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Lifestyles: Band Recording

Lifestyles: Band Recording

June 2, 2015

https://youtu.be/WK0yWp8tgZs On the week of May 18. every student enrolled in the music department recorded a CD with students from jazz band, symphonic orchestra, and chorus at Laughing Tiger studios.

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

By James Finn

April 23, 2015

Rap has long played a significant role in the musical culture of the Bay Area. Artists ranging from the beloved Tam alum 2Pac to the more recent phenoms like Lil’ B and HBK Gang have not only emerged as influential figures in the realm of Bay Area rap, but across the country and around the world. Southern...

Put Your Money Where Your Playlist Is

Put Your Money Where Your Playlist Is

By Camille Morgan

February 24, 2015

In the morning, as I shuffle out of my house in a desperate attempt to get a spot in the back parking lot, I jam my phone into my car’s speaker and press shuffle on a playlist containing the works of about six or seven different rappers. Usually I’m much too frantic or exhausted to even understand th...

Tam Holds Winter Guitar and Percussion Concert

Tam Holds Winter Guitar and Percussion Concert

By TBN and TBN

December 18, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_4SFW7vk04&feature=youtu.be Tam's music department held a Winter Concert in Caldwell theater on Wednesday, December 3.  TBN reporters Kevin Lee and Claire Donohue have the story.

Holiday Music Guide: Back to The Classics

Holiday Music Guide: Back to The Classics

By Kevin Lee

December 17, 2014

This is your 2014 Holiday Music Guide dedicated to giving you those warm christmas vibes we all love during the season. Grab a hot cup of hot cocoa, a warm glass of milk, or cookies and settle down by your fireplace and let DJ Kevin Lee soothe you with his sweet old tunes. We’re going to start off...

Sit Down With Joseph Kim

Sit Down With Joseph Kim

By TBN and TBN

December 15, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y27hjagX_s Reporter Peter Wynn sits down with Tam musician Joseph Kim.

Karen O’s Heartbroken Crush Songs

Karen O’s Heartbroken Crush Songs

By Claire Donohue

October 2, 2014

On September 9, 35-year-old rock musician Karen Lee Orzolek (better known by her stage name Karen O) released her debut solo album “Crush Songs.” The South-Korean born American musician began her career as the lead vocalist and pianist for the indie rock band “Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” Their group...

The Black Keys Turn Blue

The Black Keys Turn Blue

By Isabella Schloss

June 11, 2014

It was 2002 when the Black Keys released their debut album “The Big Come Up.” Since then, they have released six studio records, three of them self-produced, and built up a large underground fan base. The band became more widely known in 2010 with their three Grammy-winning album “Brothers” and the hit single “Tighten Up.” Their follow-up was 2011’s “...

Beyoncé and the Beauty Myth

Beyoncé and the Beauty Myth

By Izzy Parlamis

June 9, 2014

I watch as a high-heel clad Beyoncé moves through a sequence of poses. The video cuts to different images of her body dressed in elaborate outfits. Intense and colorful lights fill my computer screen. The videos on Beyoncé’s eponymous new visual album, an album comprised of a series of music videos,...

Running the Trap: Four Undiscovered Artists

Running the Trap: Four Undiscovered Artists

By Cody Duane-McGlashan

May 27, 2014

Recently, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has become a prominent part of teenage mainstream culture. Dubstep crept into the public eye a few years ago, but its appeal was short lived. Trap music seems to be growing in popularity, and perhaps it will soon replace dubstep or house as the most popular EDM...

Sam Smith: Rich Voice, Meaningful Lyrics

Sam Smith: Rich Voice, Meaningful Lyrics

By Liz Archer

May 22, 2014

Rising British pop sensation, Sam Smith, makes singing seem effortless. As a featured artist in Disclosure’s latest hit song, “Latch,” Smith reaches the song’s chorus with ease, his voice melodically floating up to a high range—hitting each note, “Now I got you in my space, I won’t let...

The Rise of Chance the Rapper

The Rise of Chance the Rapper

By Max Bayer

May 19, 2014

If you’re a hip-hop head, you probably know about Chance the Rapper. If not, it’s time you found out. The rise of Chance the Rapper is directly attributed to the success of his mixtapes “10 Day” and “Acid Rap.” You know you’re in for something different with “10 Day” when the slow...