All posts tagged: Music

How music changed C5’s life completely

Written by Jessica Flores, Editor-in-Chief It’s either all or nothing for Christopher Pressley a.k.a. “C5.” It all began when he got his first studio equipment and began recording music all day with his friends at his father’s house which he used to call “pops’ trap.” North Oakland, California is his hometown which inspired his stage name C5. C is for Christopher and 5 is short for the street he grew up in–59th street–which is often called “the 5” in the bay. “I started calling myself C5 and it just fit. Everyone started calling me 5 or C5–it’s my block name,” he said. Now an Angeleno and recent college graduate, it wasn’t until he received his acceptance letter from Cal State University Dominguez Hills that changed his life completely. Before moving out to L.A., he was “deep, deep in the streets,” he said. “I was selling crack, weed, etc. In 2011, I got arrested and did time in juvenile. [Then] I violated my probation and was supposed to go to jail for 6 months and that …

Selena: vive en nuestros corazones

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Spanish piece on the Latin American singer and songwriter Selena Quintanilla who achieved international fame for her Tejano music.  La mayoría de la gente hispanohablante sabe quién es la “Reina del Tex Mex,” Selena Quintanilla. Marzo treintaiuno marco veintiún años de su muerte prematura, y es evidente que la gente siempre recordara a esta talentosa cantante.   Selena cautivo a miles de corazones y esos corazones frecuentemente recuerdan que la propia presidenta de su club de fanáticos la asesinó a balazos. Aun después de dos décadas de su partida, la memoria de esta gran artista no se ha quedado en el olvido. Por las redes sociales, muchos fanáticos, estaciones de radio, y revistas siguen compartiendo su memoria, música, y belleza. De alguna manera, y por alguna razón, esta joven cantante permanecerá en nuestros corazones, hoy y siempre. Cuál es tu favorita canción de la “Reina del Tex Mex?” Comparte tú respuesta en los comentarios hacia abajo.

Nick Jonas concert leaves those who missed it “jealous”

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Any Nick Jonas fan who missed the show definitely has the right to “still get jealous.” Nick Jonas performed various songs from his sold-out show at The Wiltern this past Friday, October 23. The concert opened up with Bebe Rexha giving an exhilarating show. Although many people are unaware, she has written songs for many artists, including Eminem and Rihanna. Her most recognized collaboration thus far happens to be in David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” Bebe Rexha is the female who sings the bridge in this catchy single. When her set was over, the crowd could not contain their excitement for the most anticipated performer of the night.

Live throwback trip with Erykah Badu

Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer  Erykah Badu gave her fans an experience that took them back to the late 90’s-early 2000’s on August 30, 2015. She performed songs such as “On and On” from Baduizm, “Love of my Life” from Worldwide Underground, and “Tyrone” from her Live album. “20 Feet Tall” from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh was one of her most recent songs that she performed. As the concert began, Erykah asked the audience who was experiencing a Badu concert for their first time. Half of the crowd were first-timers. She made it clear that she wanted to “school” the youngsters in the crowd with her music, hence the reason she performed her older songs. Badu paused mid-way during one of her most popular songs, “Tyrone,” to tell the crowd to get up. She was in San Francisco the night before and said the crowd went crazy, hanging off the roof, singing to “Tyrone.” She jokingly said this song is one that everyone knows–black people, white people, Asians, Hispanics, everyone. The …

The Athenian Print’s first annual event a success

Written by Alejandra Hernandez, Treasurer  The smell of doughnuts and Pike Place Roast filled the air at The Athenian Print’s open mic. night, “Word of Mouth” on Tuesday March 24. Mount Saint Mary’s students and friends broke their timidity barriers to express themselves through short stories, poems, and songs. The guests enjoyed refreshments at the fully stocked candy bar and a colorful mix of doughnuts to complimented with a hot of cup of coffee from Starbucks. Roses and candles placed around the room helped set a warm and relaxing mood to begin the wave of performers. “Word of Mouth” held place in an intimate venue in the university’s “Visitor’s Dining Room” that overlooked the beautiful sunset and Santa Monica beach. The event began with a musical performance by Kimberly Quitzon, Secretary of The Athenian Print, who gave everyone chills for her beautiful rendition of “I get out” by Lauryn Hill. Yearbook staff and Journalism student, Jessica Flores, captured yearbook-worthy moments and shared two original poems titled, “Metamorphosis” and “Excuse my language.” Both poems shined light …

Bassnectar concludes tour in SF

Written by Bianca Silva, President Last Saturday, Nov. 8, Bassnectar one of the biggest names in EDM, played a sold-out show as the concluding stop of his latest tour, Noise vs. Beauty, in his hometown of San Francisco, CA. Everyone was so pumped just to be a part of it; Bay Area residents were especially hyped to give Bassnectar the rowdiest of homecomings. A few times during the show, he even stopped and expressed how good it felt for him to close his biggest tour yet at a sold-out show in his hometown. Bassnectar respectively holds one of the most devoted fanbases in all of EDM. No matter what city he is in, he is welcomed by thousands of his fans, which he calls Bass Heads, swarming from all over to experience the speaker-busting bass his shows bring to every town. Over his 2013 tour, 160,000 tickets were sold for his solo dates, some shows even totaling to over 10,000 attendees—that’s a lot of Bass Heads! This tour was no different. Whether at a festival …

DJ Skee’s new Dash Radio

Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Staff Writer  Scott Keeny, more commonly known as DJ Skee, has made a powerful impact in today’s music industry. He was previously known for his show Skee.TV, which offered insight into upcoming, current, and well-known artists. The show often gave fans opportunities to see artists live in the exclusive Cha Cha Lounge and featured interviews with artists. However, DJ Skee decided it was time to end the channel and bring something new and groundbreaking to radio. He has introduced Dash Radio—an app and website that features over 50 radio stations of different genres. The influential DJ has gotten rid of commercials like those on Pandora and Spotify. Dash Radio has replaced algorithms with actual DJ’s. The app, which is compatible with iPhone and Androids, appeals to music lovers across the board. He features the newest music that you can’t find on Pandora, and it is mixed together similar to radio stations, such as Power 106 or Jack FM. The app is simple. You choose the genres you wish to listen to, add …