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LGBT musicians you should check out

LGBT musicians you should check out

Ivy Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 28, 2020

I’ve gathered some of my favorite LGBT musicians who are just as deserving of shower concerts and playlists for your crush.

Defining your music taste

Defining your music taste

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Learning to define your music taste is like learning a new skill — you must work at it consistently until you reach a level of mastery. Here are ways to work towards defining your music taste.

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Ivy Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

March 26, 2020

Deviating from the mainstream might be uncomfortable at first, but doing so will ultimately enrich your listening experience.

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Despite the long gaps between Uzi’s various projects throughout his career, “Eternal Atake” takes the lead at being perhaps his best album thus far.

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

As the majority of us are practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, here is a playlist to get you through the boredom and uncertainty.

Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Raveena has released her sophomore EP “Moonstone.” Just like the rest of her repertoire, it doesn’t disappoint.

Mercer Music at Capricorn: Student bands given a place to jam

Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley gives a tour of the newly restored Capricorn Sound Studio.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 14, 2020

“These rooms are for bands that need to practice, people that want to have more professional space. It’s for students, which is great since students can’t really just put a drum set in their dorm room,” said Mercer graduate Andrew Eck.

Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The major controversy surrounding “Circles” is its release after Miller’s death. The death of major artists can definitely affect large groups of people, and although we’d love to continue to have their music, it’s important to consider who is benefiting from this post-death exploitation. 

What you missed at the Grammys

What you missed at the Grammys

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

February 11, 2020

This year’s 62nd Grammys was filled with acts that will not soon be forgotten. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, here are some of the highlights that you missed. 

Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

Ivy Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 31, 2020

“I’ve played concerts in Europe and in China and all across the country,” James said. In addition, she’s participated in music festivals in Rome, Colorado and New York. 

Soundtrack to my life: Music for the highs and lows

Chance Allen listens to music.

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Music has been a prominent aspect of my life ever since I was born. Its longevity continually impacts my outlook on the world, myself and the things around me. Without music, I’m unsure of how my life would be. It’s a new decade, a perfect time to reflect on the music that has been an integral part of my life as a whole. 

Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Graphic by Serena Golden.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 29, 2020

The album “broke (the) record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the U.S.,” according to Official Charts.

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