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Millicent Usoro

Run The Jewels run the Jefferson

Run the Jewels’ performance at the Jefferson Theater Sunday, Nov. 2 delivered many of the same things as their sophomore album: a monumental, triumphant punch in the face.

Filming fortitude

As part of the University’s commemoration of Black History Month, the University Program Council’s Cinematheque Committee partnered with the Office of African-American Affairs and the University chapter of the NAACP last weekend in presenting a double feature of “Fruitvale Station” and “12 Years a Slave.” The films focused on images of violence against African-Americans and the systematic marginalization of African-Americans in the United States in disturbing and poignant ways. The event also featured a panel of students and faculty to discuss the films and how they connected to broader themes of racial tension and equality. “One of our big goals is to be able to make this an annual event,” said second-year College Madeline Houck, a member of UPC.

Beck’s latest ‘phase’

Beck’s 20-year career hit its high water mark with 2002’s incredible “Sea Change.” A stark deviation from Beck’s signature quirks and experimentalism, its poignant, heartbroken lyrics intertwined with simple acoustic arrangements still resonate.

'Cults' worth joining:

On a very chilly Thursday night, the floor of the Jefferson quickly filled in anticipation as the Cults, a mirthful indie pop band from New York, prepared to take the stage. The duo caught the attention of countless major music blogs in 2010 when they posted “Cults 7’‘,” a three-song EP on their Bandcamp website.

'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.

A$AP Rocky shows us the future of hip-hop

A$AP Rocky is a textbook case of a budding musician in the Internet age: His series of music videos on YouTube in 2011, including “Purple Swag” and “Peso,” garnered attention from record labels and led to a $3 million contract with Polo Grounds/RCA Records.

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