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Bob Lives

Bob Lives

Jamaica— hearing that name immediately conjures up images of white sand beaches, blue waters and the legend of Bob Marley. The man who introduced reggae to the world has posthumously managed to do it again. His latest album, Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburg, PA, September 23, 1980(Live), manages to capture[Read More…]

by March 3, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized
Be Like Mike: Hoya Hip-Hop Artist Works with Posner

Be Like Mike: Hoya Hip-Hop Artist Works with Posner

As an undergraduate at Duke, Georgetown graduate student and baseball player Michael Seander (GRD ’12) befriended a classmate named Mike Posner. Since then Posner went on to be a dance pop artist, with single “Cooler Than Me” peaking at No. 6 Billboard’s Hot 100 and “Please Don’t Go” reaching the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Soulful London Lady More Than Delivers in Sophomore Album

Radio stars create music that makes you bob your head up and down, while simultaneously beating your steering wheel like a drum and singing at the top of your lungs. But rarely does their music make you want to close your eyes and feel every beat and every word. That[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

9:30 Club History, Culture Documented

On Wednesday evening, the D.C. Music Salon screened an unreleased documentary on the eclectic musical past of the city’s popular venue, the 9:30 Club. The documentary, titled “9:30 F Street” after the club’s original location, featured interviews with owners, fans, employees and musicians reflecting on the venue’s days as a[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 2.11.2011

“How to Be a Werewolf” Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 3 out of 5 stars Ambient soundscapes abound in the space-rockers’ seventh album. Guitars weave in and out in “How to Be a Werewolf,” jutting through the ambient keyboard in eloquent strokes. Slowly picking up speed, steadily[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Black Out While Listening to This Artistically Disjointed Clamor

The Go! Team is an apt name for this Brighton-based sextet. It’s perfect because from the beginning of the track list to the end of the album, Rolling Blackouts, the music just … goes. It has little rhyme or reason to it, and for the most part, it is utterly incomprehensible.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

In Defense of the Music Industry’s So-Called Digital Doomsday

It was a big week for music, y’all. We celebrated the would-be 80th birthday of soul king Sam Cooke and the 123rd of O.G. folk singer Leadbelly. Coachella released a lineup for a summer music festival that is quite unbelievable, as it lists almost every decent band to walk the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Musical Illiteracy Plagues College Campuses

Imagine you were to discover that the favored reading material of the majority of students at a prestigious university were limited entirely to teen magazines. These hypothetical students like reading and many of them consider it one of their favorite activities. It is not poetry or novels that these students[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the R&B Sample

People love labels that break from the past: the New Deal, the New South, the next big thing, post-rock, post-modernism, post-everything. And music critics — myself included — are maybe the worst when it comes to the compulsive need to categorize the new and minute variations in their subjects, like[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide