By, Grace Cardinal, Asst. News Editor Contraband found their sound on a hot night in Horan Hall in late September 2022. According to sophomore guitar player Matt Regalado, the band would’ve never come together if he hadn’t made the decision to live on campus this year. “It was like two in the morning and I couldn’t sleep, so I went to my common room in … Continue reading Coming Together: The Origin of Contraband!
by Gabriella DePinho, News Editor After seeing an Instagram story by Alex Nieves, host of WRCM’s CREW (Crediting Rappers Everywhere) radio show, I got in touch with him and quickly arranged for me to head down to the radio studio the night of his next show. Nieves had been advertising that Christian Roodal, a shortly graduating senior, who goes by the name DJ ROODZ would be DJing … Continue reading DJ ROODZ Tears Up WRCM
by Gabriella DePinho, News Editor Junior marketing major Treysaun McGeachy transferred to Manhattan College in the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic school year. What Manhattan College did not know when they accepted him was that in addition to academics, McGeachy was looking for a place where he could make and appreciate music with others. When McGeachy couldn’t find that, he decided to take matters into his … Continue reading Malcolm Da Kid and the Hip Hop Society
ROCK THE QUAD by Gabriella DePinho, News Editor After hearing Tara Connor perform at a few coffee houses and Quadchella and hearing rumors about original music, I knew I had to find out more. After reaching out to her, Connor, a senior philosophy major and religious studies and music double minor, agreed to let me interview her for this column. Sitting down with her last semester, we … Continue reading Tara Connor Talks Love of Music, Upcoming EP and Album Class
by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Asst. News Editor Cedric St. Louis was a name I had heard a few times prior to the Sanctus Artem art show on Nov. 3. I had heard him perform at Coffee House in October and Quadchella in September and had him on my list of people I wanted to interview for this column. After seeing him perform at the art show, … Continue reading Cedric St. Louis on Music, School and Balance
by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Asst. News Editor Senior Emely Martinez was one of many performers at Quadchella on Friday, Sept. 14, however, to me she stole the show. With her chill demeanor and her equally chill set, she really grabbed the crowd’s attention. She sang covers, a Spanglish remix of “Be Careful” by Cardi B and even performed some of her original songs. Her support improvised … Continue reading Emely Martinez Rocked The Quad(chella)
Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity. On a sunny Friday afternoon, I was hanging out on the quad, talking to my brother and his friends as I waited to interview Terrance “Terry” Bouyer for this column. Bouyer is a freshman computer engineering major who commutes to MC who writes and produces his own music. He and I had been going back and … Continue reading TX Hopes to Share His Original Music with the World
Editor’s Note: ‘Rock the Quad’ is a new A&E column featuring MC’s student performers. Find a video of the performances on our YouTube channel, mcquad; the video can also be found at the end of this post. On Friday, Feb. 23, Let Me Ask My Mother, the music project of Kevin Donald and Aedan Roney, put on a 45 minute show for a crowd of … Continue reading Rock The Quad: Let Me Ask My Mother