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Sci-Fi revival suffers from inconsistent storytelling

Sci-Fi revival suffers from inconsistent storytelling

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Scene

The “Star Trek” series for a new generation successfully crafts an interesting world full of potential but leaves doubts with inconsistent storytelling. “Star Trek: Discovery” is the first Star Trek television series in 12 years. The weekly series is four episodes into its 15-episode first s...

Debutante musician sets high standard

Debutante musician sets high standard

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

he wait for Sabrina Claudio’s full-length project is finally over with the release of her new mixtape “About Time,” and according to her fans it’s a masterpiece. Music aficionados may remember her early work, mostly on YouTube, when she would upload covers of her favorite songs. One of her...

Folk, metal fusion radiates evil, expresses unique qualities

Folk, metal fusion radiates evil, expresses unique qualities

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Scene

Chelsea Wolfe continues her descent into darkness with her newest record “Hiss Spun.” On “Hiss Spun” Wolfe manages to strike a balance with the vulnerability of her folk roots with the unmitigated rage of metal music to craft a sound that is uniquely hers. Wolfe’s music always had a strong...

Cultural classic revives horror genre with childhood boogeyman

Cultural classic revives horror genre with childhood boogeyman

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2017


Filed under Scene

After 31 years of terrifying people from bookshelves across America, Stephen King's infamous 'It' reached a new level of terror when it opened in theaters Sept. 8. Director Andy Muschietti was able to take a nightmarish and gruesome tale and turn it into a coming-of-age story about bonds, friendship an...

Beer, friendly vibe enhances Pt. Richmond local

Beer, friendly vibe enhances Pt. Richmond local

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

POINT RICHMOND — Tucked away in an industrial warehouse in Point Richmond, East Brother Beer Company Brewery provides a modernized casual ambiance that creates a friendly environment centered around beer that’s welcoming to all people, even minors and pets. Named after Richmond’s historic Eas...

Satirical play takes on zombie outbreak theme

Satirical play takes on zombie outbreak theme

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

A comedic journey chronicling a theater troupe’s experience in a town torn by a zombie apocalypse opens up the drama department’s 2017-18 theater season. “Zombie Town,” directed by Tara Blau and written by Tim Bauer, opens Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Jean Knox Center for the Perfor...

Independent musician energizes crowd in first San Francisco performance

Independent musician energizes crowd in first San Francisco performance

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

September 6, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

In what was a stunning display of live musicianship, a rising indie star took a small venue in San Francisco packed with loyal fans by storm on Aug, 25. Cuco, real name Omar Banos, is a 19-year-old Chicano musician from Hawthorne, California. Cuco gained a strong cult following with his moody dream-pop...

Family space brings Mexican culture

Family space brings Mexican culture

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Scene

If you’re looking for a new Mexican restaurant to dine out at with the family, or grab a quick meal over your lunch break go to El Trompudo on San Pablo Dam Road. The restaurant is a hybrid and resembles that somewhere in between a fancy restaurant and a Taqueria. El Trompudo is a family-run business...

Strong leads drive show

Strong leads drive show

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

August 23, 2017


Filed under Scene

The consummation of Netflix’s Marvel universe is a fun and well developed show with fantastic interaction between its lead characters. “The Defenders” was released on August 18, 2017 on Netflix. The show is made up of Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand (Iron Fist)....

Dance groups highlight variety of styles

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Scene

Tango, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, reggaeton and more were on display for “Dance Jam 2017,” showcasing the talents of local dancers. “Dance Jam” nearly filled every seat in the John and Jean and Knox Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, delivering 16 quality performances that lef...

Punk band satisfies fans

Punk band satisfies fans

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Scene

Following up a classic album can be difficult for any band. Following up a classic album after 17 years is an exceptionally difficult task. Post-hardcore standouts At the Drive-In reached a high peak in the early 2000s releasing the influential “Relationship of Command.” “Interalia” (stylized...

Play counters stigmas

Play counters stigmas

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

May 17, 2017


Filed under Scene

The youth of the RYSE Center were met with a standing ovation from a sold out crowd on the second night of their annual production “Richmond Renaissance” Sunday evening at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. The two-hour play touched on topics of overcoming obstacles within family, communit...

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