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The 1975 fall dangerously in love with the internet

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The 1975’s latest album “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” turns a critical eye to the manifestation of technology in everyday life. Released on Nov. 30, the record showcases the band’s diverse sound. The album goes from soft acoustic tracks to hard rock and from spoken word to indie p...

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Elephante is no stranger to switching tracks, whether that be with his music or in life. The Los Angeles-based DJ drew the semester to a close with a concert at the UPBeats EDM night at The Jolly Scholar on Saturday. The performance transformed the venue into a miniature nightclub resembling the typica...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

December has come and so have finals. With such pressing academic concerns before them, many students might find themselves slacking off and ignoring their extra-curricular activities and hobbies. Instead of slacker anthems, this week’s playlist is about songs, bands and albums that have the word ...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

While it has been years since the rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has released any new music, their alumni continue to produce some of the most innovative and exciting music in the rap genre. This week’s playlist is a tribute to the group and the former members who continue to carry o...

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

The piles of coats sitting by the entrance to the Jolly Scholar were falling off the tables and covered blocked-off booths last Saturday night. The reason for this calamity of coats was Naach Di Jolly, a Bollywood and Bhangra night, hosted by Naach Di Cleveland, celebrating Indian music and culture. From...

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Music, This Week

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

If you like free beer, watching your friends embarrass themselves and fun song covers, the Jolly Scholar has a new event for you. Each Monday night, the Jolly Scholar hosts “Sing Bro,” a new event hosted by third-year student Nick Charles and second-year students Conor Clark and Jared Jacknow, where ...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Are you going to a party this weekend? Do you think there will be any insufferable music nerds there? Do you want to impress them with your excellent knowledge of niche music? This week’s playlist is a good place to start solidifying your hipster credibility.   “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” - Neutra...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With every day looking more or less like the last gray and rainy day, it is easy to fall into a monotonous routine: wake up, go to class, do homework, sleep and repeat. To break that routine, this week’s playlist features rap songs that break the mold. “Pray For Me” - Brother Ali While the funky, 1990s-insp...

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