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Monday, July 22, 2019

Thundercat melts brains on intoxicating new record, “Drunk”

There are wild moments on “Drunk” that make me feel like I’m on an Adult Swim show, high off imagery and infectious grooves alone. There are also sobering moments on “Drunk” that make me...

Kid Ink “My Own Lane” Review

Going to a party? If the DJ has a good ear for crowd-pleasers, be prepared to hear several tracks from Kid Ink’s newest album, “My Own Lane.” Los Angeles-born rapper Kid Ink welcomed us...

Stevens beautifully explores conflicted feelings of grief on “Carrie & Lowell”

“I should have known better / Nothing can be changed / The past is still the past / The bridge to nowhere.” We are all constantly grieving. No matter our positions in life, we are...

“…And Star Power” will leave listeners gasping for Foxygen

Many of us have heard the crazy and exciting stories coming from the counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a time of civil rights, second-wave feminism, LSD and, of course, the radical changes in...

Under The Radar: Issue 25

At the Highlander, we consistently review and analyze music by more famous artists. However, there are many musicians who receive less attention so here is the first of our series on artists that are...

Interview with The Airborne Toxic Event

Highlander Radar: What did you think of performing at UC Riverside compared to other venues? How was the crowd? Mikel Jollett: It was awesome, it was exciting; I like playing for a college audience because...

“Bad Neighbor” is a lousy neighbor

The highly innovative and pioneering record label Stones Throw records has put out another album in  "Bad Neighbor.” This album is a collaboration between underground hip-hop artists MED and Blu, and was produced by...

“Dark Bird is Home” flies

I hate it when critics cry foul just because an artist decides to change or go in a new direction on an album. It can be very trendy to say that, they’ve abandoned their...

Iceage tries new sound for “Plowing Into the Field of Love”

Too messy for mainstream rock and alternative and too tame for punk, Iceage’s new album “Plowing Into the Field of Love” is one that can’t be easily placed into any subgenre of rock or...

“IGOR” is Tyler, the Creator’s best album yet as he makes strides toward the...

In 2017, Tyler, the Creator dropped his fourth studio album, “Flower Boy.” The Grammy-nominated album marked a dramatic shift in the tides of his work. He went from making gritty, angsty music controversial enough...