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Thursday, February 2, 2023

The 2020 Grammys and the traditional conundrum of turning art into a competitive sport

When it comes to award shows, three names rule over everything else in terms of what the world considers prestigious: The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys. For a quarter of a century, all...

KUCR Off the Record: Quaransingles

‘Cholla’ by Jerry Paper By: Marc Arteaga, CW  Right off the bat, Jerry Paper’s newest single “Cholla” strikes the listener’s ears with a bouncy instrumental that is worth dancing to. The sound of his third single...

Genres of music should not organize, they should describe

We might have heard someone claim “I mainly listen to rock” or “I only play rap music” when describing their music preferences. It’s apparent that we think of genres of music as clearly defined...

Album of the year: A retrospective look at Beach House’s “Bloom” and its impact...

Even those that don’t listen to Beach House have at least heard of this Baltimore duo or know a song from their fourth studio album. Beach House is the product of vocalist and keyboardist...

NAMM 2020: A brief glimpse into the global music industry

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the world’s largest music technology convention in the world. Held in Anaheim, California one January weekend every year, thousands of major and minor names in various...

Remembering “KUCR: A Retrospective”

Sarah Bazzy /HIGHLANDER During September of 2019, a group of KUCR DJs gathered at the radio station for a weekly meeting to discuss how an exhibit at Pain...