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MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GENIUS.COM

Album Review: ‘Say Less’

★★★☆☆ Twenty-one-year-old singer and rapper Roy Woods blurs the lines between rhythm and blues and rap, though he leans more toward the former, producing atmospheric tracks across the emotional spectrum through the 16 tracks on his debut album. “Say Less” excels because of Woods’ slick vocal flow and abundant energy,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide, Uncategorized
RCA Records

Album Review: ‘War & Leisure’

★★★★☆ Rhythm and blues star Miguel may be the only singer charismatic enough to release a sunny radio jam centered around the M16 assault rifle and make it feel sexy rather than ignorant. “War & Leisure” features a confident Miguel who infuses vibrant party music with subversive references to political[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
MONTE  BOOKER AND NAJI

LIU: The Music on My Playlist

1. ‘Mona Lisa’ — Monte Booker and Naji Monte Booker is a hip-hop and electronic music producer best known for co-founding Zero Fatigue, a Chicago-based rap group. Blending soul, rhythm and blues and electronic sounds, Booker never fails to deliver. “Mona Lisa” exhibits his killer production skills, dropping a punchy[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide, Uncategorized
Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Throughout history, politics has occupied an important space in the world of music. Music allows artists to channel their emotions and voice their opinions through rich sounds and lyrics. Listeners have often taken songs and used them to represent entire movements. Although music has always been used as a platform[Read More…]

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

No two  songs by rapper singer Margret Wander, better known by her stage name, Dessa sound the same — and her sold-out show at the Black Cat on Nov. 10 proved just that. Her vocal skills and range of musical talents were on full display, and her rapport with the[Read More…]

MAROON 5

Album Review: ‘Red Pill Blues’

★★★☆☆ Fifteen years and five albums since the release of its critically acclaimed debut, “Songs About Jane,” quintessential pop rock group Maroon 5 is creating quite a different sound. The sultry rock songs that launched the band to stardom in the early 2000s would not find a place on its[Read More…]

NIALL HORAN

Concert Review: Niall Horan at the Fillmore

One Direction fans are now faced with a new predicament: having to see each member of the boyband perform individually. Gone are the stadium shows where screams were louder than the music. Those have been replaced by intimate venue performances bringing life to the members’ promising solo careers. At Niall[Read More…]

RAPSODY

Album Review: ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

★★★★☆ The artist Rapsody, otherwise known as “Carolina’s Finest,” has provided casual rap listeners with tantalizing glimpses at her skill over the past few years. Her features on Kendrick Lamar’s legendary 2015 release “To Pimp a Butterfly” and Anderson .Paak’s 2016 “Malibu” have established that she is a rising female[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
COURTESY ANNIE SCHLECHTER

CELENZA: What’s on My Playlist

Duke Ellington’s adaptation of “Rhapsody in Blue” – The Duke Ellington Orchestra Like a lot of music fans, my playlist is constantly in flux — but this recording from 1962 is always in the mix. When George Gershwin originally composed “Rhapsody in Blue” in 1924, he combined European classical music[Read More…]