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A Happy & Sad Holiday

A Happy & Sad Holiday

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Kacey Musgraves is undoubtedly the reigning princess of country music, and it looks like she is trying to expand her territory to other areas of pop culture. Move over Mariah Carey! We have a new Christmas debutant in town. "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show" premiered on Amazon Prime on Nov. 28 and ...

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

December 5, 2019

In October, I put out a list of albums that are best suited for the fall. This time, winter’s getting its own treatment. Here are 25 albums that are perfect for the coldest, snowiest months of the year.   Björk - “Vespertine” Björk’s magnum opus, Vespertine is one of the most transcendent piec...

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

First came “Yandhi,” the first release date, the next one, the Sunday services, the leaks, the new name, the next Sunday services, the next release date…and now we’re here. This is it: Kanye West’s long awaited gospel album.   Followers of West know that being a fan is less like being part ...

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

The release of “cellophane” was more than just an artist releasing a single—it was an event. Marking the end of a three-year hiatus, FKA twigs wasn’t exactly enjoying her time away from the spotlight; she was suffering from six fibroid tumors that had grown in her uterus, which came with imm...

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Beyond All Reason, SLU’s only all-female a cappella group, hosted the first ever Aca-Prom on Friday evening in the St. Louis Room. This included dancing, performing and a competition between the various SLU a cappella groups. Friday’s Aca-Prom was the first that SLU had ever seen. SLU currently has five ...

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Nearly two years after his debut album was released, Harry Styles puts out his new hit single “Lights Up” on Oct. 11, 2019. The singer/songwriter/actor gave subtle hints throughout the release week that both excited and confused his fans. Styles began his promotion by tweeting the single word “...

Fall Album Preview

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Everyone seems to love the fall. It’s sweater weather, coffee is always ready and everything is in some way pumpkin related. The air is colder and everything just seems to be a little more beautiful as the leaves change colors and fall onto the ground. To help you get the most out of this fall seaso...

Tyler, the Creator Concert Creates Buzz at SLU

Tyler, the Creator Concert Creates Buzz at SLU

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

September 19, 2019

Currently one of the most talked about artists in the nation is Tyler, the Creator. Since the release of Igor, his fifth studio album, in May, the excitement has only grown. Now, he plans to come perform for the students of SLU at Chaifetz Arena on Oct. 4.  Earlier this summer, he announced his fall...

St. Louis is Burnin’ Up After Jonas Brothers Concert

St. Louis is Burnin’ Up After Jonas Brothers Concert

Grace Wilken, Contributor

September 18, 2019

Nick, Joe and Kevin took St. Louis on a trip back to the late 2000s this past Saturday night with their “Happiness Begins” tour. All fans, new and old, joined together to wish the brothers a warm welcome as they came on stage.    The Jonas Brothers popped on stage and began the concert with ...

Charli XCX is on the rise with new album “Charli”

Charli XCX is on the rise with new album “Charli”

September 18, 2019

The progression of Charli XCX has certainly been an interesting one to watch. After penning some of the biggest pop hits of the decade (Iggy Azealia’s “Fancy,” Icona Pop’s “I Don’t Care”), as well as going three-times platinum with her first solo hit, “Boom Clap,” Charlotte Emma Aitchis...

The Lumineers Capture the Sound of the Sparks in “III”

The Lumineers Capture the Sound of the Sparks in “III”

Tomi Delp, Contributor

September 18, 2019

The Lumineers, a folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado, have come a long way since their initial 2012 Billboard hit “Ho Hey”. The band’s newest album, aptly titled “III,” is their third studio album, coming three years after their last release in 2016. To stick with this recurring theme...

Tropical F*** Storm Was A Total F*** Storm – And That’s A Good Thing

Tropical F*** Storm Was A Total F*** Storm – And That’s A Good Thing

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

September 18, 2019

“This is our first Friday night in St. Louis,” announced Erica Dunn of Tropical F*** Storm after an electrifying performance of the title track from the band’s new record “Braindrops.” The quartet, made up of Dunn (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards), Lauren Hammel (drums, electronics), Fiona Kit...

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