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Baby Faced

“Baby faced” artists are emerging into the spotlight, revealing that talent and success has no age limit.
Tyler Varner and Gigi Tierney February 12, 2019

Jorja Smith Twenty-one-year-old Jorja Smith refers to herself as an “old soul.” Her musical platform is an outlet to address themes such as police brutality, womanhood, race, identity and loss....

Simply Sampled

Simply Sampled

Gigi Tierney and Claire Moley December 17, 2018

On the radio, Drake’s new song, “Don’t Matter to Me,”  begins to play. As Drake’s soulful, melodic vocals fill the car, a recognizable voice overtakes the track and the reality nearly seems...

Soundtrack to Success

Soundtrack to Success

Angie Cummings, Karina Kadika, and Gigi Tierney December 17, 2018

Study music is a unifying element in Paly’s community and there is more to the seemingly spontaneous styles that one chooses during an individual study session. Study music is an individualized...

Unheard Gems: David Bowie's Diamond Dogs

Unheard Gems: David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs

Theo Lim-Jisra, Staff Writer December 14, 2018

  Diamond Dogs was David Bowie’s eighth studio album. Released in May 1974, Diamond Dogs is the beginning of David Bowie’s journey into different soundscapes and proves to be one of the...

The Ballad of Ye

The Ballad of Ye

Ellie Fitton, Karina Kadakia, Tyler Varner, and Hazel Shah December 14, 2018

Kanye West is the greatest artist of all time. Well, according to him anyway. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, Kanye Omari West is known for his eccentric and egotistical persona, someone who has...

Timeless Artists

Timeless Artists

Ellie Fitton, Jessica Weiss, and Tyler Varner December 14, 2018

Above all, music is unifying; nothing brings a crowd of complete strangers together more than singing off-key, wholeheartedly and in unison to their favorite song by their favorite artist in concert. Although...

Paly to Platinum

C magazine delves into the history of Paly band culture, and how certain artists were able to continue their careers after graduation.

Prior to the late 2000s, band culture played a large role in Palo Alto, especially at Palo Alto High School. The music scene was integrated throughout the city and influenced high schoolers to form bands...

A Look Into Sound

A Look Into Sound

Though some enjoy listening to music in the confines of their bedroom, nothing compares to watching live performance, filled with dynamic visuals and dancing lights, indescribably connecting the audience and the performer. Live artists are known not only for their music, but for their striking concert experiences.
Claire Moley, Jack Callaghan, and Natalie Schilling December 11, 2018

Sweaty bodies piled together for miles, restless as they wait for the music to begin. Everything is black and the stage is momentarily silent. Suddenly, flashes of green and blue are projected on the...

Got Goals?

Got Goals?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to what is possible to accomplish at the Riekes Center, a community built around inclusivity and diversity that pushes people to achieve their dreams.
Kailee Correll, Neive Wellington, and Jack Stefanski November 28, 2018

Beyond the distinct red doorway and old warehouse walls that characterize the lobby of the Riekes Center lies a community built around promoting individual goals and greater missions of “human enhancement.”...

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Guitars played a major role in music for decades but with the recent lack of interest in the instrument, will they be buried underground?
Kailee Correll and Theo Lim-Jisra November 28, 2018

With music constantly evolving the trends that define the standards for popular music are developing with it, pushing the limits of physical instruments. Throughout the past decade the number of guitars...

The Rise of Binaural

As society progresses into the 21st century, the rise of virtual reality and 3D audio allows artists to explore and expand their perspectives in music.

A pair of black-mirrored 3D glasses lie at the entrance of a movie theater, ready to bring the pictures on the movie screen to life and enhance the viewer’s movie-going experience. Well into the 21st...

A Look Into Sound

Though some enjoy listening to music in the confines of their bedroom, nothing compares to watching live performance, filled with dynamic visuals and dancing lights, indescribably connecting the audience and the performer.

Sweaty bodies pile together for miles, restless as they wait for the music to begin. Everything is black and the stage is momentarily silent. Suddenly, flashes of green and blue are projected on the...

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