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Primrose in Full Bloom at Basement Show

The energy of the first Primrose show post-mask mandate was electric. It was obvious that everyone in the crowd was starving for new Primrose content, and it was clear by the end of the show they got a feast. Wheaton students turned out in record numbers to the basement show, located in Cole Memorial Chapel. […]

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Daft Punk Splits

After 28 years of making music, Daft Punk is officially breaking up according to the duo’s publicist, Kathryn Frazier. She gave no reason as to why they are retiring. The announcement was made in an eight-minute video titled “Epilogue”. It is a video taken from their film Electroma. The dates 1993-2021 are shown after one […]

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Joseph Bologne: An Overlooked Black Composer?

Classical music is chock full of virtuosos and prodigies. Oftentimes, only three composers are discussed during this period: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. While all three of these composers are remarkable and virtuosic, they aren’t the only prodigious musicians at this time. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was another composer that could be considered to be […]

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How Odd Future Influenced a New Generation of Music Fanatics

I was eleven years old when Tyler, Tyler dropped his music video for “Yonkers”. At the time, it seemed almost as if the world had stopped and the typical suburban parent nearly fainted as a result of what their children were being subjected to. With the amount of accessibility provided by YouTube, as well as […]

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Cauldron Album Review

Canada has produced a surprisingly large portion of good heavy metal over the decades, and Cauldron is just one of the newer entries to that pool. Their newest offering, “New Gods,” in addition to featuring some curiously chosen album art, brings its share of hooks and riffs. All of these blatantly harken back to a […]

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‘Bad Reputation’ Profiles Rock Star Joan Jett’s Music Career

Kevin Kerslake’s new documentary ‘Bad Reputation’ chronicles the career of Joan Jett, the female rock star who founded The Runaways and eventually made her name in the Blackhearts. Producing hit-singles such as “I Love Rock ‘N Roll,” “Bad Reputation,” and “Do you wanna touch me (Oh Yeah),” the 95-minute film explores Jett’s rise, and backlash, […]

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Overtures In Repetition

Deicide is a band I have found myself torn on since I discovered them years ago. On one hand, we have their tried and true classic albums that helped them cement their reputation as one of the biggest draws of the Florida death metal scene in the early ‘90s. On the other hand, we have […]

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Honoring Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942. Renowned as a singer, songwriter, pianist and actress, Franklin had humble beginnings. For example, she used to sing gospel music as a child at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father was the minster. When she turned 18 years old, Franklin began her career […]