Lee Peterson Hits Cosmic Lottery

Lee Peterson sits on a piano bench and wears a bright, hand-crocheted hat on her head despite the warm weather outside. Her blue stone earrings shift as she speaks, sparkling over the rows of choir benches that fill the room. Kyle kotani • The Spectator Lee Peterson is the new pianist for the choir department […]

KXSU: Wider Audience but with Tighter Control

Students with sharp eyes might have noticed a new addition to the roof of Campion, but most probably didn’t notice the telephone-pole-like antenna reaching towards the sky that was placed there in September. It’s not much, but it represents something big. In just a few short weeks, KXSU will broadcast on low-power FM frequencies throughout […]

Sir Elton John’s New Album Echoes Past Work

Sir Elton John is more than a music icon—he’s some sort of meteor that rocketed to earth in a sparkly blazer and chunky glasses destined to impact the Earth’s surface and forever change the music industry. His voice resonates in the marrow of bones, making every song your song. His fingers fly over the piano […]

Listen to This: Thundercat

You may recognize the name Thundercat (L.A. native Stephen Bruner) from Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” He’s credited as one of the nineteen total producers and can be heard singing the hooks on “Wesley’s Theory” and “These Walls.” But Thundercat’s solo work is just as worthy of checking out; his album from […]

Listen to This: LCD Sound System

When I saw LCD Soundsystem play a hypnotizing set at an Austin music festival in 2011, I—and everyone else in the crowd—was under the impression that it would be one of their last shows. The band had said earlier that year that they would permanently part ways following the tour for their 2010 album, “This […]

SU Chamber Music: The High Note of the Quarter

Sophisticated instrumental melodies don’t need to be your forte for you to enjoy this quarter’s Fall Student Chamber Music Concert. The fall’s student performers aim to impress and their performance pieces are anything but flat. Viola instructor Amber Archibald teaches the chamber music class this quarter. For variety’s sake, the music department decided to switch […]

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