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Kanye: The Best of the West

Kanye: The Best of the West

By Daniel Carroll

February 11, 2014

“I am a God,” raps Kanye West on a track titled “I am a God” that lists God as a featured artist. This track, off of his latest album “Yeezus,” is just another moment in the last five years that has the media calling Kanye a “self-absorbed lunatic.” Besides maybe Miley Cyrus or Kanye’s...

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”: A Disappointing Sequel

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”: A Disappointing Sequel

By Daniel Carroll

December 20, 2013

In 2000, rapper Eminem released a CD filled with boasts about drugs, killing and hating gay people and women. This album, known as “The Marshall Mathers LP,” sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and is, in my opinion one of the most brilliant hip-hop albums of all time. After 13 years, seven...

Benefit Concert Held in Honor of Alumnus

Benefit Concert Held in Honor of Alumnus

By Isaac Cohen

December 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Music Hall was filled to capacity by members of the Tam community on November 26. The concert that night honored Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez, who passed away on October 17 due to brain cancer. A line of students, alumni and parents stretched nearly around the block and tickets qui...

Form Over Function

Form Over Function

By Isabella Schloss

December 16, 2013

Everyone knows that one person who constantly complains about how terrible modern music is, saying that the only good music was made back in the 1960’s and 70’s. This person may even be you. This argument is flawed and overlooks a lot of talented artists, but there may be some truth in it. Since...

Pearl Jam Still Jammin’ 22 Years Later

Pearl Jam Still Jammin’ 22 Years Later

By Daniel Carroll

November 23, 2013

Two decades after “Ten,” the album that boosted Pearl Jam to the level of Nirvana in the ‘90s world of grunge rock, Pearl Jam has released their 10th studio album, “Lightning Bolt.” As in the past, Pearl Jam has lived up to their monstrous expectations. “Lightning Bolt” sounds like a typical...

Jake Bugg: Live at the Fillmore

Jake Bugg: Live at the Fillmore

By Claire Donohue

November 4, 2013

Nineteen-year-old British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg stood in front of a sold out crowd at the Fillmore on September 29. Bugg commonly lists his influences as Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Donovan and The Everly Brothers, arguably some of the hardest names to live up to. Bugg is making a name...

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

By Ethan Lawrence

October 23, 2013

A benefit concert for Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez (class of 2011) will take place at the Sweetwater Music Hall in downtown Mill Valley on November 26 at 7 p.m. The concert is organized by friends of Rodriguez and seniors Devon Lawrence and Rachael Ferm. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a rare type of...

Arctic Monkeys’ Sixth Album Brings a New Beat

Arctic Monkeys’ Sixth Album Brings a New Beat

By Isabella Schloss

September 30, 2013

Since their first single, I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor in 2005, the Arctic Monkeys have become a massive hit in the UK. Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not became one of the fastest selling albums in Britain since the 90’s. Originally seen as just...

Juniors Start Recording Studio in Sausalito: “2200 Sound”

Juniors Start Recording Studio in Sausalito: “2200 Sound”

By Daniel Carroll

September 25, 2013

Tam juniors Chase McDonald and Ryan Felder have been working tirelessly along with Marin Academy junior Eli Kranefuss to open their own recording studio in Sausalito over the past several months. They plan to name the studio “2200 Sound.” The studio will open in the former home of The Record Plant,...

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of The City

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of The City

By Devon Stoeber

June 10, 2013

It’s the end of May and everyone’s searching for the album to put them in that summer mood. “Modern Vampires of the City,” new album from indie-rock band Vampire Weekend, seems to be a perfect fit. It features a new sound from Vampire Weekend, a little different from their last album “Contra,...

Jaden Smith’s New Single Creates Controversy

Jaden Smith’s New Single Creates Controversy

By Morgana Sidhom

June 9, 2013

Former star of "The Karate Kid" and seed of Will Smith, Jaden Smith came from a place of greatness. The 14-year old movie star recently started dabbling with the music industry, releasing his hit single “The Coolest” which foretells the exploits of an unabashed 14 year old with everything right going ...

Standing Room Only: Music Over Moshing

Standing Room Only: Music Over Moshing

By Emma Talkoff

June 7, 2013

There are some things that are simply better in theory, and unfortunately, for me, live music is one of them. Don’t get me wrong—I love to see my favorite artists in person and soak up familiar music unmediated by the filter of time, space and a recording studio. I tagged along with some frie...