The 20th Anniversary of The Holy Bible
Dec25

The 20th Anniversary of The Holy Bible

The 20th Anniversary of The Holy Bible By Denise Beltran Behold good people for it is the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible. Not anecdotes and cautionary stories about Jesus, but The Manic Street Preachers (link) third studio album. The Holy Bible, which was released on August 29, 1994 had themes that related to politics and human suffering. Most of the material that was written and recorded is said to have reflected the mental state...

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The 1975 Takes Philly
Dec24

The 1975 Takes Philly

The 1975 Takes Philly By Rose Leh On Wednesday, December 3rd, I had the pleasure of attending a much-anticipated concert of the Manchester-based band, The 1975 (link). The venue was new to me, but did not disappoint. The Tower Theater physically stands out among the streets of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, boasting a large, three story tower; hence its name. Upon arrival, I encountered a line of at least five blocks, which was no...

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Wrap Up With WATERMEDOWN
Dec23

Wrap Up With WATERMEDOWN

Wrap Up With WATERMEDOWN By Carly Wedding February 26, 2009. I’m sitting in the La Plata High School auditorium watching members of the student body display their talents in the annual variety show. One of these students entertains the audience with his interpretive dance piece, “The Evolution of a Caterpillar.” Four young men from the senior class cover “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, a song ranked 166 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500...

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Thus Owls: Personal original voice focusing on instinct and heart
Dec22

Thus Owls: Personal original voice focusing on instinct and heart

Thus Owls By Harriet Kaplan The Swedish-Canadian experimental indie rock band Thus Owls (link), featuring the husband and wife duo of guitarist Simon and vocalist Erika Angell, evoke the stylistic nature reminiscent of Bjork, Portishead, Kate Bush and Nico. Their approach to music features an unusual assortment of instruments and techniques that often finds the band making unique and compelling choices to expand their sound. Erika...

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Jay Soul recalls 90s nostalgia with a hefty dose of RnB and Nu-Soul
Dec21

Jay Soul recalls 90s nostalgia with a hefty dose of RnB and Nu-Soul

Jay Soul  By Veronica Kirk Jay Soul (link) is a groundbreaking new artist that calls South London home. Soul recalls 90s nostalgia with a hefty dose of RnB and Nu-Soul mixed in, to build a foundation of a sound to call his own. Soul is also an accomplished artist to boot already. His earlier career saw him singing in gospel choirs, and playing back up singer for established UK acts, before taking the reigns of his own career. Most...

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