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Playlist of the Week: Jan. 16, 2015

Playlist of the Week: Jan. 16, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

“Leaving Los Feliz”—Mark Ronson Feat. Kevin Parker Before “Uptown Funk” burst into the scene, most people knew Mark Ronson as the guy responsible for Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.” Now, with a number one hit comfortably under his belt, the producer released his fourth solo release, th...

The Modern Electric look to soundtrack your year

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

The Modern Electric, Cleveland’s own crafters of “cinematic pop,” have announced plans to create a soundtrack for their fans in 2015. Each month in the upcoming year will see a new single released from the quartet’s forthcoming album, “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” due out this...

Brite Winter Fest announces 2015 musical lineup

Brite Winter Fest announces 2015 musical lineup

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

It’s not often that you can get excited about winter in Cleveland, but for the past six years, Brite Winter Fest has been cause for celebration, as tens of thousands of people swarm to Market Square on West 25th Street in support of local music, homegrown art and endless fun. This year is the festival’s...

Playlist of the week: Nov. 28, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2014

“The Good Kind”—Ottawa Upon first listen, the most incredible thing about Ottawa’s first single, “The Good Kind,” is the immediate rush of adrenaline-fueled confidence. Brooding bass, crisp guitar riffs and the wailing vocals of Dale DeLong give this tune an infectious does of reckless ab...

From Carnegie Hall to CWRU

From Carnegie Hall to CWRU

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Contributing Reporter

November 20, 2014

The audience fell silent and the room turned pitch black. Dr. Kelly St. Pierre stood behind the curtain with her violin in one of the world’s most prestigious concert venues. Before she went onstage in Carnegie Hall, St. Pierre tried to slow down her whirling mind. “In the moments before performing...

Playlist of the Week

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

“Paradise Girls”—Deerhoof For the last 20 years, Deerhoof have been one of the many artists pushing the indie-rock envelope, incorporating a dizzying array of avant-garde flourishes and various genres into their music. “Paradise Girls” is no exception, injecting a surprisingly funky groove int...

November Spot Night preview

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014

Nov. 6—Little Daylight Straight out of Brooklyn, New York, Little Daylight is an alternative pop group that began in 2012, when the three members—Nikki Taylor, Eric Zeiler and Matt Lewkowicz—gathered to practice remixes of songs by their favorite artists. Since then, their popularity has grown...

Too weird to beat The Beatles

Too weird to beat The Beatles

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2014

It’s a wonder why The Flaming Lips felt the need to cover the entirety of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” award-winning, culture-changing shockwave of an album… but they did. Officially released on Oct. 28, “With a Little Help From My Fwends” is a little more than...

K.Flay on a Tuesday

K.Flay on a Tuesday

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2014

Tucked in the dark back room of Mahall's 20 Lanes, a group of over 50 hipsters gathered on the evening of Oct. 14, waiting for indie rapper K.Flay to take the tiny stage. Leather jackets, piercings, skinny jeans and flannel shirts were in abundance. Many of the hipsters sipped cheap beer out of mason...

Playlist of the Week

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014

“From The Night” — Stars This year marks 15 years since Stars debuted as a band, and “From The Night” bears the masterful seal of indie pop veterans. Despite the flamboyant disco of on this track, the heartfelt songcraft and dueling vocals of singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell make ...

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