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Hitting the Spot: Serena Maneesh

Hitting the Spot: Serena Maneesh

Adam Wisniewski

September 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Spot Night is going international for the first time this semester with Serena Maneesh hailing all the way from Oslo, Norway. Contrary to what one would derive from the name, and the fact that many of their tracks feature female vocals, Serena Maneesh is a five-piece band whose name can be roughly interpreted...

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Adam Wisniewski

September 17, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Next week’s featured UPB Spot Night band will be Donora, an indie/pop rock group hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Donora, named after a small town in their home state, rose to stardom after placing as semifinalists in Myspace music contest, “Calling All Bands” back in 2006. The band consists...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

September 17, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Are you tired of predictable, four-minute long pop songs? Have you grown ill of knowing exactly when we’ll be coming to the chorus now? Do you occasionally cringe when you know exactly when you’ll hear the same chorus, cut and pasted at the end of the song for the umpteenth time? Yes? Then, move...

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...

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