Articles written by: Melanie Mazza

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What are students listening to these days?

By MELANIE MAZZA   In the library, Oppenheimer Café or Diversions Café, Loggers are loyally plugged into their headphones. It is a well-known fact that our campus is a music-loving one, but did you ever wonder what kind of music everyone is really listening to? If so, this might give […]

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Sasquatch! lineup draws crowds

Sasquatch! Music Festival has been filling the Memorial Day weekend plans of Washingtonians for over a decade. Originally founded in 2002 by local concert promoter Adam Zacks, the first lineup included artists such as Blackalicious, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and The String Cheese incident. Since its humble first beginnings, […]

Promising array of music festivals for summer
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Promising array of music festivals for summer

What gets college students to drop hundreds of dollars at a time year after year? What is worth the foot aches, port-a-potties, dehydration and being crammed amongst the incredible body odor of the unwashed masses? Despite high ticket prices, physical discomforts and outrageously expensive food, summer music festivals have been […]

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Band Brass Bed brings both heavy and vulnerable sounds

Four-man rock group Brass Bed released their third full-length album on April 23, further establishing their well-deserved place on the indie rock scene. “A louder version of the Beatles” is how the band describes itself, playing around with pseudo-psychedelic rock themes but keeping it accessible enough for more conservative listeners. […]

Justin Vernon returns to music scene with new blues and rock band, The Shouting Matches
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Justin Vernon returns to music scene with new blues and rock band, The Shouting Matches

Formed by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, The Shouting Matches splash boldly onto the music scene with their new release Grownass Man. This band is born out of Vernon’s hometown Eau Claire, Wisc., as an outlet for Vernon’s sudden excess cash and desire to help out some friends, boost their […]

Irish folk band Villagers releases second album
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Irish folk band Villagers releases second album

Villagers, a humble Irish indie folk band, recently released their second full-length studio album {Awayland}, following their first release in 2010, titled Becoming a Jackal. This first album was very well received by American, Irish and European audiences alike, as Villagers are currently the first and only Irish band to […]

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Album released by indie band Caveman

This second, self-titled album from Brooklyn quartet Caveman continues their legacy of crashing into the music scene suddenly and without warning. Caveman surprised listeners and music critics by entering the sphere suddenly but with great power. The band, made up of Matthew Iwanusa, Jimmy Carbonetti, Stefan Marolachakis and Sam Hopkins, […]

New album Dormarion offers catchy lyrics to accompany a pleasant indie-pop musical style
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New album Dormarion offers catchy lyrics to accompany a pleasant indie-pop musical style

Benjamin Lerner, the Seattle-based man who performs under the name Telekinesis, released his second full-length album Dormarion this past week. This album was a satisfying follow-up to his first release, self-titled Telekinesis!. As a debut album, Telekinesis! paved the way for a promising career for Lerner. After being signed to […]

Jimi Hendrix returns with posthumous release
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Jimi Hendrix returns with posthumous release

Unfortunately, the rock and roll lifestyle has been known to claim the lives of many prolific recording artists far earlier than their audiences would like. This has been true of legends such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Johnny Cash, whose deaths left behind them a wake of unproduced works. […]

Musician Ritter exposes large range of emotions in album The Beast in its Tracks
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Musician Ritter exposes large range of emotions in album The Beast in its Tracks

Legendary singer-songwriter Josh Ritter recently released the seventh album of his decade-long career. Declared by Paste Magazine as one of the 100 greatest American songwriters, Ritter began writing at a young age on a lute made for him by his father. As a young boy, Ritter was influenced by the […]