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Music: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is a step toward musical maturity

Music: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is a step toward musical maturity

Shuyi Qi

September 26, 2013


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Switching to an old-school rock style, the British indie rock band enters new musical territory with positive results. Read More »...

Music: Daft Punk’s un-ironic foray into the past is worth a listen

Music: Daft Punk’s un-ironic foray into the past is worth a listen

Yimeng Han

May 15, 2013


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What is weirder: the idea of a masked robotic duo creating vintage, funky music or the fact that their experiment mostly works? Whatever the reason may be, Daft Punk’s cold and futuristic style works exceptionally well with the hooks, beats and indulgent rhythms of the ‘80s music they chose to emu...

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Yimeng Han

April 19, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from will.i.am, purveyor of hip-hop. Smitha’s take: “#willpower” works. I did not expect that. To be very clear, I am not a will.i.am....

Music: Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll” gives them a second chance for mainstream success

Music: Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll” gives them a second chance for mainstream success

Shuyi Qi

April 18, 2013


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In the early 2000s, Fall Out Boy had every punk rock loving teenager — including me — bowing down at their feet. Their angsty music nearly compelled me to flip the finger at my parents as the band enjoyed mainstream success. It was glorious. But shortly thereafter, the band experienced a fall and went on...

Music: Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” barely toes the boundaries

Music: Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” barely toes the boundaries

Namrata Ramani

April 16, 2013


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Although Paisley made an effort to bring new sights and sounds to country music, the result is still the same landscape. Mixed Reviews is a feature in which we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. Here, we review Brad Paisley’s latest album “...

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Yashashree Pisolkar

April 11, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature in which we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. Here, we review Paramore’s latest album “Paramore.” Anjali’s take: “Still Into You” after a strong comeback Considering that the last time I’d listened to Para...

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Catherine

April 3, 2013


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Stand-up comedians, philosophers, interpreters, musicians — La Pluma’s annual coffee house held on Mar. 29 in the Black Box, was a marriage of all these elements. Attendees could watch the performances while grabbing a cup of coffee and a plate of assorted breads, included in the $5 entry fee ...

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Shuyi Qi

March 28, 2013


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The first  Heart Beats Concert held by the Musicians Society, includes performances from a variety of classical and contemporary music, ranging from Bach to Sara Bareilles. All the proceeds from the event will be sent to the American Red Cross.   Heart Beats Concert from El Estoque on ...

Music: Can Bowie make a strong comeback after 10 years out of the music scene?

Music: Can Bowie make a strong comeback after 10 years out of the music scene?

Catherine

March 14, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to a highly anticipated album “The Next Day” from David Bowie. Catherine’s take: Bowie repulses teens On his 66th birthday, David Bowie anno...

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

AlexaTheaSuarez

February 27, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to a highly anticipated album "Amok" from Atoms For Peace. Yimeng’s take: Experimental, electronic, excellent Before I start my review, a disclaim...

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 6, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from Bjork, mistress of weirdness. Yimeng’s take: If it’s not Bjork, don’t fix it Bjork is known for creating avant-garde music t...

MUSIC: ‘Masterworks and Showtunes’

MUSIC: ‘Masterworks and Showtunes’

Angela Wang

February 1, 2013


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On the first day of the music department’s annual Winter Concert, the announcers told the audience that, should audience members like the performance, they could come back the next night and the night after that to watch the entire performance again, as if in a circle. “You mean the ‘Circle of L...