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California English: Five Favorite Albums of All-Time

California English: Five Favorite Albums of All-Time

In honor of spring, this past week I embarked on a cleaning of my iTunes library. After going through thousands of songs, I had a sudden inspiration to compile a…

COMM 100: Messages from a Musical MAD LIBS

COMM 100: Messages from a Musical MAD LIBS

When I was home for spring break, my good friend Samantha asked if I would be willing to help her out with a project for her COMM 100 course at…

California English: Bands on the Rise, Philadelphia Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, Philadelphia Edition

After a stellar SoCal-style spring break, I was inspired to listen to the music of two Philadelphia bands, Free Energy and Good Old War, to psych myself up for the…

California English: Bands on the Rise, San Francisco Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, San Francisco Edition

As spring break approaches, the excitement for my trip back home to Southern California is increasing daily. I am pumped to soak up the sun with weather in the 70s,…

California English: Bands on the Rise, Denmark Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, Denmark Edition

This week’s “Bands on the Rise” features Oh Land, my favorite new pop group, and VETO, a band I recently discovered — and quickly fell in love with. Oh Land…

California English: Valentine’s Day Edition

California English: Valentine’s Day Edition

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite songs that celebrate love and all of the positive things that come with it. For those of you…

California English: Bands on the Rise, Austin Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, Austin Edition

After highlighting bands from cities on the western and eastern shores of our great nation, I felt it was appropriate to venture to the American South and a city that…

California English: Bands on the Rise, New York Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, New York Edition

Last week I highlighted two up-and-coming bands from Los Angeles, so to balance things out, this week I’m taking a musical journey to the East Coast and the Big Apple,…

California English: Bands on the Rise, Los Angeles Edition

California English: Bands on the Rise, Los Angeles Edition

At the heart of this column is music discovery. Following this trend, I present to you a new series called Bands on the Rise. My goal is to highlight some…

California English: 5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2012

California English: 5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2012

As we welcome 2012, I look to new music releases to provide the soundtrack for the semester ahead. Below are a handful of expected album releases, by artists old and…

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