Ten Years Today: Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords

By Justin Cudahy, Columns Editor [Sub Pop Records; 2008] Original Release Date: 4/21/08 Memorable Tracks: “Inner City Pressure”, “Hiphopopotamous vs. Rhymenoceros”, “Business Time” I’ll be honest, I was a little late to the Flight of the Conchords bandwagon when the group was at its most popular between 2007 and 2009. But then again, I was…

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director [MCA Nashville; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Lonely Weekend”, “Space Cowboy”, “High Horse”  Kacey Musgraves is no stranger to throwing the country music world for a loop. On past releases, Same Trailer, Different Park and Pageant Material, she has mentioned and explored “controversial” themes that make many of the genre’s…

Album Review: Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [Atlantic; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “Get Up 10”, “Bickenhead”, “I Like It” Y’all tired of Cardi B yet? I’m not, and for good reason. The 25-year-old Bronxite has been conquering the world one step at a time, from her recent SNL appearance, to her provocative and hysterical Instagram videos….

Movie Review: Ready Player One

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Amblin; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Do you crave 80s culture and have insane nostalgia for gaming? Do you love adaptations of mediocre young adult novels? Do you have an unrelenting need to see your OC from eighth grade run around on screen? Okay, maybe not the OC thing, but Ready Player…

Album Review: Escape the Fate – I Am Human

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Better Noise; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Four Letter Word”, “I Will Make It Up to You”, “Digging My Own Grave” Post-hardcore has grown to become an ambiguous umbrella term for associating with classic acts like Thrice, but also with more experimental, jazzy hybrids like Dance Gavin Dance and straight-up…

Movie Review: A Fantastic Woman

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Sony Pictures Classics; 2017] Rating: 8/10 In this house, we support LGBT media. A Fantastic Woman, or Una Mujer Fantástica in its home country, has already won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It was made and produced in Chile and features a transgender actress, Daniela Vega, in the lead…

Movie Review: Thoroughbreds

By Ceara Kelly, Contributor [B Story, 2018] Rating: 5/10 Do you want to watch teens raging against the machine? Taking any and all action needed to bring down the current power structure of upper-class societies? Cool, then go watch Heathers, because this is nothing more than an eventless hour and half that leaves you as…

Album Review: Preoccupations – New Material

By Justin Cudahy, Columns Editor [Jagjaguwar; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Espionage”, “Manipulation”, “Doubt” Calgary-based post-punk group Preoccupations have certainly found themselves on a creative streak these last three years – having now released their third full-length album in said time. Ever since the band rebranded themselves back in 2016, (having originally gone by Viet Cong…

Ten Years Today: Panic! at the Disco – Pretty Odd

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Fueled By Ramen; 2008] Original Release Date: 3/25/08 Memorable tracks: “Northern Downpour”, “Nine in the Afternoon”, “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)” A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out by Panic! at the Disco was the first ever album I bought for myself. During then, I exhausted that album to the…

Setting the Stage: Reminiscing Athens’ Music from the 1970s and 1980s

By Emily DiAlbert, Staff Writer On March 9, almost 50 years after getting their start in music, J.D. Hutchison and the Realbilly Jive packed a crowd of Athens, Ohio residents into a local art gallery for a performance evoking pure Appalachian pride. On that night, the band’s audience was not just another crowd of strangers….

Album Review: Suicidal Tendencies – Get Your Fight On!

By Eric Perzanowski, Staff Writer [Suicidal; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Get Your Bass On”, “Get United” The crossover between hardcore and thrash metal tends to be characterized by several traits: a more playful approach to the music in comparison to the style’s influences, lyrics that generally either reflect that playfulness, or make a political…