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Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter
November 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: discogs.com Gorillaz - “November Has Come” With hints of a new Gorillaz album dropping almost weekly, I recently revisited their fantastic album “Demon Days.” MF Doom takes charge on the track “November Has Come” while Murdoc Niccals sings backup, asking us, “Where did it go?......

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter
November 4
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Saba feat. Noname- “Church / Liquor Store” Hip Hop You may know Saba as the featured artist on Chance the Rappers’ “Angels,” but he’s firstmost a Chicago West Side native who recently released the full length mixtape “Bucket List Project.” On “Church / Liquor Store,” through wi...

Saint Motel performs at House of Blues

F.E Abouelsoud, Contributing Reporter
November 4
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland music scene hosted Saint Motel, an indie pop band, on Oct. 17. The show at the House of Blues was a mix of pop and jazz, with Hippocampus and Weathers accompanying the main act. The two smaller bands had two distinct sets, providing a good mix of classic 90s hip hop and rock. The star ...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Playlist of the Week - Halloween Edition, Oct. 28-Nov. 4 Note: This playlist will not include “Monster Mash” or the Ghostbusters theme.   “Thriller” - Michael Jackson I had to get the corny choice out of the way. While it might be as over-played on Halloween as much as “Monster Mash...

Twenty to a New Million

F.E. Abouelsoud, Staff Reporter
October 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

22, A Million sheds a new light on an untouched side of Bon Iver, one that is filled with raw emotion. Upon first listen, one may be confused in the face of this new sound that he has displayed. However a second run through is necessary. As one listens through the layers of emotion, the familiar soun...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This week’s playlist is all about Homecoming, and Homecoming is all about loving college and the college life. So if tests and papers have you down, and you don’t feel like celebrating how fun it is to be a part of this educational institution, listen to this playlist. If only for a weekend, we can l...

Saint Pablo Tour Stops in Cleveland

Alex Tom, Staff Reporter
October 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

“This album is actually a Gospel album.” That’s what Kanye West tweeted about “The Life of Pablo” on Jan. 27  earlier this year. It’s no secret that West is a devout Christian. It’s also no secret that West fancies himself a god. On Oct. 1, thousands were gathered in Quicken Loans Arena ...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Middle- DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine DJ Snake is Grammy-nominated producer who has been a co-producer for hits like “Turn Down for What” featuring Lil Jon and “Lean On.” “Middle” is from his latest album “Encore” and is an EDM song that borders on house and synthpop. ...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Shaky Ground- Freedom Fry. An indie and folk band consisting of a French woman and American band, Freedom Fry was named as a satire on American and French relations during the Iraq war. The “Shaky Ground” EP was released in Spring 2016.   Northern Wind- City and Colour This song is...

Trashed Out Cashed Out: A Recap

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
September 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Last Saturday night over hundreds of people gathered in the transformed Veale Center to take in the sounds of well-known rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Dicky. With heavy bass filling the strobe lit room and groups of people jumping in unison, Veale felt more like an immersive concert venue than th...

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