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Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Whether it’s the result of nostalgia or a search for high quality music, vinyl is trending again; Whitties are revamping the past. Atop sophomore Kate Swisher’s desk lies all of the things that make her happy: books, chocolate, tea and an electric turntable spinning her favorite vinyl, “Nashville...

The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended Paradiso Festival, an electronic dance music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater...

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Driving melodies and intricate harmonics filled Chism Hall on Wed. March 8, as the Adastra Piano Trio performed Maurice Ravel’s famous composition, the “Ravel Piano Trio,” a powerful and technically complex work they had worked intensely to master. The Trio, whose name is a combination of the...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under A&E

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under A&E

On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

Alum Band Honcho Poncho Releases Debut

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under A&E

An impressive combination of comfort and ingenuity has been achieved by Honcho Poncho’s debut album, “Late Night,” which was released Nov. 25. The band makes their own style of alternative rock, producing a mix of calming, upbeat and comfortable music. One might detect folk undertones or components ...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Bagpipes, accordion, strings, Ghanaian drums, guitar, electric bass, brass and singers are among the many musical sounds that came together for a unique performance in Hunter Conservatory. “Kaleidoscope,” a concert featuring a variety of ensembles and musicians from Whitman College and Walla Walla Com...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

Meet The Filharmonic

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under A&E

The Pioneer sat down with "The Filharmonic" members Joe Caigoy and Jules Cruz to talk boybands, touring and original music.

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