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ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Ron Pope at the 9:30 Club

“You all had to do something to be here, so I’ll be damned if I’m not going to show up.” Upon taking the stage at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 10, Ron Pope immediately began to banter with the audience, establishing a comfortable, conversational rapport that would continue throughout the[Read More…]

TARINA TOURET/THE HOYA

Concert Review: LANY at Fillmore Silver Spring

“This experience can only be heightened by enthusiastic response and involvement.” As the lights dimmed, these words filled the and the crowd began to scream. Suddenly, Paul Klein, the lead vocalist of LANY, appeared on stage and began to sing “Dumb Stuff”, the first song of the 21-song set planned[Read More…]

BOLAS: What’s on My Playlist

1. “So Much More Than This” by Grace Vanderwaal Performed and written by Grace VanderWaal, “So Much More Than This” was released as a single Sept. 15 and is quickly gaining steam on the pop charts. As catchy as the tune is, the voice behind it is even more impressive:[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Uncategorized
A$AP MOB

Concert Review: A$AP Mob at Echostage

As artists of a genre that has always prided itself upon its collaborative and collective culture, A$AP Mob stands as one of hip-hop’s last real rap groups. Although there are many smaller joint acts today, like Rae Sremmurd and Migos, gone are the times of Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe[Read More…]

KEVIN GATES

Album: ‘By Any Means 2’

★★★★☆ There are few musicians who can claim to have put out a full-length mixtape from prison — and even fewer who can say that it is among their finest works. But Baton Rouge, La. rapper Kevin Gates’ latest mixtape, “By Any Means 2” has proven to loyal fans and[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
ROSTAM

Album: ‘Half-Light’

★★★★☆ The sound of “Half-Light” is best described by its cover. The colors are bright and warm, evoking sensitivity and emotion, while the image itself is pixelated, belying a digital, distorted element. The Persian characters suggest foreign musical influences. Yet, each part comes together around the friendly figure in the[Read More…]

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, 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
DFA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘American Dream’

Nick Harrison is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★★ “I can’t make you a promise,” front man James Murphy sings on “Change Yr Mind,” the fourth track on LCD Soundsystem’s fourth and newest studio album, “American Dream.” Promises have certainly been relevant to Murphy’s career: He once promised that LCD Soundsystem’s[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
U STREET MUSIC HALL FACEBOOK

Go-Go Going Nowhere

Frenetic drum beats, cheering and chanting pour out onto U Street. The sounds emanate from the insides of theaters, clubs and performance halls, where masses of Washington, D.C. music fans sing and dance, abandoning themselves to the untamed spirit of the “Chocolate City.” Although this scene is timeless, the type[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide