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Playlist | Guilty Pleasure Music

Playlist | Guilty Pleasure Music

Norene Bassin, Writer/Volunteer

November 1, 2019

Everyone has that one song they’re ashamed to like but can’t help dancing to once it starts playing. More often than not, they’re cheesy pop songs or hyped-up rap tracks, and if you’re a Gen-Z kid then it’s usually from the early 2000s. I haven’t met a single person who can sit still when ...

The First of November | “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey

The First of November | “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey

Michael Thistlethwaite, Writer/Volunteer

November 1, 2019

It’s the first of November and you know what that means. Cue the jingle bells and the over-covered carols – it’s Christmas season! The next track needs no introduction. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” has become a staple of the modern holiday season. Mariah has become the “Queen of Christmas...

Rattled Bones | “Spooky Scary Skeletons” – Andrew Gold

Rattled Bones | “Spooky Scary Skeletons” – Andrew Gold

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

October 31, 2019

When people think of Halloween, one can assume, flickering within your memory, is the annual exodus to the cul-de-sac as your favorite media character. Its wispy and joyous reminiscence is often as clear as you hoped the night of the 31st to be.  The crinkled cellophane candies consumed by a plastic p...

Memories of Halloween | “Track 10” – (Sandy) Alex G

Memories of Halloween | “Track 10” – (Sandy) Alex G

Conor Lynch, Engineering Director

October 30, 2019

There’s something about Halloween that conjures up a deep longing for childhood. A longing for past Halloweens, for wearing your costume to school, for actually going trick-or-treating, for being scared of a plastic skeleton on someone’s porch instead of being scared about an increasingly uncertain...

Beats Without Borders | CHAI

Beats Without Borders | CHAI

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

“Beats Without Borders” is an exclusive Impact 89FM series that serves to spotlight music from all around the world. Whether it comes from a different country or is spoken in a different language, music is a universal truth that ought to be explored. If the idea of being punk rock and cute sound...

Heavy Metal for Hippies | “X” – Poppy

Heavy Metal for Hippies | “X” – Poppy

Ronnie Cromer, Writer/Volunteer

October 29, 2019

Before Billie Eilish, there was Poppy. In honor of spooky season, the single “X” is the embodiment of music so bipolar it’s frightening, which makes it the perfect song to celebrate this year’s national spooky day.  From Poppy’s second studio album Am I a Girl?, “X” was the fifth single to be released from the record just a few days prior to t...

Distant Melodies | “Star” – Allah-Las

Distant Melodies | “Star” – Allah-Las

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

October 28, 2019

After three years, Los Angeles rock band Allah-Las have returned with the brand new album LAHS, released on Oct. 11. It’s even dreamier, beachier and all-around more palatable than their previous record, Calico Review, signifying the group’s transition into a more cohesive – albeit diverse – sound.  Thou...

Concert Review | Kanye’s Sunday Service

Concert Review | Kanye’s Sunday Service

Maddie Chaffer, Graphics Director

October 28, 2019

On Friday, Sep. 27, Kanye West took his Sunday Service ritual to Detroit, Michigan, featuring a church choir performance, renditions of a few hit singles, and previews of tracks from his then-unreleased project Jesus is King. As of last Friday, Oct. 25, the album finally released. But when Maddie Cha...

The Power of DIY | Kinda Culture

The Power of DIY | Kinda Culture

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

At times, it can feel like we have no control over our community. ‘Power’ feels intangible and those with ‘power’ feel distant, both physically and ideologically. In the 1970s, an anti-consumerist culture emerged in the DIY movement. People wanted to empower their communities by empowering...

A Surreal Night, Dissected | Concert Review and Interviews with Body Meat & Slauson Malone

A Surreal Night, Dissected | Concert Review and Interviews with Body Meat & Slauson Malone

Josiah Leach and Jesse Taconelli

October 25, 2019

A glitch pop group, a sound collage artist and an experimental hip-hop band all walk into a bar. What happens next is, unsurprisingly, super weird. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Jesse Taconelli and I went to the Injury Reserve show at El Club in Detroit, Michigan, with opening acts Body Meat and Slauson Malone. It was a cold, rainy evening, and though it was initially quiet, fa...

A Nostalgic Wake-Up Call | “Battle Lines” – Kero Kero Bonito

A Nostalgic Wake-Up Call | “Battle Lines” – Kero Kero Bonito

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

October 25, 2019

Kero Kero Bonito has come a long way from their first release Intro Bonito in 2014. What started as an experimental fusion of electro-pop, J-pop and hip-hop, transitioned to noise rock, then made the jump to indie rock shortly after. Their newest release Civilisation I continues to follow this trend o...

Establishing Herself In the Hip-Hop Community | “Honey” – Mariah Carey (1997)

Establishing Herself In the Hip-Hop Community | “Honey” – Mariah Carey (1997)

Nicholas Selzer, Writer/Volunteer

October 24, 2019

Released on August 26th, 1997, by Mariah Carey, “Honey” was the lead single from her sixth album, Butterfly. With Carey having an established spot in pop music, “Honey” was seen as a push for her career, further establishing her in the hip-hop community. <span data-mce-type="bookma...

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