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“Starboy” catches The Weeknd’s fans’ ears, breaks Spotify records

December 2, 2016

The release of The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy” broke records. Becoming one of the highest streamed albums on Spotify during its first weekend, “Starboy” reminds people of the fetching nature...

Playlist of the Week

October 7, 2016

Middle- DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine DJ Snake is Grammy-nominated producer who has been a co-producer for hits like “Turn Down for What” featuring Lil Jon and “Lean On.” “Middle”...

When the magic ends

Barking Spider Tavern took its last bow after its 30th anniversary
September 23, 2016

It was 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. The sun hadn't shown any sign of sinking and the last trace of summer, the olive colored trees with their crowns dabbed by bright autumn yellow, still firmly grasped Cleveland....

Playlist of the Week

September 23, 2016

It’s Fall Concert Weekend and this playlist will get you pumped to see Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Dicky—if you weren’t already. The songs on this playlist are the most commonly played songs by both...

Young Thug’s “Weirdo” Take on the Music Industry

September 23, 2016

Young Thug’s third full-length release this year, “Jeffrey”, showcases Young Thug’s experimental rapping style. Sometimes referred to as the “rap weirdo,” with 76 solo tracks out in the last...

Future Now Tour makes stop in Cleveland

September 9, 2016

The Future Now Tour came to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena this past Friday, where teens and adults alike lined up hours before the show. The hype was high from a couple hours before the show where...

Dr. Gary Ciepluch, long time member of the music department, retires

Dr. Gary Ciepluch sits on a couch of his Wisconsin lake house, where he will move permenantly after his retirement.
September 2, 2016

The spring semester was over. Students had moved off campus and results for final exams had come in. The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Music, however, still had some major news they...

CWRU pregame playlists ranked

March 17, 2016

1. Baseball With a mix of pop and old-school rock, this playlist, from the smooth funk of Queen’s “Another One Bites to Dust” to the retro-rhymes of House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” kills it...

The sounds of CWRU sports

March 17, 2016

Your midterm exam will be in a few days, and you’ve decided to start studying. You know the road to an A is paved with multiple problem sets, homework review, rewatching lectures on MediaVision and trying...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 19

February 19, 2016

Jukebox the Ghost - “Hollywood” If you missed Jukebox the Ghost at Spot Night a year ago or just missed them in general, you’re in luck: the trio will be jamming at Beachland on March 4. In preparation...

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