By Ross Hsu, Staff Writer The way I see it, everyone gets their music taste from his or her parents. I’ve liked a ton of different bands in my time, and most of them have lost my attention as I’ve found new loves. The ones that stay around, though, are the ones that remind me […]

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By Brandon C. Kesselly, Staff Writer @BCKesso In 2007, the realm of hip-hop was introduced to someone spectacular. A man calling himself Jay Electronica released “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)“, a 15 minute song in which he rapped continuously over Jon Brion’s soundtrack to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. It was, to put it short, a […]

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By Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Features Editor @bufoodist Let’s be honest: MTV has sort of lost its spark. Maybe it’s because mainstream music generally falls flat once you enter college (or leave the eighth grade). Maybe it’s because MTV rarely plays music anymore. Regardless, the mtvU Woodie Awards, which celebrate the music “college students love,” may revive MTV’s […]

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By Hannah Landers, Staff Writer @hannland Awards season is the shining beacon of glamour and celebrity in an otherwise dismally dull late winter. With the pinnacle of the season – the 86th Academy Awards – happening Sunday, it’s getting harder to keep the excitement and ardor over who will win (and, equally important, what that winner […]

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By Joe Incollingo, Staff Writer Speaking of swallowing until you burst: Tuesday night, Detroit Golf Club chef Kyle Hanley served a 10-course tasting menu to only 36 participants at the Elizabeth Theater above Detroit’s Park Bar. To make things more interesting, the food choices are based on and accompanied by Radiohead’s 2000 album “Kid A.” […]

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By Brandon Kesselly, Staff Writer @BCKesso What comes to mind when you think of Kanye West? Do you think of “Stronger” or “Gold Digger”? The time he criticized President George W. Bush for his supposed lack of efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina? The Taylor Swift incident and the ensuing memes? Or maybe you […]

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By Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Features Editor @bufoodist Teatime is upon us: When the cold weather rolls in with the turn of the semester, there’s nothing like grabbing a fuzzy blanket, opening your laptop and curling up with a hot cup of tea. Tea is a magical product. It can wake you up or calm you down. […]

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By Hannah Landers, Staff Writer @hannland Dear Musies and Freepers alike, Welcome to 2014: Year of the Muse (if you want to get technical, 2014 is the Year of the Horse). A new year always brings to mind the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” and, though it does apply here in a […]

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By Alexandria Chong, Staff Writer Berlin’s own musical powerhouse Thomas Gold graced Bijou with unforgettable beats and a vivacious energy on September 24. A frequent DJ at Bijou, Gold has the innate ability to have everyone in the club singing, dancing and all just raging together to his tracks. Gold is a DJ known for […]

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By Brandon Kesselly, Staff Writer Over the last few decades, the genre of hip hop has slowly been evolving. With each year, each new artist that has risen to ‘mainstream’ status has brought something new to the table (for better or for worse). Certain artists constantly push the boundaries either lyrically, sonically or both. Others […]

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