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Spotlight On: Call It Fiction

Spotlight On: Call It Fiction

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

We saw new releases from pop-punk vets Blink-182 and New Found Glory last year, and the music scene today is overflowing with new pop-punk bands paying homage to the genre greats of the past. So what makes Northeast Ohio natives Call it Fiction stand out from the crowd? "There are so many bands around...

Beyond the music: WRUW’s Public Affairs Broadcasting

Beyond the music: WRUW’s Public Affairs Broadcasting

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

Anchored deep in the labyrinth beneath the Mather Quad, the subterranean headquarters of Case Western Reserve University’s radio station, WRUW-FM 91.1, are an embodiment of their reputation as proprietors of fantastic underground music. But lost in the shuffle of guitars, vinyl records, and voice boxes...

Spotlight On: Les Cousins Dangereuxzz

Spotlight On: Les Cousins Dangereuxzz

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Les Cousins Dangereux is the solo electronic side project of self-described record nerd Tim Thornton. Thornton got his start as a drummer in his high school band. After getting a four-track recorder, he began to learn other instruments and started recording songs entirely on his own. Thornton is a big...

Lighting up Cleveland: Third Annual Brite Winter Festival comes to Cleveland

Lighting up Cleveland: Third Annual Brite Winter Festival comes to Cleveland

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Winter traditions for the average Clevelander revolve around trying to sneak your suburban neighbor’s snow blower out of their garage, letting the kids make igloos on days off from school, and drinking perhaps a little too much Christmas Ale at the bar with friends. Only a month into 2012, many Cl...

Hitting the Spot: Chiddy, Chiddy, Bang, Bang

Hitting the Spot: Chiddy, Chiddy, Bang, Bang

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

While the semester’s first Spot Night was more low-key with performances by Max Stern and ShiSho, this week’s was a bang. Wednesday’s Spot Night featured Chiddy Bang, the band that was originally slated for Welcome Days, but canceled at the last minute to play the MTV Music Awards with the likes...

A look back: best of albums

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Maybe I’m losing touch or getting old or something, but 2010 has been far from the most exciting year in music. Granted, I haven’t heard a fraction of the music released in the year, and I’m sure there are some gems, particularly outside of the “indie rock” idiom that I’ve completely overlooked...

A look back: best of songs

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

15. Katy Perry- “Teenage Dream” Katy Perry re-emerged on the scene this year and quickly released hit after hit that blew everyone out of the water. Sexy and confident, Perry brought to life some boys’… and girls’ dreams in the hot video filmed for the single. Even without it, the song itself...

Gold Motel speaks on album, artistic processes

Gold Motel speaks on album, artistic processes

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“I’ve [thought] about this before… about how there is so much material in the world. How it’s almost impossible to choose what you want to sound like. Kind of like someone who’s never sang before can just choose. ‘Well, what style of singer do I want to be?’ I can just start out of nothing;...

Hitting the Spot: Atlantic/Pacific

Hitting the Spot: Atlantic/Pacific

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This week, UPB’s Spot Night presents Atlantic/Pacific, two musicians from Brooklyn whose intertwined fates inevitably brought them together in a living room to lay down some ambient indie folk tunes. The duo, comprised of John Herguth and Garrett Klahn, dropped their first full length album, Meet Your...

Music department caps semester with variety of concerts

Music department caps semester with variety of concerts

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The CWRU Music Department is in the midst of presenting a wealth of concerts that its numerous ensembles and musicians have been working toward throughout the semester. The season began in many ways with CWRU’s two jazz ensembles under the direction of Paul Ferguson, who performed two Mondays ago with...

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