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‘Together At Home’ Series Showcases Music’s Limitless Abilities

‘Together At Home’ Series Showcases Music’s Limitless Abilities

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

March 26, 2020

  As the nation and many countries across the globe adjust to the new reality of life amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the music industry has taken a significant hit. With concert venues closed and live performances either rescheduled or canceled, musicians — touring or not — are trying t...

The Chronicle Playlist: New Growth

The Chronicle Playlist: New Growth

By Cade Andereson

March 24, 2020

    All of our interactions and conversations now are in the context of the atmosphere of unease that has descended over the world in the past week. As a human species, we are collectively adapting and waiting. We are all waiting for things to get better but preparing for them to get mu...

Lauv Explores the Spectrum of Emotion with Debut ‘~How I’m Feeling~’

Lauv Explores the Spectrum of Emotion with Debut ‘~How I’m Feeling~’

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

March 22, 2020

  It may come as a surprise to most that Lauv, or Ari Leff, has just released his debut album, "~How I'm Feeling~," at the beginning of March. After all, the pop artist is already well known for his sensational track "I Like Me Better," a summer anthem for many. After such success, there's a...

The Weeknd Returns to Hopeless, Loveless Hedonism on ‘After Hours’

The Weeknd Returns to Hopeless, Loveless Hedonism on ‘After Hours’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

March 21, 2020

  Since Abel Tesfaye emerged as The Weeknd in 2011 with his moody and mesmerizing mixtape “House of Balloons,” he’s kept listeners on their toes, intentionally or not, dividing his career into chapters marked by each album's distinctive sounds and aesthetics. He’s released three lo-fi R&a...

Coronavirus Hits the Music Industry

Coronavirus Hits the Music Industry

By Parker Dunn

March 20, 2020

  COVID-19 has been the talk of the town since it was declared a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. Panic, hysteria and the hoarding of toilet paper and hand sanitizer seem to be the main occupants of people’s minds at this terribly trying time, but something that has been overlooked by most is ...

Pop-Cultured: Zane Lowe Perfects the Art of Making Musicians Comfortable

Pop-Cultured: Zane Lowe Perfects the Art of Making Musicians Comfortable

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

March 7, 2020

  Interviewing is an essential part of journalism — as clichéd as it sounds, the art of gathering information from others plays a major role in crafting a story. It’s arguably the hardest part of journalism as well, especially when it comes to interviewing musicians. It can be difficult...

Envelop’s Immersive 3D Sound Experience Changes Music Appreciation

Envelop’s Immersive 3D Sound Experience Changes Music Appreciation

By Parker Dunn

March 5, 2020

  I was absolutely fascinated the first time I heard of Envelop — just the mere thought of a 3D, 32-speaker audiovisual experience had no trouble piquing my interest. When I found out they were holding a listening of my favorite band Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool,” I immediately made...

Vulnerability, Honesty and Social Critiques within the Seratones’ ‘Power’

Vulnerability, Honesty and Social Critiques within the Seratones’ ‘Power’

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

March 3, 2020

  The Seratones are a five-piece group based out of Shreveport, Louisiana that has explored genre lines from punk rock to gospel music filtered through jazz and blues lenses. On “Power,” the band’s sophomore album, lead singer and frontwoman AJ Haynes uses her lyrics to offer unapologeti...

‘The Slow Rush’ Reveals Kevin Parker’s Struggle to Live in the Moment

‘The Slow Rush’ Reveals Kevin Parker’s Struggle to Live in the Moment

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 25, 2020

  On Feb. 14, as a gift to music lovers worldwide, Tame Impala released their fourth studio album. Following a five-year hiatus from their previous album, “Currents” — which launched the band into 2010s rock fame with “The Less I Know the Better” — Tame Impala’s latest work sho...

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is in Full Swing

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is in Full Swing

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 23, 2020

  The 2020 NPR Tiny Desk Contest is now accepting submissions from musicians across the nation. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts emerged from show host Bob Boilen’s frustration with a “show” environment — people talking, hollering or cheering to the point that it drowns out a performer. The ...

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