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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…]

The Return of Vinyl

The Return of Vinyl

As subscription streaming services continue to command a growing share of the global music market, the comeback of another medium is putting a new spin on how people listen to music. In Georgetown and the wider D.C. community, audiophiles are returning to the once-abandoned format of vinyl records. LPs were[Read More…]


Album Review: ‘Hang’

★★☆☆☆ Bold, theatrical and, at times, melodramatic, “Hang” is the grandiose fifth album by indie-rock duo Foxygen. At just over 30 minutes, the album is a whirlwind journey, cycling between excessive, operatic, string-laden arrangements and familiar pop tunes that pay a Broadway-infused homage to the theatrical excess of ‘70’s glam[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Alive and Well in the Coachella Valley

Alive and Well in the Coachella Valley

A full moon illuminated the rocky peaks enveloping the Coachella Valley as Neil Young concluded his set Oct. 15 with the immortal sing-along, “Rockin’ in the Free World.” At the second and final weekend of the Desert Trip music festival — called “Oldchella” by some — it was apparent the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide
Opeth Re-Examines Metal

Opeth Re-Examines Metal

As one of the most dynamic contemporary progressive metal acts, Swedish group Opeth has deftly bridged genres, melded influences and defied categorization for almost 30 years. The group continued this trend with the release of “Sorceress” — its 12th studio album —  on Sept. 30. “Sorceress” sees Opeth continue the[Read More…]

Koechner Gets Serious

Best known for his role as sportscaster Champ Kind in the 2004 comedy “Anchorman” and as Steve Carrell’s irreverent friend Todd Packer in “The Office,” actor and comedian David Koechner is recognizable by almost all modern-day audiences, even if they do not know his name. Koechner first rose to prominence[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

The Untold Story

What do an extreme snowboarder, a guitarist from a critically acclaimed rock band, an opening act for Big Sean and a chart-topping country songwriter have in common? Not only did they spend their college years on the Hilltop, but they will all return to perform at the Davis Performing Art[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Stranger Georgetown: Declassified

In just over one month since its debut, the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” has received critical acclaim, captivated viewers and become an ever-trending topic on social media with its depiction of the fallout from a government experiments with mind control during the Cold War. The tribulations of the superpower-wielding[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Georgetown Alumni duo Tigers Are Bad for Horses, Mary Ellen Funke (SFS ’15) and Lyell Evans Roeder (COL ’13), released a new single on June 7.

Georgetown Alum Duo Tigers Are Bad For Horses Releases New Single

Seven months after the release of its acclaimed debut extended play “TABFH,” electronic indie pop duo — and recent Georgetown alumni — Tigers Are Bad For Horses released its new single “Embers” on June 7. “Embers” showcases what Mary Ellen Funke (SFS ’15) and Lyell Evans Roeder (COL ’13) do[Read More…]


Movies for Any Occasion

1. An iconic summer adventure — ‘Stand by Me’ (1986) This timeless coming-of-age adventure film directed by Rob Reiner, who also directed “When Harry Met Sally,” stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell. The film is based on a Stephen King novel titled “The Body,” and follows[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide