El Estoque

The 1975’s debut album is hipster-ocity done right

The 1975’s debut album is hipster-ocity done right

Christine Liang

August 27, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Last fall, English indie rock band The 1975 released their self-titled debut album, featuring tracks previously released on their IV EP including “Chocolate,” “The City” and “Sex.” While the album is nearing one year on store shelves and the iTunes charts, more and more of the band’s...

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Emerging rock group lacks edge and uniqueness. Read More »...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Student life

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

Anjali Bhat

February 18, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

JoJo releases a free and dazzling new EP for fans. Read More »

Sophomore Ally Tsvinev prepares to compete in South Bay Idol

Rochish Ambati

February 7, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

[youtube link="http://youtu.be/-to-P2M_u4U" width="590" height="315"] Video used with permission by Ally Tsvinev El Estoque: How did your life shape you to be a singer? Ally Tsvinev: My dad was very musical because he would perform all the time in front of people with people he lived near and ...

The Lordes of the Grammys

The Lordes of the Grammys

Elia Chen

January 22, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

James Blake, ‘Red’ by Taylor Swift and ‘Royals’ by Lorde are top contenders to win awards. Read More »...

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Kathleen Yuan

December 19, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music, Reviews

Beyoncé’s unannounced album exhibits a myriad of new textures and expressions that rocket her to number one on iTunes. Read More »...

Music: Ariana Grande’s Weekly Christmas Song Reviews

Elia Chen

December 13, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music

Pop star Ariana Grande’s Christmas releases have minor flaws but are, overall, a sweet success. Read More »...

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

Athira Penghat

November 30, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Mixing melancholy lyrics and upbeat instrumentals, acoustics and synths, the British alternative rock band creates a catchy yet meaningful album. Read More »...

Music: Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” sets this year’s musical bar

Music: Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” sets this year’s musical bar

Shuyi Qi

November 3, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music

With deep overarching themes and new Haitian sounds, the indie band’s new album shows other hipster bands how it’s done. Read More »...

Music: “PRISM” not entirely sugar-free, but still refreshing

Music: “PRISM” not entirely sugar-free, but still refreshing

Anjali Bhat

October 26, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Katy Perry’s latest album reveals a subtle new flavor with a mix of classics and more introspective music. Read More »...

Music: Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ not as bad as expected

Music: Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ not as bad as expected

Shuyi Qi

October 14, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music, Reviews

  ...but still kind of bad. Read More »