Artist Spotlight: blackbear

By Caroline Meister If you’ve seen blackbear anywhere, it’s probably on Twitter. The musician is almost famous for his relatable depressing tweets about, what else? Love. But the once-punk rocker turned rapper should also be famous for his songs. His new release, digital druglord, is an intricate compilation of love songs, screw you songs, and some songs that you can just groove to. I listened to the album … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: blackbear

Review: All Time Low’s ‘Last Young Renegade’

By Caroline Meister Even if you’re not a fan of pop punk, you probably have heard of All Time Low. The four-piece consisting of Alex Gaskarth (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jack Barakat (lead guitar and backing vocals), Zachary Merrick (bass and backing vocals), and Rian Dawson (drums) have been rocking out since they were in high school. They’re all nearing their mid-twenties, but that doesn’t … Continue reading Review: All Time Low’s ‘Last Young Renegade’

Review: Harry Styles’ Self-Titled Solo Debut

By Caroline Meister Harry Styles. Teen heartthrob. Boybander. Indie rocker? That last one is not a term that you would likely use to describe the British megastar, at least not in the past. But with the release of his new solo (yes, my heart is breaking) album, indie rocker and Harry Styles will become synonymous with each other and no one is more surprised than … Continue reading Review: Harry Styles’ Self-Titled Solo Debut

List: 5 Songs To Help You Power Through Finals

By Caroline Meister For Ball State students, finals are just around the corner. For me, motivation is one of the hardest things when I’m studying. Studying is the woooooorsssttt (John Ralphio voice), but hopefully these songs will help you stay on that finals grind and get an A (or just pass). 1.     “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled You already knew this … Continue reading List: 5 Songs To Help You Power Through Finals

Opinion: Brendon Urie to Star in ‘Kinky Boots’

By Madyson McGill In the wise words of Michael Scott: “Oh my god! It’s happening! Everybody stay calm, Everybody stay calm…” Brendon Urie, the angelic voice of Panic! at the Disco, is finally going to Broadway, and will be starring in the play Kinky Boots. That’s right. Breathe. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I witnessed the circus-themed extravaganza that was their Fever You Can’t … Continue reading Opinion: Brendon Urie to Star in ‘Kinky Boots’

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

By Braxton Randolph Kendrick Lamar is the best lyricist in hip-hop right now and one of the best of this generation. He has been embraced as one of the industry’s elite for such reasons, and his album sales numbers back it up. His wordplay has this effect on people where everyone turns into a contributor on Rap Genius just a few minutes into listening to … Continue reading Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

Review: The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories… Do Not Open’

By Madyson McGill Admittedly, when I think about not opening memories, the first thing that comes to mind is not the new Chainsmokers album, Memories Do Not Open. However, the title does make one ponder what memories they don’t want to open back up. In my personal experience, I can think of a few. I won’t bore you with by sharing these, because this isn’t … Continue reading Review: The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories… Do Not Open’