Written by Amber Canbek My main purpose for this remix work was to showcase how sounds and artists of the past influence the works we listen to today. The odd numbered songs in the playlist were the songs of the "past" and the even numbered songs are pieces influenced by the song before it. I … Continue reading Time and Space – A Playlist
On Oct. 20, two of my bucket list events were completed. I visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and also saw The Eagles live in concert. This was definitely one of the most fun weekends of my life. The road trip, the meals and the time spent with friends are certainly things I will remember for a long, long time. However, … Continue reading The Death of a Concert
Moving even further away from its original sound, Maroon 5’s latest album Red Pill Blues is an adventure into pop-land that nobody needs to go on. The album cover alone is enough to question buying the album. The face of Maroon 5 is quite literally becoming as mainstream trash as the new music, with every … Continue reading Not all things get better with age: Examining Maroon 5’s new album
The Town Ballroom played host to Judah and the Lion and The Academics on a windy Thursday night in Buffalo, New York. I have never been to the venue before, and I must say, the atmosphere is unlike no other. The venue is very close and intimate, with a capacity being marked at just over … Continue reading Judah and the Lion take over Buffalo’s Town Ballroom
On Friday October 13, New England alternative artist nothing,nowhere. released his third and final single “Skully” off his latest album Reaper. Nothing,nowhere. combines elements of rap and emo music into each of his songs, which is a rather unexpected pairing. “Skully” starts off with nothing,nowhere. rapping over a dismal electric guitar rift. The beat picks up … Continue reading A preview of nothing,nowhere.’s Reaper
Demi Lovato dropped her sixth studio album, Tell Me That You Love Me, near the end of September. Her first single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” is a mediocre pop anthem, only thriving off of boss women who were bored with every other mainstream song. While there are a few good songs on the album, some of … Continue reading Demi’s Daddy Issues?
On the night of the 2017 Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift introduced the world to new music and a new voice. She dropped her first single off of Reputation, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and, shortly after, she dropped another song called “Ready for It?” Swift’s sound has changed over the years from country … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s unsuccessful sassy side
In 2012, Las Vegas locals The Killers released Battle Born, an album which didn’t quite meet the quality their previous albums possessed. This album preceded a five-year hiatus for the band. During that time, Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, branched off to release music of his own for a solo career. Flowers has stated that … Continue reading The Killers Return with Wonderful Wonderful
Chances are if you have ever listened to any strand of early 2000s emo music you probably know all the words to “Hands Down.” Fronted by Chris Carraba, Dashboard Confessional are more acoustic rock with influences ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. They were a pretty popular band back in the 2000s, releasing their last … Continue reading Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?
Migos is back with their sophomore album, Culture, after a break from producing studio albums. Between their debut album Yung Rich Nation, there wasn’t much fanfare on the mixtapes No Label 2 and Y.R.N. 2. The tapes did not feel full with only a few hit-singles coming out of those tapes. Culture is the culmination … Continue reading Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100