The Bronco Beat

‘Cruel Summer’ lacks consistency, underwhelms

By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14
THE ROUNDUP

G.O.O.D. Music – “Cruel Summer”
6 out of 10
Every once in a while an album is released amidst an almost unbelievable amount of hype.

Chances are that Kanye West released that album.

Touring ‘Wicked’ scores on, off stage

By Phillip Rapa ’14
THE BRONCO BEAT

It is rare that one gets a chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Gammage Theater, and I was incredibly lucky to have this opportunity.

Just recently, the Broadway musical Wicked traveled through Phoenix, and I had the privilege to sit in the pit orchestra to observe the musicians as well as see the stage from the best seat in the house. My piano instructor, Dr. Andria Fennig, plays keyboard in the pit orchestra, so I got a free one-way ticket to join the professional musicians and observe “Keyboard 1,” the most intense and comprehensive piano part in the show.

of Montreal’s newest effort serves as multidimensional, though lacks inspiration

By Jared Balbona ’14
THE BRONCO BEAT

6.5 out of 10

of Montreal’s greatness lies within its members’ unique ability to create experimental pop music.

Their tracks possess an overwhelming density, yet they maintain their infectious appeal with each listen. While the group evolves musically with every album, lyrically, front man Kevin Barnes never loses sight of his two favorite topics: sex and Kevin Barnes.

Grammys glorify noteworthy artists

By Roan Enright ’13
THE ROUNDUP
The Grammys kicked off its 53rd annual show Feb. 12 glorifying different musical artists with 78 different awards.
The Grammys gives recognition to bands, producers, conductors and artist from different genres, songs, albums and even music videos.

‘Bronco Beat’ music coverage debuts on Roundup website

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
THE ROUNDUP

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.”

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Mountain Ridge

By Tyler J. Scott ’12
THE ROUNDUP

First Down: Brophy advances to second round of the playoffs

On Nov. 12 the Brophy Broncos defeated the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

This was a rematch of last year’s first round playoff game where the Broncos beat Mountain Ridge 24-0 at home. This time, however, the game was played on the Mountain Lions’ field.

This year also led to a Broncos win, 24-17.

“We just kept battling,” said coach Mr. Scooter Molander.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Desert Vista

First Down: Brophy falls in Fiesta finale

On Oct. 29 the Brophy Broncos (4-5, 2-3 Fiesta) lost to the Desert Vista Thunder (7-2, 3-1 Fiesta) by a score of 38 to 14.

Brophy’s fans were all asked to wear black; little did they know their mood after the game would also be dark.

In the first half, it appeared Brophy would make a game of it.