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Maggie Rogers shines bright on premier EP

Maggie Rogers shines bright on premier EP

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

From the forests of rural Maryland to the forests of the French Alps, up and coming artist Maggie Rogers enchants her listeners with a blend of folk and pop music on her most recent recording.

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Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

From the first chords of “Do You Still Love Me,” Ryan Adams confirms that his latest album, “Prisoner,” is wrought with emotion, following his recent separation from actress Mandy Moore.

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Kehlani brings sweet and sexy, lacks savage on ‘SweetSexySavage’

Kehlani brings sweet and sexy, lacks savage on ‘SweetSexySavage’

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Drawing comparisons to a young Rihanna, Kehlani has been making waves in the R&B world.

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‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

By Michael Gorman

April 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

After garnering respect and popularity for his feature on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Thundercat released his first full project, “Drunk,” Feb. 24. The bassist brings the funk throughout the album, even adding his signature comedy, evident in his Twitter bio: “afraid to fart.”

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Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

By Michael Gorman

April 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Rain drop. Drop top. Migos are changing the rap game a lot lot.

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Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

By Lily Jacobson

March 20, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

After walking into the Kennedy Center, the audience members sit down, close their eyes and allow the soothing sounds of the orchestra to fill their ears. Opening their eyes, most may be expecting to see a poised group of professional musicians with decades of experience, but instead, they see high school students.

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Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Cudi’s newest album, “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’” just doesn’t cut it, lacking his infectious energy and top-notch humming. Most of the songs are throwaways as Cudi’s featured artists can only take the album so far.

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Flaming Lips return with a different melody

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

With their 14th studio album“Oczy Mlody,” The Flaming Lips is moving away from the clear, cohesive sound that has been a staple on their more recent albums.

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Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Since their self-titled debut album released in 2013, Run the Jewels has delivered hard flows with distinct social commentary for their fast-growing fan base. The rap duo’s latest effort, “Run the Jewels 3,” was released Dec. 25, making it the best present I received over the holidays.

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‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

“Do What Thou Wilt” is Ab-Soul’s loud, abrasive and disorganized claim to the center-stage of modern hip-hop and rap. At surface level, it may seem as if he’s being wildly offensive, but after a deeper look into the lyrics, it’s clear Ab-Soul is thinking on a higher level.

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Tribe’s Dedication to Phife is touching without losing quality of sound

Tribe’s Dedication to Phife is touching without losing quality of sound

By Michael Gorman

January 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

With “We’ve Got It From Here...Thank you 4 Your Service,” A Tribe Called Quest proves that even with an 18-year break, they’re still one of the freshest groups in the rap industry. Read More »...

On ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ J. Cole broadcasts storytelling, moves away from hype

On ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ J. Cole broadcasts storytelling, moves away from hype

By Michael Gorman

January 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

With “4 Your Eyez Only,” North Carolina rapper J. Cole has proven his storytelling ability, though he didn’t expand on his production or delivery. It’s somewhat of a disappointment, as he had been building up momentum for several years; he had impressive features on other songs, and in 2014, wi...

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