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Bebe Rexha Puts on Electric Show at the Majestic Theatre

Bebe Rexha Puts on Electric Show at the Majestic Theatre

Alec Redding, Photographer
March 26
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES

Bebe Rexha's concert at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on March 22 featured new artists and flirtatious pop songs from Rexha. Bebe Rexha’s “All Your Fault Tour” has been touring all over the U.S and will also be touring in Europe in the upcoming weeks. She opened up with trumpeter and singe...

Community High’s Jazz Program Performs in the 37th Annual Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

Community High’s Jazz Program Performs in the 37th Annual Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

Alec Redding, Photographer and Writer
March 15
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES, STUDENT ARTS

Community High's Jazz combos—"Arborland, Cold Tone Dreamery, Noodlers and Company, 5 Guys in Burners and Ties, FreshMore, and Noize 'R' Us"—perform at Western Michigan University's 37th annual Jazz Festival. Community High's "Cold Tone Dreamery" was awarded 'Top Combo of Festival.' Soloists Dann...

The Orwells “Terrible Human Beings”

The Orwells “Terrible Human Beings”

Alex Hughes
March 1
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Chicago natives, The Orwells, are back and stronger than ever with their new record “Terrible Human Beings.” “Terrible Human Beings” marks their third official release and their second release on Canvasback Music, a label attached to The Atlantic records group. The band recorded the LP at Chicago...

A Night of Indian Music

A Night of Indian Music

Atticus Dewey
March 1
Filed under A & E, MUSIC, UNCATEGORIZED

It was a dreary night on Feb. 11, as people bustled in and out of Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. However, at 8:00 p.m. the tea room became noiseless as people stared at the talent they saw before them. A group by the name of Sumkali had begun to start their 104 Indian Music Night. Those who were new to the scene were s...

Pokey LaFarge and Jack Grelle Light Up The Ark

Pokey LaFarge and Jack Grelle Light Up The Ark

Isaac McKenna
February 13
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

The crowd chattered in the warmly lit environment of the sold out Ark on Feb. 2. The diverse crowd awaited a show by two young roots musicians; Pokey LaFarge was the main entertainer, and would bring his signature mix of roots styles to the stage after an opening performance by country musician Jack Gr...

Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway” Tour Review

Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway” Tour Review

Alex Hughes
February 8
Filed under A & E, MUSIC, UNCATEGORIZED

The mood was light on Thursday Feb. 2 as friends and families waited patiently for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to take the stage at Joe Louis Arena. Thousands of fans sat around telling war stories of past shows and arguing about whether “Blood Sugar Sex Majik” was a better album than “Californi...

Shades of Yale University A Capella Group Performs at the Neutral Zone

Shades of Yale University A Capella Group Performs at the Neutral Zone

Gina Liu
January 18
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC

As Yale University freshman Cami Arboles crooned an astonishing high note in a rendition of Etta James’s ‘At Last,’ thunder rumbled from above, as if on cue. Arboles was one of 18 members, which also included CHS alumnus Isaac Scobey-Thal, of the acapella group Shades, that performed at the Neutral Z...

Mover Shaker

Mover Shaker

Alex Hughes
January 9
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

In the midst of a recent boom in guitar driven music, one local band has stood out to me in particular. I saw this band play a show in the spring of 2016 and was blown away by their performance. That band is Detroit’s very own Mover Shaker. Formed in February 2014, the group consists of vocalist and guitarists Jack Parsons and Gabriel M...

Joyce Manor – “Cody”

Joyce Manor – “Cody”

Alex Hughes
December 21
Filed under MUSIC

Continuously making a name for themselves, Joyce Manor is a punk band from Torrance California that has mastered the art of writing heartfelt punk music. The idea for the band came about in 2008 while members Barry Johnson and Chase Knobbe were drunk at DisneyLand. The pair played their first show as...

Classic Album Review – Black Flag – “Jealous Again”

Classic Album Review – Black Flag – “Jealous Again”

Alex Hughes
December 14
Filed under MUSIC

Black Flag is one of the most seminal punk bands of all time. Guitarist Greg Ginn writes songs with such power that it takes a special type of singer to match his energy, and on this album, the whole band stepped up. Black Flag began recording "Jealous Again" in 1979 with the intention that it would become the...

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