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Is there a recipe for survival in the music industry?

Is there a recipe for survival in the music industry?

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist May 5, 2021

As the semester comes to a close, I feel it necessary to talk about endings — hopefully this won’t be my last article. I’ve always thought of the “beat” as something that represents not only...

Open your ears to the music of the world

Open your ears to the music of the world

Carmine Villarreal, Arts Reporter January 31, 2021

Oftentimes, we find ourselves flooded with music streaming algorithms designed to feed us a highly catered set of sounds and emotions. At first glance, having refined methods of receiving music relatively...

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It’s time to stop using the word “Satanic” to describe music

Jordyn Guzman November 19, 2020

It’s no secret to anyone that I was an emo kid when I was younger. Hot Topic was my second home, and taking off all of my black, silicone wristbands before PE in seventh grade was nothing less than frustrating....

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Kobe Patterson releases “We Were Never Meant to Get Here”

Kayla Padilla November 12, 2020

photo provided by Kobe PattersonKobe Patterson, local artist and Trinity student, recently released his new album, “We Were Never Meant to Get Here.” I sat down with Patterson to discuss his...

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How TikTok helped me find my new favorite musician

Jordyn Guzman November 5, 2020

illustration by Kate NuelleOk, I’m gonna say it. I am not a fan of TikTok. Sure, I have an account and watch singular videos that my friends send me, but I don’t post or scroll through it for...

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Ethical streaming and supporting musicians in an age of monopolies

Carmine Villarreal October 14, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoylePopular streaming platforms are deeply, deeply flawed. Independent musicians are barely able to make a comfortable wage with the way the paying models of streaming platforms...

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For the Record: Peach Tree Rascals’ “I can’t wait for you to come my way”

Christian Settles September 22, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleFor the record, the Peach Tree Rascals is both a brand-new band to me and one of my favorite band names as well. This week, Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ recommended...

For the Record: The Wrecks’ debut album Infinitely Ordinary

Christian Settles September 16, 2020

For the record, the origin of The Wrecks might be one of my favorite things about the band. Hailing from Thousand Oaks, California, the alternative pop-rock band has slowly been making a name for themselves...

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For the Record: a review of CTV3: Cool Tapes Vol. 3 by Jaden

Christian Settles September 10, 2020

For the record, I didn’t even know that this album came out. I guess Spotify’s “New Music Friday” failed me this time, but thanks to a friend’s Instagram story, I picked up on it and have been...

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Brylee Lavoie, Harrison Hall Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Trinity’s Handbell Ensemble starts rehearsals with new restrictions

Carmine Villarreal September 10, 2020

Cool folks ringing cool tunes. Ryan Gentry, a sophomore member of Trinity’s Handbell Ensemble, used these five words to describe the ensemble. Trinity University’s Handbell Ensemble provides a fascinating...

Student Jimmy Phan practices for his piano class with Dr. Carolyn True on campus. Students are a assigned a specific practice room, and must use a weekly sign up form to indicate their reservations. Additionally, students are responsible for wiping down pianos after use, and allowing the room to air out for fifteen minutes when they have finished practicing. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

The show must go on: Fine Art departments go remote

Joshua Anaya September 3, 2020

Following the spring 2020 shift to entirely remote learning, the music and theater departments within Trinity’s fine arts program faced a drastic challenge. In addition to adjusting their purely academic...

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For the Record: “conversations with myself about you” by lovelytheband

Christian Settles September 3, 2020

illustration by Gracen Hoyle For the record, I’ve probably been one of those annoying people who tell you how they basically ‘discovered’ an artist. For me, that’s lovelytheband. I first saw...

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