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Album Review “Future Friends” by Superfruit

Album Review “Future Friends” by Superfruit

Lydia Stevens

3 days ago


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

I would never have even heard of “Future Friends” if a friend hadn’t recommended it to me. For no particular reason, I don’t follow or listen to a lot of modern pop music. Originally I was skeptical of whether or not I would actually like this album, but I found it to be an enjoyable collectio...

The Underachievers Take Their Place at El Club

The Underachievers Take Their Place at El Club

Neil Beveridge

3 days ago


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

The Underachievers' Renaissance tour reached Michigan when the duo performed at El Club, in Detroit, on October 8th. Their performance was preceded by performances from Injury Reserve and Warm Brew.

Albums You Should Know- “Hunky Dory”

Albums You Should Know- “Hunky Dory”

Lydia Stevens

September 29, 2017


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

If you haven’t listened to a David Bowie album by now, you should. Many of his albums are considered classics, and are well worth a listen. However, I get that trying to jump in and start listening to an artist you haven’t listened to before can be daunting, especially when they have as large a disco...

Father John Misty Returns to Metro-Detroit

Father John Misty Returns to Metro-Detroit

Caitlin Mahoney, Visual Managing Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, FRONT PAGE, MUSIC

Royal Oak, MI- On a humid fall day, the hipster icon, Father John Misty returns to Metro-Detroit. In tow he brings seven other band members and opening act, Weyes Blood. Among the crowd it is hard to tell if facial hair or flannels are more common. The Royal Oak Music Theater is mostly standing tic...

“Damage and Joy”

“Damage and Joy”

Alex Hughes

May 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

The Jesus and Mary Chain have always been the kings of cool, but their new LP, “Damage and Joy,” secures their seat on the throne. Released March 24. 2017, “Damage and Joy” was well worth the nearly 20 years of silence from the band following their 1998 release “Munki.” Brothers Jim and W...

Riot Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Riot Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Alex Hughes

May 10, 2017


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Courtesy of Riotfest.org The 2017 Riot Fest  lineup has been announced, and, as usual, Riot Fest knocked it out of the park. This fall weekend of punk and indie music was created as a multi-venue festival in Chicago in 2005. Since then, Riot Fest has found a permanent home in Douglas Park in Chicago ...

Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Celebration at The Ark

Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Celebration at The Ark

Isaac McKenna

May 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES

“Has anyone been to all 20?” Mark Braun asked the crowd at The Ark. A silence ensued in which every member of the audience looked around at everyone else. “Just me then.” This was met with laughter and applause for the man who has made it all happen. Saturday April 22 was the 20th Annivers...

Lollapalooza 2017 Line Up Review

Lollapalooza 2017 Line Up Review

Alex Hughes, Journalist

April 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, MUSIC

A look into a few of the many acts playing this year's Lollapalooza.

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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...

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