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San Jose’s SuenaTron seeks to reform latin music

San Jose’s SuenaTron seeks to reform latin music

Zane Zinkl and Riley Palmer

January 21, 2020

The Mystic Theater in Petaluma clamoured with dancing feet and sweaty audience members enthralled with the new age spanish sound emanating from San Jose-based band SuenaTron.  “If you have a drink in your hand, I want you to raise it now. Salud!” SuenaTron’s lead singer and accordion player...

10 iconic films from the 2010s

10 iconic films from the 2010s

James Domizio, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

In the 2010s, we saw many new classics by directors ranging from old masters to emerging talent. From the rise of commercial LGBTQ films to the wider acceptance of minority-directed films, it’s never been easier to see yourself on the silver screen. Here are 10 iconic films that feature supreme technica...

Garages and bedrooms and bars making it big in Sonoma County

Garages and bedrooms and bars making it big in Sonoma County

Séamus Reed, A&E Editor

December 12, 2019

Branden Carrell and his bandmates watch where they step in their makeshift recording studio. The former garage, once a photo studio, now serves as Carrell’s grandmother’s bedroom. Carrell’s band, Incredulous, chose the room for its acoustics, despite needing to squeeze a drum kit and guitarist F...

Action Bronson’s “Lamb Over Rice”: Groovy but abrupt

Action Bronson’s “Lamb Over Rice”: Groovy but abrupt

Séamus Reed, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2019

New York rapper, Scorcese film starring actor and aspiring painter Action Bronson collaborated with long-time friend and producer The Alchemist for a new album, “Lamb Over Rice.” In his new tape, Bronson strikes all kinds of chords that fans love, but the record stumbles in a place that has plagued his...

“The Irishman” is a lengthy yet rich masterpiece

“The Irishman” is a lengthy yet rich masterpiece

James Domizio, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

“The Irishman” may be a long watch for a Netflix blockbuster at 3 hours and 29 minutes, but its lead performances combined with Martin Scorsese’s superb direction make it a compelling piece of cinema. “The Irishman” features the legendary acting talent of Robert De Niro, who stars as eponymous ...

SRJC’s “The Sound of Music” at Sonoma State

SRJC’s “The Sound of Music” at Sonoma State

Abraham Fuentes, Photo Editor

November 26, 2019

The hills of Sonoma County were filled with the sound of music Friday evening as Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University collaborated on the production of “The Sound of Music” at SSU’s Evert B. Person Theater. Why watch a classic musical on Disney+ when you can watch a great performa...

“Parasite”: an outstanding depiction of class struggle

“Parasite”: an outstanding depiction of class struggle

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Although director Boon Joon-Ho isn’t a household name in the United States, his latest film “Parasite” is praised internationally by moviegoers for its masterful portrayal of socioeconomic inequality and classism through gorgeous cinematography and compelling acting.  Joon-Ho established himself as a South Korea...

Seven thoughts about “The Mandalorian”

Seven thoughts about “The Mandalorian”

James Domizio, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

The first live-action “Star Wars” television series is here, and after three episodes, it’s clear “The Mandalorian” is some of the most exciting “Star Wars” content in years. But what makes this Disney+ show worthy of being a “Star Wars” property? Here are seven thoughts on the show...

“The Sound of Music” arrives at Sonoma State

“The Sound of Music” arrives at Sonoma State

Jesse Kapukui, Co-Features Editor

November 22, 2019

The hills of Sonoma County will be alive with “The Sound of Music” from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8! Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department students will perform the classic Broadway musical “The Sound of Music” beginning this weekend at Sonoma State University. The play is based on the true story of the V...

“Everybody’s Everything”: Lil Peep’s influence remains alive

“Everybody’s Everything”: Lil Peep’s influence remains alive

Sam McMinimy, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

“Everybody’s Everything,” Lil Peep’s posthumous emo rap album displays the talent that Peep held, and the career that could have been achieved. The late rapper's 19 song album is a compilation of unheard tracks alongside career defining songs from his earliest mixtapes. The album’s name c...

“The Lighthouse”: The horror aquatic

“The Lighthouse”: The horror aquatic

Séamus Reed, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2019

Standout horror studio A24’s recent release, “The Lighthouse,” captures the dread and isolation of being marooned on a rock in the middle of the ocean in a bleak, black and white contrast. The Lighthouse is bewildering, hectic and astounding all in one go. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play the s...

“The Thing”: Fear the unknown

“The Thing”: Fear the unknown

Abraham Fuentes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

The wolf in sheep’s clothing scares us more than any real wolf. John Carpenter grips this idea tight in “The Thing” and uses tense psychological uncertainty to keep the audience reeled in. The Thing is an alien that assimilates into any living animal in its proximity, making a perfect copy of the ...

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