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Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012

Titus Andronicus are one of, if not the, greatest rock 'n' roll band currently alive and making music. Their sophomore album, The Monitor, is unequivocally a masterpiece. It is one of the greatest albums of any genre of the last five or ten years. More than that, The Monitorholds a special place in my heart. ...

Nehru Jackets by Himanshu

Nehru Jackets by Himanshu

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012

Album: Nehru Jackets Artist:Himanshu Release date:January 27, 2012 Rating: 3.5 / 5 “I ain't got love handles, got thug handles” are the first lines Himanshu gives us on Nehru Jackets, his first solo mixtape, and they kind of sum up the whole thing. There's no doubt that Himanshu, also known as ...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012

While many Case Western Reserve University students were donning their school colors for the Homecoming football game, I wore my best dress for my first Cleveland Orchestra concert. Severance Hall was as busy as any part of CWRU this past weekend. Fancily-clad people of all ages bustled around the buildi...

Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Halftime Hype: The Spartan Dance Team

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 4, 2012

The music crescendos, along with the crowd's cheers and sounds of excitement. Standing on the field is a group of students, no wait Spartans, dancers! The Spartan dance team performances at games and events have certainly brought not only excitement, but spirit and enjoyment as well. "We promote schoo...

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 28, 2012

I stood outside the Mather Memorial Building, hoping that someone inside heard me ring the doorbell. It was cold, and I usually was not walking around campus at nine in the morning.      Thankfully, someone came to my rescue and I rushed through the open doors of the campus radio station.  ...

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 21, 2012

With windows wide open in this sunny weather, students in North Residential Village common rooms hear an interruption like no other twice a week. “What is that?” is a question that often resonates around my residence hall. After performing for four years in my high school’s marching band, the sou...

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind” by Ben Folds Five

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind” by Ben Folds Five

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

September 21, 2012

Before their split in 1999, piano rockers Ben Folds Five produced three albums of songs about lives spent wandering around just outside the 1990s mainstream. Even after reaching chart success with Brick, the BFF’s best songs continued to balance their alternative rock whims with quirky characters an...

Grog Shop turns 20

Grog Shop turns 20

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Special Interest Reporter

September 20, 2012

“You have to push every show, cross your fingers, and hope everyone shows up,” said Kathy Simkoff, who runs The Grog Shop on Coventry Rd. This weekend, The Grog Shop is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The Grog Shop opened in 1992 as what Simkoff refers to as a “dive bar that had bands.” ...

Armed to the hilt: Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Armed to the hilt: Bob Dylan’s <i>Tempest</i>

Adam Luhta, Assistant A&E Editor

September 13, 2012

The first time I heard Bob Dylan play “Every Grain of Sand” live in concert, I was so excited that I fell asleep. I had arrived in Rome three days earlier, taken a bus out to the Amalfi coast for a few days, and returned to the Eternal City that very night for the sole purpose of seeing Bob Dylan...

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