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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.


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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.


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Open Mic Night oozes talent

In my soon-to-be three semesters at the University, I’ve found myself surprised, overwhelmed, and amazed by the number of talented students on Grounds.


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Not a revolution yet

On the track “Y.A.L.A.,” after a marathon of nightmarishly abrasive electronic percussion, multilayered vocals, and an overuse of dubstep, Mathangi Arulpragasam gives a moment of silence with just the isolated lyrics: “If we only live once, why we keep doing the same s***?”


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Adventure worth having

Last Tuesday, Adventure Club, a Canadian electronic dance music duo, stopped at The National in Richmond on its nationwide Superheroes Anonymous tour.


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Video didn’t kill the radio star

String quartets are often associated with the smooth, classical melodies of Mozart and Bach — a musical standard that new music group “The Radio Music Society” hopes to redefine by performing popular, top 40 songs with string instruments.


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'Mid'dling success with 'Antiphon'

For fans of Midlake, “Antiphon” sounds very different than their previous albums. Following the departure of lead singer and lyricist Tim Smith, Midlake has transformed their once recognizable indie folk sound into Pink Floyd reminiscent progressive rock.


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Dr. Dog's 'Dogged' Fans

Last Wednesday night, Dr. Dog fans witnessed an amazing concert, where the Pennsylvanian indie rock band managed to pack the house even in the middle of the week.


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'Phantogram' wows at Jefferson

Since the release of their debut studio album “Eyelid Movies” in 2009, Phantogram has built a noticeable grassroots following through extensive touring campaigns, playing with the likes of The Antlers, The xx, Beach House, and Ra Ra Riot.


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Klezmer mesmerizes

“Klezmer” might not ring any bells, but chances are you’ve run across the style of traditional Jewish music at some point in time, perhaps most notably in the musical film “Fiddler on the Roof.” Despite its relative obscurity, this form of music is alive and well, and the Klezmer Ensemble ensures it has a presence even on Grounds. The group, led by Assoc.


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Neko Case's "Tizzy"

My experience Sunday night at the Paramount Theater was less of a concert than it was an exercise of spiritual arousal.


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"Prism" break

Katy Perry’s latest album, “Prism”, is another solid addition to the pop music canon. In short, the record does everything a pop album should do; it makes you want to dance, it’s fun and it’s a collection of top-notch anthems, with a few power ballads sprinkled in for good measure.


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The Light ‘AFTERdark’

If you somehow managed to miss the swing dance flash mobs, the colorful chalk advertisements all over grounds and the group of students in AFTERDARK t-shirts tossing out flyers on the lawn, you really must have had a lot of midterms. For everyone who got the memo, you had the chance to experience AFTERDARK, “where music and message meet” and featuring heartthrobs Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells.


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Singing in 'The Garden'

It’s Thursday afternoon and you have just finished your last class of the day, maybe of the week. Regardless of whether or not you have class on Friday, you’re looking for something to do to start the weekend off right, but what?


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Can't rant away awards

If you’ve seen a headline about Kanye West in the last several weeks, I bet the headline included the word “rant.” West’s passion on his BBC Radio interview with Zane Lowe have spurred parodies like Jimmy Kimmel’s skit making fun of the new Kardashian dad.


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Turning 'heads' with 'heart'

Indie rock group The Head and the Heart has achieved tremendous momentum since forming in 2009. The band has opened for notables Dr. Dog, Vampire Weekend and Charlottesville’s own Dave Matthews Band — all artists the Seattle-based band cites as inspiration.


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Pusha to the limit

If Virginia hip-hop has a sound, it’s The Clipse. The duo of brothers Pusha T and Malice broke nationally with 2001’s Lord Willin’, an album of vivid drug dealer narratives produced entirely by Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo, another Virginia Beach duo who called themselves The Neptunes.