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Jet Black Alley Cat jumps into the limelight

Jet Black Alley Cat jumps into the limelight

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

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


Filed under A&E, Music

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


Filed under A&E, Music

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


Filed under A&E, Music

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


Filed under A&E, Music

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


Filed under A&E, Music

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...

Coin enraptures the Dallas scene

Coin enraptures the Dallas scene

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

Landon Williams | Staff Reporter It’s only been seven short months since this Nashville-based, indie pop band has graced Dallas, but that doesn’t mean things haven’t changed. Back in June 2017, Coin played a small show at Club Dada that had a capacity of 100 people. On March 2nd, Coin ...

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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