Tag: music

This week at Mason

Monday, Feb. 20 Midterm progress reports Screening: “Ex Machina” | JC Cinema | 6 p.m. | Free   Tuesday, Feb. 21 Hispanic Student Association Karaoke Night | The Hub Ballroom | 7 p.m. | Free Improv Jam | JC Georges…

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…

Check out this week’s on-campus events

Monday, Feb. 13 Last day to drop classes (33 percent tuition penalty) “The 13th” film screening | JC Cinema | 4:30 p.m. | Free Tuesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Paul Mitchell Fashion Show Event | The Hub Ballroom | 2…

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Sweater Beats Comes Home to DC

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER On the night of Nov. 23, I got a lucky chance to sit down with DJ Sweater Beats. His real name is Antonio, but people call him Sweaters — or, as a tour member calls…

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Troye Sivan plays at EagleBank Arena

     sivan01 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Troye Sivan performs at EagleBank Arena on Nov. 17. (Naomi Folta/Fourth Estate) BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Death, taxes, heartthrobs. These three things are the precious few constants in an…

Local band debuts second album

BY KATYA BEISEL, STAFF WRITER At a concert Nov. 5 in Fat Tuesday’s at University Mall, local band Stone Driver celebrated the release of its second album, “Rocks,” where they played new tracks as well as old favorites from their…

Concert time: Jazz in Washington, D.C.

BY KELLY FOSTER, STAFF WRITER For recent events across the Washington D.C. area and around the Mason community, The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History offered a chance for students to hear musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis play…

Photo courtesy of Blackbird Presents.

Avett Brothers get psyched

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Casting directors for biopics have a difficult choice to make: do they cast Actor A, who looks just like the subject, or Actor B, who might never be mistaken for the subject but embodies their “essence?”…

Two country stars collide

BY BENJAMIN LAWLER, STAFF WRITER   On Oct. 8, Alabama and The Charlie Daniels Band took the stage for a three-hour show. Both are icons in the country music genre, and both of them playing at the same place was…

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Music Program gives old instruments new life

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer A new outreach program is spreading tunes in a new way by collecting used musical instruments for children and students to give them a second life. Instruments in the Attic, first sprouted in 2007 when Mason alumnus…