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Ruth B: Self-made Singer Enters Music World with “Lost Boy” EP

Ruth B: Self-made Singer Enters Music World with “Lost Boy” EP

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
March 7
Filed under Entertainment, Voice

The combination of soft piano melodies and her simple vocals prevent the songs’ messages from getting lost among the music. With her smooth, melodic voice, Ruth B’s songs could be equally beautiful without any instruments. She brings the narrative songs of Adele and the gentle melodies of Regina Spektor together to create uniquely beautiful songs and messages.

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Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Sofia Guevara, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 15
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Student musician Yvonne Goodwyne shares inspirations and motivations behind soon-to-release extended play

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Sticking to the top

Sticking to the top

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor
October 15
Filed under Entertainment, Replay

Every so often the music industry is rocked with major acts originating from a specific country. The 90s were defined by the British, as Oasis and Blur battled each other on the charts while the Spice Girls and Sclub 7 took over the world’s biggest pop bands. Now, Australian musicians are starting to get more recognition with Chet Faker, Flume and Tame Impala, and most recently with Sydney-based band Sticky Fingers.

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The Art of Being You: Zoe Heuser

The Art of Being You: Zoe Heuser

Sofia Guevara, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 15
Filed under Blogs, The Art of Being You

The Art of Being You highlights a random individual’s gifts and talents.  Each blog tells the story behind an individual's life and appreciates them as a valued masterpiece.   Her arms take hold of the wooden frame that hovers over her body. Her mind goes elsewhere, beyond reality, blending the soun...

La Femme concert review

La Femme concert review

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor
April 11
Filed under Entertainment

You do not have to be fluent in French to understand the hip, musical language of La Femme. From their classic-with-a-twist Parisian style to their entrancing and wacky instruments, it is nearly impossible to find them as anything less than the coolest band on the planet. The crowd at the 11 p.m....

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief
April 11
Filed under Entertainment

The room is buzzing as it is before every concert at the House of Blues in Houston. This night is different, perhaps because of the way the crowd is murmuring or the low hum of nondescript music in the background. Most concerts draw a specific target audience, but not in this case. People from all walks...

Beck enters new ‘Phase’: New album revisits old sound with a twist

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief
April 11
Filed under Entertainment

Each of Beck’s albums has something special about them. They each have a special personality but still remain true to Beck’s style. But his latest album, ‘Morning Phase,’ is not really an album all its own. It is more of a sequel to his 2002 album ‘Sea Change’ which is known for its slow,...

‘Drowning’ in the Beats

‘Drowning’ in the Beats

Sara Saavedra, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Replay

If there was a way to combine The Strokes’ first few albums with The Smiths and add a pinch of Arctic Monkeys’ older sounds, you would get Drowners, an up-and coming New York based band. It formed back in 2011 when front man Matt Hitt moved from Wales to the Big Apple to pursue a career in modeling,...

‘Lorde’ of the charts

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor
October 4
Filed under Entertainment

Born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, Lorde was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The 16-year-old global sensation was discovered by future manager Scott Maclachlan while performing at a local talent show, and was signed to Universal by the age of 12. The teenager released her...

Alternative band wows with latest release

Alternative band wows with latest release

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
April 12
Filed under Entertainment

The Flaming Lips’ front man, Wayne Coyne, explained in a recent interview how progressive playing at South by South West is, seeing as each year everything changes. The same goes for their ability to transform intoxicating lyrics and colored sounds into full-length albums. This American neo-psych...

The return of David Bowie

The return of David Bowie

Trevor Nichols, News Editor
March 20
Filed under Entertainment

Music legend David Bowie released his first album in ten years, The Next Day, on March 12. After a decade of Bowie’s supposed retirement, the album is a magnificent comeback. The cover art is comprised of a simple white square imposed on top of the artwork of Bowie’s classic 1977 album, Heroes. ...

Twenty-two years later, band still wows

Twenty-two years later, band still wows

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
February 14
Filed under Entertainment

I was in seventh grade when I first heard of the Irish band My Bloody Valentine. It was a warm June night and I sat in my bedroom, going from one Youtube video to another. Then, I saw a link to a song called “Sometimes” off of the group’s 1991 album, Loveless. Immediately the heavy silence ...

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