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Movie trailers monopolize on classic songs

Why film trailers cover classics Anyone who shows up to a movie on time to see the never-ending sequence of trailers will also notice a different, still never-ending  trend: taking a popular classic song and replacing it with a depressing version of the original. What

Heavy Metal and the Satanic Panic

The myth behind metal and satan Heavy metal, a genre of music that is familiar to most, has often been closely associated with Lucifer despite not actually being “the Devil’s music.” This popular genre of music didn’t always have dark connotations—at least not in the

Beach House | Lemon Glow | Single Review

Record Label: Sub-Pop Records Beach House’s “Lemon Glow” gives a serene feeling but with an element of discomfort. With the unsettling background music and the soft undertone of vocalist Victoria Legrand’s voice, “Lemon Glow” gives the listener an overwhelming sense of stillness. In many senses,

Frank Ocean | Moon River | Single Review

Record Label: Def Jam Records Frank Ocean’s newest single covers the classic song “Moon River” by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. Despite this song being remade several times, a completely unique take on the original is still possible. This slow and relaxing cover utilizes Ocean’s

Kendrick Lamar | Black Panther Original Soundtrack | Album Review

Record Label: Marvel Studios Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Kendrick Lamar is one of the fastest-growing artists of this generation. Black Panther, an album he produced, was used as the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Black Panther movie. Kendrick Lamar absolutely smashes expectations. Lamar is

Screaming Females | All At Once | Album Review

Record Label: Don Giovanni Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars On Feb. 23, New Jersey band Screaming Females released their most expansive and imaginative work to date. Their newest album, All At Once, is an experimental, melodic, and energetic record that reveals their newly

Blood Tangent | Column

Being a tween in the early 2000s was pretty tame. We didn’t grow up with the hottest couple being Kurt and Courtney or Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg—it was Joe Jonas and Demi fucking Lovato. When I was a young little punk in my own

Vinyl or digital: which one is better?

Vinyl isn’t just background noise by Allison Ackerman The millennial generation is the generation that grew up with the evolution of the CD to MP3, MP3s to streaming apps. Millennials have not only experienced multiple new technologies in the music world but have also had

Grace VanderWaal holds nothing back

Young singer gives refined performance Grace VanderWaal, winner of the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, took the stage at the Bluebird Theater on Feb. 16. The audience, a mix of pre-teen children as well as adults, waited eagerly as the minutes ticked past seven