“Detroit’s a strange, spooky place,” says Peter Hayes, lead singer and guitarist of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who are bringing their leather-slathered gazing brand of rock to St. Andrew’s Hall May 10. A strange, spooky place is a fitting scene for the group touring along their sixth proper album, “Specter at the Feast”. The new [...]
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Whether you keep your frequency down to two to three days per week of resistance exercise or as many as five to six days, protein is a vital nutrient that our lean tissues depend on to enhance its structure, size, and strength. But how much protein does our bodies need on a daily basis, and is there a threshold that deems to be “too much” if crossed?
I’m going to break the fourth wall here, ladies and gentlemen. I was skeptical to review an album by such a well-known group, one that will surely get heralded from numerous acclaimed magazines and newspapers. However, I can’t keep my mouth shut on what a great record Paramore has put out. Paramore lost two founding members [...]
Each year, each day even, it becomes more difficult to make unique music. The Internet has oversaturated the marketplace and iTunes is a sea of bands that share a similar sound. That doesn’t mean these groups aren’t good bands that don’t make good music – they are and they do, but it’s easy to fall [...]
When did LOUNA form and what was the main reason behind forming the band?
Choruses of sniffles and coughs came from the long line of fans outside the Royal Oak Music Theatre as they waited to get inside for the sold out A Day To Remember show. After all, this show was all about the fans.
Cold War Kids are one of those bands that have been swept up by the times. Their fourth album, “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts,” glistens with sparkling elements of the dance music craze and yet still maintains the heart and soul the band has had since their beginning.
The album is clearly a departure from typical styles from the get-go of “Tap Out”. Vocally, Julian Casablancas’ falsetto takes some getting used to, and the blips of keyboard introduced for a band that has typically stayed a meat-and-potatoes type of garage rock band. These changes are best, or worst, showcased on “One Way Trigger."
You’re never too old to rock, as Clutch proves with their tenth studio album “Earth Rocker.” The album is a hydraulic beast that revs the gas pedal and never really lets up. It’s a nice return-to-form for the band, picking up where 2004’s “Blast Tyrant” left off, and to no surprise with both albums are helmed by producer Machine.
Dead Space 3 was released earlier this month with a substantial buildup of hype and anticipation. But is the buzz surrounding this title justified? Do the zombie-like necromorphs still pose a challenge? And is it actually scary?
In Flames rocks The Machine Shop
It’s widely speculated that the world of fitness has become quite subjective in terms of posture, efficiency and how to go about certain exercises. But one exercise, in particular, that poses an ever-popular debate is performing the lat pulldown exercise in front or behind the head.
Now, for the record, I am the type of gamer who mostly plays video games that contain a certain level of difficulty and/or an intricate storyline. So when Journey was released, I chose to ignore it because I had assumed that it would be a short and relatively easy game that wasn’t worth my time or money. To my surprise, I was proven horribly wrong.
Some will see this as a big victory for privacy, but for various reasons I don’t think anything is really changing. The fact of the matter is we live in an era where a vast amount of information is available on all of us simply through a Google search.
Although a specific warm-up mimicking the movement of the subsequent “heavier” sets, such as a bench press, is usually well-practiced, it’s common to forget hitting the treadmill or elliptical for a short general warm-up. It might seem that a low-intensity walk presents minuscule importance, but spending only five- to 10-minutes to do so provides quite an impact physiologically and biomechanically.
Despite being the seventh installment of the “Texas Chainsaw” franchise, it can actually be considered, believe it or not, the first official sequel to director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic.
We are now more connected than ever. Status updates, tweets and Foursquare check-ins let us know what our friends are doing at all times. Powering these new links between us is a new wave of technology that enables us to take devices with the full capability of computers and put them in our pockets. The technology allows us to do a great many things that 10 years ago would have seemed impossible, but with the new possibilities come new questions.
If increasing your level of physical activity and shredding those pounds happen to be your primary improvements coming into the new year, there are a few key concepts to consider.
Written and created by Oakland University’s own, Mike Caravaggio, who is working hard to dismantle the myths and clichés of exercise and nutrition, presents you with legitimate, research-based information to lead an efficient, active lifestyle.
Let’s go back to 1954, into the world of "White Christmas." A musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and set to the music of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin.