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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...

Musicians Jakob Dylan (left) and Tom Petty (right) were both interviewed for the documentary Echo in the Canyon.

Documentary explores music movement of 60s

Elly Honaker, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Recently, I watched a documentary, called “Echo in the Canyon”, which is about the late sixties music movement made popular by its location in the Laurel Canyon of Los Angeles. In it was a tale of...

Jhene Aiko integrates sound healing with R&B

Jhene Aiko integrates sound healing with R&B

Ying Xu, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day in a special way because, behind the glory of feminist progress, there is no success without effective healing and vulnerability. It has been a year...

Chick Corea leaves behind a jazz legacy

Chick Corea leaves behind a jazz legacy

Joe Cho, Assistant Life Editor March 4, 2021

On Feb. 9, Armando “Chick” Corea passed away in his Tampa Bay home from a rare form of cancer. At the age of 79, he was still very much active on his social media accounts teaching and producing his...

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