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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...

Classic Album Review – Morrissey – “Viva Hate”

Classic Album Review – Morrissey – “Viva Hate”

Alex Hughes
December 14
Filed under MUSIC

"Viva Hate," now a landmark indie album, was the solo debut from the Smiths’ frontman, and English musician, Morrissey. Recorded in the fall of 1987, hot off the heels of the Smiths breakup, and only days after the release of the Smiths final album "Strangeways Here We Come", "Viva Hate" marked a...

Tory Lanez concert in Detroit (I Told You Tour)

Tory Lanez concert in Detroit (I Told You Tour)

Alec Redding, Photographer
November 28
Filed under A & E, ART, MUSIC, STUDENT ARTS

Tory Lanez performed at Saint Andrews Hall on Saturday. Tory Lanez released his album “I Told You” in August. Throughout the tour, Tory Lanez’s opening acts consist of Taylor Bennett, Kranium, Boogie, Jacquees and more. His song “Luv” recently reached the top 20 on Billboard top 100 c...

Russ concert in Detroit (Yung God Tour)

Russ concert in Detroit (Yung God Tour)

Alec Redding
November 9
Filed under A & E, ART, MUSIC, STUDENT ARTS

Russ performed this weekend at Saint Andrew’s Hall performing for hundreds of fans. The “Yung God Tour” toured in 33 different cities across the U.S and sold out more than 17 of those concerts. Russ opened with his hit song “What They Want” which reached the top 20 songs on the iTunes rap c...

Review: The Book of Mormon National Tour Charms Its Way into Detroit

Review: The Book of Mormon National Tour Charms Its Way into Detroit

Ava Millman and Isabel Ratner
November 5
Filed under A & E, FRONT PAGE, MUSIC

The Tony-award winning musical The Book Of Mormon has officially come to town, and it is downright delightful, pleasingly uncomfortable and all around hilarious. The show’s catchy music and ridiculous humor come to life immediately as you stare up at a stage of lavender, white and purple clouds. The masterminds behind this show, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, are also the creators of the popular ...

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