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CD REVIEW: Gavin DeGraw

Something Worth Saving (RCA Records) Gavin DeGraw is back after three years to finally deliver his newest album, released on Sept. 9, Something Worth Saving. With years of honing in on his singer/songwriter credentials, the truest fans will find that he’s remained your go-to artist for

CD REVIEW: Skylar Grey

Natural Causes (Interscope Records) Skylar Grey is coming home with a new album, Natural Causes . The album was released on Sept. 23 and showcases Grey’s talent evolution from young start-up to award winning singer-songwriter. Grey’s musical aptitude is commonly heard in the works of other

CD Review: Local Natives

Sunlit Youth (Loma Vista Recording) With Sept. 9’s Sunlit Youth, Local Natives is at once remembering the past and looking towards the future. The band’s third album adds synthy layers to its indie repertoire. Local Natives’ distinctive vocals remain largely untouched by the the computerized infusion,

CD REVIEW: Regina Spektor

Remember Us To Life (Sire Records) Regina Spektor is a storyteller and contemporary lyrical genius. This talent is once again showcased in her most recent album, Remember Us To Life. The album packs each of its 46 minutes with insightful lyrics and memorable melodies. Spektor

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NOISE F.M: William Card

Excelling is an excellent feeling. I’m sure you fondly remember the last time you felt like you nailed it. A bolt of adrenaline surges through your thoughts and veins when you exceed at an unparalleled level. In addition to the feeling of being a sexy

LA-based Weathers Heats Up Gothic Theatre

NEWBORN ROCKERS KICK OUT THE JAMS The first crackling leaves of fall were tumbling on the eve of Sept. 24. An autumnal cold-front rolled off the western slope bringing with it a dynamic change in weather. In multiple senses of the word. Weathers, an LA-based

MTV’s VMAs: From Music to Mayhem

AWARD SHOW STRUGGLES TO STAY CREDIBLE The annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) highlight the music industry’s greatest talent in performance and video production. At least, they are supposed to. The star-studded event, which took place on  Aug. 28, has strayed away from being an

CD Review: DAWES

We’re All Gonna Die (HUB Records) In an era of electronic pop music, the sounds of 1970s rock seems to be something only heard on the Kool 105 radio station. Dawes, with their fifth studio album We’re All Gonna Die is bringing back the classic

CD Review: Shawn Mendes

Illuminate (Universal/ Island Records) An album that balances the desires of intimacy and the reasoning of backing away, Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate reveals an unembellished truth for himself as an artist: he really can do more than rhyme with the word “stitches.” Beginning with the soothing

CD Review: AlunaGeorge

I Remember (Interscope Records) AlunaGeorge’s latest release, I Remember, is like listening to a Barbie doll sing over sweetened sugar-filled Pop Tart. The whole thing needs a heavy insulin shot. Out of the 12-track album, at least nine feel like synthesized-cavity filler, leaving little to