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Artists of the week: Two genres in one

Artists of the week: Two genres in one

Feb 5, 2014

There is something comforting about an easily categorizable artist.  We all know that Katy Perry is pop, Vampire Weekend is alternative, and Jay-Z is rap.  However, the ability to seamlessly combine two genres is a bit more rare and underrated.  Many bands can pull this off, but the two that I have been particularly obsessed with recently are La Dispute and...

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Jan 11, 2014

Winter break has officially come to an end.  As we begrudgingly throw out the remaining christmas cookies and desperately try to rectify our skewed sleeping patterns, we ring in the new year by making resolutions to ourselves.  Whether your goal for this year is to stop procrastinating (good joke), or to begin working out, it’s time to get excited.  Below...

Artists of the week: Redefining catchy

Artists of the week: Redefining catchy

Nov 20, 2013

‘Catchy’ is the word that is often used to justify listening to a bad pop song.  However, contrary to popular opinion, there is no need to resort to JBiebs or Carly Rae Jepsen in order to have a serious jam session.  Surprisingly enough, universally catchy songs outside of the pop genre do exist.  From Alternative to Punk to Indie to Classic Rock, I’ve...

Artists of the week: Alternative albums of October

Artists of the week: Alternative albums of October

Nov 14, 2013

October was undoubtedly a good month in the world of alternative music, and three new album releases in particular were standouts.  Before every artist launches a Christmas-themed album, let’s take a moment to relish in the great fall releases.       1) Panic! At the Disco. Their fourth album, ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die,’ was released...

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