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CD Review- Built to Spill

Zac Estrada, Zac Estrada, and Zac Estrada

October 8, 2009

Built to Spill's seventh album, "There is No Enemy," is more of the same from the Idaho indie band. Released Oct. 2, "There is No Enemy" is a collection of melodious tracks. Things do start off with an electric bang of so...

Review – Songwriters show creativity, interpretations

Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima, and Rosa Lima

October 8, 2009

The musical genius in the Fe Bland Forum on Oct. 4 was beyond mesmerizing. The students from John Clark's songwriting class collaborated to perform a few self-written songs and some melodies honoring of The Beatles. The night ...

CD Review – ‘Draw the Line’ by David Gray

Jayne Bittner, Jayne Bittner, and Jayne Bittner

October 6, 2009

David Gray's characteristic fusion of catchy rhythms and haunting melodies reappears on his newest album "Draw the Line," released Sept. 22. Gray, well known for the singles "Babylon" and "Sail Away" from his 1999 album "White...

Site connects restaurants to hungry locals

Zac Estrada, Zac Estrada, and Zac Estrada

October 6, 2009

Two City College alumni's are helping Santa Barbara eat with their creation of SBMenus.com. Bryan Brand and Dusty Stutsman attended City College in 2004 and 2005 before they transferred to Wagner College and Colorado State Univer...

CD Review – Pearl Jam’s ‘Backspacer’

Travis Pastori, Travis Pastori, and Travis Pastori

October 6, 2009

It's hard to believe that Pearl Jam has been around long enough for some classic rock stations to play their songs, and yet they keep coming out with outstanding albums. "Backspacer", PJ's ninth studio album is as powerful...

Unmaking the cut: exploring film edits

Amanda Jacobs, Amanda Jacobs, and Amanda Jacobs

October 6, 2009

The head of UCSB's Art Department will be speaking on Oct. 7 at City College comparing film intentions in yet another installment of the art department's lecture series. Colin Gardner, professor of critical theory and integrative...

CD Review – ‘Bomb in a Birdcage’ by A Fine Frenzy

Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima, and Rosa Lima

October 6, 2009

A Fine Frenzy has been known for their eclectic, poetic songs that entice the listener and engage them in a sea of passion and rhythm. Their first album got rave reviews but they land a little short with their newest release,...

Jon and Kate, I sure do hate

Jon Marx, Jon Marx, and Jon Marx

October 6, 2009

It seems these days the news is becoming less about news, and more about celebrity nonsense, as I like to call it. From breakups to breakdowns, that little ticker on the bottom of national news broadcasts usually offers some...

The future postponed

Channels Staff, Channels Staff, and Channels Staff

September 22, 2009

Once upon a time, City College was on the forefront of media revolution. Now this future has been flushed away. This month's decision by the college's Board of Trustees to "indefinitely postpone" construction of the School...

No script? No problem!

Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima, and Rosa Lima

September 22, 2009

Actor and director Davis Freeman focuses on avant-garde pieces that both engage and involve audiences. He's toured all over Europe, and is taking on his next challenge here at City College. Born in Los Angeles and raised in...

CD Review- Muse: “The Resistance”

Will Mullen, Will Mullen, and Will Mullen

September 22, 2009

While not a concept album, there are a few recurring themes in "The Resistance," the fifth studio album from British trio the Muse. One seems to be love, or more accurately lost love. On "Guiding Light," lead singer Matthew Bellamy...

CD Review- Rebelution: “Bright Side of Life”

Jon Marx, Jon Marx, and Jon Marx

September 22, 2009

Rebelution's third studio album, "Bright Side of Life," gives listeners everything they've expected and more. A follow-up to 2007's "Courage to Grow," Rebelution delivers their signature guitar riffs and incredibly addicting melodies....

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