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ARLO GUTHRIE

Arlo Guthrie Talks Tour, Family, and Folk Music

A seasoned musician, Arlo Guthrie is no stranger to the touring lifestyle. Like his father Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for his folk music with a conscience. Following his sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Guthrie is currently on his Running Down the Road Tour, performing his greatest tracks from[Read More…]

XL RECORDINGS

Album Review: ‘Process’

  ★★★★★ British singer-songwriter Sampha usually stays away from the spotlight, adding his breathy vocals and touches of piano to the songs of other artists, including Kanye West, Solange and Drake. In a 2016 interview with Complex Magazine, he said, “There are songs I’ve played keyboard on, and I haven’t[Read More…]

GOOD MUSIC
Growing as a musical artist, Detroit rapper Big Sean shows a strong desire to inspire personal growth in his listeners through his fourth studio album “I Decided.”

Album Review: ‘I Decided.’

Detroit rapper Big Sean has consistently produced music that reflects on both the demanding nature of the rap industry and his own hard work and struggle toward success. In this sense, “I Decided.,” his fourth studio album, is reminiscent of his past work. However, his latest album is unique in[Read More…]

The Return of Vinyl

The Return of Vinyl

As subscription streaming services continue to command a growing share of the global music market, the comeback of another medium is putting a new spin on how people listen to music. In Georgetown and the wider D.C. community, audiophiles are returning to the once-abandoned format of vinyl records. LPs were[Read More…]

BURGER RECORDS 
Replete with heavy guitar synthesizers, clean drumming and captivating riffs, Cherry Glazerr’s latest album “Apocalipstick” could well be classified as political punk.

Album Review: ‘Apocalipstick’

When listening to “Apocalipstick,” listeners cannot help but wonder if Cherry Glazerr had any inkling as to just how timely its Inauguration Day release would be. The album’s first single “Told You I’d Be with the Guys” is a catchy solidarity anthem with a killer hook about transitioning from a[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
THE GEORGETOWN CHIMES
The Georgetown Chimes is hosting two more showings of its annual a cappella festival, the Cherry Tree Massacre, on Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 in Gaston Hall.

Cherry Tree Massacre 2017

The Cherry Tree Massacre, a four-showing a cappella festival hosted every spring semester by the Georgetown Chimes, returned last weekend with a diverse set of performances by both Georgetown University a cappella groups and guest performers. Started in 1974, the Cherry Tree Massacre tradition started when neophyte John O’Grady (COL[Read More…]

JAGJAGUWAR

Album Review: ‘Hang’

★★☆☆☆ Bold, theatrical and, at times, melodramatic, “Hang” is the grandiose fifth album by indie-rock duo Foxygen. At just over 30 minutes, the album is a whirlwind journey, cycling between excessive, operatic, string-laden arrangements and familiar pop tunes that pay a Broadway-infused homage to the theatrical excess of ‘70’s glam[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Oczy Mlody’

★★★☆☆ The Flaming Lips have become something of an eccentric American rock staple since 1983, the band has produced more than 25 albums and EPs. Last October, Wayne Coyne, lead guitarist and vocalist, announced that the band was beginning to work on yet another album, which was released this year[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
RUN THE JEWELS, INC.

Album Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3’

★★★★★ In 2014, El-P and Killer Mike, known together as Run the Jewels, released “Run The Jewels 2.” On this incendiary, hard-nosed project, the acclaimed hip-hop duo envisioned a bleak future for the nation. Tracks like “Lie, Cheat, Steal” and “Angel Duster” took aim at corruption, unjust rulers and racism,[Read More…]

YOUNG TURKS

Album Review: I See You

★★★★★ Since the release of its last album in September 2012, British trio the xx has made its heavily anticipated return to the indie-pop music scene. The band’s third album, “I See You,” is true to its trademark dream-like sound but follows new, creative directions. The xx continues to deliver[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide