OPINION: Why ghostwriting is okay

by Kyle Bray Lyrics are one of the most important parts of a rap song, and traditional hip hop culture rewards people like Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z for their lyrical genius. A rapper’s skill is judged based on many factors, but a rapper’s lyrical ability is often their most judged quality. Rappers who do…

The music of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By Brendan Kane The classic cult TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer just celebrated its 20th anniversary and to commemorate that I am going to highlight some of the iconic musical performances at the most popular nightclub in Sunnydale, The Bronze. Cibo Matto (Season 2, “When She Was Bad”) This performance is from the season…

The fluid counterculture of Boston

By Carissa Dunlap The music of the 1960’s brought forth an electric, psychedelic vision of rock, folk, blues and jazz, also known as the beats of the counterculture. It marked generations that lived, breathed and followed a culture radically opposed to mainstream and traditional America. The counterculture of the 60s marked the legendary music festivals…

The history of Irish music

By Anna Newton Today, March 17, many individuals dressed in green will come together to celebrate the Irish festival, Saint Patrick’s Day. This day marks the death date of the Roman Catholic saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick’s Day was created to memorialize the saint and honor the culture and heritage of Ireland. In…

In the era of streaming, how are record stores staying alive?

By Ronan McGuire “Record Store Day” falls on April 22nd this year. Amid the celebration and the excitement that record stores have every year when this day rolls around, there is a dark cloud hanging over the record store industry. First, record stores had to compete with cassettes. Then they had to compete with CDs.…

Playlist: International Women’s Day

by Anna Newton On Wednesday, March 8, many rallied together for International Women’s Day. Around the world, people participated in marches and celebrations to honor the incredible women in their lives. In honor of this recent holiday, it only makes sense to praise the women who have had powerful impacts on the music industry. Take…

Goth rock through the years

by Anna Newton Today, when one thinks of a “goth,” one thinks of a tween in dark eyeliner wandering around Hot Topic, sulking, until their mom parks in front of the mall to pick them up. In reality, the development of this goth subculture is rather impressive, as it was born solely from a genre…