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A new Idles release came out on February 16, 2024, with the bands release of its fifth studio album, “Tangk.” (Photo courtesy of Partisan Records)

Idles’ “Tangk” is an unexpected pull upon the heartstrings

Will Forseth, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

This past February saw the release of “Tangk” by U.K. rock band Idles to significant acclaim. Whatever momentum the band has been riding from its four previous studio releases seems to have not lost...

There are many instruments to pick up and learn, like guitars and piano. American River College has many to practice upon, including this one pictured in the music department on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Clifton Bullock III)

Music classes in college should be mandatory

Clifton L. Bullock, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The majority of people love music as a form of relief, with it bringing life to the party and because of the melodies and lyrics. There are many genres such as K-pop, rap, classical, lofi, pop and many...

“Try That In a Small Town,” by Jason Aldean does no justice for country music. (Photo courtesy of BBR Music Group)

“Try That In a Small Town” is a cryptic condescension towards Black people

Shy Bell, A&C Editor December 14, 2023

Not too long ago, I was returning from the store down the street from my house. I was walking through my middle-class suburban neighborhood in Sacramento, California, when I peered to the left and something...

American River College’s jazz ensemble performance is a tribute to jazz musician Duke Ellington, while the jazz combos bring their own arrangements to the stage. (Photo courtesy of Robyn Eifertsen)

ARC showcases two jazz performances

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 30, 2023

The spirit of jazz has come to embrace the American River College community just in time for the last stage of the fall semester. ARC will host two upcoming performances for students to show their talents...

Sufjan Stevens broaches many momentous themes with his new album “Javelin.” (Photo courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records)

Sufjan Stevens’ latest album is a tremendous one for the emotionally distraught

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 21, 2023

I’m cold, it’s really early in the morning (what most would call late at night). My heart hurts, for many reasons and I am trying to keep a level head. Let me write this: Sufjan Stevens released...

 American River College’s musical productions include music from contemporary and classical pieces. (Photo courtesy of Serge Kuzmin)

ARC’s music department kicks things off for the fall semester

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 3, 2023

As the weather and leaves begin to change, the heavens open and Bragi, the god of poetry, with his harp, shines light upon the American River College community. ARC’s music department will present...

Drake released “For All The Dogs” on Oct. 6, featuring 23 songs. (Photo courtesy of OVO Sound and Republic Records)

Drake’s “For All The Dogs” doesn’t quite meet fans’ expectations

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 17, 2023

Drake released his newest album, “For All The Dogs,” on Oct. 6. The album is good, but was also one of Drake’s worst albums he’s released yet and does not come close to the expectations set for...

Art Lapierre sits at his piano after the ensembles rehearsal May 3. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s vocal jazz ensemble’s upcoming performance is the last for semester

Shy Bell, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

American River College’s vocal jazz ensemble will perform its last show of the semester on May 10 at ARC’s theater. Not only is this the last show this semester, but it is also the last official show...

“Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale” by Tyler, The Creator, released on March 31. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records)

Tyler, The Creator picks up where he left off in “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale”

Matthew Soderlund, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Tyler, The Creator adds to his 2021 Grammy winning album “Call Me If You Get Lost,” with “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale,” which features eight brand new tracks packed with noteworthy...

Morgan Wallen released his new album “One Thing At A Time” on March 3. It  features 36 songs. (Photo courtesy of Big Loud Records)

Review: Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing At A Time” seems to be a hit, but doesn’t compare to his last album “Dangerous”

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Morgan Wallen released his new album “One Thing At A Time” on March 3; it features 36 songs and many other country artists. There are many memorable songs on the album, but they don’t compare to...

Maneskin, with the new album “Rush!,” has established a distinct identity and unmistakable style. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Italy)

Review: Maneskin defines the band’s dimension with the new album “Rush!”

Carla Montaruli, Opinion Editor February 13, 2023

Maneskin, the popular Italian rock band, released a new album “Rush!” on Jan. 20. With this album, they want to establish the band's dimension and distinct and unmistakable identity.  The success...

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