Meet The DJ: TB Cooper

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Kwase Lane grew up in Southfield, Michigan as a self-described nerdier version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He moved from a public school to a “really bougie” private middle school and spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s home in the Detroit area listening to…

POWER TRIP announce the return of Evil Beat Vol. 2

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of POWER TRIP] Texas metal band POWER TRIP’s Evil Beat festival is set to make its return on January 11, 2020 in Dallas, Texas, at the South Side Ballroom. Read More: EarthGang to perform in Columbus on October 23 on EarthGang – Welcome To Mirrorland Tour The 2020…

Album Review: JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [EQT; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “BBW”, “Free The Frail”, “Post Verified Lifestyle” JPEGMAFIA is back and better than ever with his third album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs. Peggy takes a more delicate approach to production on this project; however, that doesn’t mean it’s any less bizarre, innovative or…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Ventura

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Aftermath; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Come Home”, “Make It Better”, “Winners Circle” Just six months after his latest project, Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to the music scene with Ventura. Oxnard was launched with a lukewarm response from many of .Paak’s fans, but Ventura sees him returning to a style…

Album Review: Wallows – Nothing Happens

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Atlantic; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Are You Bored Yet?”, “Scrawny”, “Ice Cold Pool” On their debut album, Nothing Happens, Wallows dyes their colorful, upbeat instrumentation a dark gray with their moody vocals. The project is filled with songs that make for excellent background music, but it rewards close listeners…

What’s Going On – April

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Even though the school year is winding down, that doesn’t mean the music is going to leave with it. Here’s a look at all of the events going on this month. Who: Yuckmouf, Wormtooth, Taung Child When: April 1 Where: The Babecave The Babecave will feature Philadelphia bands Yuckmouf and…

Album Review: Solange – When I Get Home

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Columbia; 2019] Rating: 5/10 Key tracks: “Stay Flo”, “Almeda”, “My Skin My Logo” On When I Get Home, the listener finds Solange in a peculiar position. Her fourth studio album, Solange embarks on a new path, one more stripped back than she previously explored on her earlier project, A Seat…

Album Review: Lil Pump – Harverd Dropout

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Warner Bros.; 2019] Rating: 3/10 Key tracks: “I Love It”, “Off White”, “Vroom Vroom Vroom” In his sophomore album, Harverd Dropout, Lil Pump shows how far he can fall as an artist. Most of the tracks on this project find Lil Pump lacking his signature bombastic energy that brought him…

The Jonas Brothers reunite, drop new single after six-year hiatus

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of the Jonas Brothers/Republic Records] After a nearly six-year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers have finally decided to grace the world with their voices once again. The group announced their reunion Thursday morning and, at midnight of the next day, released a music video that shot to the top…