Composed of healthcare professionals, students and community members, the Health Science Center Orchestra encourages those interested in renewing old skills on the violin, flute or other instrument they learned in high school to attend a rehearsal.

Trombonist and biology Ph.D. student Tim Ohlert said, “This is my second semester in the orchestra, and my favorite part is the community mentality that we are all professionals and experts in diverse fields, but we make time to come together and play music.”

The group is welcoming of new members as at least two new musicians attended this past Sunday’s rehearsal.

One week before one of the most talked about superhero movies opens in theaters, Top Dawg Entertainment released what will prove to be a game-changing movie album.

Disney, of all companies, approached Top Dawg Entertainment — home of hip-hop and R&B titans such as ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, SZA and of course King Kendrick — and requested that Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Kendrick Lamar curate and produce the album for the "Black Panther" movie. This proved to be a unique opportunity for a record label that has given the world nothing but quality music. With the release of the "Black Panther" album this trend continues.

If you attended last year’s Fiestas at Johnson Field, you probably were drawn into the wild party that the Northern California band known as Vista Kicks threw. Just one year later, they are planning on making yet another stop by the 505 on their Booty Shakers Ball Tour. They took some time to give the Daily Lobo a quick email interview — answers are by the band members Sam Plecker and Nolan LeVine, written as joint statements.

Q: It’s been close to a year since you have played at the UNM Fiestas. Between then and now, you’ve released your first full-fledged album and are set for a long tour. What other news should your fans be filled in on?

There is no other word that comes to mind other than electric when looking back on Walk the Moon’s latest show in Albuquerque. The unforgivingly joyous band made a stop through the Sunshine Theater to perform for a sold-out crowd of over a thousand fans Monday during their Press Restart Tour.

Their name might not sound familiar, but their music is unavoidable. With pop hits such as “Shut Up and Dance” and “One Foot” constantly playing on the radio, it is hard not to enjoy the quartet’s infectious vibe.

Beatles tribute band brings the '60s to Popejoy

The New Mexico Philharmonic performed at the University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall Saturday night, alongside Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour.

“All You Need is Love,” “Penny Lane,” “Come Together” and other songs filled the air, as this concert, sponsored by Bernalillo County, showcased the music of the 1960s rock band.

Arriving on the stage in matching black suits and their famous bowl-cut hairstyles, the Beatles imitators had the audience cheering on their feet before the music had even begun.

Career Issue: UNM Wind Symphony prepares for performances

The University of New Mexico Wind Symphony is putting on a concert featuring Russian and American works on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Popejoy Hall — performers pieced together the show in the first three weeks of the semester.

Professor of Music and Director of Bands Eric Rombach-Kendall hopes students can learn how to perform the music in a short period of time, he said.

Music Column — Greta Van Fleet: Reviving Old-School Rock n' Roll

Once again, pop music dominated the 2018 Grammy's with Bruno Mars sweeping up the 6-most prestigious awards. Alessia Cara and Ed Sheeran joined Mars as mainstream icons that seemed to go over-appreciated in modern pop culture. However, one category was absent from the mainstream altogether: rock. 

Although rock has its own 4-award categories, making the late Leonard Cohen, Mastodon, The Foo Fighters, and The War on Drugs all Grammy winners in its own category, rock was left out of the biggest nominations like Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Aside from an awkward, rendition of Sting’s solo, “Englishman in New York” featuring Shaggy, and a Fats Domino/Chuck Berry tribute by Gary Clarke Jr. and Jon Batiste, rock was absent from the stage performances as well.

That being said is rock, and roll, dead?

A Legacy Disparaged: Eminem Releases Worst Album of 2017

Despite Eminem scoring his eighth consecutive No. 1 album, “Revival” is not what we’ve come to expect from one of the most decorated rappers in history.

The Detroit legend and hip-hop icon has been known for being unapologetically himself, whether the public approves of it or not. With genre-defining songs such as “Stan,” “Lose Yourself," “Rap God," “The Real Slim Shady” and many more, we hold the most technically skilled rapper on an extremely high pedestal — and perhaps wrongly so.

The road to "Revival" was an interesting, albeit promising one.

Music Column: Tribute to Dolores O'Riordan (1971 - 2018)

We have only made it a couple weeks into the year, and already the music world has lost one its greatest icons all too soon.

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and one of the main creative minds behind the legendary band The Cranberries, passed away on Monday at the all too early age of 46.

Fans of a younger generation may wonder who exactly Dolores is and why she is considered so important to the genres of rock and pop. Make no mistake, The Cranberries defined popular rock music in the nineties, going on to influence scores of other bands for years to come.

Best Albums of 2017: Top 10

The contributors assigned for this list, fortunately, all have vastly different music tastes.

Each writer was assigned to include two albums, as well as listen to the suggestions by other writers, and contribute accordingly. The result is a shared collective view of ten albums in 2017 that provide the most evocative, genuine, and interesting listening experiences.

Due to the nature of the collaborative piece, albums are not ranked numerically. Each record is considered a number one, so to speak, and are presented alphabetically with the respective writer credited for their contribution.

Here's to a new year that's louder than the last.

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