Post Tagged with: "music"

Soundtrack to Success: Your New Study Playlist

You’re sitting in a study carrel in Lau, seemingly isolated from the world around you. The buzz of the florescent lights almost overpowers the frantic typing of your fellow miserable comrades. Pretty sure that the enticingly aromatic eau de Leo’s stench is still on you from dinner, you can’t remember[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide
How Far We Haven’t Come

How Far We Haven’t Come

2/5 stars Full disclosure: I love Matchbox Twenty. Maybe it’s because, growing up, they were constantly on the radio. I never bought any of their albums, but I know the words of so many of their songs. Or maybe it’s because Rob Thomas has one of the most attractive singing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 9.14.12

“I Will Wait” I Mumford and Sons 4/5 Stars Mumford and Sons continues their ascent with its new single, showcasing the fantastic intensity and upbeat instrumentals that have been vital to the group’s success. The single errs more on the side of emotionality than excitability, shifting slightly from their traditional[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Georgetown’s Expanding Music Scene

Georgetown’s Expanding Music Scene

It’s a familiar sight: Healy’s Gaston Hall filled to capacity with students, staff and members of the D.C. community assembled to listen to an American politician, a foreign dignitary or even the occasional celebrity. Students count such experiences among the high points of life at Georgetown, complementing academic work that[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Gossamer:’ Passion Pit’s Healing

Gossamer:’ Passion Pit’s Healing

I still remember the first time I heard Passion Pit. It was New Year’s Eve 2009; I was 18, a senior in high school. The party that night was at an empty Cape Cod beach house, about a two-hour drive from the outskirts of Boston. Loaded into a beat-up Ford[Read More…]

by July 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide
New Releases | 7.6.12

New Releases | 7.6.12

“Power & Control” Marina and the Diamonds | Electra Heart 4 stars The second single from Marina’s sophomore album proves once again that her initial success wasn’t just some fluke. The track completely captures her vocal range and showmanship, combining for a perfect summer dance track.   “I’ll Be Alright”[Read More…]

by July 6, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Enjoy Food, Fun and Sun at Monthly Truckeroo Festival

Granted, there could be worse places to spend three summer months than on the Hilltop, but trying to keep my days filled with excitement is a task all on its own.With a little effort (and some help from the guide’s Twitter), I was able to uncover some fun things, including[Read More…]

by June 18, 2012 0 comments The Guide

The Tallest Man Works with What Sticks Best

4/5 Stars The cover of There’s No Leaving Now shows a simple blurred picture of a tree, fitting for an album byKristian Mattson, better known by his stage name The Tallest Man on Earth. The band traditionally shows unassuming — and boring — landscape photography on their album covers.  (It’s also asking for[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Your Summer Festival Guide

Your Summer Festival Guide

Some things are best enjoyed during the summer: popsicles, beaches and, of course, outdoor music festivals. With Bonnaroo approaching this weekend, I’ve found myself getting in a preparatory state of mind. There’s a ton of thought that goes into preparing to attend a summer music festival or outdoor concert, and it’s important[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Veteran Musician Hits His Mark with New Solo Album

4 stars For those who don’t know, a blunderbuss is a gun. Specifically, it’s a muzzle-loading shooter that was viewed as a predecessor to the shotgun. The Dutch roots of the word translate as “thunder-pipe,” so, it seems quite amusing that Jack White would use this very term to title[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 0 comments The Guide