PJ Seelert This year, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will reach a new milestone: its director, John Morneau, will have led the group for 30 consecutive years. “It’s just what I like to do. I just haven’t felt the need for time off,” said Morneau.
Every rap fan has dreamed it: “What if ______ and ______ made an album together?” But there’s something about the idea of the collab album that just reeks of disappointment. After years of rumors and teases, that Kendrick Lamar/J.
Kayla Snyder Jhene Aiko – “Jukai” (September 22) Jhene Aiko seems to finally be hitting her stride as one of R&B’s truly unique artists. The cool, unmistakable radiance of her voice has always been there, but on her latest album, “Trip,” Aiko has the production to back it up.
Jenny IbsenCINEMATIC SOUND Music major Sam Kyzivat ’18 plays electric violin at a Reed House event. Inspired by artists like Andrew Bird, he uses a looping pedal to create “orchestral ambient electric violin loops.” He has written songs for short film soundtracks and recently arranged music for Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.
Ann BasuSPACE TO COLLABORATE Students gathered in the Pub last spring during “Battle of the Bands,” an annual event organized by the Bowdoin Music Collective. Leaders are hoping to enrich the campus music scene by providing a place for students to play together.
Eliza GraumlichTHEY'VE GOT THE BEAT: 20/20, comprised of all first-years: saxophonist Dylan Hayton-Ruffner, drummer Josh Brooks, guitarist and singer Parke Aiken, singer Hannah Jorgenson and Nate Blum. Following its recent acclaim at Battle of the Bands and the Smallpools concert, the band plans to debut original songs in the future.