The Spectrum

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Musicians build community through online platforms
April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja's Top 5: Autumn Playlist
Five great songs to help experience fall to the fullest
November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix
Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More
October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have...

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

Bix's Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller
September 22, 2018

Column 1: Best Songs of the Summer   Note: Not all of these songs were released this summer, but they are a mix great listens during the season. Bix’s Recommended Playlist:   ...

Recording Shapiro’s career

Sam Shapiro
Shapiro discovers passion through finding his sound
March 5, 2018

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.
Leaders ask for more participation
March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are...

Where music and physics align

Where music and physics align
December 3, 2015

TASC is a time for some students to settle into practice rooms, hidden away from the obvious eye all around school. Passing the art department, musicians like April Wang ’16 can be heard playing the...

Review: Summer Festivals

Crowd gets excited for performers at the Basilica Block Party.
Something to look forward to as winter looms
September 29, 2015

Throughout summer break, students, at Blake and other schools, take part in many fun outdoor activities. Many students attended outdoor music festivals, a common topic of conversation during the warm summer...

The link between music and civil rights

Exploring how pop culture reflects the current struggle
May 28, 2015

Music affects almost every aspect of our society: pop culture, fashion, dance, and perhaps most importantly, the fight for civil rights. Music expresses emotion in a way that is relatable to anyone who...

Open Mic Night features standout performers (Slideshow)

Open Mic Night features standout performers (Slideshow)
The school's quarterly celebration of artistic talent showcases singing, poetry, jazz, and much more
March 22, 2015

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