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Student Bands Find Local Opportunity

Student Bands Find Local Opportunity

Maizie Montgomery, Journaist
May 18, 2016
Filed under Music, Student Arts

On a saturday evening at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, a handful of student led bands performed a concert for their fans, and peers to come see. The four bands that played were, Rosewood, Pyramid Schemes, The American Automobile, and Earl Grey and The Teabaggers.   Sophomore at Community High, Kasey Neff, came to... Read more »

Atlanta hip-hop group Migos takes the stage at Hill Auditorium to top off SpringFest

Atlanta hip-hop group Migos takes the stage at Hill Auditorium to top off SpringFest

Cameron Fortune and Jack Kelley
April 18, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

On Wednesday April 13, the rap group Migos took the spotlight at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor to top off SpringFest. The group consisting of three members, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff have been making a name for themselves in recent years. The rowdy crowd made up  mostly of the UM student body still fa... Read more »

Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” – Album Review

Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” – Album Review

Andrew Gechter, Arts Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

"The Life of Pablo" is currently available on iTunes, Spotify and Tidal. In this day and age, Kanye West is considered one of the most controversial, polarizing and popular musical artists. He broke out in 2004 with his debut album, "The College Dropout," a project with a distinct sound and a very classic ... Read more »

Not Your Average Band Concert

Not Your Average Band Concert

Anurima Kumar and Gina Liu
March 27, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Schreiber Auditorium was filled to the brim with wide-eyed middle schoolers, proud parents and confident high schoolers to celebrate their developments in band education with the Bands in Review concert; the 66th annual concert was split into two, one on March 19, and the other ... Read more »

“Anti” Album Review

“Anti” Album Review

Gina Liu
March 23, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

After a hiatus of almost four years, the Barbadian singer Rihanna has released her latest album, entitled “Anti.” After her success with her previous album “Unapologetic”, Rihanna spent roughly two years on her recordings in this album. “Anti” has 13 songs on the standard album, and an a... Read more »

The Rise of Talin-B-Ballin

The Rise of Talin-B-Ballin

Shane Hoffmann
March 22, 2016
Filed under Music, Student Arts

A young, up-and-coming rap artist walks the halls of Community. Most know him as Talin Khanna, but few people know his rap alter ego, Talin B Ballin’. While he is only a novice to the rap game, he takes it very seriously and is always looking to improve. Khanna only began to gather interest in rap... Read more »

Round2Crew Takes on Ann Arbor

Round2Crew Takes on Ann Arbor

Mira Simonton-Chao
March 14, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

Round2Crew takes the B-side stage with fellow artists Spencer Sutherland, Dylan Holland and Alyssa Shouse.

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Song of the Day: “花見 (Hanami)” – constrobuz

Song of the Day: “花見 (Hanami)” – constrobuz

Victor Oswald
March 8, 2016
Filed under Music, Song of the day

From now on we will sometimes be covering more lesser known songs and artists. I want to give more exposure to the smaller artists that really deserve just as much attention as some of the bigger artists out there. To kick it off we will start with “花見 (Hanami)” - constrobuz. Despite being ... Read more »

A Symphonious Festivity

A Symphonious Festivity

Gina Liu and Francisco Fiori
February 22, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music

It was a night of nerves, excitement and a sense of being part of something bigger. Many students, like Calise Wang, a first violinist in the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra, have looked forward all year to this one-night-only performance at the lavish Hill Auditorium, which has hosted artists like Lang Lang,... Read more »

David Bowie Dies Beautifully: Remembering The Life of a Work of Art

David Bowie Dies Beautifully: Remembering The Life of a Work of Art

Samuel Uribe
February 4, 2016
Filed under A & E, Music, Uncategorized

David Bowie--the ingenious, rule-bending and influential British musician--died Sunday, January 10th after a tough battle with cancer which lasted for more than 18 months. A post on his Facebook confirmed his death; it read, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family.” His son, D... Read more »