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The Record invites audiences into the intimate lives of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus (pictured, left to right) through meaningful lyrics that tell stories.

Here’s how to get the most out of your listen to Boygenius’ “The Record”

Kate Gordon, Copy Editor April 7, 2023

The first full-length album from indie supergroup Boygenius, “The Record,” is set to become this year’s album of the summer. Despite having its fair share of sad songs, including its tearjerker ending...

On March 28, Masego and his famed saxophone ignited the Agora Theater with a soulful blend of R&B and jazz.

Masego delivers saxophone solos and soul at the Agora

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor March 31, 2023

Coming fresh off the release of his full-length album, Masego embarked on his nation-wide “You Never Visit Me Tour,” captivating crowds across the country. To be frank, I had only heard of him through...

Springfest’s Battle of the Bands bursts into Thwing Ballroom

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor February 24, 2023

This past Friday, I felt as though I was an extra on the set of “Lemonade Mouth” or even a “Pitch Perfect” movie. While I was taking my time setting up interviews in a corner of Thwing 201 with...

In their 17th studio album This Stupid World, Yo La Tengo returns to their melancholic, noise pop roots.

A Harmony of Industrial Noise: “This Stupid World”

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

On Feb. 10, the gloomy masters of melancholic longing, Yo La Tengo, released their 17th studio album in nearly 40 years. The album calls back to many of the themes that made the band successful in the...

Rising artist Jeremy Zucker wowed CWRU students in the Tink Ballroom, bringing out an enthusiasm and energy rarely seen on campus.

UPBeats brings out CWRU’s love for Jeremy Zucker

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor February 10, 2023

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I went to the Tink Ballroom for the UPBeats concert on Saturday, Feb. 4, but I certainly did not foresee it being one of my favorite experiences at Case Western...

Indie/alternative band The Backseat Lovers focus on feelings of growing up and moving on in their October album Waiting to Spill.

An album with range and raw emotion: “Waiting to Spill”

Alivia Cook, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

Alternative and indie genres have become increasingly popular within the last five years or so, with artists getting significantly more air time on the radio and securing spots on several top hits playlists...

Back to school tunes

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor January 20, 2023

Every new year, I find it impossible to push aside the feelings of excitement and nervous energy that come with my return to Case Western Reserve University. Something in the air whispers to me that fresh...

Home for the holidays

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Soon, most of us will depart from campus to head home to see loved ones for the holidays. This return for the holidays can bring mixed emotions for many people, with the joy of seeing loved ones countered...

Taylor Swifts newest album, Midnights, has topped the charts and crashed Spotify but isnt receiving as much acclaim as her previous works.

Is Taylor Swift going to become unpopular again?

Kate Gordon, Copy Editor November 18, 2022

Taylor Swift is an artist with a long, messy history. The early years were good, with Swift slowly phasing out her country roots for pop and becoming one of the most recognizable artists of the 2010s....

A journey through my latest rock anthems

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor November 11, 2022

We all have those songs that get us just the right amount of hype on our walk to and from class, whether they’re classic rock, blues or sad indie. They get us skipping down the hallway or pumping our...

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