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The restaurant offers a refreshing and creative combination of fresh-Mex cuisine and standard healthy fare including vegetarian options.

At Last, an Alternative to Chipotle

Students looking for a new, affordable and delicious eatery with a diverse selection from tacos to green smoothies: look no further. Last month, Jaco Juice and Taco Bar, located at 1614 Wisconsin Ave., opened its doors, championing locally-sourced ingredients and giving Georgetown students what they need most during the season[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
COLDPLAY

Album: ‘A Head Full of Dreams’

★★★★☆ Even after 20 years of making music, Coldplay has remained astonishingly relevant. As other long-standing bands have faded out and new sensations have flashed and disappeared, the British four-piece has managed to maintain its status as a household name in alternative rock because of its readiness to experiment with[Read More…]

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TV Review: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’

★★★★☆ Bill Murray’s got the blues — the Christmas blues, that is. He’s about to tape a live Christmas special, but a massive blizzard has trapped his celebrity guests at home, leaving him alone in the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with a ragtag bunch of new celebrity friends[Read More…]

ANNA SHUSTER/THE HOYA 

Despite a quiet crowd, the indie-rock quartet Transviolent maintained its energy all throughout its opening set for Mikky Ekko.

Concert Review: Mikky Ekko & Transviolet @ 9:30 Club

★★★★☆ The crowd that welcomed Transviolet to the stage last Saturday, Oct. 24 was modest at best — U Street Music Hall isn’t the biggest venue, and many ticketholders seemed to be waiting for the big name to take the stage later in the night. They didn’t realize, though, that[Read More…]

NAAZ MODAN/THE HOYA
Gabe Spadaccini (COL ’17), Dillon Denehy (MSB ’17), Peter Laughlin (COL ’16) and Ethan Beaman (COL ’16) of band Faces for Radio

The Search for New Sounds in Studio D

A new jazz-inspired alt-rock band, Faces for Radio, is quickly gaining recognition on campus. The band’s jazzy covers and original tunes along with their recent appearances at Kickback and Phoebe Ryan’s show last month at the Healey Family Student Center are helping them grow in popularity. Following this string of[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Every Open Eye’

★★★★★ The trio behind CHVRCHES clearly don’t believe in the sophomore slump. After the success of its 2013 debut, “The Bones of What You Believe,” the Scottish indie-electronica band has doubled the pop power with its follow-up album, “Every Open Eye.” Its tracks are precise without feeling overprocessed. The instrumental[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Sleeping With Other People’

Movie Review: ‘Sleeping With Other People’

★★★☆☆ On the surface, “Sleeping with Other People” looks like another smutty romantic comedy. But in reality, it’s one of the most emotionally intelligent, tasteful movies about sex to date. Where “Don Jon” had trashy porn clips, this movie rejects actual nudity and still manages to render surprisingly realistic sex[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS
Foals avoids artistic risks in their newest album “What Went Down,” but continues to maintain and perfect their unique, dynamic sound.

Album Review: ‘What Went Down’

★★★★☆ The United Kingdom band Foals has a sound that’s hard to pin down. Their debut album, “Antidotes,” has that kind of pop-punk sound we’ve come to expect from U.K. imports—like the Wombats’ “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” on downers. Another one of their albums, “Total Life Forever,” swerves from[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

Album Review: ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

★★★★★ During her eight years leading Florence and the Machine, Florence Welch has become an expert at turning pain into beauty. Her latest record with the band titled “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is a monument to this emotional journey, featuring heart-wrenching vocals and grand orchestration. The recording process[Read More…]

Concert Review: Spandau Ballet

Concert Review: Spandau Ballet

Last Tuesday, the 80s new wave group Spandau Ballet rocked the 9:30 Club with a night full of slow jams and funky hits from yesteryear. These pioneers of the New Romantic movement, now in their 50s, played their first-ever D.C. show with an impressive level of energy and charm and[Read More…]