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Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

Gorillaz's new album,

Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 29, 2020

What started out as a low-commitment string of singles gradually evolved into a full-fledged album of groovy electropop on Gorillaz’s new album, “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The...

Spring Break playlist

Spring Break playlist

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

It’s been a long semester, and most of us are all too eager to take the week off for spring break. To help you get into a vacation-ready mood, listen to this playlist full of songs that are worthy of...

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Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain

Melissa Joseph // December 9, 2019

1. Fool in the Rain - Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin’s genius riffs and lyrics in “Fool in the Rain” make it a unique and charming song that’ll make you want to dance in the rain. The...

KIDS SEE GHOSTS (Kid Cudi and Kanye West) performing at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November 2018.
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Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Angel Ortega // April 13, 2019

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one...

Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker of MaMuse displayed their artistic talents and songs with instruments like a cello and flute Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Rayanne Painter // January 23, 2019

Celebration has been bittersweet since flames took to the town of Paradise in November. But excitement still filled the air as dutiful fans waited eagerly for musicians Jonathan Richman and MaMuse during...

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Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Grant Schmieding // November 5, 2018

I’m not a huge fan of the term “classic rock”—it’s too broad. There’s often much debate about what music actually belongs in this category, but here’s a list of...

Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and...

By 1970, Led Zeppelin was redefining rock and roll.

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

Natalie Hanson // October 23, 2018

"Led Zeppelin II" was released 49 years ago, on Oct. 22 in 1969, and it still can rock the pants off of most rock bands to this day. In the '70s, nobody could touch Led Zeppelin once they took off. After...

Smokey the Groove bandmates combine rock and funk with some jazz tunes. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson // April 18, 2018

“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over...

Oldies but goodies

Julia Maldonado // October 10, 2017

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind!Head Games - Foreigner - Head GamesGood Vibrations - The Beach Boys - Good VibrationsGirls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual Jessie's...

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Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining...

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