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Imagine Dragons awes in ‘Origins’ album

Imagine Dragons awes in ‘Origins’ album

Janavi Mehta, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Friday, Nov. 9, alternative rock band Imagine Dragons dropped their fourth studio album, “Origins,” featuring top tracks “Natural” and “Zero.” Imagine Dragons first appeared prominently in the music world with their single “It’s Time” and with their first album “Night Visions” in 2...

Waterparks rock Greensboro

Waterparks rock Greensboro

Saber Chadili, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Tuesday, November 6th, the band Waterparks performed at Arizona Pete’s in Greensboro.The trio, that consists of singer Awsten Knight, guitarist Geoff Wigington and drummer Otto Wood. formed their band back in their hometown of Houston in 2011. Before the headlining act, opening acts DeWayne Jackson, Nick...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” honors Queen

“Bohemian Rhapsody” honors Queen

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

If there is one thing the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” can do, it’s transform a cheerful ballad into something soul-crushing. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a biographical narrative about the band Queen and the secretive life of its lead singer, Freddie Mercury. The film isn’t perfect. The beginn...

Mt. Joy debuts first album

Mt. Joy debuts first album

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

In March of this year, indie rock band Mt. Joy released its very first full album, titled Mt. Joy. The five-piece band out of Los Angeles, couldn’t have hoped for a better debut. This album pushed straight into the front of the indie rock music scene. Every song on their debut album has a different feel to it. S...

‘Sweetener’ continues to climb charts

‘Sweetener’ continues to climb charts

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Ever since the 2013 release of her first studio album “Yours Truly,” Ariana Grande has made her way to the top of the charts. The singer, songwriter and actress first rose up to fame as a television personality on Nickelodeon and became a household name. Following the release of her albums “My Ev...

“My Dear Melancholy” invokes nostalgia

“My Dear Melancholy” invokes nostalgia

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, returns slightly to the darker vibe of his earlier work. “My Dear Melancholy,” the latest EP he dropped, has fans and critics wondering who broke his heart. The Weeknd is known for his music being dark and sexy. It sounds similar to some of his older projects...

Radio host talks about show, “Bonjour Chanson”

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

“Welcome to Bonjour Chanson,” said radio show host Charles Spira in one of his most recent episodes of “Bonjour Chanson.” “In this episode, we will focus on Francophone songs from today. The commentary is in English. No knowledge of French is required. My name is Charles Spira, and I will be...

BØRNS experiments with second album

BØRNS experiments with second album

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

Singer-songwriter Garrett Borns, stylized as BØRNS, is taking a step in a new direction with his sophomore album, “Blue Madonna.” The singer’s first full-length studio album, “Dopamine,” was released in 2015, with singles such as “Electric Love” and “10,000 Emerald Pools” skyrocketing...

The worst songs of 2017 uninspired, tired

The worst songs of 2017 uninspired, tired

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

In a year as turbulent as 2017, one may have expected artists to reply in kind with impactful, expressive music that shakes up the status quo and speaks to issues plaguing the world. Instead, 2017 proved to be among the blandest years in terms of pop music, with the charts continuously being dominated...