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New music this week: Broken Bells’ “After the Disco”

Jesus Ambrosio, Assistant Diversions Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Broken Bells’ sophomore album “After The Disco,” released Tuesday, shows that side-projects should be revisited to ensure they don’t lose their edge. The band is a collaboration between lead singer of The Shins, James Mercer, and producer Danger Mouse, who is best known for his work with Cee Lo Green and their hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley. For this project, two very different styles of music collide. With Mercer...

A peek at upcoming albums

Shane Newell, City Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Morissey to release new LP He’s back. After writing an extremely popular autobiography last year, former Smiths frontman Morrissey announced he is recording a new album with Harvest Records. His last LP in 2009, “Years of Refusal,” was one of his best. As to what sound fans can expect from the Morrissey LP, that much is unsure. Morrissey’s contract with Harvest Records also allows him to make one more al...

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

February 4, 2014

In a more audibly docile, yet just as catchy sophomore album, Gardens & Villa show they’re barely getting started. “Dunes” was released Tuesday via record label Secretly Canadian and produced...

Trends: Marketing Manhood

Trends: Marketing Manhood

February 3, 2014

Barbie has grown up, moved from Malibu to Memphis and is now CEO of the company. It’s what Ken had always feared. Just as women have faced objectification in mainstream media for generations— it's...

The Evolution of Animalia

The Evolution of Animalia

February 2, 2014

I stood near the front of the coffeehouse, watching and waiting. Before too long, in walked two young men, hair slightly damp from the drizzle outside. After greeting Zach Mejia and Estevan Palomino, the...

The hype and gripe about Coachella

Jesus Ambrosio, Assistant Diversions Editor

January 30, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Showcase

Coachella is four months away and just like it has in previous years, the music festival quickly sold out. This year, the festival sold out in less than a few hours. As expected, those who are going are hyped, although there is an equal amount of gripe from those who didn’t get a ticket. The festival has been around since 1999, and a lot has changed for Coachella over the years. Coachella started as a two-day festival...

Powerful, visceral and intense: A film about a film

Powerful, visceral and intense: A film about a film

January 28, 2014

“The Act of Killing” has not been easy to catch, as it’s only been available in a few theaters and festivals during the past year. Now, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, “The...

In case you missed the Grammys …

In case you missed the Grammys …

January 27, 2014

The Grammys are considered the biggest night in music. The awards take a look back at some of the most popular music to hit the airwaves in the past year. It’s more than just an awards show, however,...