Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6 FYF Artists Worth the Vigorous Shoves, Musk and Dust

Mac DeMarco Why We Can’t Wait: Last August, Mac DeMarco performed at this same festival for a very similar crowd. His description reads the same: disheveled blond plagued with callouses and a penchant for overalls....

Concert Review: Weezer & Panic! at the Disco

Other than the fact Weezer and Panic! at the Disco are both rock bands, they don’t have much in common. Weezer came to be in 1992, releasing 10 critically acclaimed records, including their self-titled, triple-platinum...

Concert Review: Brand New & Modest Mouse

Brand New and Modest Mouse make for an ideal live performing pair in the year 2016. They have enjoyed similar trajectories and are both representative of American popular music. They both originated in the...

Concert Review: Cage the Elephant

When it comes to live performances, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant don’t mess around. The four-piece, alongside supporting acts Sunflower Bean and Portugal. The Man, paid San Diego a visit last Wednesday at the...

Summer 2016 Entertainment Preview

FILMS The Light Between Oceans Director: Derek Cianfrance Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz Release date: Sept. 2, 2016 In the wake of World War I, a psychologically scarred lighthouse keeper and his barren wife find a baby...

Songs of the Week

Song of the Week: “What's It Gonna Be?” by Shura U.K. artist Shura masters the art of crafting the perfect pop piece with her latest single “What’s It Gonna Be?” The song stays true to...

Mixtape Review: “Coloring Book” by Chance The Rapper

Rating: B Release Date: May 12, 2016 If “Acid Rap” gave us the youthful, “hakuna matata” version of Chance the Rapper, his newest mixtape “Coloring Book” shows him exploring the transition into adulthood, a necessary consequence...

Songs of the Week

Song of the Week: “Ain’t No Man” by Avett Brothers Part folk anthem, part gospel spiritual, “Ain’t No Man,” the latest single from the Avett Brothers, brims with good-natured charm underlined by a bouncing bassline....

Album Review: “A Moon Shaped Pool” by Radiohead

Rating: A Release Date: 5/8 Our past experiences with Radiohead have taught us to expect the unexpected. We’ve learned to untrain our ears, to take our ration of artwork and leave, and to listen, then listen...

Album Review: “Views” by Drake

Rating: A- Release Date: 4/29 Major releases from big artists have consistently demarcated 2016’s cultural landscape, at least for a few weeks each, usually leaving nothing behind but remnants of a much-debated marketing campaign and a...

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