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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Shins “Port of Morrow” Album Review

The Shins, known for their singles “New Slang” and “Phantom Limb,” released their fourth album, “Port of Morrow,” their first album in five years. Even with the break, the band has not sacrificed any...

“Always” by Xiu Xiu Album Review

Boiling with manic depressive energy, Xiu Xiu returns to the experimental rock and punk scene with their eighth studio album, “Always.” Frontman and founder Jamie Stewart made a name for himself and his band...

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...

Heat Music Festival 2012

UC Riverside’s annual Heat Music Festival continued this year with an incredibly successful show featuring eclectic and highly acclaimed musicians. Three different stages provided ample options for a variety of musical tastes. The Highland Stage...

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...

Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” Album Review

From her allegedly manufactured image to her atrocious live performances (YouTube her now infamous performance on SNL) and the much-anticipated debut of her second album “Born to Die,” Elizabeth Grant, the real name of...

Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” Album

For his longtime fans, “Old Ideas” offers all the rhyme, rhythm and baritone that make Leonard Cohen a legend. For those unfamiliar with his work, however, this folk-rock genre may not for everyone. It’s...

Matt Skiba at the Barn

Alkaline Trio was one of the many pop-punk bands to ride the tidal wave of 90s popularity to mainstream success, but among the few who made it out alive. Whereas most of their contemporaries...

Ingrid Michaelson “Human Again” Album Review

Ingrid Michaelson’s fifth studio album “Human Again” was released January 24th and quickly rose to the top of the iTunes bestseller chart. Fans of Michaelson’s precious, gentle sound might be a bit taken aback...

Kathleen Edwards “Voyageur” Review

Kathleen Edwards has not sparked too much recognition since her debut album “Failure” in 2003. The Canadian country-alternative singer-songwriter has since completed three other albums including her most recent, “Voyageur,” released Jan. 17. The...