The Downey Legend

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer

November 1, 2013

Freshman/Junior English teacher, Roger Rios, was once part of The Mosleys, a 90s Orange County garage-rock band. Although he was a member of several musical groups, his involvement in The Mosleys was the lengthiest lasting from the mid 90s until 2005. Rios’ band days began long before his teachi...

Imagine a new age

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

February 27, 2013

American indie rock band Imagine Dragons released the single “Radioactive” as part of their debut studio album Night Visions. Reaching number one on the US Alternative Songs chart, this song easily appealed to both hard rockers and alternative pop fans. The track starts off with airy, mellow cords ...

Laying it down

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

January 25, 2013

Introducing southern style blues- rock from Menangle, Australia, The Rubens released their self-titled album that came in at number one on the iTunes chart. Their first single, “Lay it down” found its way to 57th on Triple J’s 2011 Hottest 100 chart. The four piece band is made up of three brothers...

Artist of the month: the long and winding road

Artist of the month: the long and winding road

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

April 4, 2011

After several years as a multi-talented musician, junior Randell Milan is finally recording his first album under the label Thunder Bolt. The opportunity arose at a friend’s gig, where Milan was discovered. Apart from singing and harmonizing, this young and prosperous musician plays more instruments...

New angles for The Strokes

New angles for The Strokes

Thomas Patrick Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2011

After three grueling years, four side projects, and a couple attempts at recording, the garage style band The Strokes released their highly anticipated fourth album “Angles” on March 22. Fans have been looking forward to this album, but while the boys from New York were on a hiatus, there were...

Rap star turned rock star

Larissa Hernandez

February 1, 2010

Infamous rapper Lil Wayne adds rock ‘n’ roll to his musical résumé with his seventh studio album: “Rebirth” set to debut Feb. 2, 2010. Lil Wayne pays homage to his muse, the Beastie Boys, by incorporating rap vocals and rock ‘n’ roll melodies. In addition to his distinct voice, Wayne shows...

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