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Shawn Mendes releases new single

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter March 30, 2018

After months of fervent anticipation, Shawn Mendes fans have finally been granted a fiery new single about winning the battle against anxiety. Mendes has made a triumphant return to the music scene with...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 19

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter 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...

Playlist of the Week 2/5

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter February 5, 2016

Santigold - “Chasing Shadows” As the third teaser track from Santigold’s upcoming album “99¢,” “Chasing Shadows” and the rest of the 12 track album have big shoes to fill based on the artist’s...

Playlist of the Week

January 22, 2016

Lucius - “Madness” Case Western Reserve University upperclassmen may remember Lucius from their 2013 appearance at the Spot. On the second single off their sophomore album “Good Grief,” the group’s...

Punk rock band Sleater-Kinney's new album

Top 10 albums of 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter December 4, 2015

1. “To Pimp A Butterfly”—Kendrick Lamar This Compton rapper’s artistic metamorphosis is a genre-defining masterwork of smooth hip hop, funky jazz grooves and dark poetry that proves Lamar is...

Playlist of the Week, 11/13

Charlie Topel, Staff Reporter November 13, 2015

“Kill V. Maim” - Grimes Grimes’ new album “Art Angels” came out last week, and “Kill V. Maim” is a major standout on the record. In an interview, Grimes described the song’s story as...

Maddie and Tae are known for challenging stereotypes about women in country music.

Up-and-coming country musicians of 2015

Hopeanne Wohlers, Contributing Reporter November 6, 2015

Keeping up with the changing faces (and voices) of music can be challenging and time-consuming, so here are three suggestions for the country music scene. Ranging from Kane Brown’s deep-voiced bluesy...

Playlist of the Week

Charlie Topel, Staff Reporter October 9, 2015

“January 10th, 2014” - The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Emo revival collective TWIABP released their sophomore album “Harmlessness” in late September, setting a...

Playlist of the Week: Oct. 2, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter October 2, 2015

“Pretty Pimpin”—Kurt Vile Trading electric guitar for acoustic and the twang of banjos, indie singer and songwriter Kurt Vile conjures an alluring haze of melancholy feelings on “Pretty Pimpin.”...

Sad girl anthems dominate

A sad girl on her honeymoon: Lana Del Rey releases new album

Michael Wu, Contributing Reporter September 25, 2015

After firmly taking a place in the current culture thanks to a disastrous Saturday Night Live performance, in support of her first major album “Born to Die,” Lana Del Rey once again takes her spot...

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