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Artist: The 1975 Title: DH00278 Label: Dirty Hit Released: December 14, 2017 Rating:     Since the release of their second album in February 2016, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975 have been touring relentlessly across the world to show their love to […]

Photos by: Jenn Noga Kent State University students have a wide range of interests, which include an array of music and pop culture. We went out to find what freshman consider to be their favorite merch item is and why it’s so special to them.   Jasmine Powell Jasmine is a big Spider-Man fan, and […]

By: Jenna Langan Artist: John Mayer Title: The Search For Everything Label: Columbia Records Release Date: 4/14/17 Rate:      After four years, John Mayer is back and revived with the release of his album, The Search For Everything. Whether an avid fan or just that person who cries to “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” […]

By Scott McMaster The first time I met Derek Zanetti was at a show at the Mr. Roboto Project in Pittsburgh. He performed as The Homeless Gospel Choir, a project that a couple friends of mine had told me about already, but who I had never seen first hand. At first I was surprised that […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: I See You Artist: The xx Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: January 13, 2017 Rating:      Eight years into their career, The xx have finally expanded the unique sound that has carried them to critical and commercial success since their debut in 2009. That sound- whether you call it “atmospheric […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk rock band, has never confined themselves to a single genre. From a stint as Slick Rick’s backing band to a spot the Van’s Warped Tour, these chameleons have found a […]

By: Holli Phillips A psychedelic, atmospheric rock concert played the House of Blues in Cleveland on November 25.  Broccoli Samurai and Papadosio played an epic upbeat show that lasted from about 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Both jam bands, native to Ohio, drew quite a large crowd full of broccoli and dosio groupies. The concert started off with […]

By: Erik Svensson Title: Slugger Artist: Sad13 Label: Carpark Record Release Date: 11/11/2016 Rating:      Photo courtesy of Bandcamp.com Written in a bedroom in Philadelphia, Slugger is literal “bedroom pop” that takes the time to eschew modern pop conventions. Coming only somewhat as a surprise from indie artist Sadie Dupuis, Slugger is a party worthy pop […]

Scribed by: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of songkick.com The 1975 made their only stop in Ohio on their 2016 North American tour this past Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Kent State M.A.C. Center. Students started pitching tents and lining up in front of the venue the Saturday afternoon before the show. The day of the […]

By Layne Gerbig, General Manager There’s a certain point at a show where I begin to regret my footwear choice. Standing in a pair of cheap, but cute flats for three hours always leaves me ready to skedaddle as soon as the encore is over. But this past weekend at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, […]


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