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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Away from the Sprawl: Make me cry in 3 minutes: The beauty of pop...

There are just a handful of songs that really get to me, almost every time I hear them. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” by the Supremes. “In My Life,” by the Beatles. “Fall On Me,”...

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2014

This is the year things got personal. Maybe it’s my perception, (that’s what a column is supposed to be anyway, right? Right.) but more than any year in my recent memory, the best of music...

Away from the Sprawl: Forming your own opinion in a sea of pretentiousness

I am a review obsessive. New album coming out? What’s the Pitchfork score? New TV episode just aired? What does AV Club say? New movie? What percentage did it get on Rotten Tomatoes? Some may call...

Away from the Sprawl: Finals week playlist

It’s that time of the quarter again. You dare not speak its name — your scar will burn too badly. Though we would never wish them upon anybody, finals have arrived again. For some...

Away from the Sprawl: Or: How I stopped being a cynic and learned oversaturation...

It’s something that inevitably happens to someone who listens to a ton of music, watches a ton of movies, or consumes a large amount of any type of art. Suddenly, you’re watching a band...

Away From the Sprawl: Interview with Walk the Moon

Fresh off their set from Spring Splash, Walk the Moon sat down with me at the HUB to discuss, among other things, late-night food, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and how they feel at home...

Away From The Sprawl: The Evens

“When is Fugazi getting back together?” shouted an audience member. “What?” said Ian MacKaye. “When is Fugazi getting back together?” “What the f—k are you talking about? Do you know how many thousands of people got to...

Away From the Sprawl: Branches

Sometimes the simple things in life are nice to revisit in the technologically dominated era we live in. Branches, an indie folk group consisting of Tyler Madsen, Natalie Nicoles, Jacob Montague, Tyler Goerzen, Mitchell...

Away From The Sprawl: Summer Festivals

As summer approaches, most music fans know that there’s one great thing that comes with it: festival season. No matter where you’re planning on spending your time this summer, there is most likely a...

Away from the Sprawl: The Ultimate Spring Break Road Trip Playlist

That sacred time of year for college students has come—the time when you’re almost completely burnt out on unnecessary papers, annoying classmates and professors. You are probably wondering why or how that breadth class...