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The Japanese House makes Cleveland debut

Kait Funk, Arts and Entertainment Designer
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Grog Shop, known well for its intimate and cozy setting, was the perfect venue for the atmospheric, synth vibes of Amber Bain, a solo artist otherwise known as “The Japanese House.” An indie pop artist from Buckinghamshire, East London, The Japanese House has released three EPs and has toured ...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

“Future” just more of the same

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Without much pomp and circumstance, the Atlanta rap star known as Future has released two full-length albums in the span of one week. The first, announced on Instagram only three days before it was released, is the self- titled “FUTURE.” The 62-minute LP jumps through 17 different tracks while manag...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

Chats with Christo from Bad Suns

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bad Suns returns to Cleveland on Monday, Mar. 6 at The Grog Shop as a part of their “Heartbreaker” North American spring tour. The alt-rockers are back on the road in celebration of their sophomore release, “Disappear Here,” that was unveiled in September 2016. Two years ago Bad Suns had thei...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (Wikipedia.org) The debut album of British artist Sampha “Process”  lives up to its widespread acclaim. With mystical instrumental portions that melt beautifully into electronically produced beats, the album plays out like a dre...

Meet Little Junior

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Little Junior started in middle school in Toronto, Canada. I had the opportunity to speak with the lead singer/guitarist Rane. Their first release is a dual song record called “Rat Face // Dog Face” that include songs “Cry Baby” and “Psychopath.” The band will be hitting the Grog Shop on Feb...

Playlist of the Week Feb 10 – Feb 16

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: complex.com Kehlani - Piece of Mind Kehlani released her long awaited debut album SweetSexySavage after a long career buildup that started in 2011 when her cover band Poplyfe took home fourth place on America’s Got Talent. Did I mention that she was only 15 when she was on America’s Got Talent...

“Culture” a standard cog in the rap machine

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

A lot of people dislike rap music. I have one friend who dislikes rap music because all artists rap about is money, drugs and women. I reject that notion. Rap and hip hop come in so many different styles and flavors. If you’re looking for some great storytelling about a young man’s life in Compton...

Playlist of the Week Feb 3 – Feb 9

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: swetshopboys.bandcamp.com Swet Shop Boys - T5 Former Das Racist member Heems and actor Riz MC (recently appearing in Rogue One) have teamed up to form Swet Shop Boys, releasing their debut album Cashmere in 2016. An enjoyable listen throughout, Swet Shop Boys balance entertainment an...

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