First Listen: Last Day of Summer

Sarah Yu, Chief Copy Editor

August 31, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Song Sample

Musicians in the present day focus more on their fame and music than on their fans. Brian Cag, Mark Shami, Anthony Li, David Buczkowski and Dan Brozek of the band Action Item are more than just their music and melodies. They’re... Read more »

Hit or Miss: The All-American Rejects Kids in The Street Review

Gabriele Dow, Staff Writer

March 29, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music, Song Sample

The evolution of a band is what makes being a fan of them beautiful. Seeing them change and grow from album to album gives one the best perspective from which to judge their new music, because you know where they came from. The... Read more »

Hit or Miss: Odd Future

Gabriele Dow, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Audio, Entertainment, Music, Song Sample

Odd future’s The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 is what happens when kids have no supervision. They are not exactly kids anymore since everyone on the album other than Frank Ocean is, as of its release date, at least 18- years-old... Read more »

Hit or Miss: Melanie Fiona

Annmarie Turton

March 21, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music, Song Sample

The world was missing something pretty special without the smooth sounds of Canadian artist Melanie Fiona. The Bridge, Fiona’s debut album, solidified her status as a star. Songs like “Give it to Me Right” and crowd favorite... Read more »

First Listen: Sincerest Music

Karla Rodriguez, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & Television, Music, Song Sample

The sincerity in his music is transparent. Nijay Sincere has developed a sound that includes melodies, rhythm, soul and most important of all, it is music with a message. Nijay was raised on the Westside of Harlem Manhattan... Read more »

Hit or Miss: The Papercut Chronicles II

Kori Williams, Staff Writer

November 16, 2011
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music, Song Sample

After three years, the alternative hip-hop rock band Gym Class Heroes is back with their fourth album The Papercut Chronicles II. In the time since their last album The Quilt, the members of Gym Class Heroes have focused on other... Read more »

All that’s needed is ‘Ambition’

Darnycya Smith, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2011
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Audio, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music, Song Sample

  The anticipated sophomore album Ambition from Maybach Music's poetic genius, Wale, saw its release Nov. 1. Now that Wale is under a new music label, unlike his other projects,... Read more »