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Far from 'lousy'

Long gone are the days of innocent, catchy pop from of Montreal, as the band hailing from Athens, Georgia released their new album, “Lousy With Sylvianbriar” on October 8.


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A bangin' effort

I feel no shame in saying that I judged Miley Cyrus harshly for her VMA performance. That said, after listening to “Bangerz,” the former Disney Channel’s star’s latest studio album, I’ve been forced to acknowledge that Miley is far, far more than what she seems.


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Oh! Darlins

After Dwight Howard Johnson, the opening act at The Southern this past Thursday night, had played its piece and left the stage, there was an obvious alteration in the audience.


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Give Me Moore

Country fans decked out in boots, cut-off jeans, tank tops and camouflage piled into downtown Charlottesville’s Jefferson Theater last Thursday, hoping for the chance to stand in the front row to see smooth-singing Nashville-native Kip Moore perform.


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Anything but ‘ratchet’

The origins of DJ duo Ratchet Cat are almost as epic as their stage name. Eeshaan Sachatheva and Ishaan Chaudhary, two current fourth year students in the Comm and E-school, respectively, happened to meet up in New Delhi two summers ago and kick-started their music career together over a shared passion for music.


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Best 'foot' forward

In a conversation that satisfied the dreams of my 13-year-old self, Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley (guitar/backing vocals) elaborates on the future of the band and on continuing to make waves — in more ways than one.


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You da you da best

We’re all self-conscious. Kanye was the first to admit it, but Aubrey “Drake” Graham was the first to relish in it.


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Juicy J be trippin’

Juicy J has enjoyed quite a surge in popularity this year. His aptly named banger “Bandz A Make Her Dance” made its way into dance clubs across the world, and the success led to features on tracks by a slew of popular artists: will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Rihanna and Lil Wayne.


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The Southern’s Lesser Knowns

While every acoustic and folk lover flocked to the local Lockn music festival this past weekend[a], the electro-rock lovers stayed behind to attend a pair of shows at the Southern Café and Music Hall. Friday night featured Pissed Jeans, a noise rock band and a pioneer of the recent punk revival based out of Allentown, Penn.


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Dissecting ‘The Anatomy of Frank’

“We Can’t Stop” buying into the commercialism of pop culture, and it seems as though local bands — and indie bands for that matter — will continue to struggle to get noticed in the growing music industry.


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No longer ‘glee’-ful

When Fox’s “Glee” returns to the airwaves this fall, the question on everyone’s mind will be how the writers will handle the surprise death of star Cory Monteith this July. Monteith reportedly died of an accidental heroin and alcohol overdose — unsurprising given the star’s history of drug and alcohol abuse.


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Pegi Young Follows the Music, Does What Feels Right

Pegi Young has played many roles: backup singer (touring with Neil Young’s band since 2000), mother (Pegi and Neil Young have been married for 27 and raised three children), and caring philanthropist (Pegi co-founded the Bridge School in 1985, an institution that supports students with complex communicational and physical needs). Recently, her musical path has led her to begin her own solo project, Pegi Young and The Survivors, who have most recently been on tour since August this year.


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(Not) singin' in the rain

The Lawn will come alive Wednesday as students congregate to take part in one of the University’s most treasured traditions: Rotunda Sing.


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(No) Singing in the Rain

The Lawn will come alive Wednesday as students congregate to take part in one of the University’s most treasured traditions: Rotunda Sing.