Think back to the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Remember that song that you heard at every party, on every radio station and out of every car that drove by? It was one song and one song only: “N—-s in Paris.” The man responsible for bringing you that hit, along with A$AP [...]
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Music has been known for its soothing and calming effects as a medical property. The intersection between music and health care has once again been applied in healing therapy for premature babies. This recent multisided research was conducted in 11 hospitals across the country and involved the role of Paul Nolan, the director of music [...]
“So, I’ve got the feeling that this night might be the best night of some of your young lives,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said to the audience May 30 at the band’s sold-out Electric Factory show. Returning from a nearly four-year hiatus with their newest album, “Save Rock and Roll,” the pop-punk veterans [...]
Marketing in the music industry has changed drastically over the last few years with the advancement of technology, with more power shifting into the hands of the artists. Some artists have used social media to break major news or release new music; others have released music videos or video blogs to build up hype for [...]
Many members of the Drexel community forget that one of the sides of Drexel’s triangular sigil represents art. “A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collection” is kindly reminding the Drexel community that there is more to Drexel than science and industry. The exhibit opened April 12 and runs through May 30 [...]
Cinco de Mayo Block Party at El Vez El Vez is hosting a Cinco de Mayo block party with treats for all ages! There will be $3 tacos and enchiladas of every sort — steak, chicken, cheese, short rib, lentil and zucchini, and more — not to mention innovative twists on nachos and other Mexican [...]
Everybody’s got a different opinion on what makes a concert great. It’s a huge roaring crowd, an elaborate stage, a crazy light design, a ridiculous amount of outfit changes. However, after spending a cold Saturday evening at a warm and intimate acoustic show at Flux with Tony Lucca, the runner-up of season 2 of “The [...]
Pennsylvania’s own Tigers Jaw and Modern Baseball performed March 1 at Flux along with fellow punk band Sun. The show was reportedly very close to selling out, making the already small Intercultural Center basement even tinier. That being said, it really brought some energy to the concert, especially in the front and center. From my [...]
Mumford & Sons took the stage in Camden, N.J., for the second straight night Feb. 17 and played what would be the last stop on their North American East Coast tour. The date was added after their first scheduled show at the Susquehanna Bank Center sold out in a matter of seconds. The band, which [...]
Where can you find a necklace worth $31 million? Only at the Grammy Awards! This year’s show was not one to forget easily, and it had countless moments that everyone was gossiping about the next day. The night kicked off on the red carpet, where celebrities discussed which designers they were wearing and had their [...]
Indie band Ra Ra Riot took the stage Jan. 24 at Union Transfer as part of a promotional tour for their latest album, “Beta Love,” which was released Jan. 22. The opening band was Guards, a band that I, and seemingly most of the audience, had never heard of before the show. They were very [...]
A common theme throughout popular music history is that artists borrow from other artists. Plagiarism and overt stylistic trends in a slew of bands (see: British Invasion) aside, the influence of other musicians may be an inescapable reality of making music. There are many people who despise that most music is no longer original, but [...]
A challenge that many bands are facing as of late is how to translate electronic music into an entertaining live display. While an energetic light show certainly does not hurt, I have personally witnessed a great number of electronic acts hampered by their reliance on keyboards, which keep the audience hopelessly in the dark on [...]
Conor Oberst performed to an enchanted audience Nov. 18 at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Supported by Daniel Johnston and featuring accompaniment by Rachel Cox and Ben Brodin, the 19-song set seemed too short for the concert’s attendees. Johnston, somewhat of a cult icon in the indie scene, began the evening. He rose to [...]
When it comes to a genre’s move from the underground to the mainstream, there are always growing pains. The original instrumentation and overall feel can rapidly change so that the best qualities of the genre become lost or muddled (see dubstep as a current example). Some fans who adored the genre at first lament that [...]
It’s been said that musical influence occurs in cycles of 20-25 years, creating a direct line between past and present. Consider the prevalence of synthesizers originally heard in the ’80s that dominate popular music today, not to mention the frequently made connection between Madonna and Lady Gaga, whose careers emerged roughly 25 years apart. Rock [...]
To say Miguel’s R&B career got off to a shaky start would be an understatement. After producing a top-10 single with the album’s title track, “All I Want Is You” featuring J. Cole, Miguel’s debut sold just 11,000 copies in its first week. Fortunately for Miguel, his debut has now sold nearly 400,000 copies, and [...]
Six years ago, Lupe Fiasco flew onto the scene with his debut album, “Food & Liquor,” which provided a much-needed new voice in hip-hop at that time. He founded himself on educating and inspiring with his music through incredible wordplay. Lupe released the sequel to that album Sept. 25 with “Food & Liquor II: The [...]
“Greather Than One” Dwele’s fifth album was released August 28th through E1 Music. Dwele previously appeared on Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” Over the years, Dwele has become one of the leaders of the neo soul genre. Despite the occasional collaboration with big names in hip-hop and features on hit songs including “Flashing Lights” by Kanye [...]
To all you alternative rock and punk rock fans out there: I want you to think back to your middle school and high school days. Music was a big deal. The type of music you listened to helped determine your social standing in school. Well, I’m sure all of you listened to Yellowcard, thus making [...]
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