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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…