All posts tagged "music"

  • Mumford and Sons, KFC Yum Center, Concert, Music
    Mumford and Sons connects with intimate concert

    By Bryanna Roberts– Despite performing in an almost full Yum! Center May 23, Mumford and Sons put on an intimate show with a strong stage presence which made the audience feel at one with the band. Mumford and...

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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  • Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand” is a collection of uninspired retreads

    By Aaron Hartley– Mastodon have been at the forefront of prog metal for most of the century so far. Beginning with the brutal “Remission” in 2002 and following it up with a series of critically acclaimed concept...

    • Posted April 3, 2017
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    Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” a mixed bag of sadness

    By Aaron Hartley– Ryan Adams is the definition of a prolific musician. Since leaving the alternative country band Whiskeytown in 2000, he has released sixteen studio albums, beginning with the acclaimed classic “Heartbreaker” that year. Since, his...

    • Posted March 23, 2017
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    Sampha’s “Process” is a gorgeous, impressive debut

    By Aaron Hartley– Debuts can be tricky. More often than not, artists can struggle to find a single or don’t quite have their unique sound nailed down yet. Fortunately, this is definitely not the case with “Process,”...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Migos’ ‘Culture’ is a conduit for bangers

    By Aaron Hartley– Trap may be the most divisive genre in mainstream music in the last decade. The subset of hip-hop born from the southern U.S. frequently features silly content like nonsensical lyrics, unconventional rapping styles and...

    • Posted February 11, 2017
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    The Flaming Lips indulge in nonsense on ‘Oczy Mlody’

     By Aaron Hartley– Psychedelic indie outfit The Flaming Lips have been around a long time – long enough to not really care whether their music meets a standard or not. They have always had a penchant for...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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    Small-town cowboy, Cody Johnson, meets big music scene

    By Alex McGrath– Honesty, humility and courage lie within a cowboy’s system of beliefs. For Texas-born Cody Johnson, this way of life intertwines with the world of music. From bull riding in the rodeo to patrolling as...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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    Childish Gambino’s latest album is funky, weird and daring

    By Aaron Hartley– I’ve never really been a fan of Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s musical persona. His first album, “Camp,” was pretty bad and the follow-up, “Because the Internet,” was simply okay. His rapping was often corny...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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    Pentatonix harmonizes in latest holiday album

    By Madison Thompson– Acapella group Pentatonix released their Christmas album titled “A Pentatonix Christmas” on Oct. 21. Blending popular holiday tunes and modern songs, the album’s tunes span genres and styles. There are 30’s and 40’s boogie,...

    • Posted November 28, 2016
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    The Weeknd’s “Starboy” faintly shines

    By Aaron Hartley– The Weeknd has been around for a few years now. After a series of well-received mixtapes, he dropped his first album “Kiss Land” back in 2013. But with last year’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,”...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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