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SCOr picks up ‘Good Vibrations’

Last Friday night, under the soft lights of Toyon’s lounge, Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr) swept the audience away on a musical adventure. Layers of strings, woodwinds and incredible pianists carried the listeners through a dizzyingly gorgeous set and reminded me of just how many amazing musicians Stanford has. SCOr’s spring concert, “Good Vibrations,” featured a…

On the legacy of Queen

This past year drummed in a resurgence in the popularity of the British rock band Queen. With the 2018 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and lead actor Rami Malek shaking up the box office in this year’s film award ceremonies, the band Queen has never been more in the spotlight. The film “Bohemian Rhapsody” celebrates Freddie’s life,…

‘You know BTS?’

How international pop superstars BTS paved the way and changed the game What does it take to be the biggest boyband in the world? Evidently, it takes seven charismatic men, striking visuals, high production values, multi-genre tracks adorned with percussive raps and sparkling verses almost entirely in Korean, polished and perfected dance moves in perfect sync…

What you (maybe) missed: Vol. 1

What You (Maybe) Missed is the Daily’s new roundup of important, interesting and underlooked musical releases from the past few weeks, cataloging the stuff you may have missed out on while studying for your midterms, or whatever it is you kids do these days. Every week, we’ll have some singles, albums, and other musical discoveries…

In TAPS’ ‘Cabaret,’ even the orchestra is beautiful

NOTE: A previous version of this article inaccurately reported the identities of Cabaret ensemble members in “Maybe This Time” and “Entr’acte”. Commentary on the live sound design has also been amended. Come hear the music play in the 2019 Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Mainstage production of Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” (1966), choreographed and directed…

Frost’s Student Openers: VII and Mammoth

As the Frost Music and Arts Festival draws near, the winners of the Stanford Concert Network’s Battle of the Bands competition — VII and Mammoth — prepare to perform as the student openers for headliners Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith. Rapper Gabriel “VII” Townsell, DJ Noah “Big White” Anderson, and drummer Johny Weger have constructed…

The Tallest Man on Earth’s poetry

In a world of technologically advanced and digitally driven musical production and performance, it’s easy to view past artists as antiquated. For a lot of people, especially kids our age, it seems that any song without a catchy, synthesized drumbeat or a “sick drop” is destined to be skipped on the Spotify queue. It goes…