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Artist spotlight: Marianas Trench

Publication date: November 19, 2015.

Marianas Trench is more than just the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. In the music world, Marianas Trench refers to the Canadian pop-punk band, formed in 2001 in Vancouver. With lead singer Josh Ramsay as the band’s front, other members include Matt Webb on guitar, Mike Ayley on bass, and Ian Casselman on drums.

Ramsay had been singing since Continue reading Artist spotlight: Marianas Trench

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Say “hello” to Adele’s new song

Publication date: November 5, 2015.

“Hello” was not only a greeting last week. On Oct. 23, British singer Adele released her latest single titled “Hello.” This is her first song release in three years, so it’s kind of a big deal for her fans.

The single is a part of her long-awaited third album entitled 25, a reflection of her age when the album was recorded.

So, where has Adele been Continue reading Say “hello” to Adele’s new song

Andrew McMahon brings wilderness to Reading

Publication date: October 1, 2015.

Center-City Reading was anything but quiet on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Berks County residents of all ages gathered together on the 500 block of Penn Street to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness perform a free show as part of the “Downtown Alive” concert series. Striking Matches performed the first concert on Aug. 5, and Gin Blossoms will perform the third on Oct. 23.

“Downtown Alive” features Continue reading Andrew McMahon brings wilderness to Reading

Music or lyrics?

Publication date: September 17, 2015.

Listen to your favorite song and really focus on what you hear. Which musical element hits you first, the instrumentals or the lyrics? Which one do you connect with more? For years people have debated over the importance of lyrics to music and vice versa.

Earlier this week in his Writing about Continue reading Music or lyrics?

Festivals to hit this summer

Publication date: May 7, 2015.

It’s finals time again, and summer is fast approaching. This can only mean one thing to die-hard concert lovers: music festivals.

March brought the SXSW festival in Texas, followed by California’s Coachella Valley festival in April. While these popular events may have passed, never fear. You still have plenty of opportunities to pack up your car with your friends and your favorite playlist and road-trip it to these summer 2015 music festivals.

The Gentleman Stopover Continue reading Festivals to hit this summer

Kevin MaC

Publication date: March 26, 2015.

If you visited Jake’s Place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, you were in for a treat. Nashville country singer Kevin MaC put on quite the show for Albrightians, with his catchy original tunes and comedic attitude.

Born and raised under the influence of country music, MaC decided early on to stick to his roots when he became a performer. However, he adds his own twist to the classic acoustic country style.

In addition to writing his own Continue reading Kevin MaC

Bye Bye, American Pie

Publication date: February 24, 2015

Feb. 3 was not just National Carrot Cake Day (yes that is a thing). It is also known as the Day the Music Died. That’s not just a made-up line in the song “American Pie”; the song is referencing the day in 1959 when the untimely deaths of three legendary rock musicians occurred.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson Continue reading Bye Bye, American Pie

Music on the mind

Publication date: February 5, 2015.

It’s a common belief that music has an extreme effect on mood and personality. I know when I hear “Fix You” I’m bound to gaze out of a car window as if I’m starring in my own music video, but when “Shake It Off” comes on you better believe I will dance like no one is watching.

Music can even be Continue reading Music on the mind

Rhett Price entertains Albright

Publication date: December 4, 2014.

If you didn’t eat dinner in the dining hall on Nov. 19, you missed out big-time. Not because the food was great or some random act of “yum” occurred, but because the music was perfect.

No, I’m not talking about the Continue reading Rhett Price entertains Albright

Grammy winner visits Albright

My first article ever published in the Albrightian. Front page article.

Publication date: September 19, 2014.

Albright College students had a chance to see where hard work can land them when 2013 Grammy Award winner Rudy Currence was welcomed at Jake’s Place on September 11 to perform in the first coffeehouse special of the semester.

Currence played the piano and serenaded the crowd with his own collection of moving music with songs such as “Have I Told You” and “I Won’t Complain.” In addition to his Continue reading Grammy winner visits Albright