music group

by Haley Mitchell & Vi Burgess, online & photography editor and executive editor The Roar worked with AMCHS AVP to record Stereotype and talk to seniors Kennon Williams and Kaleb Chandler about their music duo. Q: Can you tell me how...

 

Griffin Peterson’s album “From All Sides” reveals new aspect of country music

Griffin Peterson’s album “From All Sides” reveals new aspect of country music

by Katerina Kountakis, staff reporter Normally, I do not listen to country music at all. The only exceptions are Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, but even now Taylor Swift has turned more to the pop side of music than country. The country...

 

Video: Junior Ryan Romero plays music to distract from school, bond with friends

Video: Junior Ryan Romero plays music to distract from school, bond with friends

by Darcey Rydl, news editor If you’re ever walking in the upstairs hallways early in the morning before school, don’t be alarmed if you hear music coming from the tech class. “I will just go play about 30 minutes before school starts,”...

 

DJ Khaled enraptures, motivates with Snapchat story, demonstrates major keys to success

DJ Khaled enraptures, motivates with Snapchat story, demonstrates major keys to success

by June Jeong, assistant editor We all already know that all DJ Khaled does is win, win, win — no matter what. Since September however, Khaled has had a way to show us how: viewing his Snapchat Story became the highlight of my day since...

 

Lyrical genius Kendrick Lamar creates album of powerful musical fusion, intense outrage, merciless self-critique

Lyrical genius Kendrick Lamar creates album of powerful musical fusion, intense outrage, merciless self-critique

by June Jeong, assistant editor  I’m not a huge fan of rap, but Kendrick Lamar’s music has always been an exception for me. His latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, isn’t just another great album, and Lamar isn’t just another great...