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Jingle All The Way With the Band

December 8, 2017 4:19pm | Drew Van Chau

While sitting at home, a sudden sound begins to leak in from outside. A gentle beat, but it’s growing louder, slowly building on itself. Then, a gentle, methodical humming is introduced to the beat, and they both continue to grow. Peeking through the blinds, there’s […]

More Life Album Review

April 3, 2017 3:06pm | Maddie Fossitt

Drake is one of the music industry’s most prolific superstars. He has dropped four full-length projects in the past two years, and classifying his music is getting more and more difficult. When he released If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late in 2015, he called […]

Long Live Vinyl

March 27, 2017 3:09pm | Nathan Vidal

Music in human culture is about as ubiquitous as language and as old as humans themselves. Yet only has it recently gained a medium of storage. From wax tubes to cassette tapes, even optical media that utilizes laser beams to read data, there has been […]

Black is the New Black

December 1, 2016 4:09pm | Alexis Garcia

English metal core band Asking Alexandria rocked their way into Houston with the continuation of their 10 Years in Black Tour at Warehouse Live in downtown Houston on Friday, Nov. 25. Celebrating 10 years as a band, they reminisced by performing their hits on all […]

Album Review – Starboy by The Weeknd

November 30, 2016 3:55pm | Maddie Fossitt

When The Weeknd first emerged from the shadows in 2012, stardom didn’t seem possible for this angsty underdog. The stories he told were not the words of a pop star, and the world he crafted didn’t resemble a Disney palace. On his last album Beauty […]

Progression Of Tunes Through Time

November 15, 2016 3:54pm | Andrew Van Chau

Rise with the Phoenix

November 11, 2016 4:14pm | Kylie Wakulat

Olivia Holt comes to Houston to deliver and she succeeds. On Friday, Nov. 4, Holt kicked off her ‘Rise of the Phoenix Tour’ at Warehouse Live in downtown Houston. Performing songs from her new EP, Olivia, and old albums, she took the audience’s attention and […]

ALBUM REVIEW – Blonde by Frank Ocean

September 23, 2016 7:26pm | Maddie Fossitt

When Frank Ocean released his major-debut album, Channel Orange, he was still considered an ‘underground’ artist, but that would change in a matter of months as the album was declared a classic by “Pitchfork,” “Rolling Stone” and multiple other music magazines. Channel Orange did what […]

Tompkins’ Faculty Shines at Choir Holiday Show

December 14, 2015 10:12am |

The stage lights shine on the Tompkins Faculty Choir who eagerly prepare themselves to dance, harmonize and sing to holiday jingles. Binders of sheet music open, nerves relax and the accompanist starts twirling away on the piano keys. The diverse group of teachers and administrators […]

Max Rastegari: The Sauce King

September 3, 2015 10:38am |

Senior Max Rastegari seems to have had a ‘saucy’ summer. When Rastegari was in his bedroom streaming music online, he became inspired and began to write a song of his own. Rastegari officially released his first song on Soundcloud. “I was just listening to music […]