Hip-Hop: A genre of no pulse or a genre of vibrant subcultures?

Let me preface this entry by saying I’m not trying to claim any authority over hip-hop. I’m merely providing my own personal insight on a genre of great interest to […]


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    Bob Dylan’s music has led him to many different types of accomplishments and has left him with nothing left to prove, but he still has a lot to say. With […]

  • The Contrast Between Mainstream and Emerging Female Solo Artists

    Female musicians are as prevalent today as they have ever been. Today’s radio charts are littered with female vocals of all kinds — singer/songwriters, pop stars, country sweethearts. But female […]

  • Music and Community: An Opportunity for Activism

    The music community has always offered a unique setting for artists and listeners alike to find their own type of niche. Different music scenes throughout the world embody listeners of […]

  • Until the Quiet Comes

    Until the Quiet Comes

    We live in a time where experimenting with different sounds is strongly encouraged. Where pushing a genre’s limits is becoming the norm. Where combining two or even three genres is […]

  • Battle Born

    Battle Born

    “I come from the core of the flag that bears the name ‘Battle Born,’” frontman Brandon Flowers sings of the Nevada state flag on the opener to the Killers’ first […]

  • good kid, m.A.A.d city

    good kid, m.A.A.d city

    I heard Kendrick Lamar’s first single from his new album, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” shortly after seeing him perform in Chicago this summer. When I first heard it, I was concerned […]

  • A thing called Divine Fits

    A thing called Divine Fits

    Indie veteran groups Spoon and Wolf Parade have been around for decades. Both have released albums to critical acclaim, both have headlined national (and even international) tours and both have reached the beloved land […]

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    Game recap: Soccer takes MIAC championship

    The Concordia women’s soccer team earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament as they clinched the MIAC post-season conference championship on Saturday. After 90 minutes and two […]

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    Sports brief: Olson Forum balcony

    Concordia is evaluating the equipment located in the balcony of Olson Forum in order to make appropriate repairs, replacements and additions sometime this school year. The college started evaluations earlier […]