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7th annual Weaver's Weekend to take place this Saturday

Caitlin Glasscock

August 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Weaver’s Weekend is an annual fundraising event for the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a foundation that supports the memory of Mike Weaver. Weaver, who died at the age of 20 in an altercation, is now remembered with a scholarship in his name. Weaver was passionate about music and baseball. The...

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

Emily Farlow

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Cluster Editorial, Opinions

When I tell people that I love Macon, I often get strange looks. "Well, you're the only one," many people say. Thankfully, that attitude is changing, and people who don't love Macon or who insist there's nothing to do there are quickly running out of evidence to back up their claims. Naysayers would...

Lady Gaga-inspired fashion trends should not overpower music

Olivia Brayan

December 7, 2011


Filed under Opinions

“Just dance. Gonna be okay. Da-doo-doo-doo. Just dance.” These lyrics were stuck in my head for weeks after a dance at my high school. Some mysterious new artist kept spinning around in my head with her odd electronic beats and warm poppy voice. Lady Gaga hit the stage running with her first singles...

DeLuna Fest Live Blog

DeLuna Fest Live Blog

Eric Brown

October 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, 3:12 p.m. I’ve been sick all morning. Some sort of stomach flu combined with the exhaustion that comes from running across miles of sand all weekend. But today has been a pretty sparse day anyway. We interviewed Mutemath and the Constellations today, but that’s about all we’ve had time for. It’s a six hour dr...

Q&A: The Front Bottoms

Q&A: The Front Bottoms

Eric Brown

September 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Front Bottoms are one of the most interesting new bands I’ve come across in a long time. The New Jersey duo, composed of singer/guitarist Brian Sella and Matt Uychich recently released their self-titled debut album, an absolutely mind-blowing blend of pop, rock, and old fashioned punk spirit....

Townsend School of Music announces new concert season

Kaleigh Manson

September 7, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music recently announced a new season of concerts for 2011-2012. One event was the annual Robert McDuffie and Friends Labor Day Festival for Strings that was held Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 in Neva Langley Ficking Hall of the McCorkle Music Building. The calendar of...

Spotify: your new favorite thing

Jonathan Popham

September 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Reviewing results from World Beard and Mustache Championships, I can’t help but wonder why I wasn’t gifted with such talents. Instead of combing one of those monsters I was stuck on this Earth as a columnist. What horseshit. In more perfect (read: bearded) world, I’d make an unspeakable amount...

Your guide to Bearstock

Your guide to Bearstock

Eric Brown

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

So, we all know Bearstock is coming up this Saturday, and we all know that it’s going to be completely awesome, as it is every year. But some people don’t know that this year will be a little different than the past few festials, so your pals at The Cluster have prepared this guide to the festiv...

Don't download this column

Don't download this column

Jonathan Popham

April 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What comes to mind when you hear “$1.5 million in statutory damages for distribution?" Drugs? Weapons? People? How about music? Okay, what if I said file sharing? You would think that terabytes of music must be involved, a huge game-changing event. Maybe some hacker-on-steroids stole everything Cap...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Bearstock bands announced

Bearstock bands announced

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and indie pop-rock act Parachu...

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Eric Brown

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

TICKETS Always buy tickets from official websites. Skeezy looking ones can prove to be major rip-offs. Also be wary of buying from scalpers. Not only are they overpriced, they may misrepresent some crucial details. PLANNING At multi-stage festivals, there are always two or more bands playing at o...

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