A Tribe Called Quest really made an impact in '90s rap music. To wait 18 years between albums may leave some fans wary of what is to come, but We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service does not disappoint. On Nov. 13, 2015, the group performed on the same night as … Continue reading Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
On Sept. 5, 40-year-old “Chandelier” singer, Sia, released her new music video for “The Greatest." The song is a tribute to the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting victims who were killed in June, 2016. The six minute video begins with the hashtag #WeAreYourChildren displayed on a blank screen before switching to 13-year-old dancer, Maddie Ziegler. Ziegler, who … Continue reading Sia’s New Video Tribute to Orlando Victims
Skeleton Tree proves to be a stylistic shift for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The album is heavily influenced from the death of Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur, who died from an accidental fall off a cliff. In later recordings, the album had lyrics amended to capture the ideas and themes of death, personal grief … Continue reading Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Wilco brings out a change of music style on Schmilco. The album serves as the tenth from the band. Jeff Tweedy first mentioned the album in an interview in February of 2016, but didn’t really give much detail as to what was going on. Tweedy did some benefit shows in Chicago that May, and said … Continue reading Wilco Schmilco Review
When you hear the term pop-punk, you either think “what does that even mean?” or you think of bands like blink-182, All Time Low or Sum 41. But sadly, you never think City Lights. City Lights is one of the most underappreciated bands of the genre. Their sound defines pop-punk, yet they continually fly under … Continue reading City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics
With a star-studded cast, chart-hitting soundtrack and an amazing fan base, Suicide Squad is one of the highest grossing movies this year, despite a rating of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 40 percent on Metacritic. The critics may be shunning the film, but DC fans and everyday viewers are eating it up. Released on Aug. … Continue reading Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?
On Sept. 2, Travis Scott released his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album first premiered in full on Scott’s show, .wav radio, on Beats 1. Scott had originally teased the album through social media, but had deleted the tweets about the album while he was on tour. The album features a jam-packed … Continue reading Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review
Looking at her arguably most-discussed singles alone illuminates the agenda Trainor stands behind—one focused on combatting body shaming, encouraging feminist outlooks and increasing public understanding of consent.
Ariana Grande’s new track let fans know her man makes her feel “dangerous,” and it’s a safe bet that her chart-topping status does too. The 22-year-old singer’s forthcoming album Dangerous Woman isn’t set for release until May 20, but her promotional tracks’ successes have already suggested her next installment will be another Billboard triumph. The … Continue reading Ariana Grande is one “Dangerous Woman”
Vampire Weekend band members might have some choice words to describe democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but “A-Punk” definitely isn’t one of them. Band lead singer and guitarist, Ezra Koenig, and drummer and percussionist, Chris Tomson, took the mic at a Northwestern University Sanders rally on Friday, March 11 in support of the democratic nominee. … Continue reading Vampire Weekend Endorses Bernie Sanders