Archive for the Music Category

Feedback by John Isaacson (Zine Review by Anika)

Posted in Comics, Music, punk, Rock, Zines on July 5, 2017 by Mr. Winch

Feedback by John Isaacson is a zine that features reviews of live music shows. Each page features a clipping of the poster for the show and opposite to the poster is a comic of some interactions John had while at the shows, and some are quite funny.  This zine is a great compilation of comics and artwork. Each page tells a little story about the experience John had and just from that, you get the whole mood of the show. This zine has a whopping 13 different shows in it plus bonus album reviews in the back. This zine was made with care and lots of thought. It is clear that John’s love for the music scene is immense.

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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.