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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Voice reminds you that these bands still exist

Hey there, Delilah. What’s it like under the radar? That could be a legitimate line from one of the Plain White T’s most famous songs due to the fact that the group has been so out of the spotlight for the past few years. Let’s do a little recap, shall we? The group formed in 1997 and consisted of members Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and Ken Fletcher, and later added Steve Mast. Chicago suburb kids can take pride in the fact that the band started […]



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Voice reminds you that these bands still exist

Disappointment has in fact set in, and I’ve decided it’s time to accept what we’re getting. Although I can’t change that The Fray is headlining my last semester at Bradley, I can come to terms with how hard I plan to rock out when the teenager in me sings alongside this outdated band as “How to Save a Life” blares through the Coliseum. It’s possible that this show will be a giant blast. What I do hope is that the band shies away from their […]



Spoilers Ahead Farewell to HIMYM

It’s finally coming to an end, and I couldn’t be more relieved. After nine seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” we are finally going to get closure on, dare I say it, an overly drawn-out series on March 31. Let me clarify, I loved “How I Met Your Mother” in its prime. The show is worth a solid, consistent watch from season one to season seven, but in the last two seasons it’s lacked the overall sparkle that kept us tuning in for years. […]



Grand Budapest Strikes Gold

Wes Anderson isn’t your typical film director. The “Moonrise Kingdom” director is back with his next masterpiece “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. If you are unfamiliar with Anderson’s style, be ready for a fantastic adventure; his focus is on seemingly real life story telling with a touch of fairytale comedy. The dialogue is hilariously dry and his camera style is absolutely stunning. Anderson has created classics like “Rushmore”, “The Royal Tenebaums” and “The Darjeeling Limited”. Did I mention that Bill Murray makes an appearance in almost […]



AMBITIOUS BEGINNINGS: Cloud Nothings Big Release

“I can’t feel your pain and I feel alright about it” sings Dylan Baldi on the chorus of “Now Here In”, the opening track of Cloud Nothing’s third LP “Here and Nowhere Else.” Opening with an isolated, satisfyingly distorted guitar riff followed by driving drums, steady bass and Baldi’s unmistakable vocals, “Now Here In” is a fantastic first track that leaves the listener anxiously awaiting what sort of satisfying sonic discord is yet to come. Dylan Baldi has come a long way from recording tunes […]



TURNING BLUE: Black Keys Disappoint

The Black Keys are back and more boring than ever. Let me rewind a little bit; to be fair, they’ve only released one song (“Fever”) with the announcement of their new album “Turn Blue,” but I remain unimpressed. In fact, I have already turned blue from The Black Keys late-2011 album “El Camino.” I’m more impressed by how strange the announcement for the album was: a tweet from Mike Tyson’s twitter on March 21 simply stating “Turn Blue” with a link to the creepy announcement […]



Disney Songs, Let it go

Ask any ‘90s kid what makes a Disney movie a true Disney movie and they’ll say one word: singing. Whether you’re just around the riverbend, whistling while you work, or trying to make a man out of someone, classic Disney films were all about the songs. Personally, I was not the biggest fan of the songs in Disney movies. There were a few, though, that are just plain awesome (see “Hercules” muses). Sometimes the songs felt as though they took away from the overall plot, […]



Flashback Friday: Plain White T’s

Hey there, Delilah. What’s it like under the radar? That could be a legitimate line from one of the Plain White T’s most famous songs due to the fact that the group has been so out of the spotlight for the past few years. Let’s do a little recap, shall we? The group formed in 1997 and consisted of members Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and Ken Fletcher, and later added Steve Mast. Chicago suburb kids can take pride in the fact that the band started […]



Flashback Friday: The Fray

Disappointment has in fact set in, and I’ve decided it’s time to accept what we’re getting. Although I can’t change that The Fray is headlining my last semester at Bradley, I can come to terms with how hard I plan to rock out when the teenager in me sings alongside this outdated band as “How to Save a Life” blares through the Coliseum. It’s possible that this show will be a giant blast. What I do hope is that the band shies away from their […]



Disney Songs, Let It Go

Ask any ‘90s kid what makes a Disney movie a true Disney movie and they’ll say one word: singing. Whether you’re just around the riverbend, whistling while you work, or trying to make a man out of someone, classic Disney films were all about the songs. Personally, I was not the biggest fan of the songs in Disney movies. There were a few, though, that are just plain awesome (see “Hercules” muses). Sometimes the songs felt as though they took away from the overall plot, […]