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SUPERORGANISM

BAKER: The Music on My Playlist

‘The Ballad of Mona Lisa’  Panic! at the Disco Drawing inspiration from Pablo Picasso’s alluring portrait, this song off Panic! at the Disco’s 2011 album, “Vices and Virtues,” showcases frontman Brendon Urie’s thrilling vocals and lyrical abilities. The song grapples with the idea of masking one’s inner struggles — a concept[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
GUCCI

SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: Hoya Musicians Who Rock the Hilltop

The desk lamp on the floor cast a warm, hazy light over the unmanned keyboard, drum set and guitar. The crowd had squeezed into this Henle living room and was buzzing with anticipation for what was to come. Conversations of artists and past gigs faded away as the New North[Read More…]

KELELA

Kelela Offers a Radical Reinterpretation of R&B on ‘TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES’

Released on the one-year anniversary of her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” Kelela’s “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES” brings together a massive cast of producers, musicians and other artists to expand her creative universe and offer a collaborative and novel vision of music. The album boasts a near hour-and-20-minute runtime[Read More…]

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
TRILLECTRO

SZA and Sheck Wes Shine at Trillectro Music Festival

When I entered Trillectro, a music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, I could feel the atmosphere shift from the streets of Maryland. The colors were brighter, the music was louder and the people were happier. The anticipation and excitement were tangible as I steadily made my way[Read More…]

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
6LACK

‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ Puts 6LACK’s Emotional Side on Display, But Pushes No Boundaries

★★★☆☆ Atlanta-based singer 6LACK, birth name Ricardo Valentine, burst onto the alternative R&B scene in 2016 with platinum-selling singles “PRBLMS” and “Ex Calling,” leading up to his debut album “Free 6LACK.” Accused by fans and critics like Anthony Fantano of being an industry plant capitalizing on the popularity of alternative[Read More…]

RAMIN DJAWADI

‘Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience’ Combines Orchestra With Visuals for an Epic Experience

The “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” is the perfect immersive experience into the world of Westeros for dedicated fans of the Emmy Award-winning HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Through the spectacular use of visuals and riveting orchestral performances, German-Iranian composer Ramin Djawadi took fans on an epic musical journey[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Rarely in an era where flawless stage presence seems to be the par excellence of live performance will a band forgo pyrotechnics and flashy outfits for flailing limbs and crunchy guitars. Although Car Seat Headrest unassumingly took the stage at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 19 outfitted like a high[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Music, The Guide
JACK COLAVITA FOR THE HOYA

JPEGMAFIA Exhilarates Crowd With Frenzied Energy

In the basement of the Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan, red lights reflected off a low ceiling, illuminating the crowd as it eagerly awaited Baltimore experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada. Songbyrd is a small venue, and its 200-attendee capacity creates[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos share tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos are[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Concerts, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Room 25’

Album Review: ‘Room 25’

★★★★★ “Maybe this is the album you listen to in your car / When you driving home late at night / Really questioning every god, religion, Kanye, b—hes.” Packing a punch in only a minute and a half, the first song off Noname’s “Room 25” sets the tone for the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Music