Music Issue

MAX CRISPIN/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Tash Sultana at the 9:30 Club

At around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, Tash Sultana, donning an oversized black T-shirt, plaid pants and a black beanie, stepped barefoot onstage at the 9:30 Club to receive her thundering crowd. “Was anyone at my last show in D.C.?” Sultana asked to thunderous applause. “Well, you obviously told your[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, Music Issue, The Guide
ATLANTIC RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Luv is Rage 2’

Noah Hawke is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★☆ Riding on the success of his greatest hit and song of the summer, “XO Tour Llif3,” hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert has finally dropped his highly anticipated debut studio album, “Luv is Rage 2.” The Philadelphia-based rapper began his professional career in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music Issue, The Guide
The Music Issue 2016

The Music Issue 2016

  Chamber Singing in the Modern Age: http://features.thehoya.com/chamber-singing-in-the-modern-age     Best New Artists of 2016: http://features.thehoya.com/best-new-artists-of-2016     Highlights to Watch for in 2017: http://features.thehoya.com/highlights-to-watch-for-in-2017     Best New Albums of 2016: http://features.thehoya.com/best-new-albums-of-2016     Profile: In Defense of John Mayer [Can he save pop music from itself?] http://features.thehoya.com/in-defense-of-john-mayer  [Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Music Issue, The Guide
The 1975 Owned the Night

The 1975 Owned the Night

England-based pop-rock group The 1975 brought its quirky moves, diverse beats and sincere lyrics to George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena on Nov. 9. Blending tracks from its eponymous debut album “The 1975” and recent sophomore release “I like it when you Sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware[Read More…]

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

On Nov. 9, an uneasy fog had settled over Washington, D.C. Words could not seem to encapsulate the depths of what many were feeling following one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. That night, indie rock band Grouplove played a near-perfect set at Echostage, reminding attendees of the[Read More…]

Valensi Takes Point

Valensi Takes Point

Although he is best recognized for his work as lead guitarist of The Strokes, Nick Valensi also serves as the lead vocalist and guitarist of power-pop rock group CRX. The Hoya spoke with Valensi last week, following the Oct. 28 release of CRX’s first album, “New Skin,” to discuss his[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Music Issue, The Guide, Uncategorized
Gaston Hosts 26th Annual DC A Cappella Festival

Gaston Hosts 26th Annual DC A Cappella Festival

The most anticipated a cappella event of the semester returns this year with an eclectic lineup. The 26th iteration of D.C. A Cappella Festival, hosted annually by the Georgetown Phantoms and the Georgetown GraceNotes, kicked off last weekend with an array of performances by Georgetown University’s resident a cappella talent[Read More…]

Album Review: Walls

Album Review: Walls

Kings of Leon has broken its three-year hiatus with its seventh studio album, “WALLS,” released Oct. 14. With the new album, the Nashville rock band follows the recent ’80s revival trend in pop music, with pop megastars like Taylor Swift and alternative rockers like The 1975 alike embracing lush synth[Read More…]

KING Aims for R&B Royalty

KING Aims for R&B Royalty

Supported by a mid-tempo beat, the balmy trio of KING’s voices cascaded over ethereal synth waves as a sweetly repeated “goodbye” grew in intensity. Setting the tone of the concert, the mesmerizing overture to a mashup of “Mister Chameleon/The Greatest” created a luxurious, dreamy mood that pervaded the L.A.-based band’s[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Music Issue, The Guide
ALBUM REVIEW: “Head Carrier”

ALBUM REVIEW: “Head Carrier”

Boston-based alt-rock group, The Pixies, are back with their second album since reuniting in 2004. With the departure of bassist and original member Kim Deal, The Pixies try to recreate the magic of the past in their latest release, “Head Carrier.” Though The Pixies attained the same fame in the[Read More…]