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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
French Duo’s Latest Album is Full of Hot Air

French Duo’s Latest Album is Full of Hot Air

In 1902 the short film Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) was released. The film is considered one of the most important movies ever created, and this past year it was completely revamped. The film was rereleased in hand-painted color and, additionally, the Groupama GanFoundation for the Cinema and the Technicolor Foundation decided that the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 2.17.12

“Unless You Speak from Your Heart” Porcelain Raft // Strange Weekend 4 stars It’s impossible not to tap your foot or sway your head to this peppy electronica track. A tambourine jingles merrily through the hazy synthesizer and the falsetto vocals of Mauro Remiddi, the man behind Porcelain Raft. “Big Beast” Killer Mike feat.[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Listen to Your Heart

In the wake of Valentine’s Day, the roads are still covered with fading rose petals and there’s hardly a blood diamond left on the shelves of Jareds. All the world heaves either a sigh of relief that they can temporarily forget about their loneliness, or a sigh of depression that it[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Indie Rockers Descend from the Top

Indie Rockers Descend from the Top

Of Montreal, an indie band from Athens, Ga., has made a name for itself by mixing esoteric chamber pop with personal and introspective lyrics.  However, on the band’s latest work, Paralytic Stalks, it has gone too far, leaving an album that confuses and disappoints more than it provokes. Paralytic Stalks opens with[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

A Lioness Cut Down in Her Prime

Posthumous albums are a look back at a musician’s career, their achievements and hits, as well as insight to their works in progress, plans for the future and direction as an artist. Following Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning in July, her longtime producer and family decided to release a[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Artists Put New Spin on the Holidays

Artists Put New Spin on the Holidays

It’s finally December, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for Christmas music! From now until Dec. 25, these classic tunes will dominate the airwaves, spreading good tidings and cheer to anyone and everyone — whether or not they want it. To meet this incredible demand, musicians from[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide

The Finals Countdown

When you read this headline, did you think that this column was going to be about ’80s music? Did you envision nodding your head as I reminded you of lost gems such as “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes and ruthlessly mocked David Bowie’s “Fashion”? If you did, I’m sorry; you should[Read More…]

by November 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Campus Spotlight // Phantoms

Campus Spotlight // Phantoms

The Georgetown Phantoms is Georgetown’s oldest co-ed a cappella group.  Founded in 1988, the Phantoms began as a loosely-organized holiday caroling group, putting on spontaneous performances around campus and popping up like “Phantoms” (hence our name). Over the last 23 years, we have developed into a dynamic group of about 19 Hoyas, maintaining[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Drake Takes Care of Business on New Album

Take Care will confuse a lot of Drake enthusiasts because the Young Money pretty boy’s sophomore album transcends the conformity of traditional rap records. Not only does Drake flawlessly blend R and B and rap, he also touches on subject matter that supersedes “money talk.” In the year it has taken him to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide