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Throwback Thursday | “Beside You” – Van Morrison (1968)

Throwback Thursday |

Benjamin Brewster, Writer/Volunteer

February 6, 2020

Just one year after cracking the international charts with “Brown Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison relocated to the U.S. Upon arrival, he immersed himself within the intellectualism and hippy poetics of Cambridge, Massachusetts, circa 1968. There, amongst the historic, ivy-covered walls of Harvard and M...

A Fitting Sound | “Dark Circles” – Ryan Beatty

A Fitting Sound |

Michael Thistlethwaite, Writer/Volunteer

February 4, 2020

Ryan Beatty released his second album on Jan. 31, 2020, titled Dreaming of David, only weeks after it was announced. The album has no features and centers around the sweet and clean voice of Ryan Beatty. While he has been known as a long-time collaborator with BROCKHAMPTON, Beatty's solo music is not a soun...

Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers @ The Loft

Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers @ The Loft

George Pham, Video Coordinator

February 4, 2020

Very colorful show from Joe Hertler

Beats Without Borders | GAS

Beats Without Borders | GAS

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

February 3, 2020

During what could be called the “golden age of techno” throughout the 1980s and '90s, digital composition of music flourished, especially in France, Germany and the United States. Clubs formed in major cities around the world, with blacklit basements flickering the pulse of midnight youth. Distin...

Korn @ The Van Andel

Korn @ The Van Andel

George Pham

February 1, 2020

Head's dreads kept getting in the way

We Watch It For The Music | Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

Matt Christman, Felix Biederman and Will Menaker.

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

January 31, 2020

I don’t know much about sports. I rarely watch any sporting events on TV and don’t actively pay attention to the current events. When it comes time to make allegiance to a team during the Superbowl or NBA Finals, my methods are pretty simple: find a player from either team that is absurd, outspoken ...

From The Stage To The Studio | “Cop Car” – Mitski

From The Stage To The Studio |

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

January 31, 2020

After taking an indefinite hiatus from touring, Mitski has been rather quiet. With her social media gone and her last release dated back to 2018, it’s difficult to be certain what the indie-rock icon has been up to since her last show in September. “Cop Car,” her first original release since Be the Cowboy, came as a surpris...

A Robotic Ballad | “Terminal B” – 070 Shake

A Robotic Ballad |

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer

January 27, 2020

Modus Vivendi, 070 Shake’s debut LP, was released on Jan. 17 of this year by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D music record label. The artwork for the album displays a part-robot, part-humanoid figure bound by gleaming cords and wires to an unseen entity. Gazing despondently off into the distance, the figure’s cres...

A Voice Ready To Be Heard | “Guadalupe” – Angelica Garcia

A Voice Ready To Be Heard |

Mason Vore, Writer/Volunteer

January 24, 2020

“I want to be like her.”   Angelica Garcia’s voice soars this sentiment over a grimy beat in her new single “Guadalupe,” and listeners are instantly hooked for the entirety of this addictive and powerful track.  Garcia burst into public consciousness in last September with “Jicama,” an irresistible anthem of visibility commenting on her quest to balance her American surroun...

Swirling Emotions | “circle the drain” – Soccer Mommy

Swirling Emotions | “circle the drain” - Soccer Mommy

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Once more, Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, has proven her ability to tell a narrative that sticks with her listeners. “circle the drain,” the latest single off her forthcoming album color theory, is a self-examining poem that rings with soft familiarity in its ‘90s girlband hit sound. https://www.youtu...

We Play It For The Music | Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

We Play It For The Music | Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

January 22, 2020

When it comes to iconic video game soundtracks, the Castlevania series is often ranked as having some of the greatest. Bringing together haunting, symphonic melodies and hard hitting jams that would not seem out of place in a rock opera, it's easy to see why the soundtrack to these games are conside...

FKA Twigs Meets DIY Grrrl Punk | “Cellophane”- Pom Pom Squad

FKA Twigs Meets DIY Grrrl Punk | “Cellophane”- Pom Pom Squad

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

January 21, 2020

In 2019 FKA twigs released MAGDALENE, marking her first full-length release since 2014’s LP1. Receiving critical acclaim from both Pitchfork and The New York Times, MAGDALENE was certain to make a splash on the modern music scene. Enter Brooklyn-based indie-punk outfit Pom Pom Squad, headed by Mia Berrin. Self ...

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