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Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

This year’s Studio-A-Rama brought an impressive lineup to Case Western Reserve University, despite the day’s not-so-impressive weather. I arrived just in time to see Library Time, a strange alternative local band. The weather started out beautiful; it was sunny, just a little windy, and the grass...

Coexist by The xx

Coexist by The xx

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The xx are all about simplicity and consistency. Their first album, xx, was released three years and one month ago, had eleven songs, ran 38.5 minutes, and had a simple black background with a white X for cover art. Their sophomore album, Coexist, is set to be released next week, has eleven songs, runs ...

Reasons to Rock

Reasons to Rock

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Most bands, no matter how famous they eventually become, start out as a small group performing local gigs. Soon, These Reasoning Animals will have a chance to work their way further up the musical stairs of fame. The progressive funk band from nearby Amherst, Ohio will perform later today at The Pir...

New music for your daily commute: From Frank Ocean to the Japandroids, it’s all in your ear

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

A lot of great albums have been released since the last issue of The Observer, and 2012 has been a good year for music so far. Here are six albums that have been sound-tracking the summer.   Bloom by Beach House In short: Baltimore dream-poppers/indie-rockers return with their fourth album. Wi...

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