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Five Finger Discountdown: The 5 Most Ridiculous/Disgusting Band Names

Sean Meehan

February 27, 2013

For unsigned acts, it‰'s important to do whatever you can to stand out. Nowhere is this more important than on sites like Bandcamp, where unsigned acts compete for the attention of browsing listeners. Sometimes a great name is all that stands between a band and the hearts of those browsing. For meta...

Mood Music: GET PUMPED

Teta Alim

February 26, 2013

Feeling that mid-semester slump? All you need is a good pump-up playlist so that you can tackle that midterm paper or get through those all-night study sessions. As the Queen of Procrastination, here are some tried-and-true tracks that‰'ll get you moving and excited enough to get back to bid‰'ness. 1. C2C (France)...

Track By Track: Amnesiac

Jesse Paller

February 26, 2013

“Track By Track‰” is a biweekly feature that picks a great album every two weeks and briefly gushes about each song on it in order. Dedicated to the experience of listening to and loving an entire album rather than a few standout tracks, because when a band has created a truly great album, they...

Pop With a Capital ‘P’: Defining ‘Pop’ – A Study in Futility

Mark Lieberman

February 25, 2013

It‰'s not country. It‰'s not rock. It‰'s not punk. It‰'s POP. Pop. An entire musical genre built around three letters. Those three letters could not be less specific. Before we can understand what “pop‰” might mean in 2013, though, we have to understand that pop music is constantly ev...

No Cover: Big Spender

Kaylee Dugan

February 25, 2013

It‰'s a great week to live in D.C. and have enough money (and time) to go to concerts. If that campus job cash is burning a hole if your pocket, then pick a concert off the list and trade your hard earned cash for sweet sweet tunes. Even if you‰'ve already spent all your money on take out, there i...

Staff Favorites: Let’s Get Physical!

Iulia Gheorghiu

February 25, 2013

You can tell spring is ready to bloom: The traffic of joggers is beginning to increase on campus, around neighborhoods and along trails. You admire their efforts as they run in circles around you. You might even feel inclined to join in and run or go to the gym. While physical exercise is not typically...

The Revenge of Rock: The Virginmarys – King of Conflict

Alex Patel

February 24, 2013

The Virginmarys‰'s new album King of Conflict is the unfiltered embodiment of grunge in a new age. The album, released in the United States Feb. 12, seemingly came out of nowhere, but no one is complaining. The Virginmarys are a relatively underground band from the North England. Formed in 2006,...

Kaleidoscope Sound: Alex Anwandter

Paz Monge

February 21, 2013

Spanish electro-pop has never sounded so good. Alex Anwandter comes back all the way from Chile, three years later after the sudden break up of his first band, Teleradio Donoso. The emperor of Spanish electro-pop returned with his LP Rebeldes, full of youth, idealism and lustful melodies. His suc...

Video Voyage: Suit & Tie

Jack Fitzpatrick

February 20, 2013

After a five-year hiatus from the music world, I have missed JT. Besides hosting SNL, starring in Friends with Benefits, being featured on a few tracks and being present on many of my mix CDs, he has not been a large presence in my life. But, if you haven‰'t heard, JT is back. His new album, The 20/...

Mood Music: Ready for the Breakdown

Teta Alim

February 19, 2013

Because I‰'ve been ill (not in the cool, street cred way) these past few days, I‰'ve been listening to Frank Ocean‰'s “Forrest Gump‰” on repeat and excessive amounts of emotional music in general. As a result, this playlist was made as an ode to miserable sick days and cold, dreary weather. 1. Jake Bugg (U...

The Undercurrent: A Belated Loma Valentine

Eli Fosl

February 19, 2013

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leaving people talking a lot about love songs, romantic playlists and other wishy-washy goodness. Now is my turn to analyze one of my favorite love songs, its significance and its performers. “Fly By Night‰” by Loma Prieta is the first song from this four-piece m...

Feedback: To Mosh or Not to Mosh

Austin Ryan

February 19, 2013

The Coheed and Cambria concert started peacefully. A small mosh pit began to gather as their songs rose in intensity. Suddenly the mosh pit inflated with a mess of rolling and tumbling bodies. I watched as it subsumed each row standing before me. I could not tell if more people piled into the pit ...

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