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‘Only God Was Above Us:’ A new beginning for Vampire Weekend

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Vampire Weekend is a band that is always changing. From their debut record in 2008, to “Contra” in 2010 and the wonderful “Modern Vampires of the City” in 2013, this band has always been keeping...

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‘Underdressed at the Symphony:’ Faye Webster’s welcome of silence

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Faye Webster has grown popular recently with some of her songs like “I Know You” and “Kingston” resurfacing on social media sites like TikTok. Most recently, the 26-year-old singer released her...

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This week in music: Girl in Red, Hozier & Olivia Rodrigo

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

This week welcomed a lot of new releases in music. Let's take a deep dive into the releases from features to EPs.  Girl in Red released a new single for her sophomore album “I’M DOING IT AGAIN...

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‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU:’ Future and Metro Boomin’s collaborative trap master class

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Future’s style and lyricism have not changed in the past decade. Despite this, he still makes hit after hit and is as infectious as ever. Why is this? Thank Metro Boomin.  The 30-year-old three-time...

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Billy Joel releases new single, “Turn the Lights Back On”

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

In 1993, Billy Joel, the “Piano Man” whose music has transcended genres with hits like “You May Be Right,” “Uptown Girl” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” released his last studio album,...

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‘Wall of Eyes:’ Thom Yorke is not done yet

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 31, 2024

The sentimentality of reviewing a Radiohead side project is certainly palpable. A variety of emotions come up when listening to the band: angst, wonder, peace, paranoia… but primarily grief.  When...

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Kali Uchis enters her señora era with ‘ORQUÍDEAS’ album release

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

Following the release and success of “Red Moon in Venus,” Kali Uchis announced her new album “ORQUÍDEAS” on Oct. 9, 2023 on Instagram. Fans waited until the release of the album on Jan. 12, 2024....

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‘Saviors:’ Green Day’s newest polished pop-punk opera

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

After four years of patiently waiting, Green Day’s newest full-length studio album, “Saviors” was released on Jan. 19. The album has been described as Green Day’s return to form and their best,...

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A week in hip-hop: 21 Savage vs. Kid Cudi

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 17, 2024

For only being the third week in January, two rappers have definitely made a splash already. Kid Cudi and 21 Savage have been carving their own lanes for a while now.  Cudi has been known to expand...

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‘Sweet Justice:’ A fierce display of Tkay Maidza’s skills

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 8, 2023

Rap is a battlefield — everyone is going after everyone and trying to get the one up on each other. Flows, genres, scenes and cliques are constantly evolving to fit the current day and its trends.  I...

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‘Javelin:’ Sufjan Stevens’s tragic letter to love

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter November 1, 2023

Telling a story through song is nothing new, but when the story centers around a theme such as love and loss, it can get repetitive.  Sufjan Stevens’ tenth solo studio album, “Javelin,” is a...

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‘Jenny From Thebes:’ Change is beautiful and inevitable

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 1, 2023

The Mountain Goats are a formidable band with over two dozen albums under their belt. Each one is an incredible odyssey that takes the listener through many periods and locations.  “All Hail West...

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