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En route to Monterey, Stanford’s jazz’s next generation stops at CoHo

While the Stanford men don’t have a place in March Madness this year, another Cardinal underdog is quietly dominating a different scene. In a few weeks, Stanford’s top jazz combo will return to Monterey to compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival for the second time in history, having made their inaugural appearance last year. With their sights set on taking home the top prize in April, they stopped for a Monday night performance at the CoHo as winter quarter came to a close.

Complex roots: Rooney Pitchford’s debut “Familiar Places”

Rooney Pitchford ‘15, the mustachio’d, Kickstarter-funded, guitar-strumming baritone, has just released his debut LP “Familiar Places.” It opens with a one-two punch: the twangy, world-weary title track — a song about the pain and fatigue of accumulated experience —and the impassioned country jam “Becky,” which narrows in on the more specific past. But this one-two…

Arswain Finds a New Voice in “Spokesmachine”

It’s hard to place alternative electronic duo Arswain in a specific musical category. Since their debut full-length album “Fortress,” their songs have spanned the stylistic spectrum from rap to ambient house to structured, drop-driven EDM. Themes of exploration and indecision are even apparent in their lyrics. On “Blame State”, a track from their latest release, “Spokesmachine,” vocalist…

Davenport Landing hits the ground running

After less than a quarter with all of its four members, Davenport Landing hit the ground running this year, booking and performing at five gigs with more down the line. The group — lead guitarist Brandon Warren ‘18, drummer Adam Ellner ‘18, bassist Roger Romani ‘18 and rhythm guitarist James Ordner ‘18 — came together piece…