Music

RAMIN DJAWADI

‘Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience’ Combines Orchestra With Visuals for an Epic Experience

The “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” is the perfect immersive experience into the world of Westeros for dedicated fans of the Emmy Award-winning HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Through the spectacular use of visuals and riveting orchestral performances, German-Iranian composer Ramin Djawadi took fans on an epic musical journey[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Rarely in an era where flawless stage presence seems to be the par excellence of live performance will a band forgo pyrotechnics and flashy outfits for flailing limbs and crunchy guitars. Although Car Seat Headrest unassumingly took the stage at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 19 outfitted like a high[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Music, The Guide
JACK COLAVITA FOR THE HOYA

JPEGMAFIA Exhilarates Crowd With Frenzied Energy

In the basement of the Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan, red lights reflected off a low ceiling, illuminating the crowd as it eagerly awaited Baltimore experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada. Songbyrd is a small venue, and its 200-attendee capacity creates[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos share tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos are[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Concerts, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Room 25’

Album Review: ‘Room 25’

★★★★★ “Maybe this is the album you listen to in your car / When you driving home late at night / Really questioning every god, religion, Kanye, b—hes.” Packing a punch in only a minute and a half, the first song off Noname’s “Room 25” sets the tone for the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Music
CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Album Review: ‘Cry Pretty’ by Carrie Underwood

★★☆☆☆ Carrie Underwood takes few sonic risks in her latest studio album, “Cry Pretty.” Most of the album’s songs feature Underwood playing to her strengths, creating radio-ready country ballads that everyone can sing along to in the car. However, with “The Bullet,” a song about gun violence, Underwood dips her[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Marshall Mathers

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Kamikaze’

★★★★☆ Eminem lashes out at anyone and everyone on his latest album “Kamikaze,” reacting fiercely to the disappointing commercial and critical performance of his 2017 album “Revival.” The Detroit, rapper deploys lyrical tongue twisters and explores topics as diverse as Vice President Mike Pence and the Grammy Awards during his[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 1 comment Music, The Guide
Made in America

Made in America Thrills Fans Despite Weak Moments

Over Labor Day weekend, the streets of Philadelphia flooded with what seemed like a sea of teenage girls in red tank tops and boys in basketball jerseys. They were headed to the same place: Made in America, a music festival featuring two days of EDM and hip-hop music, five stages[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

MAGGIE ROGERS

The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]