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Takeoff – The Last Rocket: C+

Takeoff – The Last Rocket: C+

Phillip Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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The album features listless references to drugs. money, women, and jewelry

Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public: B, A Vulnerable EP

Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public: B, A Vulnerable EP

Philip Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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Jessie Reyez's 7 track EP has emotional depth and honesty in its lyrics

A&M-Commerce student releases single on Spotify, iTunes

A&M-Commerce student releases single on Spotify, iTunes

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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A&M - Commerce student, Landon Williams, recently published his first official single, "Silver Linings."

Lil Wayne reflects on his career in “Tha Carter V”

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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Juan Carlos Ferrer | Staff Reporter Four years have passed since “Tha Carter V” was announced. Finally, the long-awaited album was released at the end of September. Lil Wayne was finally able to deliver “Tha Carter V” since he announced it back in 2014. Unfortunately, it was put on hol...

JMSN’s “Velvet” a blast of nostalgia

JMSN’s “Velvet” a blast of nostalgia

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


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Artist JMSN produces a well crafted fifth album with "Velvet"

Album Review: Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Eminem's 'Kamikaze' is the rapper's latest release. Juan Carlos Ferrer said the album "is not for everyone," and is geared toward the listeners that care about content, meaning and more.

Jet Black Alley Cat jumps into the limelight

Jet Black Alley Cat jumps into the limelight

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


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Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Jet Black Alley Cat’s show was equally as wild as their wardrobe. Each member waltzed onstage each wearing extremely distinct clothing. From leopard print sweaters to diamond studded suit jackets, this band was dressed to impress. Hailing from Nashville Tennessee,...

Top 5 Veggietales Songs

Top 5 Veggietales Songs

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Whether from Sunday School or Saturday morning cartoons, everyone knows what Veggietales is. This show is iconic and part of a lot of people’s childhood. While the episodes are mostly religious in nature, many of the songs are not. They are just humorous, fun, and worth...

Quinn XCII ends the Story of Us tour with a bang

Quinn XCII ends the Story of Us tour with a bang

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter The concert started like most do. Low lights illuminated the room with a couple musicians onstage, but the frontman was nowhere to be seen. After a minute or so of instrumental build up, Quinn XCII ran onto stage and started performing. This Dallas show at Trees w...

Despite difficulties, Mainland perseveres through show

Despite difficulties, Mainland perseveres through show

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018


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Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Mainland couldn’t seem to catch a break during this show. The doors opened long before they were finished sound-checking, the sound engineers couldn’t get the mix right, and their keyboard wasn’t even turned on during a couple songs.  Whenever they were fa...

Phangs on a ‘don’t miss’ tour

Phangs on a ‘don’t miss’ tour

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018


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Landon Williams | Staff Reporter The club scene is the place where all bands are born into and where most bands die. It often seems like a black hole where even the most talented artists fight for shreds of recognition among never-ending ticket sales and poorly promoted events. Although, in so...

Vesperteen stuns audiences

Vesperteen stuns audiences

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018


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Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Vesperteen was unorthodox in everything they did. For example, frontman and founder Colin Rigsby was also the drummer. When he wasn’t holding down the rhythm, he was waltzing across the stage with a microphone in one hand and a drumstick in the other, flippin...

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