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Action Bronson, is a native of the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York. His music is influenced by New York culture, his culinary background, and his affinity for Sports Cars.

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

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,...

After 13-long years, Tool release their newest album early Sept.

“Fear Inoculum”: Tool makes a triumphant return

September 3, 2019

"Fear Inoculum" is proof that good things are worth waiting for; the album is an experimental masterpiece, with guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer weaving in and out and crashing together for tremendous breakdowns.  Tool broke a 13-year-long silence to release...

Cage The Elephant re-invents themselves and delivers one of their best albums to date.

Cage the Elephant overcomes self-loathing with new album “Social Cues”

April 23, 2019

The future of Nashville-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant seemed uncertain in recent years when their lead singer’s life fell apart in the aftermath of his divorce, however the band members managed to come together and craft one of their best alb...


Don’t “sleep” on these 6 black artists

February 28, 2019

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments, the talent and the history of African-Americans. In observation of the month, it’s time to shed some light on a few black musicians who deserve the recognition—regardless of the time of the year or the ...

Seer's sixth album,

Thunder’s brewing in Vancouver in Seer’s ‘Vol 6.’

February 19, 2019

Crashing drums, lumbering riffs and haunting vocals from frontman Bronson Lee Norton tick all the essential boxes for a perfect doom metal album. “Vol.6” is an intense thunderstorm of rhythm and vocals by up-and-coming group Seer, playing heavily to ...

White Bronco: Action Bronson takes a familiar step

White Bronco: Action Bronson takes a familiar step

December 6, 2018

New York native Action Bronson released his self-described “very first indy project in a very long time” on Nov. 1,  after a year of radio silence. Bronson fans will find “White Bronco” pleasantly familiar, with the artist playing to all...

In The “Trench” With Twenty One Pilots

In The “Trench” With Twenty One Pilots

October 20, 2018

Released, Friday Oct. 5, “Trench” is the fifth studio album from alt-rock Grammy-winning Twenty One Pilots. This is their first studio album in the last three years and after a year-long silence on social media, it seems that they have something ...

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Look what you made me do: A Taylor Swift album review

November 14, 2017

“...Are You Ready For It?” is one question Taylor Swift imposed upon her fans when she first released the single. But after releasing her sixth album, “reputation,” it is obvious no one was ready for the return of the iconic singer. Harro...

Streaming killed the album artist.

Jett Williams, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

Subscription music streaming apps have been making huge gains in the past few years and for a good reason. Last year, streaming services brought in over 50 percent of all revenue earned in the music industry. For around 10 dollars, you get access to a plethora of music at your disposal all the time. Because so much music is available to listen to for so cheap, does it still make sense to buy individual albums? Among Santa Rosa Junior College students streaming service...

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