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The Women of Rock

The Women of Rock

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

These four female-fronted bands are not only the definition of female rock, but the biggest statement in female independence. They are not afraid to be themselves or sing about the issues they live through. All four lead singers deserve every ounce of respect that they receive and should be held to a...

Discovering Alesso

Discovering Alesso

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

Over the last five years, Swedish producer Alessandro Lindlbad, i.e. Alesso, has amassed over 100 million plays on YouTube., two and a half million Facebook likes, and 900 thousand Twitter followers along with a Grammy nomination and international acclaim – quite a long way from his humble beginnings...

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Music, Playlist, Showcase

“One hit wonders” are just about as simple as any form of art can be, but on the other hand they can be complicated too;  the stereotypical theory behind a “one hit wonder” is when an artist releases a single that makes it to the top of the charts, and then their career is over. However, this...

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

2014 was the Year of the Butt, hailed by many as the most prolific year for the gluteus maximus in recent memory. Hits like “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj helped 2014 prove its place in history as the most “butt obsessed” year. Following “Anaconda”...

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

No surprise that the name Dylan Gardner is probably familiar; he is a YouTube sensation. He went viral with a cover of the Beatles “Abbey Road” that he constructed in 15-second increments. Since then, Gardner has hit many musical milestones, getting his singing career off to a great start. In 2013,...

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

While most people are used to hearing the melodic tunes of Selena Gomez or the unusual styling of Nicki Minaj, a new breed of pop music has found itself topping charts. Sheppard is an Australian indie-pop family band who started less than six years ago in Brisbane, Australia. The Sheppard siblings have...

Three Bands You Probably Don’t Know About

Three Bands You Probably Don’t Know About

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

As an individual who listens to a lot (and I mean a LOT) of music, I care about the bands I listen to. My favorite genres of music by far are alternative, punk and rock. Panic! At the Disco, The All-American Rejects, and Fallout Boy are just a few of the more mainstream bands I like, but their music...

Top Songs of 2014

Top Songs of 2014

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

2014 was a big year in the music industry; multiple artists received great praises on their work, and a large amount of songs were inspirational, moving , catchy and upbeat. The following songs made the Top 10 charts of 2014 in Pop and Country and will definitely make you want to sing along. Pop Problem- A...

Relient K’s 10th Anniversary MMHMM Tour

Relient K’s 10th Anniversary MMHMM Tour

Caroline Duckworth, Design Editor

December 16, 2014


Filed under Music

Alternative rock band Relient K went on tour this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album MMHMM, bringing back their energetic, punk-pop songs from the early 2000s. Blondfire and From Indian Lakes joined them as special guests.   On November 26th, Relient K came to The Masquerade, a concert venue in Atlanta...

The Second Brit Invasion: Rixton

The Second Brit Invasion:  Rixton

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

As of late, a proverbial tide of well dressed, accented pop stars has been pouring over to the States from across the pond. Unsuspecting American teenagers have seemingly succumbed to this new breed of Anglophilia, and the appeal of boyish good looks, blatantly jolly lyrical content, and tight pants...

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Hailey Yarbrough and Caitlin Shelby, Sports Editor and Literature Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

World famous and fresh-faced, Taylor Swift released her newest album on October 27, 2014. 1989 is a perfect blend of modern pop music and alternative. Its energetic songs like “Shake it off” and many more rocked the music society and encouraged excitement in listeners everywhere. This record surprise...

Gwen Stefani “Comeback” Proves Less than Stellar

Gwen Stefani “Comeback” Proves Less than Stellar

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

In conjunction with her first season as a judge on The Voice, Gwen Stefani is scheduled to release her third studio album (her first solo album since Sweet Escape, which debuted over six years ago). “Baby Don’t Lie” is her first single off of the still unnamed album and it leaves a bit to be desir...

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