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Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”

Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”

Patrick Bell

February 8, 2019


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Tame Impala’s most recent album, “Currents,” is a staple of the modern indie scene that has listeners coming back to it time and time again three years after its release. To start off this album review, let’s start with the band that created this album. The band isn’t a group of musicians....

Spotify wraps up the year

Spotify wraps up the year

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


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So the other day, I was running out of my apartment late for a class, had some weird brown crud on my chin, and I had totally forgotten to do some homework assignment for that day. I had my headphones on and opened up the Spotify app to play some music when I saw that 2018 Wrapped in front of my scree...

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Magnificent Schmidl

December 6, 2018


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Those willing to brave the elements on the 13th were met by a warm atmosphere in Dibden Theater at NVU-J. Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, a stax-style southern soul band from Atlanta, rocked the house with their upbeat, groovy tunes, despite various technical difficulties. Overall, the show was a succ...

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Thomas Streeter

December 6, 2018


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The Story So Far released its fourth album on Sept. 21 of this year through Pure Noise Records. The Walnut Creek, California pop punk band is comprised of lead vocalist Parker Cannon, bassist Kelen Capener, lead guitar and keyboardist, Kevin Geyer, drummer and percussionist, Ryan Torf, and rhythm guitar...

Madalia’s less-than-inspiring show

Madalia’s less-than-inspiring show

Kylie Brown

September 18, 2018


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On Sept. 5, Northern Vermont University- Johnson’s Dibden Center for the Arts witnessed the slightly less than mediocre band that was “Madaila.” “Madaila” is a psych-pop band from Burlington, Vermont composed of five members, Mark Daly, Willoughby Morse, Eric B Maier, Dan Ryan and Jer Coons. The...

“Lotta Sea Lice,” give it a try

Patrick Bell

April 26, 2018


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“Lotta Sea Lice” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is the first album that they have released as a duo. This album was released in 2017 on Milk! Records, Barnett’s label, and Matador Records, Vile’s label. For those who don’t know, Barnett and Vile are indie rock artists known worldwide...

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


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“Pure Comedy,” the third album released by Father John Misty, is his best since his departure from Fleet Foxes. This album, produced by Misty and released in April of 2017, peaked at the number one spot for rock and alternative music on Billboard. It takes a hard look into themes like religion, humanity...

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Photo and story by Adriana Eldred

March 15, 2018


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Red Baraat graced the Dibden theater on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with its extraordinarily unique sound. About a third of the auditorium was occupied; many didn’t know what to expect, including myself, as there are many bands that have performed for Creative Audience events that have varied greatly in style...

Pierce the Veil offers listeners red and orange hues of a West Coast sunset

Jacob Greenia

March 23, 2017


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Few artists have parlayed their collective frustration and vision into rich songwriting quite like Pierce the Veil has with its fourth full-length album, “Misadventures.” After six years of nonstop touring around the world, the San Diego-bred post-hardcore quartet had a breakthrough moment in...

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes

Emily Mullaney

March 9, 2017


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I like to think of the Steady Betty concert from March 2 in Dibden as a two-layered cake. The icing was not smooth and well decorated, but both layers of cake were moist and satisfying, and the icing melted in the mouth. The bottom layer of the cake was a rich chocolate flavor and arguably the most important...

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album

A look back at Coheed and Cambria’s first album

Emily Mullaney

February 2, 2017


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It begins with a rustling and a soft twang. The anticipation builds in those few seconds, just before the soft, eerie strings enter. Then the percussion clashes, and the piano player plucks out a melody which will become a motif as the album dives into its rock-metal hybrid epic. This is how “The Second...

2016’s top 6 albums: diverse new music from veteran artists

2016’s top 6 albums: diverse new music from veteran artists

Jacob Greenia

December 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The year 2016 will be remembered more for its political discord than it will be for a diverse selection of new music. Through all of the static, the unnecessary noise of political punditry and the derision elicited from those in high office, newsrooms and living rooms, 2016 managed to produce a rich...

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