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How the turn tables have turned

Lucas Meier, The Beat Editor

October 22, 2015

You hear it all the time from critical parents, teachers, and crotchety grandparents – ‘music isn’t what it used to be.’ But how is it any different? And what happened? With the high profile biopic of rap group NWA, the conversation concerning ground breaking, explicit music has been right in...

EDM enthusiast Voltapix launches his career

Sarah Bluhm, Photography Editor

October 22, 2015

Roughly 50,000 followers on social media, videos reaching over 1,000,000 views, and two years of sheer artistic genius has led one of our fellow Patriots down the unbeaten path of music production. Going by the screen name Voltapix (to maintain anonymity), this patriot agreed to do an exclusive interview...

AP Exam Playlist

Joel Tinseth and Megan So

June 2, 2015

Sara Barielles- King of Anything Imagine Dragons- On Top of the World Jay-Z- On to the Next One Swedish House Mafia- Don’t You Worry Child Charles Bradley- Why Is It So Hard The Rolling Stones- You Can’t Always Get What You Want My Chemical Romance- I’m Not Okay Laura Marling- Failure Johann...

Zayn Malik chooses a new direction

Joel Tinseth and Megan So

June 2, 2015

There is no question that we live in a world that is in a delicate balance between order and chaos; we’ve seen the makings for war brewing in the Middle East, an economic recession still biting at our feet, and a divided government that is unable to amend any of these problems. But the final blow...

Editor’s Pick

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

April 28, 2015

No matter the desired mood, no matter the situation and no matter the audience, “New Surrender” is the right choice. Though lead singer Stephen Christian’s songwriting typically revolves around petty pretty-boy topics such as relationships and teenage angst, “New Surrender” breaks this mold...

Two misunderstood genres worthy of a second chance

Joel Tinseth and Drew Brady

April 28, 2015

House As with all new things, house music has been rather misunderstood by many as it has climbed to the top of our Spotify playlists. To some, house is the mecca of musical innovation. To others it is just another sound in the ever-expanding wasteland that is contemporary music. In order to bett...

Editor’s Pick

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

April 28, 2015

Awesome Album Analysis: The second highest album on the U.S. Top Heatseeker in 2002, Breaking Benjamin’s Saturate dances on the fine line between hard rock and metal. With a drummer that emulates the raw power of a Hammond-tuned BMW m6, a bass line so punchy that it could be convicted for aggravated...

New faculty member reveals philharmonic past

Sydney Hopper, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015

You might see him walking around the track, or up in the bleachers, making sure everything is in order. Come spring, he’ll be up on the baseball and softball fields, lining them with chalk. Or, you could have seen him cleaning the outdoor concession stand, sporting his familiar grey sweatshirt. His...

Valentine’s Day playlist 2015

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

April 28, 2015

I Believe in Miracles The Ramones I’m Coming After You Owl City Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers Can I Take You Home Breathe Carolina Heartache Every Moment HIM It’s Not Me It’s You Skillet You’re Crazy Guns and Roses Victim of Love Cash Cash I Don’t Care Fall Out Boy Blackout Breathe...

Editor’s Pick

Editor’s Pick

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

November 26, 2014

BREATHE CAROLINA Hell is What You Make it Euphoriometer:(R*g* R∞*F* pi^11)/(c* ke) out of 10 Awesome Album Analysis: If there was a way to record a party onto a record, Breathe Carolina found out how to do it. Catchy melodies, deep bass, lively drum tracks and electrifying elements of house and dub...

Artist Profile: Parker Simpson

Artist Profile: Parker Simpson

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

When listening to the radio these days, it’s hard to discern one band from another, and it’s difficult to find any truly innovative artists. But Liberty musician Parker Simpson is attempting that rare accomplishment of trying to create his own unique sound, and has just released his first example...

PIRACY: Facts vs. Fiction

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

November 26, 2014

The statistics at the left side of the page imply that Liberty is a school teeming with scurvy mates, yet there is 25% less pirating at Liberty versus the world, and 30% fewer people feel that there is nothing wrong with pirating at Liberty. There is no doubt that piracy is controversial. Some say...

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