Topic: Music

The Californian singer established his own indie record label just this year, under which “PMD” was self-produced, managed and facilitated.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Marc E. Bassy’s 3rd studio album ‘PMD’ marks new artistic direction

October 7, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 27, Marc E. Bassy released 14 new tracks on his album “PMD.”

Lana Del Rey, American singer, songwriter and pop culture icon, is known for her melancholic tunes and captivating voice. Her new album features songs such as “Bartender” and explores the depths of intimate nostalgia.

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Lana Del Rey releases new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ to critical acclaim

September 11, 2019 0 comments

On her fifth major-label studio album, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey delivers 67 minutes of  psychedelic, soft-rock ego trip. Rich with references to Californian Laurel Canyon rock, the album’s greatest strength is what its popularity says about her audience’s attraction to nostalgia.

Taylor Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” is far from her last album, “reputation.” Her latest album features 18 tracks on the central theme of multi-dimensional love.

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Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

September 9, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, Taylor Swift unveiled a darker, angrier side of her personality through her sixth album, “reputation.” The controversial album lived up to its name and challenged the way people perceive Swift — both musically and personally. 

Too Many Zooz members, Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David “King of Sludge” Parks, are known for their humble beginnings in the New York City subways. They cite jazz, classical, electronic and hip hop music as some of their primary musical influences.

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‘Brass-house’ band Too Many Zooz set to thrill Fete

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Self-described as a “brass-house” trio, Too Many Zooz boasts an impressive sonic profile, with pop songs acclaimed by The FADER, a performance with Beyoncé at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and an appearance on the track “Daddy Lessons” of Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade.”

The Saturday concert featured music ranging from a 16th-century choral piece to a poetic song cycle composed by a Pembroke College alum.

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Chorus, Chamber Choir sings across centuries of music

March 19, 2019 0 comments

The elaborate domed ceiling of Central Congregational Church lent the University Chorus and Chamber Choir an air of both visual and acoustic grandiosity during their performance Saturday evening.

Eric Nathan, professor of music, composed “Some Favored Nook,” which tells the story of the long friendship between Dickinson and Higginson.  The chamber opera, performed by two vocalists and a pianist, was presented by FirstWorks last Sunday in the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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University professor fuses Dickinson’s poetry with music

March 5, 2019 0 comments

In his lecture last Friday, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan said, “Emily Dickinson’s poems are perfect on their own, they don’t need music to become better … But I think music, in the context of a long story, can help us see and reflect more deeply and emotionally on what is being said.”

Grimes, the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer, explores the influence of artificial intelligence and group propaganda in her latest single, “We Appreciate Power.”

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Grimes releases technology-themed single ‘We Appreciate Power’

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Singer, songwriter and producer Grimes dreams of a new metal world of robot overlords. Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, released her highly anticipated single “We Appreciate Power” Nov. 29.

Mitski, the New York City based singer-songwriter, performed at the House of Blues in Boston October 20 as part of her U.S. tour.  Her fifth studio album “Be The Cowboy” features three singles.

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Mitski’s latest album offers listeners emotional complexity

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Mitski’s latest album “Be the Cowboy” distills complex emotions; in her clear voice, the artist captures love and loneliness.

The first Gigs on the Grass took place in 2016 and was held on Pembroke Field. This year, the music festival will  gather students on the Main Green for a day-long event which will also feature food trucks and art.

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Gigs on the Grass to take on Main Green Saturday

October 11, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the Main Green will once again become music festival stomping grounds­­ — this year’s edition of Gigs on the Grass will be taking place on the campus’ largest quad. The third annual day-long festival celebrates student performances from a wide range of musical styles, complemented by food trucks and art. Gigs on the Grass is presented by the Brown University Class Coordinating Board and the Brown Concert Agency.

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Yves Tumor releases Warp Records debut

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Italy-based artist Sean Bowie, more famously known as Yves Tumor, released his new album “Safe in the Hands of Love” to Warp Records Sept. 5, demonstrating his ability to unravel everything that we consider to be “experimental music.”