Music

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…
A Tribe Called Quest honors Phife Dawg through amazing finale
‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service’ by A Tribe Called Quest 9 out of 10 By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP In late October 2016, A Tribe Called Quest’s founding member Q-Tip wrote a letter to fans announcing the release of a new album. Come Nov. 11, “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service” was released. Being the first album in 18 years,…
Hawkins uses instrumental talents to help others
Matthew Ramella ‘19 THE ROUNDUP How often do we make real life decisions based on a video game, especially when it comes from a game like “The Legend of Zelda?” Karson Hawkins ’19 thought back to when he heard the cello being played on “The Legend of Zelda,” and said from then on he decided to play the large, deep sounding string instrument. “The cello has a deeper sound, and it…
Green Day, Rick Astley make comebacks in spectacular fashion
Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ and Rick Astley’s ’50’ 9 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Green Day and Rick Astley came out with their new albums on Oct. 7, “Revolution Radio” and “50” respectively. These albums seemingly have nothing in common; both are from completely different bands, genres and eras. However, both of these bands resurfaced on the same date and both of them have some deep…