Category: music

Coldplay ‘lights’ up FedEx field

IT WAS A SKY FULL OF STARS AND FIREWORKS AT COLDPLAY’S CONCERT  By Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor Going to concerts always seems to happen for me during the summer, specifically in August. It happened this year, when I got early…

STAFF PICKS: What we’re listening to

  We asked the newsroom what they’re currently jamming to. We got a range of responses, from sad indie rock to hyped-up hip-hop.   Natalia Kolenko, Campus Editor:   “My favorite song right now is ‘Green Light’ by Lorde. When…

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

90’s nostalgia

College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included…

Music Spotlight: Volcano by Temples

Psychedelic BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   Prepare to take a trip through pulsing colors with British psychedelic rock band Temples through their newest album, “Volcano,” which was released by Heavenly Records March 3 of this year. Formed in Kettering,…

Concert calendar

Live music this week   Monday, Feb. 27 Airpark | Jammin’ Java | Doors at 6 p.m. | $12 to $22   Tuesday, Feb. 28 Japandroids | 9:30 Club | Doors at 7 p.m. | $25   Wednesday, March 1…

Q&A: Slothrust

Bassist Kyle Bann on the new album, the state of rock and… burgers? BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   In October 2016, Bostonians-turned-Brooklynites Slothrust released their first album since moving across the country to Los Angeles. “Everyone Else,” a fusion of…

Questions and Answers: How long is an MMMBop?

A very serious investigation BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    In April 1997, before most GMU freshmen were born, boy band Hanson—made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac—released “MMMBop,” a song voted best single in The Village Voice’s end-of-the-year Pazz…

A Valentine’s Day mixtape

No more mushy love songs. Here are five tracks that won’t make your crush blush.   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   While cheesy love songs have their place—high school dances, first dances at weddings, weeknight karaoke—for the most part, they’re…