Schoolhouse Rock: 6 jams for a new semester

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton “9 to 5” has some of the most relatable lyrics ever: “Tumble out of bed/And stumble to the kitchen/Pour myself a cup of ambition/And yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” While many UC Berkeley students aren’t working 9 to 5, Parton’s
Read More…

Muscadettes

Twin power reigns in The Muscadettes ‘Side A’

Siblings are climbing to the top of the music scene from Haim to Tegan and Sara, and the Muscadettes, a band fronted by twin sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge, are no exception. They’ve taken Canada, and — after this next stint of touring — the United States, by storm with
Read More…

c4b83239

Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities

According to recent data from Spotify, UC Berkeley is the 13th most musical college in the nation — in listening, that is. No, this isn’t a mistake. The Spotify corporation did not accidentally confuse us for the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Nor is it ranking colleges’ departments of music specifically, although ours
Read More…

sasquatch

Sasquatch proves to be a Gorge-ous fest with a stellar lineup

Tucked between billowing hills and jagged rock formations, Quincy, Washington’s Sasquatch! music festival drew thousands to the magnificent Gorge Amphitheater this Memorial Day weekend. Unlike some festivalgoers who attend music festivals for the fashion, glamour and Instagrams, Sasquach! attendees sacrificed luxury and basic hygiene to camp out for three days
Read More…

RosemarieA

The state of rock today

In order to determine whether someone is worthy of my friendship, the make-it-or-break-it question is: “What kind of music do you listen to?” You’ll answer, listing band names and song titles as I nod and assess the possible concerts, potential hangout playlists and future conflicts of musical interest.  And, inevitably,
Read More…

Ellie Goulding

Concerts to Phase I for spring 2014

Tele-BEARS season is always a stressful period of chaos, confusion and compromise as students build their perfect schedules only to see each of their planned classes fill up day by day before their Tele-BEARS appointments. The struggle to choose the right classes, then somehow grab them for your schedule, is
Read More…

Arts tweets of the week: Kanye, Cher, Courtney Love and more

Twitter is a strange thing. At times, it has helped start revolutions and mobilized people en masse, while at other times it has been a platform for self-imposed humiliation. Nonetheless, Twitter has served as a valuable tool for celebrities to unload their often nonsensical stream of consciousness that others call
Read More…

E8AZYFf-1

Tunesday- Femme Fatalented

This past week, a major record label made an incredibly sexist joke on their Facebook and Twitter.  Furthermore, once the backlash occurred, they didn’t seem to believe they did anything wrong.  This made me take a deeper look, particularly in the EDM scene at the discrimination against female acts.  Some
Read More…

The night ended late watching Icona Pop and the Joy Formidable perform at Viceland.

Playlist of the week: SXSW standouts

The annual SXSW music and arts gathering took place in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago for 10 glorious days in the sun. Known for its reputation as a hype-creator, the festival allows any band to apply to play a showcase and follow their big rock star dreams. It is
Read More…