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Stacked summer: Midwest music festivals impress and implore

Stacked summer: Midwest music festivals impress and implore

David Colton, Evanston Township HS, Evanston, Ill.

May 19, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

Music festivals, though they have been around for decades, have seen a very recent spike in popularity. Now, the Midwest is home to almost 10 festivals of all genres.

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Bad Seed Rising has undeniable talent

Bad Seed Rising has undeniable talent

Alejandro Gomez, Robinson HS, Tampa

May 15, 2014


Filed under Music

Don’t be deceived by their look, or their age. When you see them walk on stage, don’t assume it’s just a group of kids with a small-time, amateur-produced band. The under-aged band from Maryland, Bad Seed Rising, is a rock band with strong ties to the leading rock and rollers. Strongly dedicate...

‘Because the Internet’ stands apart from the usual

‘Because the Internet’ stands apart from the usual

McKenzie Brown, Rowlett HS, Rowlett, Texas

May 9, 2014


Filed under Music

“Because the Internet,” Childish Gambino’s fourth project, might be his best. The album has a mix of jazz, dubby static, R&B and rap. Gambino shows a newfound confidence by talking about Internet culture with fluency and ease. “V. 3005” and “Telegraph Ave” show his unique sense of style ...

Delta Rae defies musical categorization

Delta Rae defies musical categorization

Bianca Lopez, Miami Palmetto HS, Pinecrest Village, Fla.

April 16, 2014


Filed under Music

The Tortuga Music Festival (April 12-13) brings top names down to Fort Lauderdale to soak up some sun and tunes, all in the name of charity. While the two-day festival focuses on increasing the public’s awareness of issues like overfishing, shark finning and reef degradation, it also opens its stage to a...

Exclusive interview with Delta Rae

Exclusive interview with Delta Rae

Bianca Lopez, Miami Palmetto HS, Pinecrest Village, Fla.

April 15, 2014


Filed under Music, Uncategorized

  Bianca Lopez: What songs can we expect to hear at Tortuga? Ian Holljes: We will play everything off of our recent EP “Chasing Twisters” and a selection off of “Carry the Fire.” I’m very partial to the new stuff of off “Chasing Twisters.” I personally love “Dance in the G...

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

Ian Gwin, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 20, 2014


Filed under Music

It’s a Thursday afternoon in Matthew Harkleroad’s art classroom SW110, and the air is filled with a droning cluster of notes rising and falling in small, leaning intervals. Greg Taufassau, school security guard and musician, plucks string by string up his ukulele, letting the notes resound acro...

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Patricia Ascano, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

March 4, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles

If you see sophomore Tyler Antonio around the school, you wouldn’t expect him to be a dedicated fan of Korean pop. But as it turns out, he considers himself to be a true fan of the K-pop industry. Southwest Shadow: What lured you into Korean pop? Tyler Antonio: When I was first lured into K-pop, I actually...

Test stress? Take a study break with these 10 songs

Anu Subramaniam, Grosse Pointe North HS, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

February 24, 2014


Filed under Features, Music

Pause.  Stop your studying for just a few minutes to take a break listening to some of Billboard’s Top 100. ...