Album Reviews, Music, Reviews

Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

Yesterday Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons released their second album, Smoke + Mirrors. Sophomore records tend to be flops, especially when a band's first album is so good. 2012's Night Visions gave us such hits as "Demons," "Radioactive" and "It's Time." As such, I was doubtful that the group would produce another killer album, let alone one that is perhaps better than the… Continue reading Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

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2014 In(die) Review

With 2014 coming to a close tonight, I figured I should probably get with the end-of-year program. Today I'll reflect on 2014, which was a great year for me. I started my college career at an amazing university, attended the wedding of my mother and stepfather, got a bunch of ear piercings, and of course listened to tons… Continue reading 2014 In(die) Review

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Album Review: Let’s Be Still from The Head and the Heart

This Seattle-based indie-folk group really broke onto the scene with their hit, "Lost in My Mind" in 2011. Now they're back, with a new album called Let's Be Still. They've opened for acts like My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine, and Death Cab for Cutie, but the group is definitely capable of headlining. The sextet is… Continue reading Album Review: Let’s Be Still from The Head and the Heart

Concert Reviews, Features, Music, Reviews

BOY at First Ave, October 15, 2013

BOY is a German-Swiss pop duo, consisting of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Milena Glass. They were in Minneapolis Tuesday night at the legendary First Avenue club, along with opener Greg Holden. I was able to capture some video of the performance, but was generally too busy dancing to be a reliable videographer. Glass and Steiner… Continue reading BOY at First Ave, October 15, 2013

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Album Review: Melophobia by Cage the Elephant

Released just yesterday, Cage the Elephant's third album Melophobia is full of fun melodies and poetic lyrics. Leading up to the release of Melophobia, the band took some time off, and got back together to write the album in August 2012. Upon first listen, the tracks are energetic and highly danceable. But the lively melodies… Continue reading Album Review: Melophobia by Cage the Elephant

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Electric Fetus & The Farewell Circuit

I coerced my lovely mum to take me to the Electric Fetus today, because I heard they were having a garage sale. If that in itself sounds exiting, you just wait! We found some super cheap CDs outside, then headed in because there was live music. I love the inside of this place. It's so… Continue reading Electric Fetus & The Farewell Circuit