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Young artists: the challenges behind the music

Krista Kroiss, Beat Editor

November 13, 2018


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For musicians, it’s easy enough to cover other people’s songs. Even if the song is challenging, the chord progression and the lyrics already exist. Creating these chord progressions, however, is a very different story. Junior Kyler Granados, frontman for his band Another, can testify to this. “We’ve...

Editor’s Pick

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

November 13, 2018


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As a swimmer, I thought that I had a lot of experience with chlorine, but Twenty One Pilots’ new album Trench gave me a whole new perspective. This album features popular songs such as “Chlorine,” “Jumpsuit,” and “Morph.” Lead singer Tyler Joseph maintains a chill, authentic tone throughout...

Halle Abel inspires a musical lifestyle

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

November 13, 2018


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Most people have a preference when it comes to music genres, but senior Halle Abel has none. “I love blues, I love soul, I love alternative, country. I love it all,” Abel said. Abel is not only an avid music listener; she is an active participant. She has been taking piano lessons for 11 years,...

Concerts coming your way

Krista Kroiss, Beat Editor

September 26, 2018


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9/29 Journey vs Def Leppard Gorge Ampitheater 9/29 Childish Gambino KeyArena 10/4 Beyonce & Jay-Z Century Link Field 10/5 5 Secs of Summer Paramount Theatre 10/6 Owl City Knitting Factory 11/3 Goo Goo dolls Paramount Theatre 11/12 Justin Timberlake Tacoma...

Editor’s Pick

Krista Kroiss, Beat Editor

September 26, 2018


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Although it is rare to say, it is true: there is no bad song on this album. The Van Halen album is home to Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar solo, “Eruption” and hits such as “Jaimie’s Cryin”, “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”, “You Really Got Me”, and “Running with the Devil”. The...

No sheet music, no bass, no problem

Krista Kroiss, Beat Editor

September 26, 2018


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Many musicians that play traditional music will stare at you blankly if you take away their sheet music. A member of Jazz Band, however, will play on just fine without its guidance. “Something that makes jazz really special is that it’s a tradition that’s largely based a lot on improvisation,”...

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, ...

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