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Say Anything fine-tunes their trademark madness

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2009

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Have you ever wanted to hate an album only to fall head over heels in love with it?  I have – multiple times.  My most recent experience with this uncomfortable phenomenon was Say Anything’s self-titled album, released...

‘The Positives’ puts the soul back in rock ’n’ roll

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2009

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Groove. Funk. Soul. You don’t hear those words very often these days when it comes to new music, but Person L is out to change that. I was more than a little skeptical upon reading Person L frontman Ken Vasoli claim ...

So Long Forgotten rises to new heights

By Dexter Carpenter, Design Editor

November 12, 2009

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So Long Forgotten has been flying under the radar, but Things We Can See & Things We Cannot has the potential to bring the group to new heights. The members of So Long Forgotten, a soulful and intelligent indie roc...

Thrice raises the bar with ‘Beggars’

By Dexter Carpenter, Design Editor

October 20, 2009

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Thrice has produced something bigger and better than ever before with Beggars. This alternative rock band from California is known for its always-changing genres, and Beggars is the missing piece from the puzzle. From Vheis...

Blink-182 gives you an ‘Enema’ you’ll enjoy

By Brandon Wiles, Business Manager

October 14, 2009

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Enema of the State is the third album from the California punk-rockers Blink-182.  This album put Blink-182 into mainstream rock and basically made '90s punk rock a lot better.  You cannot talk about '90s punk rock without mentioni...

Polar Bear Club chases perfection

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

October 13, 2009

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Chasing Hamburg, the second album from Rochester, N.Y., rockers Polar Bear Club, isn’t for the weak-hearted.  The band, young but heavily rooted in the New York punk scene, has taken the best parts of their 2008 debut Som...

The fall of The Fall of Troy

By Alex Bachmann, Staff Writer

October 8, 2009

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On Oct. 6, Washington progressive-rock band The Fall of Troy dropped their fourth studio album, In the Unlikely Event. Progressing further with their unique experimental sound, the album takes on a whole new leg of music from their...

Brand New lives up to their name

By Dexter Carpenter, Design Editor

September 30, 2009

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Brand New, the quartet from Long Island, N.Y., has released yet another album that lives up to their always transforming, mysterious standard. Daisy, the fourth release by Brand New, is darker, harder and heavier than anythi...

‘Big Whiskey’ mixes genres

By Kevin O'Donnell, Staff Writer

September 8, 2009

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If you thought the Dave Matthews Band was done after the tragic death of their saxophone player, Leroi Moore, you have another thing coming. The new DMB album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, seems to fit into more genres t...

‘Ocean Eyes’ is as soothing as the ocean

By Justin Miles, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2009

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There’s no such thing as being sad when you're listening to Owl City. Between the deepest lyrics anyone has ever heard and a beat that carries you into a new world, Ocean Eyes is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. ...

‘Feel’ the debut from Anchor & Braille

By Matt Metzler, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2009

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Felt is the debut album from Anchor & Braille, which is more or less the solo project of Anberlin front-man Stephen Christian. Christian takes this opportunity to step away from Anberlin's soaring, fast-paced anthems and tone th...

As Cities Burn goes out with a bang!

By Dexter Carpenter, Design Editor

September 4, 2009

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As Cities Burn, a progressive indie rock band from Louisiana, has decided to call it quits after three solid albums under Solid State Records, and they ended with a “bang” with Hell or High Water. As Cities Burn has...

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