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The death of Lil Peep

The death of Lil Peep

Robert Borrego

November 30, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]O[/su_dropcap]n Nov. 15, 2017, rapper Lil Peep was found dead at the age of 21 inside his tour bus in Tucson, AZ. He died of a drug overdose, with Xanax and other drugs being discovered at the scene of his death. Police are also investigating the possibility that fentanyl was involved. To sophomore Adit...

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Hannah Lee

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Music

On an early Sunday morning, avid fans of Taeyang waited in line, sitting on blankets with food to last them the entire day. Fans anxiously shared their excitement about being able to see their favorite artist perform live. Among these fans was junior Juhee Yang. Yang arrived at the concert venue a...

Krishu: King of the 408

Krishu: King of the 408

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/krishu1/invzim"/] The Intro “I’m ready to have my guy take 100 pictures of me,” DJ Khaled’s voice resonated. “And Imma post’em all up.” The beat drops. Mellow, cloudy and ice cold. Gradually, a monotonous bass begins to settle in, cr...

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Sharjeel Rahman

April 21, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Kendrick Lamar has reached a level of prestige almost previously unimaginable for any Compton-based rapper from the last two decades. Fans and music enthusiasts alike hail him as one of the most significant artists of his generation, with the rich storytelling on his second studio album Good Kid, M.A...

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Music, Performing Arts

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he actors and actresses stand in a circle outside the MVHS auditorium, crossing their arms to hold hands with their neighbors. One person presses their thumb into the hand of the person next to them as this form of assurance is sent around the circle, easing the nerves of the cast. ...

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

Sharjeel Rahman

January 22, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music, Reviews

After a four year hiatus, “The xx” are back with their third studio album, “I See You.” Their rise to the top in 2009 after releasing their self-titled debut album “xx” was so quick that the band did not expect to top the charts. Their 2012 album “Coexist” was well received, moving beyon...

A closer look at The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy”

A closer look at The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy”

Sharjeel Rahman

November 29, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music, Reviews

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” album is fearless and brilliant, an unvarnished look into the Canadian falsetto singer’s life of stardom. Abel Tesfaye has reinvented himself for this album, with the cover art featuring his new haircut, with his music moving away from his dark and depressed tones to a...

Country music fans at MVHS talk country after the 50th CMA Awards

Country music fans at MVHS talk country after the 50th CMA Awards

Himani Yalamaddi

November 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music

The 50th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Nov. 2 were mostly ignored at MVHS – even Beyoncé’s unexpected and controversial performance at the show wasn’t enough to spark students’ interest. This doesn’t come as a total surprise; country music is often ignored as a genre, especially...

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Becca Zheng

August 31, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Media, Multimedia, Music

Music production continues to flourish in popularity, where students are beginning to discover their own techniques and purposes in creating individual remixes of songs to express their mood or emotions. Using different music softwares and programs, such as FL Studio 12, and Ableton, students can conduct...

The 2016 VMAs Recap

The 2016 VMAs Recap

Jessica Xing

August 31, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Sunday evening, MTV’s 33rd Video Music Awards made its triumphant return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden. From Beyoncé’s amazing performance of Formation to Jimmy Fallon’s impersonation of Ryan Lochte, the VMA’s was a night to celebrate up and coming talent ...