music

New lessons in Arden revamp

By DANIEL ROSEN – 6 years ago

Reasonable criticism arose when Deaf West announced that they would be taking their production of “Spring Awakening” to Broadway, slated for a mere six years after the original pro­duction. Critics…

Del Rey steps beyond conventions

By JILLIAN ELKIN – 6 years ago

Lana Del Rey is a rare type of artist, finding mainstream success with a gloomy, hazy sound and lyrical poetry. Her latest album enti­tled “Honeymoon” was released on Sept. 18.…

Black Mass satisfies as gangster movie

By REID ANTIN – 6 years ago

Full disclosure: I love gangster movies! It’s definitely my favorite genre, which means that I was always going to like Black Mass on some level (or conversely, be more disappointed…

Oh Wonder makes unique, risky debut

By PATRICK TANELLA – 6 years ago

To garner attention and traction, most bands will begin singing live shows and work from there. This tends to lead to a re­cord deal and then the release of singles,…

Powers’ new album pokes pessimism

By NICK GARRISON – 6 years ago

On track “17” of Trevor Powers’ debut album, a line reads: “Don’t stop imagining—the day that you do is the day that you die.” This served as the mission statement…

Halsey’s album shows openness and candor

By PATRICK TANELLA – 6 years ago

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, released her highly-anticipated debut album, “Badlands,” in late August. Last year, many people did not know the blue-haired singer, but she…

Australian singer makes airwaves

By PATRICK TANELLA – 6 years ago

Last year, Australian Troye Sivan released his debut EP, “TRXYE,” which charted at num­ber 5 on the Billboard Music Charts. This was an extraordinary accolade for a singer that received…

Powerful stage presence heard in album

By MATT STEIN – 6 years ago

At Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August this year, Florence Welch danced as the­atrically as ever as an oncoming storm ap­proached, even delightfully dedicating a song to the lightning. As she gracefully…

Decades-long piano collaboration returns

By SABRINA OH – 6 years ago

For nearly 14 minutes, their fingers do the talking. Often digressing into conversations of agitation, the duo mutates neuroticism into an art. Two sleek black Steinway grand pianos are fit…