Every day local musicians such as myself gather in garages and studios around the Inland Empire to create, practice and record original music. Bands spend thousands on gear and travel to play gigs with hopes of gaining fans and some extra cash. There are ample amounts of bands that dedicate themselves to genres ranging from Metal to Folk and anywhere in between. With tribute bands taking over the bars and venues that actually pay talent, it makes an artist such as myself question what the future holds for unknown musicians that want to play original songs rather than covers. But rather than get bogged down with the popularity of regurgitated tunes, I sought optimism from other … [Read more...] about Is copycat culture killing original music in the Inland Empire?
Twenty 2 Salute is a Hard Rock band from the Inland Empire who started off as "The League" but later changed it to be more unique. The lead singer and guitarist Michael Schoon, bass player Mark Schoon, and drummer Raul Padilla known as J, performed at the Down N' Dirty Festival on the weekend of January 18th at the Adelanto Stadium in California. The two brothers have been surrounded by music their whole lives so it was given that one day this would be something they do together. "Our father was in a band growing up, he was in a rock band and he was a singer so it became our normal life to be in a band and we love music," said Mike Schoon. There were about 1,000 music … [Read more...] about Twenty 2 Salute Hits Down N’ Dirty
The Coyote Chronicle made a set of what students could do for fun locally on a day off. “My friends and I don’t like to spend a whole lot of money, so usually if there's a deal we’ll go out. Mondays they have discounts over at BJs, like half off pizza, so we typically go there,” Anthony Langston, a biology major and fifth-year student at CSUSB. CSUSB students are very busy with managing school and work, that can take up the whole day, aside from other things such as babysitting or doctor appointments. “My typical day is either I’ll go to school all day or work. I have a lot of doctor appointments for my baby due in December. I also have to attend Navy drill here and there,” said … [Read more...] about Visiting Local Entertainment in and around the Inland Empire
*waiting for interview response* The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa is an iconic landmark of the Inland Empire. Full of both local and international history, it is a living testament to the story of Riverside and the inhabitants that surround it. Every year, this timeless destination gets into the holiday spirit by putting on a six-week celebration that includes a street festival down the Main Street pedestrian mall, horse carriage rides, and its main attraction: the hotel decked floor to ceiling with thousands of glittering Christmas lights. This celebration kicks off with the ever-popular switch on the ceremony that, this year, will happen on Nov 24 at 4:30 p.m. and will run until … [Read more...] about 25th Annual Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn
Latin Night is just around the corner, as it will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Lobby and Events Center, where everyone is invited to dance the night away to Latin music. "It brings the Latino culture and a lot of people get excited about it," said Programming Student Assistant for Program Board Destiny Lara Benzor. Program Board works with different organizations on campus and is dedicated to promote a sense of community at CSUSB through free, exciting, and entertaining events. It is well known for their annually dances they host such Latin Night, sponsered by the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Beta. "Latin Night started about five … [Read more...] about Latin Night is Here!
Establishing his position as the next up and coming artist to watch for, singer-songwriter Moses Sumney's debut is a stunner and one of the year's best. Thanks to world renown singer and songwriter Solange, Moses has gained mass attention with his latest release from Jagjaguwar Records. The record is packed with calm and cool tracks that showcase his unique falsetto vocals and cool acoustic riffs that can be heard on popular tracks like "Plastic." Sumney was born in San Bernardino, California but he moved with his family to Ghana when he was 10 years old. And it was only when Sumney moved back to California to attend UCLA that he taught himself to play guitar. I first heard his … [Read more...] about Moses Sumney Album Review: Aromanticism is one of the best albums of 2017
By Blair Hernandez |Staff Writer| Excitement flocked the streets of Murrieta at 8 Bit brewing company Saturday evening, presented by Ryan’s Comics, which featured live art by Menso, fire dancers, over 30 artists parading unique pieces of art and poetic scriptures. “This was actually my first poetry reading besides being a rapper and musician. I use to work for Ryan’s comics. He’s a good friend of mine. Ryan gave me the opportunity to perform,” said Taylor Tribble. Growing up in the small town of Winchester California, inspirational skateboarder and believer of walking with God. “My mom is my muse because she never gave up. I battled but she has always been there for me. She’s my … [Read more...] about Live Art at Bbit Brewing
By Yesica Gonzalez I Staff Writer I When you go around the world, you want to do it without a nail going through your foot. “Two assistant stage managers sweep the stage every night before every rehearsal so there’s no nails or anything left on the stage, because we rehearse in the same space that we’re building,” remarked Director and Professor Kathryn Ervin. The World Goes ‘Round musical is coming to campus but before opening day, there is much going on behind the curtains. Rehearsals started in the beginning of the quarter in the Barnes Theater, located at the Performing Arts building. There, students and staff will spend eight weeks practicing before the opening … [Read more...] about The World Goes’ Round
By Arthur Medrano |Staff Writer| The International Market Night is one of the premier events held each year at CSUSB, which draws crowds with music, diverse cuisines, entertainment and artwork from various ethnic cultures. Market-goers had the entire day to sample dishes from several different countries as they walked around the library lawn. Across the field, flags were showcasing the diverse cultures in attendance while the DJ played music spanning from Spanish pop to Bollywood. As an annual event, the crowds seem to grow in size with students, faculty and the public being able to attend this free event. “[This] event that promotes diversity, cultural awareness and just a … [Read more...] about International Market Night
By Yesica Gonzalez lStaff Writer| Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar’s new album “DAMN.” was just released on Friday, April 14. Lamar's album was very different from other artists that usually focus on this type of field and I found it to be enjoyable. "DAMN." would most likely be suitable for young adults and any hip-hop lover out there. The album has14 tracks that each have various ranges of beats and melody that distinguishes it from each other. This is Lamar’s fourth hip-hop album and has been receiving various reviews from many online and magazine sources. Online Magazine, Pitchfork, has rated a nine out of ten stars and has considered it to be a "master … [Read more...] about Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.” album review