Category: Music

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”

First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers

By James Burcky

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Spearheading the new wave of modern progressive music, Tesseract gears up for their new album, “Sonder,” to be released soon. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about their previous works to get excited about this upcoming album. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers”

Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know

By James Burcky

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“You get some hit sticks, you pick out the prettiest drum color (those one’s sound better), and then, assuming you’ve already perfected your ‘drummer aesthetic,’ you now listen to the angstiest song you know, only once, no more, no less, you channel your inner Animal (from the Muppets), and you hulk smash those drums until your hands bleed from the pure power you have attained in your fingertips.”
-Hannah Clark, Arundel Junior Continue reading “Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know”

First, Listen: is rock band Greta Van Fleet the second coming of Led Zeppelin?

By James Burcky

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Greta Van Fleet has stirred up a lot of buzz since the release of their double EP, “From the Fires.” Without actually having released a debut album yet, they have had success that some artists don’t see throughout their careers. Continue reading “First, Listen: is rock band Greta Van Fleet the second coming of Led Zeppelin?”

First, Listen: Mastodon’s Grammy-winning ‘Emperor of Sand’ absolutely slaps

By James Burcky

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The 8th studio album by Atlanta based progressive metal band Mastodon, “Emperor of Sand,” is heavy. No pun intended. The soul-crushing subject matter of the death of family members and diagnosis of terminal cancer makes clear the pain that they are experiencing through the lyrics. Continue reading “First, Listen: Mastodon’s Grammy-winning ‘Emperor of Sand’ absolutely slaps”

First, Listen: Justin Timberlake’s rustic ‘Man of the Woods’ falls flat

By James Burcky

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The fifth studio album by Justin Timberlake is an interesting departure from his more well-known work. It’s very reminiscent of early 2010’s John Mayer, in the manner that this album takes on a seriously western and Americana feel.

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Concert Review: Animal Collective play sold-out show at DC’s 9:30 Club

By Rachel Heller
“Welcome to the show!” shouted Avey Tare, member of the experimental band Animal Collective, amongst whizzing synth sounds and pulsating drum beats. With this simple introduction, the band invited Monday night’s sold-out crowd at DC’s 9:30 Club into their own kaleidoscopic little world—and the audience received them with open arms. Continue reading “Concert Review: Animal Collective play sold-out show at DC’s 9:30 Club”