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Caring For Your Record Collection

Caring For Your Record Collection

Alex Hughes
April 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

In December of 2016, the sales of vinyl records surpassed those of MP3s from online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon for the first time in over a decade. People are digging out their parents’ old turntables and flocking to record stores by the millions, in search of pure musical nostalgia. New re...

2 Chainz, Desiigner, Lil Yachty to Headline 2017 SpringFest

2 Chainz, Desiigner, Lil Yachty to Headline 2017 SpringFest

Joel Appel-Kraut
April 3, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Lil Yachty, Desiigner and 2 Chainz have been announced as the joint headliners for SpringFest, University of Michigan’s annual lifestyle festival taking place on Friday, April 14. Put on each year by MUSIC Matters, a student-run non-profit started only six years ago, Springfest is an all-day festiv...

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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