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MEGHAN MANDI FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Milky Chance at The Fillmore Silver Spring

In an age when sound engineers can make any artist sound flawless in a music studio, it is rare to hear a band replicate the perfection of studio tracks at a live concert. However, last Saturday night at The Fillmore Silver Spring, alternative folk trio Milky Chance proved itself to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
FALL OUT BOY

Album Review: ‘Mania’

★★★☆☆ When exploring new musical styles, Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album “Mania” often falters and is strongest when the group sticks to the sound that made it popular. The project is a continuation of the group’s move from the realm of punk to the realm of pop, but this[Read More…]

THE KILLERS

Concert Review: The Killers at The Anthem

When word came out that longtime guitarists for The Killers Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer would not take part in the band’s “Wonderful, Wonderful” tour following the release of its fifth studio album of the same name, critics began to speculate about the future of the renowned rock group. Yet[Read More…]

CARPARK RECORDS

Album: ‘Life Without Sound’

★★★☆☆ Music, like all other forms of art, has an ability to affect us at our most basic emotional level. Music has a feeling, an almost tactile sensation, which can allow us to experience the world in new and interesting ways. In its new album, “Life Without Sound,” Cloud Nothings[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
SUB POP

Album Review: ‘Pure Comedy’

★★★★★ Since adopting the moniker Father John Misty in 2012, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman has released a trio of fantastic albums. Released April 7, Tillman’s latest album “Pure Comedy” features his characteristic instrumentation, vocal timbre and misanthropic worldview. However, it represents a departure from his previous work in its ambition —[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘New Glow’

Album Review: ‘New Glow’

★★★☆☆ The April 7 release of Matt & Kim’s new album, “New Glow,” coincided almost perfectly with their performance at Georgetown’s spring concert last weekend. Although the album starts off as a one-level generic collection of similar techno beats and repeated lyrics, the sound evolves as the album progresses into[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Album Review: ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

★★★★☆ After its debut studio album release of “Night Visions” in 2012, Imagine Dragons immediately became a sensation. As an alternative rock band with upbeat songs, its appeal spans across many different music tastes. The great success of its first album not only made the extended wait for its second[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Jayme's Young's "Habits of my Heart EP" instantly creates an intimate connection through his signature soothing voice.

Album Review: ‘Habits of my Heart EP’

★★★★☆ At first glance, the artwork for Jaymes Young’s new EP “Habits of My Heart” makes him appear to be a rogue Mormon missionary. However, probably to the chagrin grandparents throughout the greater Provo area, this album is no gospel. This music has got some soul and while at times,[Read More…]

ISOBELLA GOONETILLAKE/THE HOYA
The up-and-coming duo Jack + Eliza brought 1960s spirit to their intimate performance at Hill & Dale Records.

Concert Review: Jack + Eliza

★★★★☆ Last month, two grungy 19-year-olds performed in a small record store filled with fewer than 20 people. The duo was called Jack + Eliza, and the two musicians filled the room with their combined guitar strumming and drowsy ’60s, Motown-style harmonies. This unconventional blend of electric guitars and nostalgic,[Read More…]