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Keeping it weird at ACL Festival

Keeping it weird at ACL Festival

Sierra Abbott, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is a three-day event that happens twice a year in Zilker Park which is right outside downtown Austin, Texas. This year ACL was is Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 the two main headliners for the day were The xx and...

Professor Studies Heavy Metal

Professor Studies Heavy Metal

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Music

Located on the second floor of the Hall of Languages, is the office of Liberal Studies professor: Dr. Brad Klypchak. Raised in a small town in Illinois, Klypchak pursued various degrees from electrical engineering and psychology before finally majoring in Sports Psychology at the University of Illinois....

The Fade of Creativity in Modern Rap

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Music, Opinion

Rap music’s evolution from the late 1970s to 2016 has been quite a journey. Iconic hit rap songs such as “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang, “I Need Love” by LL Cool J, and “California Love” by Tupac define what is now known as the golden age of rap, according to Sam Rakoczy’s article...

Ace Frehley (1978)

Ace Frehley (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music, News

Frehley's first solo effort is a grab bag of hits and misses

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David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – Blackstar

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music, News

Bowie's final words are still as important as ever

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Peter Criss (1978)

Peter Criss (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music, News, Opinion

**** I am both an unapologetic fan of '70s KISS and an avid reader of Rolling Stone magazine. Neither side has ever really seen eye-to-eye with the other. While I mostly agree with the reviews the magazine publishes, there are, obviously, times when I disagree. Their reviews for KISS' material in...

Bass for your face

Bass for your face

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music

****1/2 Somebody in the house say yeah! Over two decades removed from its 1988 release, Public Enemy's unabridged masterpiece, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, is still just as fun to listen to as it was back then, not to mention still as relevant today as it was at its time. Whether...

The Jazz master’s expanding palate

The Jazz master’s expanding palate

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music

****1/2 It's a hot summer night in 1955 in Newport, Rhode Island and Miles Davis is about to take the stage. Things haven't gone well for the great Jazz trumpeter over the course of the last few years. His addiction to heroin (which he'd finally kicked the year before after locking himself in his fath...

Second Listen: The Beatles – Revolver

Second Listen: The Beatles – Revolver

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 6, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music

****1/2 Following The Beatles first forray into the beyond (Rubber Soul), Revolver seeked to top it in every way possible. To many, it succeeded; often Revolver is cited as The Beatles' best work, and therefore the greatest album ever made. Purists know that such an idea is impossible due to "Yell...

In defense of the Rock Hall

Andrew Burnes, Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music

Another year, another round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced, and another tempest of complaints about how the selections are chosen and who should be inducted that isn’t. Individuals like Eddie Trunk, the infamous Rock critic, have been rallying against the Rock Hall for years. Even...

Punk newcomers deliver thrills, spills on debut effort

Andrew Burnes, Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music

If there’s one thing you need to know about Baltimore newcomers Turnstile, it’s that they’re pissed off. And for twenty-seven minutes of unbridled, righteous fury on their first full-length debut effort, Nonstop Feeling, they get that point across damn well. Feeling delivers everything you’d expec...

U2’s surprise album ‘Songs of Innocence’ is almost as good as Bono thinks it is

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under A&E, Music

It’s not easy to make an anthem that doesn’t sound cliché. It’s here the bad boys of U2 are truly masters of their craft. They’ve been doing it for years, from the ‘80’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for,” to the ‘90’s “One,” to 2009’s “Moment of Surrender,”...

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