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by Kaitlyn Karlstein Starcrawler is a band of young rockers aging from late teens to early twenties, but their music is old school rock. Their self-titled album released in January and is a banger. It is a sound you didn’t know you needed in your life. The music is hard rock and upbeat where the lead vocalist, Arrow de Wilde, has a vampire/siren sort of sound. For anyone who has ever watched the Scooby-Doo episode with the Hex Girls, she would...

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Friday, 23 February 2018

By: Thomas Neira Justin Timberlake follows up his 2013 hit album The 20/20 Experience nearly five years later with 2018’s Man of the Woods. However, those that are looking for more of the same of what made Timberlake’s last album so great will surely be disappointed. Timberlake tries to change his sound from The 20/20 Experience’s soulful elegance that made it so beloved in the pop music community. The outcome, unfortunately, is a rather messy cluster of songs that are overproduced,...

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

By: Kyle Phipps   A 20 year old Brooklyn-based rapper by the name of Jay Critch is one of the hottest up and coming artist out now. He started releasing music in 2016 on Soundcloud and since then he’s been on the map. Jay Critch showed off his talent this past Saturday night (2-10-18) in Sayreville, NJ at the Starland Ballroom. The Ballroom was very spacious with a nice sized stage, dance floor and lounge area on the side. The...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Black Panther follows the story of T’Challa, who after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Black panther is Rated...

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Porches most recent LP titled The House is the perfect soundtrack to a chill evening spent just where the name intends. If you can picture lying in bed late at night with the lights dimmed and the volume turned up, then you can enjoy a track like “Now the Water” which takes on the pleasingly aesthetic tone of a lead upbeat rhythm accompanied by softer undertones. If you can picture a group of friends crowded in a basement with mixed...

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Isadora Williams, a Food & Nutrition major with a concentration in Dietetics at Montclair State University is representing her family’s nation of Brazil in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. For more insight into Isadora’s story, check out this article in The Montclarion by student Anthony...

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Monday, 12 February 2018

By Connor Faleski In an attempt to lessen the amount of words you have to read and shorten the amount of time I have to talk about this album, I’m just going to let you know right out of the gate that Colors is bad. What Beck has done with this album, which is something rarely seen in a Beck album, is come off as horribly misguided. This album pulls from the sounds of today’s popular music, including trap beats...

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Friday, 02 February 2018

By: Kyle Phipps Jaden Smith is on the rise with his music career, and he’s been taking all appropriate strides in that direction with his Pop/Alternative Rap approach. He released his debut album SYRE last year (11/11/17), and put it all on full display in Brooklyn, NY Saturday night (1/27/18) at the Schimanski nightclub during his Pop-Up Show sponsored by Tidal. Doors opened at 8pm where everyone checked in and received their Tidal badges and gear. The show started at...

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Friday, 02 February 2018

By Connor Faleski King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s fourth out of five albums released in 2017, entitled Polygondwanaland checks all of the boxes that a King Gizzard album usually has. Is it a concept album? Yes. Are the lyrics mystical and dream-like? Yes. Fuzzy vocals? You betcha. During the actual listening of the album, King Gizzard, as per usual, draws you into this world that they have created. The music goes from section to section with ease, and always give...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

By: Connor Faleski Warm Glow is the newest EP from St. Paul, Minnesota’s own Hippo Campus. The band comes through with three new songs, which I can only assume are tracks that didn’t make it onto the band’s debut album Landmark: an album that surpasses others of that genre by working as a cohesive whole, with the band really trying to showcase their abilities not only as musicians, but as songwriters by creating an album that needs to be listened to...

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Monday, 29 January 2018

By: Meghan Thompson  Sam Smith`s new album “The Thrill of It All” is a beautiful story book that dances with the many feelings and moments that are experienced while in love. While his opening song “Too Good at Goodbyes” exhibits the emotions and the emotional damage that can wash over one in the time of messy breakup, his second song on the newly released album “Say it First” has the opposite effect as it paints a picture of a newly...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017

By: Mario Papa The spirit of the legendary progressive rock band Rush lived on recently as the Rush Tribute Band Mystic Rhythms performed on November 24 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City. The band, composed of Paul Armento, Adam Pliss, and Steve Longo performed the popular 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety along with every song off the live album, Exit…Stage Left. Armento, Pliss, and Longo portrayed Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017