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Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In the reign of the signed pop artist, Chris Sabatino holds his persona as an independent musician close. The Ohio native is one of the many independent artists who aim to make a living off of their music. Recently, the pool of independent musicians has been increasing alongside an influx of simil...

What am I listening to? 12/6/19

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

December 6, 2019

Saving Grace—Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren made his name as one of the first auteurs in rock in the early 1970s. On his third studio album, “Something/Anything?” he produced and wrote every song and played all the instruments on 18 of the 25 songs. On “Something/Anything?” and its follow-up, ...

Markham: What am I listening to?

Markham: What am I listening to?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

“What's Up Danger”—Blackway and Black Caviar from the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" soundtrack Sony just confirmed a sequel to the animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already hyped. So, I've been listening to the soundtrack to celebrate, and ...

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

Sticky began, like many Case Western Reserve University bands, as something created for the yearly Battle of the Bands contest. Four Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) brothers and one former brother came together two weeks before the event at the Jolly Scholar in January 2018 to try to earn a bid at Springfest...

Drake booed off stage at Camp Flog

Drake booed off stage at Camp Flog

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 15, 2019

By now, you’ve likely seen the headlines, which at first glance appear to be common clickbait. I, for one, just scrolled past when I first saw headlines like, “Drake gets booed off stage at Tyler, the Creator’s festival” or “Fiasco at Camp Flog” on the top of my Snapchat Discover page. ...

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 15, 2019

Chamber of Reflection–Mac DeMarco My roommates would groan at this one. This song has been my most played on Spotify for, I think, three years in a row. Now, I recognize the meme status that comes with being a white boy who’s too into Mac DeMarco, but this is truly one of those songs I will neve...

Conan Gray takes on the House of Blues

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This past Saturday, Nov. 9, Conan Gray took center stage at Cleveland’s famous House of Blues venue. Cleveland was lucky enough to be one of the stops on the 20-year-old singer’s “The Comfort Crowd” tour, which includes 26 stops across the United States and Canada. The doors opened at 7 p.m., ope...

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

Fresh from releasing the deluxe version of his debut album “Light of Mine” earlier this year, rapper KYLE (born Kyle Harvey) performed at University Program Board (UPB)’s Fall Concert on Nov. 2. DJ Denvver (third-year student Devon Garrett) and DJ Hydra (fourth-year student Jeremy Novak) opened ...

“JESUS IS KING” establishes a new phase of Kanye West

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 8, 2019

“JESUS IS KING” was finally released on Oct. 25. After weeks of delays and anticipation, Kanye West’s ninth official studio album shocked the world with its new style, a big change from his previous work.  As you can tell by the title, “JESUS IS KING” is a gospel-style album. West has al...

James Arthur’s new album “You” is strong and powerful

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

This past Friday, soul-pop British singer James Arthur released his third studio album, “You.” Arthur, 31, quickly rose to fame after winning “The X Factor” in 2012 and releasing his incredibly successful debut cover, “Impossible.”  The album is authentic and, as Arthur puts it in an interview wi...

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