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Playlist of the Week: Dec. 9-15

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: stonesthrow.com “Best One”-NxWorries NxWorries is a duo consisting of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, and the pair recently released the latest in the history of great collaborative albums on Stones Throw Records. Anderson .Paak arrived on the hip-hop scene in full force this year, del...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: awakenmylove.com “Redbone”-Childish Gambino Childish Gambino has done a lot of reinventing himself in the past three years. When “Because the Internet” came out in 2013, Donald Glover was still splitting his time between “Community” and his relatively new music career. Since the...

“Starboy” catches The Weeknd’s fans’ ears, breaks Spotify records

Fatimah Elzahrah, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The release of The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy” broke records. Becoming one of the highest streamed albums on Spotify during its first weekend, “Starboy” reminds people of the fetching nature of The Weeknd’s music. His ability to create catchy beats that entrap the listener is shown within ev...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

A Tribe Called Quest - “We The People...” Legendary New York jazz-rap pioneers A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) returned this week with their new album “We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service.” Coming out 18 years after their previous album and just months after Phife Dawg passed away in...

UPBeats showcases little-known names, high-quality music

Leo Thurman, Contributing Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

I heard about the University Program Board’s (UPB) UPBeats: Indie Pop Night on a rather last minute basis, but I was intrigued, as a fan of independently-produced music and local record labels. I had not heard much about either of the night’s artists, Surfdeer and flor, and neither was reviewed ...

Getting to Know Royal Teeth

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Hailing from the great state of Louisiana, Royal Teeth released their first EP, “Act Naturally,” in 2011 and their sophomore EP titled “Amateurs” drops from Round Hill Records Nov. 18. After listening to a few songs I can attest that their music is pleasantly energetic with infinitely more d...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: discogs.com Gorillaz - “November Has Come” With hints of a new Gorillaz album dropping almost weekly, I recently revisited their fantastic album “Demon Days.” MF Doom takes charge on the track “November Has Come” while Murdoc Niccals sings backup, asking us, “Where did it go?......

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Saba feat. Noname- “Church / Liquor Store” Hip Hop You may know Saba as the featured artist on Chance the Rappers’ “Angels,” but he’s firstmost a Chicago West Side native who recently released the full length mixtape “Bucket List Project.” On “Church / Liquor Store,” through wi...

Saint Motel performs at House of Blues

F.E Abouelsoud, Contributing Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland music scene hosted Saint Motel, an indie pop band, on Oct. 17. The show at the House of Blues was a mix of pop and jazz, with Hippocampus and Weathers accompanying the main act. The two smaller bands had two distinct sets, providing a good mix of classic 90s hip hop and rock. The star ...

Playlist of the Week

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Playlist of the Week - Halloween Edition, Oct. 28-Nov. 4 Note: This playlist will not include “Monster Mash” or the Ghostbusters theme.   “Thriller” - Michael Jackson I had to get the corny choice out of the way. While it might be as over-played on Halloween as much as “Monster Mash...

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