The Torch

Solange’s “A Seat at the Table”

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

Solange’s new album rounds out a list of very pro-black albums this year, including Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” and Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” Solange created an album explaining her experience with her blackness...

‘King Zimm’ wows at Java Johnnies

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

St. John’s University held a memorable Java Johnnies last Friday at the D’Angelo Center as students gathered to hear Khafre Zimmerman perform. Zimmerman, whose stage name is King Zimm, performed a variety of songs from...

Music review: Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage”

Michael Ambrosino, General Manager & Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2016

“Who is the crowd that peers through the cage... as we perform here upon the stage?” What a message, and what perfect timing, too! Is this the coming of a brand new album? This would be the band’s first since their relen...

Thirdstory: NYC’s emerging artists

Morgan Mullings, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2016

Just a few months after opening for Tori Kelly on her U.S. tour, this YouTube sensation ended their own tour in their hometown. Ben Lusher, Richard Saunders and Elliott Skinner of Thirdstory just finished their first headlining t...

The Meadows leaves NYC disappointed

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

With the success of Governors Ball over the past few years, Founders Entertainment tried to catch lightning in a bottle once again with The Meadows NYC. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio initially denied permits for a m...

“Atlanta” proves to be a great hit

Chyna Davis, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2016

Donald Glover has finally released his new project “Atlanta.” The lyrical genius, also known as Childish Gambino, plays a character named Earn Marks, a Princeton dropout struggling to make ends meet as he gets involved with...

A greater meaning behind “The Greatest”

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

September 15, 2016

Sia’s music videos are always visually stunning, intriguing and hold a deeper meaning in her process of storytelling. Along with her haunting vocals, powerful lyrics and unique choreography, her lyricism is strongest in new...

Lady Gaga switches it up with “Perfect Illusion”

Michael Anthony, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016

It’s been three years since Lady Gaga last released any new music. In 2013, the singer released her single “Applause” and highly anticipated album “Artpop.” It was supposed to begin a new era for Gaga, one that was meant...

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