By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @K_ebbie Who said mass-transit was easy? Having grown up in Houston, the concept of mass transportation extends as far as our METRO bus and a sad excuse for a light rail that has maybe five miles to its name. I first heard of the mysterious Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from a […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @K_ebbie They say there is no such thing as southern hospitality. I tell them they’ve obviously never actually been to the South. Not trying to hate on the North, and much respect to the people that have stomached this unbearable weather their entire lives. I can say with complete assurance, however, […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @K_ebbie A new year means a new me. Long gone are the days of my subtle judgment on the current climate of the music industry. With the weather having gone from cold to unearthly, and Boston looking incredibly unfamiliar to a Texas native, so I’ve decided to dedicate this 2014 column […]

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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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