BORN PINK North American Tour Promotional Poster. Courtesy of YG Entertainment

BLACKPINK prepares for ‘Born Pink’ world tour and album

Samantha Acevedo, A&E Editor September 16, 2022

Recognized as one of the most popular K-pop groups to date, four-member group BLACKPINK is in preparation for their sophomore album releasing on Friday, Sept. 16. During their two year hiatus, the four...

Keys Gasoline teaser image. Photo courtesy of SM Entertainment

SHINee’s Key Displays His Champion Side With ‘Gasoline – The 2nd Album’

Samantha Acevedo, A&E Editor September 9, 2022

After nearly a year since the release of his EP “BAD LOVE - The 1st Mini Album,” SHINee member and solo artist Key released his long awaited full length album “Gasoline - The 2nd Album” on Aug....

Pictured above is Taemins teaser poster for his debut album Press It- The 1st Mini Album. Photo courtesy of SM Entertainment

SHINee’s Taemin and the Terms of Sexuality, Identity and Self-Forgiveness

Samantha Acevedo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 31, 2022

In an industry that has remained largely conservative, K-pop star Lee Taemin has been a force to be reckoned with. Evidently, most K-pop groups have released songs revolving around love interests and story...

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Staff Picks: On A Desert Island With Your Band/Song

Staff July 21, 2022

The Growlers If I could only take one artist or group with me, it would probably be the Growlers. They are a rock group from Dana Point, California. They are the first band I ever saw live while in...

Among the artists listed are SHINee (top left), NCT 127 (top middle), Super Junior (bottom left), D.O. (bottom middle) and Chung Ha (left).

Top 5 K-pop Songs with Latin Influence

Samantha Acevedo, Pop Editor May 12, 2022

Korean Pop, otherwise known as K-Pop, has long been a trending industry since the mid to late 2000’s due to its outrageous and experimental concepts dabbling in different world genres. Many of these...

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Top Four Coachella Performances

Brisa Gutierrez April 29, 2022

For two weekends, Palm Springs was overtaken by Coachella attendees. These attendees ranged from commoners to influencers and A-list celebrities. Headliners like Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Swedish...

Album cover from Wikimedia Commons

Tracking Pop Culture’s Emo Influence

Samantha Acevedo, Pop Editor February 15, 2022

“The Black Parade” is a musical masterpiece that gave the subgenre of emo a revitalized definition in the rock scene on Oct. 23, 2006. My Chemical Romance’s signature album had angsty teenagers of...

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Beatmaker’s Musical Mind Sets Him Apart

Andrew Garcia February 11, 2022

It is a late night in Ontario, California. Most people would be sound asleep. Those that are still awake after a long shift at work, a long day of classes or a long day of just life, probably would only...

Photo from Nicolas Völcker via Wikimedia Commons

Rereleasing Deep Cuts On His Own

Diego Renteria, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

Hip-hop music has had one of the most eventful years in recent memory. Kanye West and Drake dueled in a public rap beef with “Donda” and “Certified Lover Boy” while other major staples like...

The Havens location in Pomona as seen on Jan. 12

The Music Man of Pomona

Alexander Ruiz January 13, 2022

From volunteering at music venues to having his own start at music festivals, Victor Tessier is shaping Pomona into a city for local artists. Tessier, 18, has his own music venue called, The Haven, which...

J Balvins Perra and the Bigotry in Reggaeton

J Balvin’s “Perra” Highlights Reggaeton Bigotry

Samantha Acevedo January 11, 2022

Picture this: For years, the music scene created by the people of your community has gone global. That genre of music has taken the world by storm, becoming a staple in social settings such as parties...

Photo courtesy of Aaron Story.

“Lifeforms” Takes Your Breath Away

Aaron Story, Managing Editor December 2, 2021

Angels & Airwaves have returned to tell a compelling story of discovery, love and extraterrestrials with their sixth studio album “Lifeforms.” After much anticipation from fans and critics alike,...

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