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Brick + Mortar concert review

Brick + Mortar concert review

Carly Anderson, Convergent Media Writer

October 15, 2016

Brick + Mortar are an indie-pop duo from New Jersey, whose music is consistently described as “controlled chaos”, since their concert performances almost always include props and videos and stories that create an entirely unique concert experience.

Grace VanderWaal steals America’s Got Talent

Grace VanderWaal steals America’s Got Talent

Dani Fischer

September 15, 2016

Critics were calling America’s Got Talent  the most exciting season yet, on Wednesday, Sept. 14. When it came down to the final three, only one percent of the vote separated magicians Jon Dorenbos and the Clairvoyants, and singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal. America was holding it’s breath in wa...

Home of the Strange album review

Home of the Strange album review

Justin Cupps, News Editor

September 6, 2016

After returning to the music scene following an almost universally adored sophomore studio album Mind Over Matter (2014), alternative rock band Young the Giant released their newest album, Home of the Strange, on Aug.12 with new twists on their music. But before that, a short history of this band. Originally formed in 2004 and dubbed ‘The ...

Affinity album review

Affinity album review

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

June 27, 2016

I’d like to start out by saying that while I do listen to music across different genres, I have never particularly liked progressive metal, but I figured I should try something new after all of the indie/alternative albums I’ve reviewed. Just as all bands meet, Haken was formed in 2007 when former To-Mera guitarist Richard Hen...

You’ll Pay For This album review

You’ll Pay For This album review

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

“Scrappier and punkier” than ever, experimental rock band Bear Hands is back with their third LP, You’ll Pay For This. While it isn’t very “punk-y” per say, the album is well composed for such an unbridled style of music.

Cleopatra review

Cleopatra review

Gwenn Pietrowski, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

The Lumineers have a solid fan base, and although they added some new variety with this release, they did not lose their sound.

The Black album review

The Black album review

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016

Asking Alexandia's "The Black" is an excessive screamo mess.

Everything You’ve Come to Expect review

Everything You’ve Come to Expect review

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The second of three entries by the front man of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner, and solo artist, Miles Kane (also known as The Last Shadow Puppets) was finally released 8 years after their debut album together. Everything You’ve Come to Expect is the complete and utter opposite of its name. But first, a short history.

Low Kii Savage review

Low Kii Savage review

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

At first listen, the strong pop melodies and catchy hooks in her songs make Kiiara sound like just another Scandinavian singer making her mark in electro pop. The difference, however, between her and other pop stars is huge; she was born and raised in a little town in nearby Illinois and has only released six songs. Add that to the fact that she works a day job at a hardware store, and you have a puzzling artist that leaves many questions unanswered.

The intro album review

The intro album review

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 20, 2016

With her debut EP titled the intro, Berhe presents four dreamy songs with floating piano and melodic vocals. Most surprising in Berhe’s work is her ability to match her voice with instrumentals without overpowering, as well as her impressive songwriting skills in general. The structures of all four songs were clean and refined – but particularly “Lost Boy” – was novel enough to peak at 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. Berhe plans to release another album in the spring.

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