In 'Deep' trouble

Don’t get me wrong, Man Overboard rules, and pop-punk’s so-called rebirth has had some incredible offerings. But the first full-length LP from the U.K.‘s Neck Deep, “Wishful Thinking,” is nothing special. READ MORE


‘Rapping Up’ 2013

“I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. “ – Kanye West Since hip-hop has splintered into so many subgenres, regional offshoots and online curios, it would be impossible to tie it up with one neat, concise narrative for 2013. READ MORE


Wigged out?

Stephen Malkmus, former lead singer and guitarist of Pavement, is at it again with his new album “Wig Out At Jagbags.” Frequently cited as one of the most influential indie bands of the ‘90s, Pavement was formed by three University graduates in the early 1990s and went on to release five incredible albums. READ MORE


'Ceasing' the day

Refusing to take ridicule for making cheesy puns, I will say that Still Remains, the synthcore six-piece band from Michigan, still remains an asset to the metal scene. The band started living up to its name when it resurfaced in 2011 — coming out of a three-year hiatus. READ MORE


Weird music

Remember the days when musicians used to keep to themselves and genre-lines were always clear cut? Yeah, me neither, but it seems like these days especially, genres, labels and categories in contemporary music are in their most nebulous state; previously segregated styles are being mixed, and styles and trends are being imported and exported at an alarming rate. READ MORE


White Flag

This seems to have been the year of the comeback artist, even among the punk rock scene legends don’t want their veteran status to fade into the background. The latest offender is the highly-regarded Black Flag, who is back with their first studio album since “In My Head” from 1985. READ MORE


Punking Out Christmas

Stand out tracks: “Nothing For Christmas,” New Found Glory “Do You Hear What I Hear?” William Beckett “All I Can Give You,” Jason Lancaster “Fool’s Holiday,” All Time Low “Punk Goes Christmas,” as strange as the title may sound, is one of the best compilation albums to be released all year. READ MORE


Baroque ‘n’ Roll

The UVa Baroque Orchestra displayed a wealth of talent at its fall concert right before the Thanksgiving holiday, offering the audience an auditory experience unrivaled by the usual inundation of musical acts students find across Grounds The ensemble, directed by David Sariti, brought together students of a variety of instruments to perform 17th- and 18th-century pieces using baroque-style instruments including the harpsichord and the baroque flute. READ MORE

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