The Grammys continue to be the low note in the music award system

Share: With the Billboards Awards ending earlier this month and the Grammys right around the corner, the conversation of musical snubs and robberies has taken the front seat again on social media. The company and academy just can’t seem to escape the noise, but it’s not like they really care either. The Grammys have long been claimed and respected to be the highest award system possible for anything music-related. But for the past decade, social media as a whole has had endless complaints about their …

Travis Scott at Sofi: Comparing the floor vs. stands experience

Share: Waiting almost an hour and a half in Travis Scott’s merch line, fans were getting rowdy as Scott’s opener, Teezo Touchdown had finished his set. Anticipation was running through every fan in line out of the fear of missing Scott’s entrance. Three minutes after finding my seat, Scott made his grand entrance and the energy from the fans went from 0-100, filling throughout the velodrome. But depending where you were seated, that affected the overall enjoyment spectators had with the show. This piece is …

Kendrick, Tyler, and SZA ignite a fire at Camp Flog Gnaw

Share: While Baseball season may have just ended, Dodger Stadium was once again the place to be this Veterans Day weekend. For the first time this decade, Camp Flog Gnaw has returned to Elysian Park and it seemed like every performer on the lineup showed up with a mission to make up for lost time. Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival founded by artist Tyler, The Creator over a decade ago, in 2012. With every passing year the attendance and popularity has grown, making …

‘Black-ish’ star was on the yard for the HBCU Caravan

Share: Fun and exciting games, and dances as well as scholarship opportunities, on-the-spot admissions, and a speech from TV star and Harvard alumni Yara Shahidi brought a widespread number of inspired students to the PCC “On The Yard: HBCU Caravan”. The event was held on October 24th in the quad and the energy was immaculate while the vibe was pristine. Fulfilling food trucks and mainstream music set the tone early on for all the students and staff that arrived. “The energy was fun, bold, and …

Demon Doja and Lil Lucifer: Is satanic promo worth the fall?

Share: Upside down crosses, devilish tattoos, and demon talk- is it all an act for clicks and streams or is it authentic and genuine? Does it even really matter? These are the questions some singers and rappers in the music industry have been getting asked from fans for years.   Mainstream artists like Doja Cat, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti took a mysterious turn towards a “satanic” appeal that are displayed in their music, performances, fashion, and social media, leaving their audience trying to figure …

Knott’s Scary Farm is not the universal pick for scary amusement parks

Share: It’s October! A Southern California fall means 80-degree weather with brown leaves and a little sprinkle of rain here and there but the excitement is consistent across the country for Halloween. A factor that is pretty much exclusive to Southern California is the mainstream amusement park options of Knotts Scary Farm and Horror Nights at Universal Studios. While these are both top tier choices, which one should be the go-to? Which amusement park can get you the most bang for your buck, which attractions …

Let ‘For All The Dogs’ out, and take it for a walk

Share: After a full season of teasing, Drake released his creative collection of recent albums with the highly anticipated “For All The Dogs” leaving me a little frustrated and unsatisfied, on the first listen. Coming in, it was difficult to know what to expect with this album seeing that the previous three gave a completely different vibe and went in multiple directions, but the consensus with most hip-hop fans was wanting the “old Drake”.  The project opened up with “Virginia Beach” a smooth and poetic …

It’s a blurry choice: Be a part of an era or a renaissance?

Share: The summer of 2023 is coming to an end, and whether you saw it from your phone or actually had the chance to go in person, the live shows and concerts from the past few months have been something to marvel at.  Tons of artists from every genre have seemingly been aggressive to release tour dates over the past few months. Assumingly from the gap of time lost caused by COVID, it makes sense why so many artists held their shows so close to …

Turn up the volume: Vintage vinyl is vital to the VIP fans

Share: With the rise of music streaming platforms from Spotify and Apple Music to YouTube and Pandora, some may believe vinyl records are a thing of the past. But how we enjoy music continues to evolve, and that assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. The first long playing commercial vinyl record was released in 1930. Now in 2022, vinyl sales have increased 1000% more than the previous decade. Vinyl has always faced competition from CDs, given that they are more convenient, travel friendly, and …

Don’t reject or neglect, stop and accept. What do you collect?

Share: From vinyls to trading cards to watches, collections are a thing of beauty. They can be new and trendy or vintage and unique. With no limits, just about anything can be a collectible. The reasons for collecting are as diverse as the items that can be collected. Some do it for the feeling of nostalgia, while others may do it for a flex, and, in some cases, they might do it without even realizing it. Psychology major Maiya Villanueva shared what started her interest …