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Pedro The Lion Album Cover Winners Never Quit


20 Years Later: Revisiting Pedro The Lion’s Winners Never Quit

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist Everyone has that one band or musician that never fails to strike the right chords (pun partially intended). Whether it’s the sound, lyrics or mood they create, this artist is seemingly incapable of writing a song that you don’t absolutely adore, and you always wind up grinning ear-to-ear while singing along. For me, that artist is Pedro The Lion, and I’ve been a fan since around […]

todayNovember 21, 2020 75

Photo from album photoshoot for Sasha Sloans Only Child.


Sasha Sloan: Only Child Album Review

By Ashley FarnieMusic Journalist Despite making music for nearly three years, Sasha Sloan’s debut album, Only Child, finally drops during a year full of upsets and disappointments. With her raw and honest lyrics, Sloan unpacks the complications of growing up as a woman in a society focused on human connection and physical appearance. She teaches us life lessons through her articulately formed thoughts and lyrics. As the album opener, “Matter […]

todayNovember 20, 2020 53


Tame Impala: Lonerism Album Review

By Gabriela SolisMusic Journalist Just over 8 years ago, in early October 2012, Tame Impala released their second studio album, Lonerism. Kevin Parker, the man behind the music, said in an interview with DIY Magazine that he desired to experiment with his friend’s vintage synthesizer after focusing so heavily on guitar with his first album, Innerspeaker. In addition to this newfound world of this vintage synth for Parker, he also […]

todayNovember 6, 2020 13

Tommy Siegel's album cover.


Tommy Seigel: Another Century Wasted Album Review

By Jennifer AriolaMusic Journalist As his first-released album, Tommy Siegel introduces us to Another Century Wasted--an indie alternative album that tackles the chaotic Trump era. Before he released this album, Siegel became well-known by conducting a challenge to create a cartoon every day for 500 days. His political cartoons got the attention of many, including Alexandria Ocasio-Ortez. Since then, he released Another Century Wasted, which in my opinion, is a […]

todayNovember 2, 2020 22


Julian Casablancas: Phrazes For The Young Review

By Gabriela SolisMusic Journalist Over a decade ago, in 2009, Julian Casablancas released his debut solo album Phrazes For The Young. Best known as The Strokes’ frontman, Casablancas took some time after the band’s short hiatus in 2005 to compose his very first alternative rock album without most of his usual bandmates. Phrazes For The Young, a reference to an Oscar Wilde book, is a mere eight songs long and […]

todayOctober 26, 2020 26

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Sports Team: “Here’s the Thing” Song Review

By Chinny EgbunaMusic Journalist Ever stumble across something great by complete accident? While trying to listen to Tame Impala’s Let it Happen for the four-hundredth time, I accidentally clicked on another video. The link took me to a music video filled with synchronized dancing, badminton rackets, a chorus line and an unusually hyperactive cheerleading squad, all attending what could possibly be the most unenthusiastic pep rally I’ve ever seen. I […]

todayOctober 22, 2020 44


Van Halen: Van Halen (1978) Album Review

By Gabriela SolisMusic Journalist On Oct. 6, 2020, world-renowned rock legend Eddie Van Halen passed away at age 65. Van Halen was the co-founder and guitarist for the classic rock band Van Halen, so it’s safe to say the world of rock music has been shaken to the core with the tragic loss of such an influential rockstar. Reviewing his band’s first studio album seems only necessary during this grieving […]

todayOctober 17, 2020 24

Dining with Dogs Album Cover


Dining With Dogs: The Problem With Friends Album Review

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist Texas has produced a number of excellent post-hardcore and noise rock bands since the earliest days of those genres. Austin’s Cherubs came out of a 20-year hibernation a few years ago, El Paso’s At The Drive-In (and the many subsequent spin-off bands/projects) developed a cult-following and Austin’s Scratch Acid were famously cited by Kurt Cobain as one of his favorite bands. Austin-based trio Dining With Dogs […]

todaySeptember 30, 2020 16

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Dancing About Architecture: Music Criticism in 2020

By James LanikMusic Journalist The phrase “dancing about architecture,” used to illustrate the absurdity of the idea of music criticism, has been attributed to many different people, from Frank Zappa to Thelonius Monk, but no one really knows who coined the idiom first. Regardless, it is undoubtedly an artist’s expression. To one who has made music their life’s work, the brutality of criticism can often seem completely antithetical to stimulating […]

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