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Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

History tells us that everything must come to an end. Everything good and pure eventually disappears; singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton has shaved his bowl cut. For fans of Dapperton, whose latest tour brings him to the Grog Shop on Oct. 21, the bowl cut was a big deal. A 21-year-old with a hairstyle...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

As the first round of tests, projects and presentations winds to a close, many students may be tempted to turn off their brains and spend the next few weeks doing nothing more mentally stimulating than binge-watching Netflix. Well, binge away: this week’s playlist has all the mental stimulation you ...

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018

Oct. 9 marks two important events for fourth-year student Arik Stewart. It marks his birthday and the release of “Son of October,” the first official project from his eight member art collective 4upz. “It’s a musical project focusing on some of my expression and some of my story,” said Stewart. ...

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Aura Rossy, Account Manager

October 5, 2018

As the lights in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center faded out on Saturday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of Misterwives, it became impossible to see over the heads in the crowd. Smoke drifted out from behind a UPBeats sign on stage and gave way to Misterwives as they took in the cheers from...

Playlist of the Week: Piano Movie Soundtracks

Playlist of the Week: Piano Movie Soundtracks

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

There are only 88 keys on a piano, but a keyboard tells countless numbers of romantic stories—a short yet unforgettable summer love in an Italian town, a boy’s forever commitment to the love of films, a taboo relationship between a man and a robot, a genius couple struggling with their marriage ...

Noname’s “Room 25” brings the best of old and new

Noname’s “Room 25” brings the best of old and new

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Noname has a question for you: “And y'all still thought a (explicitive) couldn't rap huh?” In her first studio album “Room 25,” Chicago rapper Noname establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with. “Room 25,” which was released on Sept. 14, sees Noname pushing the creative boundaries ...

Playlist of the Week – 9/28/2018

Playlist of the Week – 9/28/2018

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

On Sept. 22, the campus bid summer farewell and welcomed fall with the Farm Harvest Festival and sweatshirts as the weather turned wet and cold. This week’s playlist is a few melancholy songs to get you in the mood for the changing seasons. “Never Meant” - American Football Nothing says fall like ...

Panic! At The Disco inspires fans in “High Hopes” video

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Panic! at The Disco (P!ATD) frontman Brendon Urie’s encouraging message reaches beyond his music. Along with a new album, “Pray for the Wicked,” and an upcoming tour, Urie recently announced the launch of the Highest Hopes Foundation. The organization is dedicated to assisting nonprofit organiza...

Local musicians highlight intimate Heights Music Hop

Matt Hooke and Aura Rossy, Staff Reporters

September 21, 2018

On the first day of the three-day Heights Music Hop Festival, Madeline Finn performed poetic songs at Mac’s Backs-Books. Mac’s Backs, a three-story Coventry institution since 1984, feels more like a living room than a concert venue with wood panels and pictures of Cleveland literary legends cove...

On Willie Nelson’s “My Way” one icon pays tribute to another.

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2018

In the wake of one of the most manufactured news stories of the year, when fans of Willie Nelson supposedly boycotted him for being politically outspoken, he released “My Way,” a decidedly neutral album of standards. The faux controversy illustrated how in our virtual world, a couple people angrily ...

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