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Playlist of the Week March 31 – April 6

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source - bestclassicbands.com Chuck Berry - “Maybellene” Chuck Berry, the undisputable father of rock and roll, passed away from natural causes at 90 last week. His music was characterised by his vamped country rhythms blended with bluesy licks topped with a pioneering guitar showmanship. R...

Drake’s playlist could use a little more life

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Drake is back with an all new album less than a year after “Views.” Well, maybe not an album. “More Life” is labeled as “a playlist by October Firm.” This begs the question: why call this 22 track, 81 minute long epic a playlist instead of a full LP? Part of me thinks that Drake is trying ...

Playlist of the Week March 24 – March 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Genius.com Drake—“More Life” Released unexpectedly this past Saturday, “More Life” is a collection of 22 songs that Drake labels a “playlist,” rather than an album. The jury is still out on if this is a marketing scheme, or a creative side to Drake that’s never been seen before. Regard...

The Japanese House makes Cleveland debut

Kait Funk, Arts and Entertainment Designer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Grog Shop, known well for its intimate and cozy setting, was the perfect venue for the atmospheric, synth vibes of Amber Bain, a solo artist otherwise known as “The Japanese House.” An indie pop artist from Buckinghamshire, East London, The Japanese House has released three EPs and has toured ...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

“Future” just more of the same

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Without much pomp and circumstance, the Atlanta rap star known as Future has released two full-length albums in the span of one week. The first, announced on Instagram only three days before it was released, is the self- titled “FUTURE.” The 62-minute LP jumps through 17 different tracks while manag...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

Chats with Christo from Bad Suns

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bad Suns returns to Cleveland on Monday, Mar. 6 at The Grog Shop as a part of their “Heartbreaker” North American spring tour. The alt-rockers are back on the road in celebration of their sophomore release, “Disappear Here,” that was unveiled in September 2016. Two years ago Bad Suns had thei...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (Wikipedia.org) The debut album of British artist Sampha “Process”  lives up to its widespread acclaim. With mystical instrumental portions that melt beautifully into electronically produced beats, the album plays out like a dre...

Meet Little Junior

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Little Junior started in middle school in Toronto, Canada. I had the opportunity to speak with the lead singer/guitarist Rane. Their first release is a dual song record called “Rat Face // Dog Face” that include songs “Cry Baby” and “Psychopath.” The band will be hitting the Grog Shop on Feb...

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