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Over & Under | Death Grips

Over & Under | Death Grips

Michael Thistlethwaite, Writer/Volunteer

March 13, 2020

When I first told my mom that I was interested in a group called “Death Grips,” she told me that it better not be “heavy metal or something.” Of course, Death Grips is not heavy metal, but their sound is not one that a mother of a suburban teenager would be interested in listening to. Death Gri...

From Lo-Fi to Sky-High | “Run” – Joji

From Lo-Fi to Sky-High |

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

March 10, 2020

George Miller, better known as Joji, has made a stark transition within the past few years. Once the iconoclast of surrealist horror, he has unexpectedly transformed into the poster child of the alternative R&B movement.  After dropping 2017’s In Tongues and  2018’s BALLADS 1, Joji was c...

A Meditation on Persistence | “Beaten Down” – Sharon Van Etten

A Meditation on Persistence | “Beaten Down” - Sharon Van Etten

Alexa Stecewicz, Traffic Director

March 9, 2020

In her first single since the spotless Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten has returned with an anthem for the heavy-hearted in “Beaten Down.”  An atmospheric euphony layers the track as Van Etten explores themes of love, patience and empathy. “It’s about making life-changing choices and remaining strong enough to see them through,” she d...

Moving On Is Hard | “always, i’ll care” – Jeremy Zucker

Moving On Is Hard |

Imani Patterson, Writer/Volunteer

February 28, 2020

Jeremy Zucker released his new single, “always, I'll care,” on Feb. 7 via Visionary Music Group and Republic Records. Zucker is known for his acoustic-like sound and his breakout song “comethru” reflects that.  For this track, Zucker uses a ukulele and a piano to give the song a light, airy...

Throwback Thursday | “California Dreamin'” – The Mamas & The Papas (1965)

Throwback Thursday |

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

February 27, 2020

Sometimes it feels like Michigan winters will last forever. College life certainly doesn’t help with that. With finals week drawing to a close and spring break fast approaching, some students are certainly dreaming about heading somewhere a little warmer than East Lansing. Released by The Mamas and the Papas in 1965,...

Daughters Interview (March 9, 2019)

Daughters Interview (March 9, 2019)

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

February 26, 2020

Throughout the latter part of the 20th century and into the 2000s, the smoldering ashes of the Washington D.C. hardcore scene began to fan the flames of new musical fires. New acts encompassing influences of math rock, emotional hardcore, grindcore and metalcore began to slowly rise from the ashes a...

Unlocked & Untamed | “‘Cosmic’ .m4a” – Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats

Unlocked & Untamed |

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer

February 26, 2020

If you’ve been keeping track of Denzel Curry’s releases, you would know that he has more than superseded the talent and animosity he portrayed on “Ultimate,” his debut hit single. Denzel has distanced himself from “Ultimate” through releases such as his third full-length project TA13OO, which was an emotional deep dive into the complex and murky waters of Denzel’s psych...

TRESemmè Tears? | “Shampoo Bottles” – Peach Pit

TRESemmè Tears? |

Katelyn Connelly, Writer/Volunteer

February 25, 2020

From high school friends to Amazon delivery drivers to a now successful indie-pop band, Peach Pit has released a new single titled "Shampoo Bottles."  The song is the second single that will be featured on their sophomore album, coming out in a few months. Members Neil Smith, Christopher Vanderkooy, Peter Wilton, and Mikey ...

Matriarchs of Music | 2019’s Women of Hip-Hop

Matriarchs of Music | 2019's Women of Hip-Hop

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer

February 24, 2020

In September of 1988, MC Lyte released her first studio album Lyte as a Rock. The album marked the first time a female artist threw their hat into the realm of hip-hop in a major way.  Despite the overwhelming amount of subject matter in hip-hip being geared towards and created by men, Lyte as a Rock sold rem...

Calm & Resonant | “A Thousand Words” – Jay Som

Calm & Resonant |

Mason Vore, Writer/Volunteer

February 24, 2020

This new Jay Som song “A Thousand Words," released on Feb. 20 from a 7” from the sessions of her 2019 album Anak Ko, sounds and feels like a deep breath. That’s not to say it’s quiet or insignificant; it's just that from the opening guitar flicker to the crescendo of contrasting noise that ends the track, you feel mo...

Show Review | Anti-Valentine’s Day @ Mac’s Bar

Noir and Jay Shack, winners of the Sometimes Art House talent show that kicked off the anti-Valentine’s festivities. Photo by Kyle Davidson.

Matt Cruz and Kyle Davidson

February 22, 2020

After painfully accepting that nothing was happening to either of us this Valentine’s Day, Kyle and I along with one of our friends decided, “Fuck it, we’ll just go to Mac’s.” Arriving a half hour late, we were able to see the last bit of the ongoing talent show. We had no idea that it wa...

Something Beautiful | “Get the Devil Out” – Nadia Reid

Something Beautiful | “Get the Devil Out” - Nadia Reid

Benjamin Brewster, Writer/Volunteer

February 21, 2020

More than any other genre in the modern independent music scene, the release of a great album in the “chamber pop” style is more than just an occasion – it’s an event. Prized for their beauty, and highly sought after due to their surprising rarity, chamber pop records represent modern indie at ...

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