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Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

For indie rock buffs across the country, this is an exciting decade. Since the genre broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, the style and tone of the music has radically matured, departing from its grunge and classic rock roots to becoming an entirely new genre. STRFKR’s new album[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
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Concert Review: John Mayer

John Mayer’s skills on the guitar are undeniable. Boasting on his extraordinary instrumental gifts, Mayer ripped through his repertoire in his 21-song set during his April 6 performance at the Verizon Center. From full band instrumentals to solo acoustics, Mayer proved that in addition to being a songsmith, crooner and celebrity,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 1 comment Music, The Guide
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Album Review: ‘Memories … Do Not Open’

★★★★☆ The Chainsmokers first earned its claim to fame in 2014 with the notorious hit single “#SELFIE.” Since the track’s viral release, the EDM duo has begun to produce a more radio-friendly sound, releasing a stream of popular summer anthems over the past year. The Chainsmokers’ first studio album, “Memories[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 1 comment Music, The Guide
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Album Review: ‘The Search for Everything’

John Mayer is no longer a top-seller. By the mid-2000s, Mayer had two double-platinum albums and a Song of the Year Grammy Award under his belt. The entertainment industry believed him to be a pop darling. However, after a series of infamous remarks in 2010, Mayer’s self-described “lean years” began,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

British pop-rock group Bastille quickly rose to fame in 2013, following the release of hit single “Pompeii” — one of the most streamed tracks that year. Since then, the band has lost none of its momentum, keeping its schedule full with performances, tours and frequent releases of music, most recently,[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘÷’

★★★★★ Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran rapidly rose to fame with the release of his debut album “+,” pronounced “Plus,” in 2011, despite having produced countless extended plays beforehand. Since the release of “+,” the British pop sensation has consistently remained high on the charts with an ever-growing fan base and impressive[Read More…]

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Songs of Struggle and Spirit

Nat King Cole. Ella Fitzgerald. Chuck Berry. Aretha Franklin. Kendrick Lamar. When it comes to understanding the power of black artists in the American musical landscape, there is certainly no shortage of icons from which to choose. In fact, it is impossible to discuss the history of American music without[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Reflection’

Album Review: ‘Reflection’

★★★☆☆ Where did all the girl groups go? With solo powerhouses like Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift snapping up the biggest Top 40 hits, there is not much room for a five-piece like Fifth Harmony at the top. Although boy bands made a comeback with One Direction, we have[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Title’

Album Review: ‘Title’

★★☆☆☆ Something about bubblegum pop just feels — empty. Meaningless lyrics, profane themes and overused synthesizer sounds are just a few of the classic pop elements found in Meghan Trainor’s debut studio album, “Title.” Sure, we have all heard the feel-good hit “All About That Bass” and her latest single[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Charli XCX combined a magnetic stage presence with a strong, feminist message at the 9:30 Club concert.

Concert Review: ‘Charli XCX’

★★★★☆ With a “Boom Clap,” Charli XCX has recently thundered into the top-50 pop charts. From this summer’s mega-hit “Fancy” to her contribution to Icona Pop’s feisty “I Love It,” the 22-year-old singer has influenced the current direction of pop music. Yet Charli XCX deserves recognition not just as a[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide