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GEORGETOWN RANGILA FACEBOOK | The Hilltop flourishes with student performers, including a cappella groups like GraceNotes. Hanna Chan (COL '19), center, shares her passion for singing and reflects on the challenges she faced as a musician.

Seniors Shine on Campus, Release Original Music

Whether in large showcases at Gaston Hall or intimate open-mic nights at Uncommon Grounds, sounds of music reverberate across Georgetown University. Guitars strum harmoniously while voices echo with soul. Hoyas partake in the music scene on the Hilltop through electives in choir, orchestra, jazz ensembles and even electronic music. Student[Read More…]

AUTOMATIK | Moved by Elle Fanning’s powerful performance, ‘Teen Spirit’ serves as a solid directorial debut for actor Max Minghella. Fanning’s natural and poignant singing voice brings reality to her role and contextualizes the teenage angst, with the film aiming to bring the traditional coming-of-age story to the modern era.

‘Teen Spirit’ Treads Familiar Ground, Packs Musical Punch

★★★☆☆ “Teen Spirit” tells a familiar story: A teenage hopeful from a small town gets a chance to go big and runs with it. With a melancholy pop soundtrack, undercurrents of discontent and a rise to fame, “Teen Spirit” is the newest Cinderella story.  The film is the directorial debut[Read More…]

The Women’s Issue

The Women’s Issue

GU DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS | Women must confront difficulties in the music industry that their male counterparts do not experience. Though women have continued fighting to gain their rightful place in male-dominated genres, a long road to gender equality remains. Still, women face preconceived notions and stereotypes while vying for time on the radio waves.

Hear Them Sing: Women in the Music Industry

Caught in the storm of a persistent lack of representation and the recent reckoning of certain high-profile abusers, women have historically occupied a shaky space in music. Though women’s status in the collective consciousness of music has significantly improved, the experiences of women in the music industry remain distinct. Though[Read More…]

EMPRESS OF FACEBOOK | Kicking off her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Empress Of took the songs from her sophomore album and blended them into each other throughout the set. She mixed and changed her music with an air of coolness and flexibility that created a unique experience within the packed concert venue.

Empress Of Experiments With Her Music at DC Show

Electronic and alternative artist Empress Of launched her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street on Feb. 18 after the release of her new album “Us.” Wearing a dress she designed herself and her mother sewed, Empress Of, known off-stage as Lorely Rodriguez, seized control of[Read More…]

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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
Olivia Simon

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Cooper Captivates With Raw Emotion in ‘A Star Is Born’

I’ve never been great with trends, so I was a little late to the craze surrounding “A Star Is Born.” While waiting meant that I got to take in Bradley Cooper’s (COL ’97) directorial debut outside the bulk of all the madness, the film had a massive reputation to live[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, 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
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
Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine, one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed musical groups of this generation, created an intimate and cathartic experience as they graced The Anthem on Friday Oct. 5. Performances on their tour, named after their June 2018 album “High as Hope,” seamlessly combined fan favorites from[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide