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Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

September 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 26, 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,”...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Adam Spektor, Focus Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  In the same song which I pulled this column’s name from, Stephen Malkmus sings, “You can never quarantine the past.” This holds true to all the *NSYNC and Britney Spears you used to listen to and might currently pretend doesn’t exist. I learned that such notions were follies, and to...

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