Hozier’s new EP ‘Unheard’ is too sweet to pass on

Share: Hozier’s newly released EP, “Unheard,” has taken hold of his fans and the internet in the best way possible. The release of this new ep has showcased a new, unexpected kind of writing and sound from Hozier that fans haven’t seen before.  Displaying his perspective of real-world issues through his songs as well as a new perspective on love, his usual muse for his music, Hozier composes such unique and extraordinary pieces that deserve their own spotlight in this EP.  The collection of his …

Trap legends Metro and Future separate from the competition on ‘We Don’t Trust You’

Share: As if there was any doubt of who the best producer is in music right now, Metro Boomin came in again and supplied Future with the instrumentals to present one of the most bullet-proof trap albums in the new age of rap. There’s not much to complain about on this project but there is a whole lot to dissect and review. From the surplus of beat switches, hidden features, and blatant disses, “We Don’t Trust You” checks off the boxes of being an exciting …

Growing up is not a ‘Bad Idea Right?’

Share: When the magic fades away, the world looks the other way. This is the case with many ex-Disney stars and how their rise to fame is flooded by criticism as they grow up and make a name for themselves away from the image attached to the company.  Olivia Rodrigo, who at 18 years old became pop’s brightest new hope. Recently she released her newest album, “GUTS” which was followed by a fair amount of indignation from parents who reject this new ‘rowdy’ Olivia Rodrigo …

The ‘Carnival’ is inevitable, so don’t judge fans for Kanye’s circus act

Share: Kanye’s tour is coming. Don’t know when, and definitely don’t know how, but it’s coming. After he gets out of the social prison of cancellation someone you know will be attending. And when they do, they shouldn’t get criticism for wanting to witness one of the greatest artists perform. As of late there isn’t really too much to discuss regarding Mr. West, no questionable or wild statements. The most we’ve heard from him is from the recent collaboration album “Vultures 1” with singer Ty …

The Grammys continue to be the low note in the music award system

Share: With the Billboards Awards ending earlier this month and the Grammys right around the corner, the conversation of musical snubs and robberies has taken the front seat again on social media. The company and academy just can’t seem to escape the noise, but it’s not like they really care either. The Grammys have long been claimed and respected to be the highest award system possible for anything music-related. But for the past decade, social media as a whole has had endless complaints about their …

Kendrick, Tyler, and SZA ignite a fire at Camp Flog Gnaw

Share: While Baseball season may have just ended, Dodger Stadium was once again the place to be this Veterans Day weekend. For the first time this decade, Camp Flog Gnaw has returned to Elysian Park and it seemed like every performer on the lineup showed up with a mission to make up for lost time. Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival founded by artist Tyler, The Creator over a decade ago, in 2012. With every passing year the attendance and popularity has grown, making …

‘Era’s Tour’ captures the intimate concert experience on the big screen

Share: It’s March of 2023, and life is not great. A slew of personal issues and the fact that I had missed out on tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “Eras Tour” had me feeling really bummed. But one day while out with my family I heard the magic words that every Swiftie wanted to hear, “Congratulations! You got tickets to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour!” To say I was ecstatic wouldn’t properly convey everything running through my head. Fast forward to Aug 4, and …

Demon Doja and Lil Lucifer: Is satanic promo worth the fall?

Share: Upside down crosses, devilish tattoos, and demon talk- is it all an act for clicks and streams or is it authentic and genuine? Does it even really matter? These are the questions some singers and rappers in the music industry have been getting asked from fans for years.   Mainstream artists like Doja Cat, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti took a mysterious turn towards a “satanic” appeal that are displayed in their music, performances, fashion, and social media, leaving their audience trying to figure …

Let ‘For All The Dogs’ out, and take it for a walk

Share: After a full season of teasing, Drake released his creative collection of recent albums with the highly anticipated “For All The Dogs” leaving me a little frustrated and unsatisfied, on the first listen. Coming in, it was difficult to know what to expect with this album seeing that the previous three gave a completely different vibe and went in multiple directions, but the consensus with most hip-hop fans was wanting the “old Drake”.  The project opened up with “Virginia Beach” a smooth and poetic …

Free concert series delivers all that jazz

Share: Buzzing with life, students piled together into the west patio of the Center of Arts on Thursday, entranced by the musical stylings of PCC’s jazz and guitar ensemble.  The ensemble is made up of both music majors and non-majors who have a passion for music and performing. These student ensembles give students the opportunity to perform in front of fellow peers on campus grounds every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1 p.m. “We do these performances as a learning opportunity for the students to perform …