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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Christopher Owens “Lysandre” Review

The troubadour was a figure of lyrical poetry that became very popular during the Middle Ages. Christopher Owens seems to embody this role in the 21st century. After the breakup of his debut band...

Black Veil Brides “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones” Album Review

Prior to listening to their 3rd and latest album, “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,” Black Veil Brides seemed to me like a band whose gimmick heavily relied on an overabundance...

David Bowie’s “Blackstar” Is One For The Ages

  Rating: 4/5 Stars The final album David Bowie released before his recent death from cancer, “Blackstar" is a representative example of his work that gives this generation a chance to experience his contributions to music....

Fun. “Some Nights” Album Review

Fun. has released their second and latest album, “Some Nights.” The indie pop band, recently praised for their popular new single, “We Are Young,” has created a phenomenal album to accompany it. In comparison...

Damon Albarn’s “Everyday Robots” brings intense emotion and hypnotizing lyrics

Damon Albarn may just be the hardest-working man in show biz. He was the frontman of popular '90s alternative rock band Blur, the vocalist and main songwriter of experimental-electro band Gorillaz and collaborated with...

Childish Gambino successfully switches it up with “STN MTN / Kauai.”

If you’re still reeling from the fact that you were unable to witness the greatness that is Childish Gambino at UCR’s 2014 HEAT music festival that never happened, I have a nice surprise for...

Carpenter loses touch with “Lost Themes”

In the ‘80s, icons like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers terrorized theaters but amongst them an even bigger star arose. As one of the biggest names associated with modern horror, American director...

Father John Misty bares his soul on “I Love You, Honeybear”

I like to think that when I look back at writing for this newspaper years from now, some of my articles, even written through the constraints of a music or film review, will reflect...

The confounding elegance of Frank Ocean’s “Endless”

This summer saw the release of not one, but two albums by elusive alt R-and-B artist Frank Ocean. Initially releasing “Endless,” the audiovisual album, only to release “Blonde” about 72 hours later. While many...

Cold War Kids replicates more of the same with “L.A. Divine”

If I told you that I once saw Cold War Kids perform at my middle school’s cafeteria when I was in seventh grade, would you believe me? No? Yes? Well, it's true. See, on...