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 A cowboy sits next to a fire and plays the guitar on a cool summer night. Photo by WWBW.

Songs Of My Life

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

I thank the good Lord for the Good Directions in my life The interstates traveled, crossing state lines into Sweet Home Alabama and Rocky Top A one-man Convoy, almost Blown Away The wind calls...

Horror movie aficionados Ice Nine Kills return with a sequel to their last album, “The Silver Scream.” “Welcome to Horrorwood” follows a fictional homicide case. Album art by Ice Nine Kills (artist unknown).

A Killer New Album: Ice Nine Kills “Welcome to Horrorwood”

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

“Sit back for the sequel of your dreams,” as Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, puts it. Prepare for a bigger, bolder and bloodier musical project.   On Oct. 15, the Massachusetts-based...

Scaled and Icy’s cover art, featuring Trash the Dragon. Album art by Brandon Rike.

Scaled and Icy: Does it Deserve the Hate?

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor September 30, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the band Twenty One Pilots released a new album composed in quarantine called “Scaled and Icy”, which was received with mixed reviews from long-term fans and casual listeners alike....

Many concerts and public events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Venues and musicians are thinking of new and creative ways to bring live music to fans safely. Photo by Cynda Allen.

What Will Touring Look Like Post-COVID and in 2021?

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor February 14, 2021

With COVID-19 dominating most of 2020, and now 2021, lots of concerts and public events have been canceled or rescheduled. Not being able to tour, musicians both big and small have spent their free time...

Experimental hip hop artist Lil Darkie released his album “Swamp.” With a total of 22 tracks on it, he combines a mix of different music genres, leaving each song with its own unique twist. Album art by Lil Darkie on Instagram (@lildvrkie).

Lil Darkie Ends 2020 With A Bang, Releasing “Swamp”

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor January 12, 2021

Digital animator and experimental hip hop rapper Lil Darkie dropped his “Swamp” album on Dec. 24, 2020. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Lil Darkie isn’t afraid of combining other genres of music...

The NFHS choir had a very busy Christmas season this year. They had many caroling events, as seen in the photo, as well as prepared for the annual concert. The choir has enjoyed the season and wants to thank everyone who came out to their 2018 holiday concert.

Holiday Choir Concert

Ella McCook, Staff Writer December 17, 2018

On December 11th, North Forsyth High School’s choir program hosted their annual holiday concert at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The 2018 Holiday Choir Concert will showcase all four NFHS ensembles....

Here states the greatest female rockers of all time. Their music perfectly resembles their times of trouble and relates to their fans wonderfully. These four women are the concrete of rock and roll and definitely provide the woman’s touch in the hard rock scene.

The Women of Rock

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer May 13, 2015

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....

“This is what songs like these are supposed to do” – Alesso on the nature of his explosive, catchy approach to EDM.

Discovering Alesso

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer May 11, 2015

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...

“Instead of making it big in the music industry, these artists leave their audience hanging, and hoping for another hit song sometime soon.”

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer April 27, 2015

“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...

Kalin and Myles prove you need more than a pretty face and a record deal to make good music. (Photo used with permission from Moxie.)

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

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...

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer March 25, 2015

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,...

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer March 20, 2015

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...

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