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Home of the Strange Tour: The Beginning

Home of the Strange Tour: The Beginning

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 145 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

In the Spring of 2017, Grouplove will be opening for Young the Giant on the release of their new album Home of the Strange, but first, here is a little background on them. Young the Giant was previously known as The Jakes and formed officially in 209. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia on vocals,...

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015 • 575 views
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...

The Second Brit Invasion: Rixton

The Second Brit Invasion:  Rixton

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer
December 16, 2014 • 564 views
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...

Songs that Make You Want to Sway

Songs that Make You Want to Sway

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014 • 539 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

If you like songs that make you want to sway or just get off your feet and dance, this playlist is for you. Be warned, you will not find the regular pop culture songs that play on repeat on the radio. Here is a mixture of indie, grunge, and alternative rock. Each artist has their own unique voice and...

Tinier Desk Concert: Love Craft

Tinier Desk Concert: Love Craft

September 18, 2014 • 994 views
Filed under Showcase, Tinier Desk Concert

Lovecraft, a local indie outfit, performs their original song Crying Shame. Graham Dowdy, Jimmy Weaver, and Cameron Conner strive to effectively convey genuine emotions through genuine music. This song was performed as part of the Raider Wire Tinier Desk Concert, an effort to introduce new bands to...

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014 • 1,028 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

American Authors is an indie rock band consisting of four male members who came together in Brooklyn, New York. The quartet includes Zac Barnett, lead singer, James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist, David Rublin, bass player, and Matt Sanchez on the drums. The sound created by the group expresses not only...

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