Monthly Archives: September 2016

CONCERT REVIEW: Flat Land at the First Magnitude Brewery

Under the strings of lights peppered throughout the backyard stage, Flat Land walked out on stage to raucous applause. The band, a staple of the Gainesville music scene, played at a small benefit concert for the Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephants Saturday night. The concert is only a part of the Global March for…
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Review: 22, a Million – Bon Iver

Editor’s note: The individual reviewing the album has a vivid history of enjoying the two previous Bon Iver LP’s. The Bon Iver saga is one shrouded in a disorienting haze. It is, in fact, necessary to know that which brought about 22, a Million. Justin Vernon, main brain behind the musical phenomenon that is Bon…
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Cam’s Declassified Festival Survival Guide

A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to attend one of the best music festivals out there: Music Midtown in Atlanta. But despite how awesome the festival itself was, mistakes were made. Many mistakes. So in honor of my many (many) mistakes, I’ve decided to compile a list of tips to follow when attending…
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Review: My Woman – Angel Olsen

Desolation is a pit dark on all sides. Upon falling in, it is difficult to believe you’ve known anything other than the darkness, or will ever know. Inevitably, we emerge without realizing it, and normality seems an unnerving, but strangely welcome companion. Inevitably, Angel Olsen would move on, part the curtains, and let in My…
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Review: Global Citizens Festival

What do you get when you invite thousands of people from around the world and a handful of passionate celebrities to Central Park for a free, televised concert in support of a massive effort to end global poverty (among other policy objectives)? A mess. For as exciting a prospect as GCF presented, it was executed…
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Grunge is a classic

Growing up, all I listened to was the South Florida classic rock station 105.9 FM. Driving to and from school, my dad would always blast classic rock; so much so that I eventually knew all the different songs, bands, and lyrics. When friends asked me what my favorite genre of music was, I would always…
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Why mix tapes are still the best gift you can give someone

The 80s in a nutshell: big hair, bright colors and rockin’ music. There is something to be said about a generation that produced such musical legends like Journey, Aerosmith, and Guns N’ Roses. Clearly, they were doing something right. Although I agree that the neon scrunchies and crimped hair can and should stay in the…
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Album Review: Preoccupations – Preoccupations

  Preoccupations dropped their self-titled album last Friday, September 16th, and it rocked. If you are feeling stressed, which, let’s face it, we all are – you should give it a listen. Who are they? Preoccupations, a Canadian post-punk band, changed their name this year due to the controversy of their former band title Viet…
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A Festival Deliberation: Part II

Editor's Note: For the uninitiated, the first part of this series can be found here.  Well, dear readers, all I have to say is wow. This past weekend, I ventured to Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of, if not the best, weekends of my entire life. It began innocuously. Two of my friends picked…
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Album Review: Blonde – Frank Ocean

This is a difficult album to contain in writing. At the same time both enigmatic and simple like Ocean himself, it manages to push past R&B into something dreamier, something new for which there is no mold. There’s an ambient quality to it all: sweet, warm-toned melodies over crystal hums only set a stage. Ocean’s…
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