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MØ’s Inconsistency Limits Depth in ‘Forever Neverland’

In Danish pop-artist MØ’s sophomore release, “Forever Neverland,” the singer goes on a musical quest of exploring youth but often gets lost in the oversaturated club tracks that frame her journey. After her smash-hit feature “Lean On” with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, MØ has been on the electronic-pop radar[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
GU PRIDE

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: LGBTQ Activists Fight for University Recognition

In September 2007, a Georgetown University student was attacked by a group of men, including another Georgetown student, according to The Hoya and The Washington Examiner. The attackers yelled homophobic slurs at the victim, who suffered cuts, bruises and a broken thumb. The incident was just one example in a[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
KELELA

Kelela Offers a Radical Reinterpretation of R&B on ‘TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES’

Released on the one-year anniversary of her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” Kelela’s “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES” brings together a massive cast of producers, musicians and other artists to expand her creative universe and offer a collaborative and novel vision of music. The album boasts a near hour-and-20-minute runtime[Read More…]

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

 ★★★★☆ Although the Australian pop star tackles the same relationships and themes as on his previous projects, Troye Sivan’s latest album “Bloom” further cements the singer as a new and diverse voice in an ever-expanding pop scene through its heartfelt storytelling and solid production. As the songs alternate between upbeat[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
HINDS

Album Review: ‘I Don’t Run’

★★★★☆ Spanish indie-rock band Hinds adds depth and complexity to its sound on its sophomore album, “I Don’t Run,” while continuing what its members do best: making fun, bittersweet music about the messes and misadventures that come with living and loving as a young adult. As a grandiose guitar riff[Read More…]

KELELA

Concert Review: Kelela at the 9:30 Club

In a performance at the 9:30 Club that was equal parts intimate and transcendent, Kelela returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C., on March 1 to share the fears, heartaches and celebrations that come with rising to stardom as a black woman in America. Kelela and opening act Tiffany Gouché[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 1 comment Concerts, The Guide
ANNA KOVACEVICH FOR THE HOYA

Black Movements Dance Company Presents ‘Exodus’

Almost exactly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first enslaved African people arrived in the Chesapeake colonies of the North American coast. Seventy years ago, hundreds of thousands of black families left the South only to find mistreatment in urban population centers. Five months ago, 800,000 immigrants lost their protected[Read More…]