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Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 28, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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 Tomazic, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

When the magic ends

Celia Wan, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It was 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. The sun hadn't shown any sign of sinking and the last trace of summer, the olive colored trees with their crowns dabbed by bright autumn yellow, still firmly grasped Cleveland. In University Circle, everywhere the late summer breeze blew was serene, except the narrow a...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It’s Fall Concert Weekend and this playlist will get you pumped to see Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Dicky—if you weren’t already. The songs on this playlist are the most commonly played songs by both artists, according to setlist.fm.   White Crime - Lil Dicky This song is hilarious and witty, whe...

Young Thug’s “Weirdo” Take on the Music Industry

John Brogan, Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Young Thug’s third full-length release this year, “Jeffrey”, showcases Young Thug’s experimental rapping style. Sometimes referred to as the “rap weirdo,” with 76 solo tracks out in the last two years, he doesn’t lack in content. His newest production is more pop-infused than his last...

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