Category: Music

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

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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”

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?”