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Posted On January 5, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Lifestyle, Music, Shows

Music Festival Survival Guide

Regardless of whether you’re hitting up one or ten music festivals this year, there’s still some amount of preparation required for each one. You and your group are put up against massive crowds, unfamiliar territory, extreme climates, and questionable states of mind. You might end up as group leader, you might be tagging along for a good time. Either way, make sure your asses are covered.   Base Camp These things take planning. Buy your festival tickets and figure out where you’ll be sleeping as early on as possible. ItRead More

Posted On January 2, 2014By Brandi BravoIn Music, Music Musings

Boss Ladies of Pop – 2013

In 2013, these ladies ruled the pop music scene… Ariana Grande: The Nickelodeon star has had quite the year with her release of album Yours Truly.  Don’t judge me, but I’m on the verge of 24 and I LOVE this album.  The woman’s got pipes and has been compared to the original diva, Mariah Carey, on several occasions.  The album’s first single The Way featuring Mac Miller is an adorable, catchy-as-hell, feel-good song perfect for rolling down the windows and screaming along to at the top of your lungs.  Read More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Anthony KozlowskiIn Music, Music Musings

10 Songs from 2013 That We Love to Hate

We’ve all experienced that moment.  You’re listening to the radio when suddenly that song comes on.  You know, that one song that just won’t go away.  You’ve heard it at work, in the supermarket, at the laundromat, and from that homeless guy singing it outside your apartment, all before noon.  But for some reason you let it play.  “Oh, there’s probably nothing else on,” you joke to your friends, but some part of you doesn’t want to change it.  It’s the same part that DVRs every rendition of “Real Housewives”Read More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Shannon FolsomIn Music, Music Musings

Ten Fantastic Lyrics The Music Industry Gave Us In 2013

Each year, music artists throw a few top-notch lyrics our way. Barenaked Ladies gave us, “Chickity China the Chinese chicken”, L.F.O. let us know that Chinese food makes them sick, and Will.I.Am told us to, “Tell a jealous chicken [he] don’t know what the beef is”. Here are some of this year’s gems: 1. “I wanna f*ck you hard on the sink/ After that give you something to drink/ Step back can’t get spunk on the mink” –Kanye West’s “Bound 2” Good call, Kanye. Good call. 2. “And you madRead More
This was not an easy decision, nor one that I would have expected when viewing the list of albums to be released in 2013 in advance. A year ago, I had never even heard of The Wonder Years…well, at least not other than some old television show. Albums I expected to impress me in 2013, impressed me. The National’s Trouble Will Find Me was beautiful, sincere, and met all the expectations I had for it. Daft Punk created a brilliant departure from the wompy, dubstep-heavy dance scene of recent years with theRead More