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From Bollywood to Hollywood

From Bollywood to Hollywood

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, This Week, Top Stories

What's that? Justin Timberlake? No wait. Party rock is in the house? Hold on. Instead, it’s the sound of Indian-fused musical elements. A unique a cappella group on campus, Dhamakapella is dedicated to bringing this combination of contemporary American music with popular Bollywood hits. "It's the...

Hands of Glory by Andrew Bird

Hands of Glory by Andrew Bird

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, This Week

Release Date: October 30, 2012 Rating: 3.5 / 5 At first glance, it's easy to write off Andrew Bird's newest release, Hands of Glory. Relative to the rest of his output, it is short both in terms of songs (8) and running time (35 minutes). It consists of covers of classic country songs, altern...

Music from another Dimension! by Aerosmith

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, This Week

Release Date: November 6, 2012 Rating: 2/5 Their first album in eight years, Music From Another Dimension!, brings something new to Aerosmith's 70’s style, though not always in a positive way. Released on Nov. 6, Music From Another Dimension! is a huge step forward for the band, not only because...

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody’s

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody’s

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, This Week

An affordable Friday night concert with lots of variation: what more is there to ask for? Later today, Peabody's introduces a sharp lineup of 12 local bands, including headliner Affiance, a Cleveland favorite. This concert, presented by BravoArtist, is a CD release show for Affiance, whose second...

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Walking into Severance Hall is a different and sometimes new experience for most college students. Opposite the loud, grungy, and often smelly venues like Peabody's and the Grog Shop, a regal atmosphere instantly hits you when you enter the timeless lobby. As you work your way through the direction...

Good Kid, Mad City by Kendrick Lamar

Good Kid, Mad City by Kendrick Lamar

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

November 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: good kid, m.A.A.d city Artist: Kendrick Lamar Release Date: 10/22/2012 Rating: 4 / 5 Good Kid, Mad City(stylized good kid, m.A.A.d city) is subtitled “A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar,” and that is not overselling it. Good Kid, Mad Cityis a cinematic story of Kendrick Lamar growing u...

Blood v. Electricity by Unknown Component

Blood v. Electricity by Unknown Component

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Until I heard about its latest album, Blood v. Electricity, Unknown Component was completely foreign to me. Even odder still, what I thought was a full rock band turned out to be a music project of one man, Keith Lynch, based out of Iowa. Lynch sings and plays every instrument in every single one of h...

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Titus Andronicus are one of, if not the, greatest rock 'n' roll band currently alive and making music. Their sophomore album, The Monitor, is unequivocally a masterpiece. It is one of the greatest albums of any genre of the last five or ten years. More than that, The Monitorholds a special place in my heart. ...

Nehru Jackets by Himanshu

Nehru Jackets by Himanshu

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: Nehru Jackets Artist:Himanshu Release date:January 27, 2012 Rating: 3.5 / 5 “I ain't got love handles, got thug handles” are the first lines Himanshu gives us on Nehru Jackets, his first solo mixtape, and they kind of sum up the whole thing. There's no doubt that Himanshu, also known as ...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

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