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Five albums to add to your repertoire

Five albums to add to your repertoire

Sofia Bazant, Contributing Writer November 11, 2021

The alternative indie side of the music industry has produced countless incredible songs over the last five years that have earned a special place in my heart. Five specific albums come to mind as collections...

Injury Reserves popularity stems from their unique and experimental style, hip-hop beats alongside a laid-back approach to music production.

Injury Reserve returns post-tragedy

Brody Leo, Contributing Writer October 14, 2021

In the summer of 2020, the unimaginable struck the Phoenix-based experimental hip-hop trio Injury Reserve — the sudden death of their core vocalist Stepa J. Groggs. During the group’s long period...

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Experience the many sounds of fall

Maddy Rothfield, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The air is getting colder, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being advertised and everyone is breaking out flannels. This can only mean one thing — fall is here. In the spirit of the magic that is an East Coast...

Concert prompts introspective thinking

Concert prompts introspective thinking

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2021

Tuesday was the start of fall. It was also rainy and my ex-boyfriend’s birthday. What better way to celebrate all of the different emotions the day induced than by attending a Phoebe Bridgers concert? I...

The Front Bottoms delivers classic Midwest emo sound for new listeners.

Midwest emo music deserves more appreciation

Isabella Mason, Staff Writer August 26, 2021

Let’s begin with a few clarifications about what Midwest emo music is. Though a large percentage of the genre does come from bands based in the Midwestern region of the United States, this doesn’t...

Diving into the meaning behind concept albums

Diving into the meaning behind concept albums

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

On Sept. 24, 2004, Green Day released their seventh studio album titled “American Idiot”. The “punk rock opera” placed No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and 225th on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest...

Artist showcases Romanticism

Artist showcases Romanticism

Elly Honaker, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Something about Father John Misty’s song “Real Love Baby” grabs ahold of you when you listen. The song’s fuzziness envelops the listener, easing them into a kind of dreamscape that is part classic...

The Rolling Stones communicate themes of abuse and drug misuse in their album “Sticky Fingers”, leaving fans wanting more fifty years later.

Celebrating the profound rock of our past

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

On April 23, 1971, The Rolling Stones, released their iconic album “Sticky Fingers”. Filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, The Stones’ ninth British studio album reached number one on both U.K....

Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere of a live concert and the energy exuded by the masses of audience members cheering and singing along.

Student reminisces experiencing live music

Taylor Schutt, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

It’s a cool summer evening in the year 2019. You’re at an outdoor venue wearing your favorite music tee, surrounded by friends and packed tightly next to strangers. The floor beneath you feels sticky...

One of the most recognized and interpolated musical photographs is the cover of the band’s 11th album , “Abbey Road”.

Reflecting on The Beatles’ discography

Elly Honaker, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The Beatles are a group whose fame makes them difficult to write about. They are a behemoth of musical genius, and their songs have become so ubiquitous I am not sure I feel qualified to have a conversation...

Taylor Swift receives 11th grammy win of her career

Taylor Swift receives 11th grammy win of her career

Julia Junker, Contributing Writer March 25, 2021

Do you ever get so bored that you write and produce a Grammy award-winning album during a pandemic? Yeah, me neither, but that’s exactly what Taylor Swift did. Swift’s eighth studio album, “Folklore”,...

Donald Golver announced on Twitter prior to 3.15.20s release that this this upcoming album would be the last under the Childish Gambino moniker.

Childish Gambino album turns one

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

It's been a year since the world shut down.  A year since we truly realized the fragility of life. A year since certainty became more valuable than money. A year since everything around us gave way...

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