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The Evolution of the Cover Song Genre

Despite the fact that I’ve taken a grand total of zero science courses and that I have been known to pass out when getting shots, I still haven’t come to terms with the reality that none of my parents’ medical talent has rubbed off on me. In an attempt to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Winning, Losing and Somewhere In Between

As Heidi Klum says, “One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” The model and “Project Runway” host was referring to fashion, but we music nerds know that a similar concept holds true in our world. The music industry, like fashion, is a cutthroat arena of artists constantly[Read More…]

by October 11, 2012 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Stars Prove Less Than Stellar in Concert: Amplify

Canadian baroque-pop band Stars returned to the 9:30 Club on Sunday night after two years. While the band played a few  favorites to please their older fans, more than half of their set was tracks from their latest album, The North, whose 44 minutes consist of mostly forgettable tracks interspersed with[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Soundtrack to Success: Your New Study Playlist

You’re sitting in a study carrel in Lau, seemingly isolated from the world around you. The buzz of the florescent lights almost overpowers the frantic typing of your fellow miserable comrades. Pretty sure that the enticingly aromatic eau de Leo’s stench is still on you from dinner, you can’t remember[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide

The Beginner’s Guide To Classical Music

Classical music is a scary thing. Many of the people who listen to it wear diapers, and I’m not talking about the generation that watches Baby Mozart. Most of the people who wrote classical music are dead white men. The people who review it use words like “lush,” “cantankerous” and[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments The Guide