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The New Record Store in Town: All About Discovery Records

The New Record Store in Town: All About Discovery Records

Pia Henson, Editor in Chief November 14, 2023

S.B. Mendoza is a Temecula native who joined and hosted “Bring Your Own Vinyl” (B.Y.O.V) events as a D.J. and a music enthusiast throughout the Inland Empire. As a long-time record collector who dreamt...

Feather Flowers pose for a photo after the MSJC Talon interview, September 24th, 2023

A Conversation With Feather Flowers

Joseph Palos, Writer/Photographer November 7, 2023

I had the privilege to sit down with one of my favorite local bands, Feather Flowers, and speak with them about all things music, culture, art, and even school. They were very open and willing to speak...

Olivia Rodrigo poses for Interview Magazine in promotion of new album, GUTS

A Glittery, Shimmering, Bloody Sequel

Joseph Palos, Writer October 31, 2023

Exciting and thoughtful, Olivia Rodrigo takes the premise of SOUR and polishes it, leaving us with a shiny new album deserving of the praise it’s been receiving since its release. The teenage angst and...

Signed GUTS DVD from: Lou’s Records
 in Encinitas, CA

Spilling My GUTS Over Olivia Rodrigo’s Sophomore Album

Kimberly Mata, Writer October 31, 2023

“I got the things I wanted, it's just not what I imagined” Olivia Rodrigo shares and expresses her emotions and experiences through her lyrics which allows her fans to resonate with her music. Via...

A still from Stop Making Sense, the film was shot by Blade Runner DOP Jordan Cronenweth

Big Suit. Big Screen.

Joseph Palos, Writer October 12, 2023

It’s been 40 years since the initial release of Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads’ iconic concert film. Directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, the film documents the band's 1983 Speaking in...

Is Modern-Day Hip-Hop Negatively Affecting Black Culture?

Is Modern-Day Hip-Hop Negatively Affecting Black Culture?

Serenity Karee, Editor/Writer May 22, 2023

Hip-hop has been around since the 1970s and is prominent within the Black community. Back then, hip-hop was a way for African Americans to help endure low socioeconomic conditions. That is how hip-hop...

Purchases from Old Town Records

Record Store Day 2023: Tips and Tricks for Next Year

Pia Henson, Writer, Vice President May 3, 2023

Record Store Day (RSD) is a gathering of independently-owned record stores as a way to come together and celebrate its unique culture, where artists release special-edition vinyl, CDs, and various promotional...

Breaking Down 5 Seconds of Summers 5th Album 5SOS5

Breaking Down 5 Seconds of Summer’s 5th Album “5SOS5”

Alyson Chan, Writer/Social Media April 27, 2023

Five Seconds of Summer was formed with four members named Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford, whose latest studio album speaks about dealing with heartbreaks, emotions, and romance....

Polyphia pose for a promotional photo in support of new album, Remember That You Will Die

Playing God

Joseph Palos, Writer April 19, 2023

"Genesis," the opening track to Polyphia’s latest album, is cold, mechanic, and groovy…this is the stage Polyphia sets with their latest release, "Remember That You Will Die." With each new album they...

On the Spot: Spitball

On the Spot: Spitball

Julian Alonzo, Writer March 14, 2023

Lake Elsinore seems to be the first and last place expected to have a hardcore music scene. Aside from the (mis)conception of the city being a dangerous cesspool, it would turn out to be the perfect stomping...

Taylor Swifts Story Through Her Fifth Tracks

Taylor Swift’s Story Through Her Fifth Tracks

Pia Henson, Vice President, Writer, Social Media March 8, 2023

"I kind of started to put songs that were really honest, emotional, vulnerable, and personal as a track five." -Taylor Swift Taylor Swift is known for adding nuances to each album she releases, and...

Fazerdaze live in Paris, France, May 22, 2017,_France.jpg

Fazerdaze is Back

Joseph Palos, Writer March 2, 2023

New Zealand singer/songwriter/producer/and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, known to most as Fazerdaze, has made a sudden return to the music scene with her latest EP, Break! which was released...

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