In a 2005 essay published in Scotland’s The Sunday Herald, the great late author Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
We here at The Roundup recognize that while events like the Occupy Protests or school drama are unfolding, the music will always be, as Vonnegut said, wonderful. That’s why we’re happy to unveil the expansion of our music coverage into “The Bronco Beat.”
But what is “The Bronco Beat”? The answer is that it’s whatever the students what it to be, as long as it has to do with the sweet, sweet sound of music entering our ears.
Online and in print, it’s an ever-growing list of concert listings and coverage, music equipment reviews, feature articles on Brophy and local bands and – of course – album reviews.
But more importantly, “The Bronco Beat” acknowledges that journalism is more than just writing articles. That’s why “The Bronco Beat” will feature our very own music podcast, slideshows, music embeds and multimedia projects in the coming months.
On print, the best of “The Bronco Beat” is published as a page in The Roundup’s monthly entertainment section, with plans in the works for a periodic removable 8-page special edition to be released with The Roundup.
Simply put, “The Bronco Beat” is an invitation to sit back, put on a good pair of headphones and enjoy the wonderful, wonderful music.