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The All-County Music Festival: Changing lives and inspiring future musicians

The All-County Band is practicing their piece, Fanfare.

by Matthew Strahlman and Adam Byrd

January 26, 2020

The All-County Music Festival was held the last weekend in January. Matthew Strahlman, Cello: All-County has been a fascinating experience for me because, to be completely honest, I never really remember how much I enjoy playing in All-County until I go into that first rehearsal.  I am a ce...

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Music Podcast

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Music Podcast

by Evan Gobien and Matthew Strahlman

December 17, 2019

“Chinatown Slalom” is a new indie/alternative band in 2019 that are not well known. We found them on Apple Music when they first released the album in late June. We noticed there were not too many reviews on this album that we really enjoyed, so we decided to do something. In this podcast...

Out with the old, in with the new: We need Christmas classics for our generation

Christmas music battle, old v new.

by Erica Blockinger, Reporter

December 13, 2019

We all know the classic Christmas songs sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Mariah Carey, but I think it's time for new artists to carry on the Christmas torch. I want to hear new Christmas songs as good as the classics. I've heard enough of “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Winter Won...

Post Malone bends and blends genres in “Hollywood’s Bleeding” album

Post Malone bends and blends genres in

by Ethan Hart and Alexis Fowler

September 30, 2019

Catchy. Boundary-pushing. Smooth. Introspective. These are all words that describe Post Malone's new album Hollywood's Bleeding with stunning accuracy. Its universality and earworm lyrics make this album a solid listening choice in the car at night with the windows down, during a tough workout in the g...

Lana Del Rey sings the anti-Norman Rockwell music of our generation

Lana's cover for the album, NFR

by Erica Blockinger and Joshua Todd

September 30, 2019

Lana Del Rey's NFR is the perfect transition from hot girl summer into sad girl autumn, with its moody sound and heartbroken lyrics. The album has 14 songs. She released six of the songs as singles before the album's release including, “The greatest," “Mariners Apartment Complex," ”F*** it ...

Fear Inoculum: Long tracks create metal masterpiece

Metal listeners will put this up for their album of the year, or maybe even the decade!

by Matthew Strahlman, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Everything on Fear Inoculum is a highlight. With their latest studio album, Fear Inoculum, Tool brings their audience, and the world, a sonic masterpiece. Tool is an alternative metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1990 by frontman, Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Adam Jones. Their music earned appeal...

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; The Finale

The final results of Lancer Media Music Madness

by Jacob Bolger and Bailey Spore

April 9, 2019

Check out the final debate here, featuring guest speaker Dylan Miller! Who is the greatest music artist? This is a question endlessly debated by friends, casual listeners, and experts alike. As this is clearly a subjective topic, no one is necessarily wrong or right in their answer. Everyone has their o...

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; round one

The Lancer Media Music Madness bracket.

by Jacob Bolger and Bailey Spore

March 22, 2019

Who is the greatest music artist? This is a question endlessly debated by friends, casual listeners, and experts alike. As this is clearly a subjective topic, no one is necessarily wrong or right in their answer. Everyone has their own opinion and taste of music.  Staff members Jacob Bolger and Bailey...

So you want to be a music major?

It can be stressful at times, but majoring in music is worth it in the end.

by Alyson Sniffen and Elizabeth Anderson

January 25, 2019

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” These words were spoken by the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius, yet they are quoted even today centuries later--despite the fact that most people are forced to work for a paycheck and not their own enjoyment. ...

Listen to all your favorite songs…But at what cost?

Listen to all your favorite songs...But at what cost?

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

January 25, 2019

“I like that I can download things and listen to them even without internet, so I don’t have to compromise all my data, or if I’m going on a flight or something.” That sounds great, right? Many music listeners feel the same way that Brooke Derrenberger, a Spotify subscriber, feels about musi...

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