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The Black Angels deliver hazy rock, rain to 29th Studio-A-Rama

The Black Angels deliver hazy rock, rain to 29th Studio-A-Rama

Jacob Martin, Contributing Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last weekend, a variety of raucous noises emitted from the Mather Memorial courtyard, from metal around 11 a.m. used for testing speakers to the droning psychedelia that swept through the area around midnight. On Saturday, September 11, 91.1-FM WRUW hosted its 29th annual Studio-A-Rama music festival...

29th Annual Studio-A-Rama festival to host Black Angels, nine regional acts

29th Annual Studio-A-Rama festival to host Black Angels, nine regional acts

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Tomorrow, WRUW will host its 29th annual Studio-A-Rama (SAR) festival, an 11-hour celebration featuring local, regional, and national musicians. WRUW (91.1 FM) is Case Western Reserve University’s official student radio station—although a considerable fraction of its contributors are alumni and other...

Rock Hall receives $5 million endowment for upcoming reconstruction

Rock Hall receives $5 million endowment for upcoming reconstruction

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In 1995 Green Day released Dookie, MTV hadn’t yet hired Carson Daily, R.E.M. got sick on Monster, and Tupac was in jail. Michael Jackson was still making hits, Alanis Morrisette took a Jagged Little Pill, and Bob Dylan made sweet music touring with Patti Smith. Fifteen years ago, The Cleveland Rock...

Hitting the Spot: Colour Revolt

Hitting the Spot: Colour Revolt

Adam Wisniewski
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This Wednesday’s Spot Night will feature Colour Revolt, an indie band hailing from Oxford, Mississippi. Since its high school formation in 2001, Colour Revolt has changed names and lost members over the years, but its members are now emerging from their hardships as a strong five-piece band. They have...

Cuzin’ Dave Wilson of WRUW passes away, leaves behind legacy

Cuzin’ Dave Wilson of WRUW passes away, leaves behind legacy

Emma Sleva, Contributing Reporter
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The words “college radio” tend to conjure up either images of Pitchfork.com devotees in skinny jeans or more often than not, they connote images of middle aged men who, once a week venture out of their parents’ basements into an equally dank little room to brag for 2 hours on-air about some extremely...

Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

September 3, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Independent hip hop artist Jesty Beatz got a little more famous after an energetic performance last Saturday night outside of the Zeta Psi house, brought in part by UPB, and the remnants of neon orange paint that still exist on the lawn are testaments to how intense the night was. Beatz performed for...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: The Church of Andrew W.K.

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: The Church of Andrew W.K.

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor
September 3, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“It’s Time to Party.” “Long Live the Party.” “Party ‘Til You Puke.” “Party Party Party.” Are these the drunken manifestos of a stereotypical frat dude? Perhaps, but they also all happen to be song titles from pop-metal powerhouse Andrew W.K, a man who hopes to turn partying into a...

Hitting the Spot: Distractions

Hitting the Spot: Distractions

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Looking for some kind of distraction to pass the time while classes are building up their furious momentum? Fortunately for you, The Spot will be hosting Distractions for the third Spot Night installment this semester on the evening of Wednesday, September 6th. For the uninitiated, Spot Night is an event...

Modern music dominates new season for Cleveland Orchestra

Modern music dominates new season for Cleveland Orchestra

John Eldridge, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

As we draw further into the 21st century, the musicians at Severance Hall continue to draw further into the 20th for this year’s concert schedule. The Cleveland Orchestra will open their 2010-2011 season at Severance Hall on Thursday, September 23 with a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre...

Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

Mandira Hegde, Contributing Reporter
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

UPB’s annual Welcome Back Concert on Friday, August 20 provided a fresh, rockin’ start to the highly anticipated “weekend before classes start.” Nashville rocker Meagan McCormick opened the show. Her blend of dusky vocals and contemplative guitar-playing can be classified as “roots rock,”...

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