Photo by Milan LoaiconoModeled by Nicole Garza and Allison Nguyen"Just go to a festival, even if it’s some wack, local one ... experience the people, experience the magic, wear whatever you want," said Caroline Whitney, a rave enthusiast from Boston, Massachusetts, as advice to those unfamiliar with the many aspects of rave culture.For those outside of rave culture, raves … [Read more...] about Raves and psychedelic drug culture — One and the same?
Photos by Maggie DavisA slight ocean breeze filled the air on Santa Monica Pier as concert-goers swayed to a coastal-sounding electric guitar. A saxophonist leaned into a microphone and began to play, sparking cheers from the audience. "This is a sing-along," said Oscar Santos, lead singer of Sister Mantos. "There are only four words: Planeta De El Amor."Through this, the band … [Read more...] about Twilight on the Pier Rocks Santa Monica
Photo Courtesy of Eleni Stratigos Junior Eleni Stratigos said she believes in the power of music in bringing people together. Double majoring in music and Italian, Stratigos put her skills to the test when she attended the Brancaleoni International Music festival in Florence, Italy last summer and performed the opera L’elisir d’amore. “It was amazing seeing the … [Read more...] about Artist Corner: Eleni Stratigos
Art by Peau PorotesanoOwner of entertainment conglomerate AEG and Coachella festival owner, Philip Anschutz, is being criticized because his foundation, the Anschutz Foundation, supports anti-LGBTQ+ and climate change denying organizations. This news revealed itself days after the Coachella line-up for 2017, and many eager festival-goers are unsure how to proceed. This year, … [Read more...] about Don’t Go to Coachella
Photos by Brett BeanTwin Peaks performed a set at the first-ever Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach on Saturday. Their performance, along with many others, helped inaugurate this new festival, a hoping-to-become-annual event. From the moment of the first guitar riff to the very last strike of a cymbal, the group of five delivered a high-energy performance for all the … [Read more...] about Twin Peaks Rock New Long Beach Music Festival