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Drake booed off stage at Camp Flog

Drake booed off stage at Camp Flog

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 15, 2019

By now, you’ve likely seen the headlines, which at first glance appear to be common clickbait. I, for one, just scrolled past when I first saw headlines like, “Drake gets booed off stage at Tyler, the Creator’s festival” or “Fiasco at Camp Flog” on the top of my Snapchat Discover page. ...

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 15, 2019

Chamber of Reflection–Mac DeMarco My roommates would groan at this one. This song has been my most played on Spotify for, I think, three years in a row. Now, I recognize the meme status that comes with being a white boy who’s too into Mac DeMarco, but this is truly one of those songs I will neve...

Conan Gray takes on the House of Blues

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This past Saturday, Nov. 9, Conan Gray took center stage at Cleveland’s famous House of Blues venue. Cleveland was lucky enough to be one of the stops on the 20-year-old singer’s “The Comfort Crowd” tour, which includes 26 stops across the United States and Canada. The doors opened at 7 p.m., ope...

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

Fresh from releasing the deluxe version of his debut album “Light of Mine” earlier this year, rapper KYLE (born Kyle Harvey) performed at University Program Board (UPB)’s Fall Concert on Nov. 2. DJ Denvver (third-year student Devon Garrett) and DJ Hydra (fourth-year student Jeremy Novak) opened ...

“JESUS IS KING” establishes a new phase of Kanye West

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 8, 2019

“JESUS IS KING” was finally released on Oct. 25. After weeks of delays and anticipation, Kanye West’s ninth official studio album shocked the world with its new style, a big change from his previous work.  As you can tell by the title, “JESUS IS KING” is a gospel-style album. West has al...

James Arthur’s new album “You” is strong and powerful

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

This past Friday, soul-pop British singer James Arthur released his third studio album, “You.” Arthur, 31, quickly rose to fame after winning “The X Factor” in 2012 and releasing his incredibly successful debut cover, “Impossible.”  The album is authentic and, as Arthur puts it in an interview wi...

For Matt and Kim fans, grand tour hits all the right notes

For Matt and Kim fans, grand tour hits all the right notes

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

It’s hard to explain what a Matt and Kim show is like. The music they play could be best categorized as electro-pop, a blend of keys, drums and vocals. When played live, it sounds a lot louder and more forceful than on their records and inspires a great deal of dancing. That said, a part of Matt and Kim’s perfor...

Mike Watt and The Missingmen mix punk up and comers with elders at Grog Shop

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Nick Aguilar played the drums at Grog Shop on Sunday, Oct. 6, sandwiched between 61-year-old bassist Mike Watt and guitarist Tom Watson.  “I think about thirteen people asked how old I was,” Aguilar said, referencing Mike Watt + The Missingmen’s Sacramento show, on Sept. 2...

The top Northeast Ohio band you’ve probably never heard of

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

There is an anticipatory sort of joy that accompanies watching a band perform you have never heard of. In the charged milliseconds before they play their first chord, you are almost totally ignorant of what’s to come. The instruments and the setup and the musicians’ outfits might give you a sense of t...

COIN comes to campus

COIN comes to campus

Aimee Wiencek

October 4, 2019

This past Saturday, COIN performed for the students of Case Western Reserve University. The concert was hosted by the CWRU University Programming Board (UPB) and held in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom. With tickets only being $2, the concert was a perfectly affordable event for a Saturday...

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