C Magazine

Music to My Ears

Leslie Aboytes and Emma Joing | September 28, 2020

Local bands bring vibrant performances to the community.

All to Myself

Leslie Aboytes and Theo Lim-Jisra | June 8, 2020

How gatekeeping, the sense of entitlement to underground artists, is patronizing the music industry and its listeners.

Music & The Mind

Zander Darby and Theo Lim-Jisra | April 21, 2020

Everyone has their own music taste. Whether it’s pop, rock, country or a mix of genres, studies have shown that there is a possible correlation between your personality and the type of music you listen to.

Enough is Enough.

Bridget Packer and Sophia Baginskis | February 7, 2020

With rap being one of the most popular capitalized industries, teens are drawn to the fame and the culture, also exposing them to drug use at a young age. Teens closely follow their favorite rap artists and their influence is slowly changing the minds of what is considered mainstream.

Women in Hip Hop

Bridget Packer and Emma Stefanutti | January 7, 2020

In a largely male-dominated industry, a small number of female rappers have become successful against all odds, inspiring future generations of women and paving the way for more inclusion in hip hop.

The Return of Melanie Martinez

Faith Chow and Alexa Gwyn | November 19, 2019

Three years later, Melanie Martinez releases new music and an accompanying film.


Atticus Scherer and Raj Sodhi | November 19, 2019

Artists such as Lana Del Rey and Radiohead have dominated the alternative music field, creating music outside of the mainstream rock and pop genres of their times.

Bedroom Pop

Theo Lim-Jisra and Isabella Moussavi | November 19, 2019

A messy computer display of tracks, plugins and markers line the screen. A small box next to the computer houses inputs for microphones, keyboards and guitars, all tangled together in a web of electronics called pop music. All you need to produce a song nowadays is your laptop and some instruments, and many young people are giving it a shot. “Bedroom pop,” the newest subgenre of lo-fi, builds...