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The Severity of Smoking and Addictive Relationships

The Severity of Smoking and Addictive Relationships

Morgan Bluma, Web Staffer

September 28, 2018


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I’ve been a big fan of Panic! At the Disco’s music for a very long time. Really, though, the only original band member that remains is Brendon Urie. He tends to be the one who writes the music for the band. The song, “Nicotine”, seems to showcase Urie’s talents in songwriting. One of his b...

Farewell, Yellow Brick Road

Farewell, Yellow Brick Road

Melissa Weinstein, Web Staffer

September 27, 2018


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I refused to tell my mom where I was going Friday night. “It’s something you’ll be very jealous of,” I assured her. I knew she was probably looking up my location every five minutes, trying to crack the case. I knew that eventually she would see me in the Capital One arena, getting ready to witness...

The New BROCKHAMPTON Album Sucks (Yes, I Said It)

The New BROCKHAMPTON Album Sucks (Yes, I Said It)

Elyssa Dalaker, Web Staffer

September 26, 2018


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Well, someone had to address the elephant in the room. As of midnight on September 21st, 2018, Brockhampton’s fourth full-length studio album iridescence had hype-beasts and hipsters alike scrambling for their headphones. The California-based, self-dubbed “boyband” currently boasts a whopping 13 members...

The 30th Anniversary of Damaged Goods Records: A Short Retrospective about the Label and Key Artists

The 30th Anniversary of Damaged Goods Records: A Short Retrospective about the Label and Key Artists

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

September 25, 2018


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I really am a sucker for the home-grown sort of scratchiness that is imbued in garage rock, the genre that embraced DIY aesthetics and attitudes long before it had any right to. It was a strew of scenes where the major players had, at the very least, enough out of a list of a few integral desires in...

“Anyways”: How Pristine Serves Nonchalant Sincerity So Well

“Anyways”: How Pristine Serves Nonchalant Sincerity So Well

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

September 21, 2018


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Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail’s recent album Lush was one of the most enthralling indie projects of the summer, a record that seamlessly takes into account the acute restlessness that suburban youth know all too well. The combination of Jordan’s pragmatic self-awareness and commanding guitar prowe...

Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound

Miguel Wilson

June 6, 2018


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I originally thought my write up for Primavera Sound would be a little different. I now sit here, a victim of police brutality and an alleged police kicker in the “header‰Û. I‰'m leaving Spain, and leaving Primavera Sound in order to attempt to ensure my safety because I‰'m still very much confused...

Primavera Sound: Music Lover‰’s Paradise

Primavera Sound: Music Lover‰’s Paradise

Miguel Wilson

May 21, 2018


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Primavera Sound has long been regarded as the quintessential summer music festival. The crowd roars. Ocean waves crash off in the distance, and the sun cascades into a beautiful backdrop. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? This is Primavera Sound, the music destination of the World. Set in one of the best...

“Iron Lung or Eyes of Love?‰Û: A Review of the Misfits‰’ Static Age (1978)

“Iron Lung or Eyes of Love?‰Û: A Review of the Misfits‰’ Static Age (1978)

Milo Paul

April 27, 2018


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You can‰'t keep a good Danzig down. That man has led bands that have defined entire genres, be it horror-punk, death-rock, and whatever the fuck his namesake band decides to be. Actually, it has; garbage. But, while the New Jersey Devil himself may have lost both his singing ability and his relevancy,...

Rock Music Has Never Heteronormative

Rock Music Has Never Heteronormative

Johanna Zenn

April 24, 2018


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When I heard recently that Bob Dylan joined Kesha, St. Vincent, and other artists in creating “Universal Love,‰” an EP dedicated to taking older hits and giving them a same-sex romantic narrative, I was pretty surprised. I never figured that Bob Dylan was homophobic, but I never imagined him a...

Across the Pond, I Find a Poetic Powerhouse

Across the Pond, I Find a Poetic Powerhouse

Nora Turner

April 20, 2018


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As we wait for summer, the painful countdown of finals begins and music becomes the crutch for my spirit. This is the time of year where I‰'ve been known to blast “Hot Fuss‰” multiple times per day. But a feeling even sweeter than the upcoming summer is a new album by one of the best modern...

Nature and the Subconscious

Nature and the Subconscious

Morgan Bluma

April 20, 2018


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Hi friends, today we are going to examine the band Vaults and their song “One Last Night‰” which, yes, is in the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack but honestly, that soundtrack has some pretty rad songs so give the whole soundtrack a listen. Most people claim that even though the movie was horrib...

Why You Should Definitely Be Listening to Post Animal and a Breakdown of Their Debut LP, "When I Think of You in a Castle"

Why You Should Definitely Be Listening to Post Animal and a Breakdown of Their Debut LP, "When I Think of You in a Castle"

April 20, 2018


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I first encountered the powerhouse of a Chicago psychedelic rock band known as Post Animal when they opened for Twin Peaks last May in the back room of Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill's most-beloved music venue. As soon as their set started, I was struck by their dynamism, their larger-than-life stage persona—...

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