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DENNESE MAE JAVIER/THE HOYA | The members of alternative rock group Weathers have known each other since long before finding success as a band. This history has given them time to grow artistically.

Rock Band Opens Up About New Album, Artistic Evolution

Weathers procured their position in the alternative rock space through the success of their debut singles “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Happy Pills.” Masterfully adorned with warm percussion, searing guitar riffs and intoxicating melodies, the songs attained an anthemic status. Despite the sincerity behind these early tracks, the Los Angeles-bred[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
MAGGIE ROGERS FACEBOOK | While Maggie Rogers showcases impressive vocals on her new album, the overall work falls short because of overproduction and lacking lyrics that do not quite capture the charm of the single that first gave her viral fame, “Alaska.” The single’s feature on the album is a moment of reprieve from otherwise heavily doctored tracks.

Maggie Rogers Soars Too Close to Sun in New Album

★★★½ Maggie Rogers of Easton, Md., is ready to establish herself in the music industry with her new album, “Heard It in a Past Life.” The album marks the artist’s first full-length album after she shot to viral fame in 2016. Rogers’ indie-darling voice is at the forefront of the[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Future | While rap superstar Future stays true to the sound that launched him to notoriety, his most recent album comes across as more stale, failing to achieve the same level of quality as his previous work. However, because this album is the last on his record deal with Epic Records, hope remains for fans and dilettantes for his output in the future.

Future Dazzles but Disappoints in New Album ‘The WIZRD’

★★★☆☆ Future’s seventh studio album “Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD” serves as a celebration of everything he has accomplished over the last decade. This reflective theme is appropriate, as the album fulfills Future’s record deal with Epic Records. The rapper, who is nominated for two Grammys this February, uses a[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Dodie Facebook | Anyone who doubts that YouTubers can be talented musicians needs to listen to dodie’s latest EP, “Human.” Over the course of seven tracks, the British musician weaves a captivating tale about the challenges of love and fame and creating content for public consumption. As her third EP, “Human” movingly demonstrates dodie’s growth as an artist.

YouTube Star dodie Releases Hauntingly Beautiful EP ‘Human’

★★★★☆ Guilt, loss, frustration, oh my! Rather than maintaining a facade of perfection, British singer-songwriter dodie, formally known as Dorothy Clark, embraces vulnerability in her third EP, “Human.” Though dodie’s previous EPs, “Intertwined” and “You,” have also addressed issues of fame, sexuality and mental health, “Human” reaches a level of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
anderson. paak

Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ Delivers Strong Singles but Lacks Cohesion

★★★★☆ Anderson .Paak’s latest album, “Oxnard,” is the musical equivalent of an HBO television series: It’s beautifully produced, overloaded with the best talent out there and the last thing you want to put on at a family function. The rap album is also cinematic, as the songs are interwoven with[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 0 comments Music, The Guide
Shanika Hopson

DC Jazz Landscape Adapts to Evolving Challenges

Despite being a fixture of Washington, D.C.’s rich and multifaceted history of jazz for almost a century, the Bohemian Caverns finally shut down in the face of financial struggle that had plagued the establishment for decades. Once a hub for jazz legends in the 20th century like Billie Holiday, Louis[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ Expands Horizons but Falls Short of Potential

Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ Expands Horizons but Falls Short of Potential

“Suncity” features pop singer Khalid trying new styles like Latin pop and pitch-shifted vocal samples. Although there are moments of surprising emotional potency, Khalid ultimately lacks artistic maturity and makes only cursory efforts at experimentation. At 20 years old, Khalid Donnel Robinson, known simply as Khalid, has become an international[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
MØ

MØ’s Inconsistency Limits Depth in ‘Forever Neverland’

In Danish pop-artist MØ’s sophomore release, “Forever Neverland,” the singer goes on a musical quest of exploring youth but often gets lost in the oversaturated club tracks that frame her journey. After her smash-hit feature “Lean On” with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, MØ has been on the electronic-pop radar[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published a story describing decades of sexual harassment perpetrated by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The scandal is considered the spark that led to the viral spread of the #MeToo movement. Originally coined by civil rights activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the movement’s[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Although ‘Malibu Nights’ Lacks Musical Diversity, LANY Captures Human Emotion in Sophomore Album

Although ‘Malibu Nights’ Lacks Musical Diversity, LANY Captures Human Emotion in Sophomore Album

★★★★☆ “What do you do with a broken heart?” If you’re Paul Jason Klein, frontman of indie-pop trio LANY, you write an album.  The genesis of LANY’s sophomore album was not premeditated. After experiencing the incomparable pain of a first heartbreak, Klein’s music was his method of survival. According to[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 1 comment Music