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Drowning Pool-Resilience

Drowning Pool-Resilience

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

April 10, 2013


Filed under Music

The hard rock band, Drowning Pool, has had a stroke of bad luck after the death of their original lead singer, Dave Williams in 2002. Since then, they had recruited Jason Jones, who left the band in June 2005. After him, former Soil front man Ryan McCombs was recruited and, in 2011, also left. Now...

Metal at the Phoenix Room

Metal at the Phoenix Room

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

March 6, 2013


Filed under Music

On Saturday, March 2, four local metal bands performed at the Phoenix Room for the metal fans here in Norfolk. The bands were: Sin/Fixx, Glasgow Smile, Faith Buried in Flames and Architect or Arsonist. The bands started performing at 9:00 pm, all with their own original songs. The bands Sin/Fixx,...

Fall Out Boy is Back!

Fall Out Boy is Back!

Daira Gentrup, Web Editor

February 4, 2013


Filed under Music

After a three year hiatus that seemed more like ten, Fall Out Boy is recording another album. The band announced Monday Feb. 4th that they are releasing another album and are going on tour again. They also released their first single from that album. Their new album “Save Rock and Roll” wi...

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

Gerrick D. Kennedy

January 25, 2013


Filed under Music, National

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Fans of the sweet, R&B-inflected harmonies of ‘90s boy bands should prepare themselves for a meltdown. New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and the newly reunited 98 Degrees announced Tuesday that they were prepping a North American arena tour. Set to kick off May 31 in Uncasville,...

*UPDATE* Starship Guitarist Dies After Concert

*UPDATE* Starship Guitarist Dies After Concert

Quinn Kelly, Reporter

September 4, 2012


Filed under Music

Shortly after the concert at the Norfolk Divots Event Center Sunday night, Mark Abrahamian, lead guitarist of the band "Starship”, died suddenly after finishing the concert. Abrahamian told a fellow band member he was feeling ill and then retired to his room for the night. While on the phone with...

Rock and Roll Baby! Maybe.

Waylon Goodwin, Reporter

April 26, 2012


Filed under Music

What do you get when you blend the hardcore melodies of a nineties rock and roll band with the softer melodies of an orchestra? Yep, you guessed it right; you get “Rockestra!” Sioux City, IA is the home of one of Americans first fusion bands ever heard of.  According to Rockestra director and...

Northeast Hosts 30th Annual Jazz Festival

Northeast Hosts 30th Annual Jazz Festival

April 3, 2012


Filed under Campus, Music

Norfolk High School Showstoppers during their performance.Last week schools from all around the state of Nebraska and some from Iowa and South Dakota came to Northeast Community College for the 30th annual Jazz Festival. Over 2,000 high school students from 82 performance groups from the region perfo...

Whitney Houston’s shocking death: Funeral set in hometown of Newark

Caitlin Wilson

February 15, 2012


Filed under Music, National

Whitney Houston’s unexpected death has left everyone in shock and grief. On February 11, 2012, the day before the 54th annual Grammy awards, Whitney Houston was found underwater and unconscious in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The cause of death remains unknown...

Born Villain

Born Villain

Brittany Hinkel, Reporter/Cartoonist

February 14, 2012


Filed under Music

Marilyn Manson is an interesting individual whose work has, no doubt, shocked world culture throughout the years. This year will prove to be no different with the upcoming release of his brand-new album, “Born Villain.” This album will be officially released on February 27, 2012. Just like the years...

90 Year Old Grandma Rocks out to LMFAO and becomes a YouTube Hit

90 Year Old Grandma Rocks out to LMFAO and becomes a YouTube Hit

Caitlin Wilson

February 1, 2012


Filed under Music, Viral Video

Jeanne Harr has the moves like Jaggar. She’s 90 years old, legally blind and near-deaf but that doesn’t stop her from dancing. Back in December her grandson, Adam, decided to put a video up of her dancing on YouTube and now she’s a YouTube hit. Jeanne's father wasn’t sure if she could sit...

David Guetta: Nothing But the Beat

Ryan Forth, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2012


Filed under Music

David Guetta is an artist much like Jay-Z, Pitbull, and a few others who make their living as artists who collaborate with others. That said, Nothing but the Beat is an example of how one man can gather the best and the brightest from the music business to create one massive 10-plus track album. Nothing...

The Life and Death of A Plea for Purging. (New Album)

Tysen Hansen

November 3, 2011


Filed under Music

A Plea for Purging will come out with a new album on November 8th. A Plea for Purging become a band officially in 2005 around vocalist Andy Atkins, guitarists Tyler Wilson and Lyle Paschal, and drummer Aaron Eckermann. They began touring around the U.S. that year and became known as one of the...

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