Shawn Mendes’ new album is finally out and has found its way into hearts and playlists. The self-titled album showcases uncharted territory of the singer’s vulnerability and genre collaborations that introduce a new era of Shawn Mendes. Not only are
Homemade Worship by Handmade People is a splendid name for Rend Collective Experiment’s newest album. I listened to this album over and over again, struggling to find words to describe it. Then, it hit me: I was trying to describe
If it’s not a consensus that Valery Gergiev has brought new life to the British musical scene that hasn’t been seen in decades, it should be. The LSO is attaining new heights, playing on a super-virtuoso level that isn’t very
“I won’t lie to you I know he’s just not right for you…” These lyrics open up a heartbreaking song sung by the young 2015 Teen Choice Awards winner, Shawn Mendes. It’s clear that by listening to seventeen year old
We all know her as the beautiful, charming, sweet blonde girl who became quite popular playing Lily, a tomboy who actually looked quite pretty and loved skating. But Emily has also appeared in movies like Dadnapped, Soccer Mom, Spy Kids
We stood in front of the gates yelling impatiently, waiting to enter the zone of excitement where it all happens C the stage. The only obstacle stopping hundreds of us were a few impatient security guards spraying us with water
Handwritten by 16 year old Canadian crooner Shawn Mendes is nothing less than exceptional. The 15-track debut LP only features his vocals and writing, which gave fans a chance to connect better with him. Handwritten depicts the rollercoaster of being
On his highly anticipated sophomore album, Method Man, the rugged andcharismatic member of the Wu-Tang Clan, more than exceedsexpectations. I like to think of this album as an ice creamsundae. Many times rap albums can seem extremely monotonous. One of
Well, this is the second time in a row that we’ve talked about something related to Monstercat. Last time it was the company and community itself. Stonebank is an electronic artist currently with Monstercat and is often a maker of
Although their first album was released in 2006, Kev Nish, J-Splif, Prohgress, and DJ Virman of Far East Movement didn’t become trendy until the end of October 2010, when their single “Like a G6” was ranked number one on the
The Protomen is an indie, progressive rock band stationed in Nashville, Tennessee. Criminally obscure, they give their all to every show they play and show a massive amount of talent in each song they create. They released their sophomore album,
Chart-topping teen sensation Shawn Mendes rose to fame after posting six-second videos of himself singing on a popular app called Vine. The number of likes and followers grew rapidly on social media. It is crazy to think that social media
This is Pink Floyd’s first record since singer-bassist Roger Water’s departure in 1985. Old fans will be surprised by their new, polished sound. The album starts with “Signs of Life,”a smooth, slow moving instrumental. Most of the record’s ten songs
When I think of the Minutemen, I think of LCD Soundsystem’s 2002 song “Losing My Edge.” In “Edge,” singer James Murphy talks about a “borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered 80’s.” This line always struck me as intriguing, but then I
If you’re into the rather eclectic genre (at least for an American teenager) of 90’s Brazilian Britpop/reggae, then you will be blown away by Skank. The combination of many genres creates a new and addicting type of music! Brazilian typical
From the first driving chords of “I Don’t Wanna Be an A**hole Anymore” until the last tear-jerking notes of “When You Died,” the Menzingers have created a phenomenally emotional and relatable album. “Rented World” is a release like no other.
I found this piece to be extraordinary at the first listen! It’s very different from any other Fall Out Boy song heard, and it has its own twist. The mixture of deep/high tones brings the piece all together. The lyrics
Power Metal is a dying breed. A genre that was once backed by the forceful styling of artists like Ronnie James Dio and Iron Maiden, is now plagued by uninspired tantamount bands. With the rise of DragonForce due to their
A veteran YouTuber, Kina Grannis has been one of the original voices of stripped pop music covers. With four albums released since 2010, Grannis has continually drafted music of organic origins; her sound mixes with the soil and begins to
“The Documentary” is the debut album from rapper The Game (aka Jayceon Taylor) hailing from Compton, California, the town known as the birthplace of gangsta music. Game is here to let everybody know the West Coast is back with this
I have always wanted to be an operatic prodigy, but I am far fromachieving this dream. Besides, who in the world can sing operabeautifully in their teens? Well, Charlotte Church can. Charlotte Church is a 15-year-old Welsh opera singer. She
In 2014, up and coming hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper declared to his fans that his newest album, Surf, would be coming out by the end of the year. Besides the occasional singles he would release with his newest band,
I went to the Boyz II Men concert in Worcester, Massachusetts. The two opening acts were Brandy and Babyface. One word to describe them, fantastic!!! For fifteen-year-old Brandy, she had it all. A nice voice and a great performance. Babyface
The Replacements are finally growing up, for better or worse. The AMats played at the Orpheum Theatre in February to a mixed crowd. The boys have tamed considerably from their younger days. Slim Dunlap, guitarist, rarely even faced the audience.
As I sit writing this review, listening to Tribe’s latest release, I cannot help but bob my head to the laid- back beats of this New York City trio. I picked up this, their most recent and regrettably last release.
You probably haven’t heard of Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi’s. I hadn’t until Saturday December 10, 2011. My family and I were planning to go to a local restaurant that also had live music. We got there and enjoyed a
Anyone who listens to rap needs this CD and here is why. If these up-and-coming rappers have not reached your eardrums yet, listen up: the CD jumps at you with more great songs than any other. Gang Starr’s new release
Of Monsters and Men is an indie/folk band the has recently topped the charts with their song “Little Talks”. Dual vocalists Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar ?orhallsson share the album with individual songs as well. My favorite song is “Love
Clapping, stomping, strumming guitar, and banging drums is what you hear on Shawn Mendes’s first album, “Handwritten.” Along with his smooth vocals, this album has it all. The style is unique, starting with a slow beat but becoming faster during
After sampling “Dreaming” and”Godspeed,” two tracks from BT’s latest CD, I cannot say I wasimmediately hooked. Most dream/trance music sounds similar to me. But after a fewtracks, it became evident that this album is not simply an array of trancestrains.