Articles by Alisha Kirby

Artists as Advertisements

Is there still such a thing as “cred” in the music industry? No, not really. Nirvana shirts are sold at Hot Topic, there aren’t any…



Fill in the blank

Remember the old adage “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? Lets change it up. Maybe something like “If…



Scare chords

It’s that time of year: The leaves should be turning orange, red and yellow, but they won’t for another month because it’s October in California….



“Look ‘ma, I made it!”

Remember when people would tell you as a kid that you could be anything you wanted to be? That with hard work, determination, blood, sweat…


Moshers just want to have fun

An inside look at the anatomy of a mosh pit. You’re beaming as you exit the venue after watching your favorite band play. You’re drenched…


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Step lights on the stairway to heaven

There’s no such thing as six degrees of separation within the music community anymore. At this point, everyone knows someone who is currently, was or…


Not all that new

We hear our grandparents, our parents, and our jaded friends in their early 20s complain about how now music these days is all about costumes…


Post no bills

I challenge you to take a stroll through Midtown to look for fliers posted on poles, posts or buildings that promote local band’s gigs. How…


Rumpling the covers

Fall brings many changes to campus: an influx of young faces comes fresh from high school to struggle to enroll in classes, the leaves change…