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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.

Review: Dermot Kennedy’s “Without Fear” demands attention from hip hop and acoustic fans alike

Review: Dermot Kennedy’s “Without Fear” demands attention from hip hop and acoustic fans alike

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 27, 2019

Kennedy’s debut album “Without Fear” culminates a decade between busking on the streets of Dublin and streaming to over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify with heartbreaking honesty.

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 10, 2019

Once a recording spot for iconic groups such as the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie, the dilapidated Capricorn Records building saddened Macon’s rock fans for years. Now the studio will open for a second time this December.

Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

“III” isn’t just an album, it’s an artistic masterpiece, and it sticks with the listener until long after the final track.

Football concert series: Mercer’s bold new plan to increase football game attendance

Football concert series: Mercer’s bold new plan to increase football game attendance

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

Partnering with the Ford Motor Company, Mercer Athletics announced that the university would hold a concert on Black Field before every home game. The series will feature well-known local talents.

Review: “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” goes deeper than most of Lana Del Rey’s previous music

Review: “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” goes deeper than most of Lana Del Rey’s previous music

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 27, 2019

As is the case with most of Del Rey’s music, this album has nostalgic and soothing vibes. From the title song “Norman f***ing Rockwell,” to “Happiness is a Butterfly,” Del Rey crafts a lovely, dreamy beat with lyrics that sound equal parts romantic and sad.

What you missed at Music Midtown

What you missed at Music Midtown

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 25, 2019

This year, the festival showcased artists from all the likes — Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, you name it, they were probably there. Here’s a recap of the good, the bad and the weird at this year’s festival.

Artists you should be listening to

Artists you should be listening to

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, to R&B and soul, here is a list of artists you should be listening to.

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