Category: Music

Wildcat Music Live! showcases Jazz Band, talented students, and much more

By Josh Kirk

It was Saturday, April 6, 2019. Arundel High School’s Music Department held their first annual Wildcat Music Live! event. It took place at Community United Methodist Church in Crofton. It was a casual event with musical performances by student musicians, plenty of food, and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. The styles of music at this show ranged from jazz, classical, pop, rock, and even folk.

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Jeff Tweedy’s album “WARM” provides listeners with a detailed view of his life struggles

By Josh Kirk 

Wilco is known as one of rock music’s most inventive bands. Adored by critics and fans alike, the Chicago-based band has been able to create a unique blending of sounds and overcome several obstacles, including being dropped by their former label, Reprise Records,  but most importantly, the struggles of their acclaimed front-man and lead singer Jeff Tweedy.

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Alternative songs from 2018 that are still worth a listen in 2019

By Leah Ogden

Despite last year being filled with new music that I mostly found myself indifferent towards, there were still a few releases that I think are worth writing about. These artists are ones that I would recommend in general, but I’ve collected some  recent triumphs and tracks from Jeffrey Lewis, Darcy Clay, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Rosenstock, and the Artic Monkeys that I find entirely worth checking out in 2019.

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Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first

By Josh Kirk

My first time hearing The Goon Sax was on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast. The song was “Make Time 4 Love.” It consisted of charming, Talking Heads inspired vocals, clever songwriting with plenty of angst, beautiful, folky arrangements, and some pretty rad usage of cowbells. I thought the song was pretty cool and it has grown on me. A few months passed by, and the trio eventually put out We’re Not Talking. I decided to give it a listen out of curiosity and sure enough, I was very impressed with its results. Continue reading “Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first”

Rising country star, Jackson Dean, discusses recent success

Photo By Scott Lehr

By Natalie Adams

The Arundel Wildcats played their last home football game of the season against the Chesapeake Cougars on Friday, October 19th, but this game was unique for more reasons than being the last home game. Instead of playing a recording of the National Anthem over the loudspeakers, Arundel’s own Jackson Dean sang America’s theme song and it went viral.

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How I feel about Hobo Johnson’s divisive song, “Peach Scone”

By Leah Ogden

For the past few weeks, there’s been one song I’ve seen everywhere: Hobo Johnson’s “Peach Scone.” Across all of my social media feeds I’ve witnessed people posting about this track, attaching its harmless album art of a scone that’s almost…kind of cute.

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Jungle’s “For Ever” album sent me to disco purgatory

By Leah Ogden

Released on September 14th, Jungle’s “For Ever shows off a fresh twist on not only Hi-Fi funk, but their own personal sound. This was their first release since their self-titled debut in 2014, but they have yet another in the works. Emerging in 2013, Jungle was founded by two childhood friends known as J and T. Placing great value on the artistic presentation of their image, they eventually became a 7-piece band with a gnarly reputation for their live performances.

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Album review: Jeff Rosenstock’s ‘POST-‘ delivers cathartic, smart and incredibly fun pop-punk gold

By Josh Kirk 

On January 1st, musician Jeff Rosenstock released his fourth studio album ‘POST-‘ along side his Record Label Polyvinyl Records.  The album grapples with post-election stress.

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First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage

By James Burcky

This concert has been long anticipated. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage”

First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside

By James Burcky

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My long wait has ended. Continue reading “First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside”