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Editor’s pick: Awaken, my love

Tina Bardot, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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If you’re looking for an upbeat tune to sing along with in the car, Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” is not the album for you. However, as a post-shower relaxing session sound, the mellow beat and easygoing progression is perfect. For those used to the style of Childish Gambino (born Donald...

Editor’s pick: Perfectly Imperfect

Gabie Owens, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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America’s Got Talent prodigy Grace VanderWaal found her passion while creating a new heart-warming album, Perfectly Imperfect. The 12-year old Kansas native debuted from her original song “I Don’t Know My Name” on the television series in 2016. Since then, Grace has become a musical sensation....

Jazz band performs with Alan White from the band “Yes”

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor
May 9, 2017
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Few can say they have met a Rock Hall of Fame inductee, let alone rehearsed with one. But six Liberty jazz band students, Junior Katrina Filer, Senior Alex Phillips, Senior Brendan Chin, Senior Garrett Waters, Junior Matt Fry, and Junior Luke Ransom can say they have played alongside Alan White, the...

Editor’s pick: Cleopatra by The Lumineers

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer
March 27, 2017
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The indie-Americana folk band that brought you hits like “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love” is back with the long-anticipated sequel to their story: Cleopatra. This dreamy, poetic chronicle begins with a “let’s run away from home and never look back” anthem titled “Sleep on the Floor”, followed...

Editor’s picks: us by Gnash

Angie Greggs, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
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us, the third EP album released by alternative R&B singer gnash, perfectly comprehends what it’s like to go through life as a misunderstood teenager, dealing with topics ranging from drugs, to sex, to heartache and break ups. Rising to fame with the single “i hate u, i love u,” the hit got...

Concert review: Jon Bellion

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor
March 27, 2017
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A completely sold out show, artist Jon Bellion’s The Human Condition Part Two Tour took place at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle on November 6th. A spacious venue with standing room only, the audience was experienced nothing short of an exhilarating and moving night. The two openers hyped up the crowd...

Rap Gods of LHS share their secrets

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer
March 27, 2017
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You’ve seen them on Twitter. You’ve heard them on SoundCloud. The dynamic duo that can be equated to a mystical hip-hop fantasy has certainly made a name for themselves on social media as well as right here at Liberty.With their smash hits “Magma” and “The Patriot”, seniors Cameron Lautenslager...

Editor’s Pick: 22 a Million

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor
November 8, 2016
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Bon Iver’s third LP, 22 A Million stands in contrast to his older albums, which employed more folk and acoustic sound. With the use of casette tape scratches to create arranged glitches, autotune to produce processed voices, and ethereal harmonies made by a synthesizer, the result is a sound that is...

Editor’s Pick: Signs of Light

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor
November 8, 2016
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One of the Pacific Northwest’s most promising music groups, The Head and the Heart. This eclectic American indie folk band. At the start of September, The Head and the Heart This group is recognizable by their rustic and uncluttered artistry. Although this vérité style is still found in songs like...

Yee Vang shares history through music

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
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“Music is communication. It truly shows you how the human mind can connect to others,” senior musician and performer Yee Vang said. “Music can ease the soul.” Vang’s music career began nearly seven years ago after he learned the history of his ethnic community. “In 2009, there was an event...

Editor’s Picks: June 2nd, 2016

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor
June 7, 2016
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Beyonce's Lemonade Released on April 23, Beyoncé’s Lemonade stands as one of the icon’s most accomplished compilations yet. Building from Gospel to Rock to R&B influences, Lemonade is a palette of Beyoncé’s signature style: power anthems mixed with reverberating beats. A risk in the e...

Patriots shine in Battle of the Bands

Brittany Toombs, Editor-in-Chief
June 7, 2016
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Have you ever wondered who Liberty’s Hannah Montana is? Which Patriot rocks the keys or kills the bass? Who has promising prospects as a future rap god? If you attended Liberty’s third annual Battle of Bands on May 17, those questions were answered. Here’s your recap of the grooviest night of the...

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