Tag: music

Fourth Estate reviews Ghost concert

Connor Smith and Jesse Harman, Staff Writers Swedish doom metal band, Ghost, kicked off its “Black to the Future” U.S. tour at the Fillmore the same night Pope Francis touched ground for his American debut. The tour is an attempt to…

Layman’s terms – indie-pop band The Duskwhales surge

Jesse Harman, Staff Columnist The unique cultural identity of a George Mason student remains elusive.  A school of a nearly unrivaled diversity faces a clear question: What exactly constitutes a ‘Mason student?’ What is our ‘identity?’ This problem pervades nearly…

Music club brings jam sessions to new level

Jesse Harman, Staff Writer Student organizations at Mason serve a variety of great purposes for students. Some clubs and groups help students form networks of friends and acquaintances in an unfamiliar environment. Others might hone students’ practical talents and skills to prepare…

Local music scene moving forward, if a bit off-course

This story was originally published in the April 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer World-renowned musician Frank Zappa once said, “Without deviation, progress is not possible.” We – as a people, as a community – cannot move…

#TidalForFew, streaming service fails to impress

Jesse Harman, staff writer The ever-evolving music industry has always struggled to find a balance between the artists and the consumers. Laws, guidelines, royalties and a surplus of legal jargon muddle the rhetoric surrounding the current state of the industry….

Cinema Hearts light local spark

This story was first published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer Any music scene—a mass gathering of like-minded talents—has a propensity for competition. Friendly faces arise, and support often follows; still, new bands often…

Mary Lambert talks music, Macklemore, and LGBTQ

  It has been over two years since singer-songwriter Mary Lambert’s collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was released. The song “Same Love” quickly hit double platinum in the United States. With the release, Lambert’s life completely changed from her…

Fresh life in a ghost town

  Jesse Harman, staff writer Fairfax, along with most of Northern Virginia, is a mixing bowl of millions of individuals chasing success and capitalizing on the plethora of opportunities available. This ecosystem bulges with a variety of cultures, and yet…