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

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

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

Soundtrack to my life: Music for the highs and lows

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

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

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.

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

With the new year in full swing, there is so much curiosity surrounding which artists will be releasing new music in 2020. Only time will tell, but until then, here’s a list of musicians who are expected to release new music this year.

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Their new EP, “Mini Bloom,” consists of five songs that show off the lead singer Mandy Lee’s vocal talent, while allowing the instrumentals to shine through. Drummer Etienne Bowler truly stands out, along with bass player William Hehir on this EP.

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has high points, but West’s intentions do not align with his delivery

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has high points, but West’s intentions do not align with his delivery

Michael Williams, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

While a fine LP, “Jesus Is King” is a watered-down amalgamation of West’s least ambitious moments strung together by a loose Christian influence.

Students’ choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Students’ choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2019

A lot has changed in the past decade for us and for music. What has stayed constant, however, are our favorite tunes. What better way to reminisce on the end of an era than by remembering some of the best albums and songs to come out of the 2010’s?

Review: Frank Ocean steps back into the scene with “DHL”

Review: Frank Ocean steps back into the scene with “DHL”

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In “DHL,” Ocean takes rap and converts it into an almost soft and soothing flow, yet still including powerful bass beats. Ocean uses his voice to show intense passion, enunciating every word as if it’s his last.

Review: Summer Walker’s “Over It” is an emotional rollercoaster we didn’t know we needed

Review: Summer Walker’s “Over It” is an emotional rollercoaster we didn’t know we needed

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

Giving us raw, relatable emotions, Walker managed to work through a real-life situation in 18 songs. Like many other R&B artists of her generation, she took another step in the right direction for soulful music.

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