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Playlist of the week April 6 – 12

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“I Was Never There” - The Weeknd In “I Was Never There,” The Weeknd sings about the end of a meaningful relationship in a euphoric track. As with the rest of “My Dear Melancholy,” there is speculation as to whether Bella Hadid or Selena Gomez is the subject of this song, both of w...

Move Over “Starboy,” ‘sad Weeknd’ is back

Move Over “Starboy,” ‘sad Weeknd’ is back

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On March 28, The Weeknd posted a text conversation between him and his creative director, La Mar Taylor, on Instagram about possibly releasing new music that Friday. What resulted was a six-song EP, “My Dear Melancholy,” which is most likely about his very public relationships with Bella Hadid and...

Shawn Mendes releases new single

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After months of fervent anticipation, Shawn Mendes fans have finally been granted a fiery new single about winning the battle against anxiety. Mendes has made a triumphant return to the music scene with a powerful ballad. Released on March 22, “In My Blood” details Mendes’ struggles with anxiety. The...

Playlist of the Week Mar 30 – Apr 5

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Editor’s Note: Whether a theatrical production is a musical or not, it almost always incorporates music. This playlist celebrates some of the gems heard in various shows across the Case Western Reserve University campus this semester. “Holocene” Bon Iver Eldred’s production of “Uncle V...

“Iron Bison” performs locally in build-up to debut album

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Not many can say their music is outdated by the conception of their band by five years, but if your hobbies include creating the fictitious, “most brutal sludge band in the world,” you might be the creator of the “beer-fueled, basement punk metal” band, Iron Bison. Native to Cleveland, the “real”...

Small Wood House focuses on new material in live shows

Small Wood House focuses on new material in live shows

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Yes, it is wrong to judge a book by its cover, or a band by their name (did you catch that oh-so-subtle transition?), but that doesn’t mean we don’t do it nonetheless. It is, after all, the audience’s first interaction with the band, so it better be snazzy while encapsulating an accurate representation...

Playlist of the Week: Mar 23 – 30

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Lemon (Drake Remix)” - N.E.R.D and Rihanna Drake has had a more productive first quarter of 2018 than he did in all of 2017. He released the “Scary Hours EP,” and added verses to songs by Migos, Lil Wayne and BlocBoy JB. On Mar. 17, Pharrell Williams decided to pay ...

No Spring Break plans? Justin Nozuka stops in Cleveland

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Justin Nozuka has been in the music industry for over a decade now. After releasing his debut album, “Holly,” in 2008, Nozuka has released two other albums, “You I Wind Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Ulysses” in 2014. Now, he’s touring and releasing his fourth album in three installments. Th...

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

On Friday, Feb. 24, five bands got together at the Plymouth House, Cleveland’s West Side DIY central music hub, to “turn their debauchery into something positive.” The House hosted a benefit show to raise money for the Yemen famine crisis, and in doing so, helped bring awareness to the problem....

Playlist of the Week Mar 2 – 8

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Psycho” - Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign Despite the title, “Psycho” is anything but that. With airy beats and a slow, melodic flow, “Psycho” is the third single off Post Malone’s sophomore album “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which still doesn’t have a release date. The sin...

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