Category: Music

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

By James Burcky

Photo via Alan Brown and Donny Phillips

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

Photo via Ryan McGinley

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.

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

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”

Overcoming blindness, man runs theater company, teaches kids

 

Written By: Jordan Jackson         

BALTIMORE- Born with extreme cataracts in his eyes,  Joshua Thomas was left with his mother, his piano, and his dignity at the age of seven. Continue reading “Overcoming blindness, man runs theater company, teaches kids”

Wildcats explain: Being in a band

By Breeon Estermeyer

Joining a band is like joining the circus, so pack up your things and get ready for the time of your life. Disclaimer: A small portion of your soul must be sold for the full experience. Continue reading “Wildcats explain: Being in a band”

Album review: The xx interlaces intimacy with brilliant splashes of light

By Rachel Heller

In 2015, The xx announced that their third studio album would wield “a completely different concept” than their previous records. I See You, the band’s first album in over four years, delivers just that. Continue reading “Album review: The xx interlaces intimacy with brilliant splashes of light”

2016’s top tracks: a roundup

By Dylan Johnson

2016 was a great year for Hip-Hop, even music in general. Today’s best artists delivered top notch projects including Beyonce,Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and many, many more. So many great projects were released in 2016 but Continue reading “2016’s top tracks: a roundup”

Kanye West thrills D.C. with Verizon Center stop on Saint Pablo tour

By Dylan Johnson

  I attended Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” Tour in DC on September 8th, 2016 and it was incredible. It was my  first time seeing Kanye live and in person, and it couldn’t have been any better. Continue reading “Kanye West thrills D.C. with Verizon Center stop on Saint Pablo tour”