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Noted Musicians: Patriot Players and Singers

Tina Bardot, Beat Editor

December 15, 2017


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Sophomore Adam Gardner is a cello player, choir singer, and all around talented musician. Belonging to a musically inclined family, Gardner has spent his life surrounded by music and was recently showcased in this year’s choir holiday concert where he played cello alongside the Liberty Singers’ rendition...

Album Review: Without Warning by 21 Savage

Brian Kim, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Released on Halloween, Without Warning by 21 Savage, Offset, and Metro Boomin’ combines deep bass with eerie melodies to create an ominous, monstrous album, fitting for Halloween. With horror movie references throughout the album, Offset creates a sinister feeling in each song and verse that he drops...

Album Review: Rainbow

Elise Sickinger, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Struggle isn’t unique. Everyone deals with their own issues personally, but it is when one goes through a crisis that it is truly brave to put one’s suffering out in the open. Rainbow, Kesha’s most recent studio album, is a collection of powerful songs that illustrate how she overcame her endeavors....

Album Review: Gemini

Elise Sickinger, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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I’ll admit, when I first listened to Macklemore’s new album, I was a bit skeptical. Macklemore’s hits throughout the past few years have been catchy, but most have seemed repetitive, and were inevitably overplayed. This new album was anything but. The skillful production of Gemini has more dynamism...

Liberty Band takes the center stage at halftime

Tina Bardot, Beat Editor

November 9, 2017


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Football games are a conglomeration of different entertainment options for Liberty supporters to enjoy. Besides the sport played by the football team, there is the constant cheering of the cheer team, the engaging performance provided by the drill team, and the constant music resonating from the back...

Albums Worth Checking Out: X Infinity by Watsky

Albums Worth Checking Out: X Infinity by Watsky

Gabe Waldbaum, Editor-In-Chief

June 2, 2017


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Watsky, an upcoming poet and rapper from San Francisco, recently released X Infinity, which contains his most diverse work yet. Each song combines a different set of genres with the only overarching one being rap: “Tiny Glowing Screens part 3” and “Don’t Be Nice” focus on alternative rock, ...

Garrett Waters follows long-loved passion for music

Tina Bardot, Beat Editor

June 2, 2017


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Not many people leave high school with a strong idea of what they want to do with their lives. However, for those who have figured out their life plans, being able to get a head start on their passions in life is helpful to the accomplishment of their goals. The exception to this the idea that high...

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...

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