Archive for the Music Category

As You Were (zine review by Anika)

Posted in Comics, Music, Zines on May 19, 2017 by Mr. Winch

As You Were “Issue #1” (compiled by Mitch Clem) is a very interesting compilation of comics about house shows. All 19 artists in this zine use a different style so all the artwork is very different.  They all explore the house show scene in a different way,  like how house shows can be amazing or anything but amazing–awkward or weird. Every story is a different perspective on how it is at house shows and really covers it all. This zine is very cool and show so many different views and art styles.

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“Mothership” Album Review by Ben

Posted in Music on May 5, 2017 by Mr. Winch

Dance Gavin Dance: “Mothership” Album Review 

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The album I chose to review is “Mothership” by Dance Gavin Dance. I chose this album because fam, it’s lit af.

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I discovered this album around October of 2016 and I’ve been listening to it ever since then. It’s by far one of the best albums I’ve ever heard in quite some time.

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My favorite song off of Mothership is “Inspire the Liars”.

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This one is my favorite for its awesome melodies, instrumentals, lyrics, and the feeling of the song.

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         Dance Gavin Dance is probably one of my favorite bands by far. Their music is just amazing, fun, goofy, quirky, weird, and awesome all at the same time. Most of their songs aren’t even written in a way that would make sense to a normal human being. But there’s always just something so charming about each and every one of the songs on this record.

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         If I had to rate it on a scale of one to 10 I’d probably give it a 12. Definitely one of those albums you would take with you to a deserted island.

Beastie Boys by Dakota Cuddeford

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on February 23, 2017 by Mr. Winch

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Azealia Banks

Posted in Hip-Hop, Music, Uncategorized on February 17, 2016 by Mr. Winch

Underdogs of Rap

by Gary Barnes <barnesg@nclack.org>

https://lunariversong.wordpress.com/

Azealia Banks needs more recognition. She’s original. She’s memorable. She gets you thinking.  She’s one of the underdogs of rap. Her big break should’ve happened a long time ago. She, like Nicki Minaj, has been making music since she was a teenager. Azealia’s lyrics have always shocked and amazed, and they’ve have grown and gotten better. They will mesmerize you. She has a way of grabbing your attention. She’s strange and different from all of the popular rap right now. That is what is needed in the world of rap: some range of styles.  Azealia is what rap needs, and more people need to realize it. She is one of the best.

SZA

Posted in Hip-Hop, Music, Uncategorized on February 17, 2016 by Mr. Winch

SZA

by Gary Barnes

email: barnesg@nclack.org

https://lunariversong.wordpress.com/

Solana Rowe, aka SZA, is one of the best singers in music right now. SZA is signed to Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) along with artists such as Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar, whom she has collaborated with on some of her songs. Her music is calming, relaxing. Her voice is enchanting. It’ll put you in a daze. It’s the perfect music to listen to if you need to escape. She has only been making music since 2012, but she has definitely defined her sound and feel. It has a feel of soul and R&B music, but not quite. It gives off a mystic and magical vibe. More people definitely need to find her music.

Bad Religion: No Control (LP) 1989 (review by Jack Dvorak)

Posted in 1980s, 1980s music, Music, punk, Rock on May 6, 2015 by Mr. Winch

 

Oh man, where do I even start? The fast paced drums? The intense lyrics?  Or better yet, a delicate balance of noise and clarity in the sound of this album. It takes me away to a time where the local arcade is where the hours of our youth would be spent, with each game costing a quarter. You can almost feel the heat of the sun beat down as you contemplate what the next fun thing to do is. But that question is already answered: you’re listening to this album while skating down the sidewalk on your fishtail board, maybe with a firecracker in hand. Or at least you should be.

Forget Art, Let’s Dance (extended Dance Party mixed tape by Dr. Winch)

Posted in Dance, Music, Uncategorized on April 21, 2015 by Mr. Winch

Get On the Floor

“Celebration” Kool & the Gang (1980)

“DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” Usher (2010)

“Hey Ya!” OutKast (2003)

“Family Affair” Mary J. Blige (2001)

“Time Of Our Lives” Pitbull and Ne-Yo (2015)

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Cyndi Lauper (1984)

“Turn Down For What”  DJ Snake and Lil Jon

“Love Shack” B-52s (1980s)

“Rock and Roll High School” Ramones

“Let’s Dance” Ramones

“The Crunge” Led Zeppelin (1973)

“Bad Boy Boogie” AC/DC

“Riff Raff” AC/DC

“Anarchy in the UK” Sex Pistols

“Walk this Way” Aerosmith (1975)

“Walk This Way” Run DMC (1986)

“Super Freak” Rick James (1981)

“1999” Prince (1983)

“Sex Machine” James Brown

‘Uptown Funk’ Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

“Brick House” Commodores (1977)

“Rollercoaster” Ohio Players

“Flashlight” Parliament (1978)

“Car Wash” Rose Royce (1976)

“Dancing Queen” Abba (1976)

“I Feel Love” Donna Summer (1977)

“Heart of Glass”  Blondie (1977)

“Le Freak” Chic (1978)

“Ring My Bell”  Anita Ward (1978)

“Boogie Wonderland” Earth, Wind and Fire (1979)

“Rapper’s Delight” Sugarhill Gang (1979)

“King Tim III” Fatback Band (1979)

“(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)”  Beastie Boys (1987)

“Dancing With Myself” Billy Idol (1981)

Slow it Down

“Easy” Commodores

“Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran

“All of Me” John Legend

“Time After Time” Cyndi Lauper

“Strawberry Letter #23” Brothers Johnson (1978)

“Wonderful World” Sam Cooke

“No Woman No Cry” Bob Marley

Mid-tempo transition

“Wonderful World Beautiful People” Jimmy Cliff (1969)

“I Can See Clearly Now”  Johnny Nash (1972)

“Brown-Eyed Girl” Van Morrison (1960s)

“All Night Long” Lionel Richie (1983)

“Why Can’t We Be Friends” War (1975)

“Lowrider” War (1975)

“My Girl” Temptations (1960)

“What’s Going On” Marvin Gaye (1972)

Baby Love” The Supremes

“Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” 4 Tops

“ABC” Jackson 5

“Everybody is a Star” Sly & the Family Stone (1960s)

Get On the Floor (Again)

“Is This Love” Bob Marley

“Stir it up” Bob Marley

“Three Little Birds” Bob Marley

“Shout” Isley Brothers (1960s)

“I Want to Take You Higher” Sly and the Family Stone

“Stand” Sly and the Family Stone (1960s)

“Dance to the Music” Sly and the Family Stone (1960s)

“Everyday People” Sly and the Family Stone (1960s)

“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” Sly (1960s)

“C’mon Ride It (The Train)” Quad City DJs (1996)

“Loco-motion” Little Eva (1962)

“Shotgun” Jr. Walker (1960s)

“Superstition”  Stevie Wonder

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” The Temptations

“You Can’t Hurry Love” The Supremes

“Upside Down” Diana Ross (1980s)

“Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira (2006)

“Don’t Stop the Music” Rihanna (2007)

“Let’s Get It Started” Black Eyed Peas (2004)

“Hotel Room Service” Pitbull (2009)

“On the Floor” Jennifer Lopez (2011)

“Bust a Move” Young MC (1989)

“Wild Thing” Tone Loc (1988)

“Wild Thing” Troggs (1960s)

“Tequila” The Champs (1960s)

“Louie Louie” The Kingsmen (1960s)

“Don’t Leave Me this Way” Thelma Houston

“No Diggity” Blackstreet (1996)