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What Is It? Five Music Subgenres You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

What Is It? Five Music Subgenres You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By Camp Carter, Assistant Entertainment Editor

January 8, 2019


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In this edition of What Is It? I will be covering five music subgenres that you may have heard of once or twice and thought, “That can’t be real, right?” After doing a little digging, I’ve found some of the weirdest and most obscure music genres out there. Mallsoft. Spawned from the ironic, ae...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Stadium Arcadium

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Stadium Arcadium

By Kelly McBride

February 16, 2018


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                  Listen on YouTube I’m kicking back up the Album of the Week with one of my favorite albums– Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Stadium Arcadium is the ninth studio album by RHCP, and it captures the essence of their unique funk/rock style. The album is a 28 song masterpiece that does not...

ALBUM REVIEW: Unapologetically in Love with Kelsea Ballerini’s Latest

ALBUM REVIEW: Unapologetically in Love with Kelsea Ballerini’s Latest

By Mara Liston and Sarah Cory

January 24, 2018


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Kelsea Ballerini is a country pop artist on the rise. Many know her by her hits “Peter Pan” and “Yeah Boy” from her 2015 album The First Time. On November 3, Ballerini released her second studio album Unapologetically. The lead single, “Legends”, was released back in June and made the top 20 o...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Siamese Dream

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Siamese Dream

By Kelly McBride

December 15, 2017


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              Listen on YouTube In 1993, The Smashing Pumpkins were challenged with following up on their debut album, Gish. Gish was an unexpectedly popular album, so frontman, Billy Corgan, felt immense pressure to make an album that superseded the band’s expectations – Siames...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: From The Fires

Kelly’s Album of the Week: From The Fires

By Kelly McBride

December 8, 2017


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Listen on YouTube Have you ever wondered when rock music will be revitalized? If so, the wait is over. Greta Van Fleet has the power to bring back the wonder of bands like Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and The Grateful Dead. 2017 has been an awesome year for this young band, and the sky’s the limit. Their...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: II

Kelly’s Album of the Week: II

By Kelly McBride

November 17, 2017


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Listen on YouTube In 1984, Meat Puppets released their critically acclaimed album entitled II. The only way to describe II is by saying it’s the creative paint splatter of Curt Kirkwood, Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom. This three piece used their talents to create music that doesn’t lend itself to o...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Elephant

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Elephant

By Kelly McBride

November 10, 2017


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Listen on YouTube If you were to ask someone who was a teen in the early 2000s what a defining album of their high school years was, they would almost certainly say Elephant by The White Stripes. Jack and Meg White started the twenty-first century out with this rock album that incorporates traditional blues with exp...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: O.C.M.S.

Kelly’s Album of the Week: O.C.M.S.

October 27, 2017


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Listen on YouTube Old Crow Medicine Show is a bluegrass/folk band that takes their music back to the old days. The band started out playing on street corners in New York City, and they were discovered by Doc Watson’s daughter while she was walking into a pharmacy. Their old-timey lyrics and use of ...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: The Lonesome Crowded West

Kelly’s Album of the Week: The Lonesome Crowded West

By Kelly McBride

October 20, 2017


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Listen on YouTube The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse is album that combines the emotion of the grunge movement with the originality of their songwriting, singing, and music composition. The album was released in 1996 and was the second album that Modest Mouse released. Lead singer/songwriter...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Ten

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Ten

By Kelly McBride

October 6, 2017


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In 1991, Pearl Jam released their debut album, Ten, and the Grunge Rock revolution was born.  Along with bands Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam came out of the Seattle area and flooded pop-culture with distorted amps and charged lyrics. Ten started as a project by guitar...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Seven + Mary

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Seven + Mary

By Kelly McBride

September 29, 2017


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Listen on YouTube Seven + Mary by Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an album that stands out because of its original sound. Lead singer Sam Melo met his band at Appalachian State University in the heart of bluegrass country. In 2011, the band released Seven + Mary, but they didn’t see much recognition past the college bar scene until their YouTube popularity st...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

By Kelly McBride

September 22, 2017


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All Hail West Texas by The Mountain Goats shows the power that one man, a tape recorder and an acoustic guitar can have. John Darnielle single-handedly created this album in his house on a boombox recorder, and he wrote his lyrics on the margins of his hand outs from a job orientation class. A...

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