By Steven Keehner
As one of my last articles, I decided to once again write about my first love: music. But rather than review bands that could take over the music scene, I’m going full “me” mode and discussing my PERSONAL Top Five Bands of All Time!
By Steven Keehner
In an age where the pop music scene is dominated by rap and electronic dance music, it is very difficult for fans of rock to find new, fresh-sounding music. It isn’t unusual to hear fans of the genre complaining that music “isn’t as good as it used to be” or that “rock is dead.” This is where I have an issue. Just because rock isn’t being played on pop stations, that doesn’t mean that the genre itself is on the decline; in fact, I’d be one of the first to argue that it’s actually going through its own little renaissance.
The look and sound of rock as many of us have known it is changing. For example, I believe that we are past the era of bigger-than-life rock star personalities such as Keith Richards, Morrissey, and the Gallagher Brothers; we are instead getting musicians who are much more relatable and down to earth. This can be seen with many of the musicians I’m about to name. Much like bands such as The Smiths and Red Hot Chili Peppers, it isn’t unusual anymore to see bands experimenting by mixing genres to create new and fascinating sounds that I’ve never heard before. And to think that I’ve probably spent the majority of my life listening to music, that’s impressive. So without further ado, here are five bands you should listen to right now.
By Kyra Thompson
Ed Sheeran released his new album Divide on March 3, 2017. The album is currently Top 10 according to iTunes, and his single “Shape of You,” which was released on January 6, was an immediate hit. The song has been on the top 40 since January 21, and his most recent single, “Castle on the Hill,” continues to climb the charts.
By Ariel Margolin
When comparing two of modern art’s most recognized names, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, many often don’t know where to begin. I won’t be the “rotten egg,” so let me start.
By Matilde Bechet
The 89th Annual Academy Awards, which aired on February 26th, was an amusing and captivating award show. The ceremony, which honors the year’s achievements in film, was filled with the presence of some of the world’s most reverent actors, actresses, producers, screenwriters, lyricists, and more.
By Kaela Kilfoil
With the fall season coming to an end, and winter waiting with baited breath, a recap of fall’s most prominent trends is well deserved. Sporting styles that we viewed as the latest looks, our fall fashion this season was truthfully a blast from the past. Rocking the 90’s gift of the choker, various 60’s leather jacket trends, and ripped denim stemming from the rockers of the 80’s, we might just be modern day copycats. This, however, is the cycle of fashion. So keep those beaded headbands and layered tank tops from your childhood because as out of date as they may seem at the moment, you never know when they may be in style again.
Switching back to present-day, here are six outfits combining the best fall fashion looks of 2016. These are the modern trendsetters, a blend of the decades.
By Lena Gluck
The East End is the perfect location to get away and enjoy the beauty of Long Island. For those who have not yet traveled to this area, you certainly should. Some of you may be thinking, will it really be worth the drive? Yes, it truly is worth the extra miles; from the moment you arrive, you’ll never want to leave. Let’s take a look at a few of the many amazing places that you can visit on your next trip out east.
By Nima Nayeri
All politics aside, Edward Snowden’s story is tailor-made for the likes of director Oliver Stone and his conspiracy-theory lens.
While it’s well acted and the director puts several welcome thriller touches on the inherently dull computer world, Snowden just doesn’t have the signature audacity or engrossing nature that Stone has infused in his more high-profile and controversial projects (Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers).
By Steven Keehner
After a four year wait, Northern Irish indie-rock sensation Two Door Cinema Club has finally made its long awaited return to music with the band's third album, Gameshow.
Formed in 2007, the band rose to prominence with their debut album, Tourist History (a must listen in my opinion) in 2010, which allowed the band to skyrocket in popularity and led to their winning the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year in 2010. They followed this up with their second album, Beacon, in 2012. While it didn’t reach the heights of Tourist History, it still reached number one on the Irish Charts and second on the UK Charts.