Music

Spotify launches “Play Your Part” campaign to encourage, inform young voters
By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP Music streaming service Spotify recently launched the non-partisan “Play Your Part” initiative with the hopes of informing and engaging listeners with regards to voting in the upcoming election.  As more and more corporations have sought to create voter-centric initiatives, Spotify has jumped into the fray by targeting younger, often first-time voters through the use of outreach campaigns.  One of the main tactics the platform…
Brophy album from 1960s rediscovered
By Jude Unrein ’23 The Roundup You remove a record from its sleeve and blow off the dust. You put it on your record player and switch it on.  The record starts spinning and the needle touches the vinyl. A folky, surf pop-sounding song starts playing from the speakers; however, the lyrics are heading in another direction. This is no other than “It’s a Brand New Day,” an album of…
NEEDTOBREATHE perform powerful show in Phoenix on “Forever On Your Side” tour
Photo by Camden Andl | NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer, Bear Rinehart, performs song “Difference Maker,” donning a mirror covered jacket. NEEDTOBREATHE performed Sept. 24 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Folk inspired bands NEEDTOBREATHE, Johnnyswim and Forest Blakk performed Sept. 24 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix. Forest Blakk, a solo urban-folk artist from Montreal Canada, opened first, playing songs from his recently released EP, “Minutes.”…
Reddit thread turns Kolbe’s musical passion into career
Photo by Saul Rascon Salazar ’19 | Jack Kolbe ’19 (right) practices his guitar while sitting alongside artist Jelani Aryeh (left) during a sound check before a performance at a SoFar Sounds event in San Diego, CA. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP   At the beginning of his sophomore year, Jack Kolbe ’19 began producing music as a way to productively fill a load of free time that had opened up after…
Sophomore rapper Lil Guac releasing album Oct. 7, hoping to wow listeners
Album art by Charles “Charlie” Fallon ’21 | Diego “Lil Guac” Acevedo Garcia presents his debut album. It drops on Oct. 7. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP   With his interest in rapping beginning last Christmas, Diego Acevedo Garcia ’21 said he is going to release his first album, entitled Diabeto, on Oct. 7 via the music sharing platform called Soundcloud. When Acevedo Garcia started writing lyrics down around…
Mumble rappers introduce new style of rap that should be appreciated
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Lil Uzi Vert’s and Lil Yachty’s rise to fame is questionable in the rap industry because of their form of art, known as mumble rap, focuses on the beat and feeling rather than the lyrics. Moderator of the Freestyle club Mr. Quentin Orem said that this is not something new in the industry. “For all of history, lyrics like [One night by Lil…
Herberger Theater provides outlet for student actors, professional experience
By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Herberger Theater Center is recognized as one of Phoenix’s finest performance venues, and multiple Brophy student actors often call its stages home. Spencer Coben ’17 has been acting for around five years, first beginning his career at Rancho Solano Middle School. Coben, who acted in Valley Youth Theater’s 2016 performance of “Grease,” got the chance to view the Herberger Theater as an actor.…
Drake’s ‘More Life’ is experimental, diverse
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Drake performs during the Summer Sixteen tour at United Center on Oct. 5, 2016, in Chicago. ‘More Life’ by Drake 6.5 out of 10 By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Drake’s new release “More Life” exceeded the expectations of many, including myself, but still has room for improvement. I am not normally a fan of Drake, and I was not impressed with his…
Kalkman stays involved, shows dedication toward theatre, music
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Keegan Kalkman ’18 sings as a cantor at the Summit opening Mass Feb. 27. Kalkman participates in many musical activities on campus and performs at many events. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Keegan Kalkman ’18 stays involved on campus by staying after school for plays, participating in his band and the Wind Ensemble, and by having a love for both music and theatre.…
Students form new band for Mass music
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Various musicians and singers cantor during the opening Mass Feb. 27 to this year’s Summit on Human Dignity titled We The People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy. The OFJ has tried to include student bands and talent into the music performed at each Mass. By Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP You may have noticed something strange at the Summit Mass; everyone stayed…