There’s something about Thursday night concerts that make me so happy. Whether it’s because they can make a great end to a week or there’s a magical aura associated with Thursdays, these shows never fail to impress me. This past Thursday, Shoffy played an intimate show at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub. After […]

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Unarguably, 2017 has been the year of Cardi B, as the acclaimed female rapper who has transcended all expectations and become a force to reckoned with. Upon releasing her hit single “Bodak Yellow” this summer, Cardi B topped the charts and eventually became the first female rapper to go platinum since Lauryn Hill in 1998. […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot For many people out there, Christmas music is a year-round genre. They listen to it in July and really pull out the stops come early November. As a self-proclaimed Christmas purist, I believe that the only time you can begin to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot Jake Bugg made a name for himself as the moody, acoustic, thoughtful crooner of the British invasion. With his first full length, self-titled album, we witnessed a true songwriter at his craft. Bugg’s signature is an amalgamation of catchy lyrics, thoughtful chord progressions and a flair for the extra […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot For a musician to take hold of an audience at first song, to enthrall them and draw them in is a feat that even weathered professionals find hard. But, for the relatively infantile Charli XCX, the crowd was sucked in at the first track “What I Like” off of […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot As the Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, it seems like everyone I talk to has either gone home or experienced some serious homesickness. October, like everyone warned me, was a very long and arduous month, and in my weakest moments, I turned to something that reminded me of home: good […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot For every poseur, ‘thug’, ‘gangster’ and ‘player’ there is a certified platinum hit by the whitest boy in the game, and he is none other than the perennial king of controversy, Marshall Mathers, aka The Real Slim Shady, aka Eminem. What is so interesting about Mathers’ and his alter […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see someone go, but even more painful when they contributed so much during their lifetime. Today, as a special post, I would like to dedicate this post to the passing of music rock god, Lou Reed, who at the age of 71, […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot With the American Music Awards roughly one month away and the nominees recently named, the speculation of the winners and the losers has already begun. Before the national voting begins, here is a list of my personal predictions for the 2013 AMA Winners. ARTIST OF THE YEAR Macklemore & […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot In an age where musicians are seen as pawns in the big corporate machine and songs have become so auto-tuned that you can be almost 100 percent positive the artist really doesn’t sound that good, 16-year-old Ella Maria Yelich-O’Connor, more commonly recognized under the moniker “Lorde,” has emerged onto […]

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