Posts Tagged ‘music’

Theta’s Rock the CASA tonight

By MEGAN EVANS   Tonight, Kappa Alpha Theta is hosting their first “Rock the CASA” event. Seven bands will compete in a variety of categories, some determined by judges while others will be determined by the audience. Five of the bands-Harshmellow, Young Ones, Rhinoceros Rex, Heart Strings and The Harlequins-include students from Puget Sound. The [...]

Puget Sound’s Symphony Orchestra “Lucky 13” Concert

By SABINE GLOCKER   The time for another fantastic University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra concert is now. Inspired by the year 2013 and titled Lucky 13, the concert is filled with pieces by composers born in 1813 and 1913. The concert will consist of four pieces. Starting off the concert will be “Little Suite [...]

Concert tonight described as a smorgasbord of different pieces

By SABINE GLOCKER   The Oct. 11 Symphony Orchestra concert entitled “Romantic Smorgasbord” is a perfect example of the term smorgasbord. According to, the word means “an extensive array or variety.” Huw Edwards will conduct the group, who will play four pieces. Opening the evening of musical talent will be Samuel Barber’s “First Essay [...]

MGMT’s new album is crap

MGMT’s new album is crap

Indie-rock, junkie masterminds Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser have done it again with what is possibly the hottest album of 2013, People Keep Asking For Us To Make Music So Here We Are…Again. The album has attracted attention from critics and fans worldwide, most of them touting its success. In the words of Pitchfork critic [...]

Overlooking the Sound: “Capsule Gang Chill Hour”

This week: “Capsule Gang Chill Hour” with DJ Ugly Flax Butter, Thursdays from 9 to 10 p.m. For the last radio show review of the semester, I bring you a show by possibly one of the most recommended DJs on air this semester. Will Peil has two different shows and a vast knowledge of all [...]

Overlooking the Sound: DJ Mike Villa’s “The Funk”

This week: “The Funk” with DJ Mike Villa, Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. In a word, the music chosen during this hour is “colorful.” Perhaps it was the sunny day, but even when dreary, “The Funk” will add some pizzazz. On an absolutely gorgeous Thursday afternoon, just when it was heating up for real, the airwaves [...]

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

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 careers and have a good [...]

Guitarist Phil Madeira visits Puget Sound

Guitarist Phil Madeira visits Puget Sound

Phil Madeira recently came to the University of Puget Sound to perform a short set of acoustic music in the Wheelock Student Center Rasmussen Rotunda, as well as to work with some student musicians on campus. The event was put on by Puget Sound’s Office of Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice. Madeira has played with [...]

“Overlooking the Sound” reviews KUPS as a whole

In response to a Hey You! saying that KUPS is not accessible­—meaning too avant-garde to even listen to—this week’s review is a little different. Instead of focusing on one show that has been recommended to me by listeners and visiting the station while it airs, this week’s review focuses on a few different shows from [...]

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, humbly constructed these musical works [...]