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Mary Lambert’s song ‘Secrets’ inspires, but video disappoints

Mary Lambert’s song ‘Secrets’ inspires, but video disappoints

Julia Peigh, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

November 14, 2014


Filed under Music

When I first heard Mary Lambert’s single “Secrets” on my radio, I immediately found the song to be catchy and fun. The tune made me think of all the body-positive rants I’ve seen on social media like Tumblr and Twitter, and I loved listening to it. But, like a novel that you love and then the m...

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

Ashley Marlo and Jerianne Harrison

October 23, 2014


Filed under Music

The band’s music has been played on 105.7 The Point and 100.7 The Viper, and are battling other bands to play at Pointfest 2015.

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Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 9, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

  With a fist of knock-out guitar riffs and hooks, wailing vocals and great, easy-to-follow choruses, rock n’ roll is back and it’s here to stay. Rock band Sixx A.M. released their first album in three years, “Modern Vintage,” Oct. 7 to stores everywhere, signaling the start of a fall, w...

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

Banks’ ‘Goddess’ strengthens fabric of modernized music

Nikki Molina, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

October 7, 2014


Filed under Music

Los-Angeles native Banks slides into the music scene with a conglomerate of digital darkness and eerie effervescence. Titled "Goddess," her full-length debut album is the poster child for modernized music, but it lacks the same craze that erupted when she teased new-found fans with sneak-peeks of ...

A man, his mics and his guitar

A man, his mics and his guitar

Jilliane Mortimer, Abington HS,

September 29, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

Ed Sheeran, a charming 23-year-old indie folk singer/songwriter from England, known for his song, “The A Team," did not disappoint in his performance at the Xfinity Center on Sept. 9.

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Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

Erin Delong, Dominika Bondaryk, and Taylor Bunnell

September 19, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

Originally published Sept. 5, 2014 The Boston Calling Music Festival is back and better than ever. Boston Calling takes place this weekend, Sept. 5-7 at City Hall Plaza with an estimated 20,000 people attending each day. This will be the fourth Boston Calling event in two years. Starting off th...

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

Connor Allison, Decatur HS, Decatur, Ga.

June 9, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

In an era of technology where one can open a laptop with a production suite and create a full song, it's easy to go from bedroom producer to festival DJ in a matter of months, without a professional studio or equipment.

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Spencer Wiley: Born to lead the choir

Spencer Wiley: Born to lead the choir

Claire Kyllonen, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

May 23, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles

Spencer Wiley stands before his students, his hands at the ready. With one look he has command of the room around him; 28 pairs of eyes stare fixedly, waiting for his mark. Not one word. Not one sound. Then, the music begins to play, and suddenly the room is enveloped with the resonating melodies and...