Purple Haze: The Life and Legacy of Jimi Hendrix

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson    James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated […]

Here Comes Your…Band! The Story of The Pixies

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson   The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Until 2013, the band comprised Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left […]

All This Rotting Fruit: A New era of music is coming, and its name is Peach Pit

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson Peach Pit, brought to life in 2016 with the release of their now coveted debut ep “Sweet F.A”.  Their fame arose quickly as now they have a giant following and dedicated fans all around the world.  Originated in Vancouver, Canada, they formed in high school when pals Smith and Chris Vanderkooy, […]

Slave to the Music Industry?

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, […]

Climbing Up the Billboard Charts

Staff Writer: Hannah Suh Sept. 18 2017, the seven-member group, BTS, came out with their newest album, “DNA”. After winning “Top Social Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards, this group had gained an abundance of popularity in the United States. Their previous album then started climbing up the Billboard charts, slowly but surely. Surprisingly, their new album completely took over […]

The Sound of The Smiths: The 1980s Favorite Brits

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson  The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Based on […]

Buffalo Soldier: The Story of the Miraculous Bob Marley

Staff Writer: Hannah Johnson  Robert Nesta Marley, born February 6, 1945, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who gained international fame and stardom due to his chill, reggae sounds and soothing vocals. blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive […]