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Fred Armisen surprises with comedy, musical chops on ‘Late Night’

David Lee, Blogger

March 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Current, TV

I was absolutely thrilled when Seth Meyers first announced Fred Armisen as the bandleader for his new show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Although I am not an avid follower of Armisen’s sketch-comedy show “Por...

‘Motivational Jumpsuit’ more of the same from Robert Pollard

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

February 27, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current

"Motivational Jumpsuit" is a fuzzed-out, overdriven blur through abstract lyrics, soft and eccentric vocals and half-baked ideas. But this is nothing out of the ordinary for Robert Pollard and his latest collaboration with the...

Kid Cudi drops new album, old message

David Lee, Blogger

February 26, 2014

Filed under Music, The Current

Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, surprised fans Monday night when, in true Beyonce-like fashion, he released a new album with only two hours notice. But Cudi doesn’t have anything resembling Beyonce’s universal...

From reggaeton to K-Pop, broaden your musical horizons

Sofia Rada, Blogger

February 19, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Music

People like to be passionate about music. Whether the DJ changes genre, artist or song, someone at the party will have a reaction. Maybe multiple people will. Sometimes that means people will stop dancing and instead stand still,...

Watching the Olympics? Go figure!

Aditi Bhandari, Blogger

February 16, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Music, Songs, The Current

Let’s face it. We’ve all done it. Whether in socks on a hardwood floor, as a kid on wheelies or even on the ice rink at Norris University Center, we’ve all pretended to be a pro figure skater at some point in our lives. With the 2014 Sochi O...

What does a Pussy Riot sound like?

David Lee, Blogger

February 12, 2014

Filed under Music, The Current

Two former members of Russian feminist group Pussy Riot headlined an international peace concert, talked in-depth with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and gave what some consider the best interview ever on “The Colbert...

Fur, feathers and fins: A playlist celebrating the animal inside each of us

Aditi Bhandari, Blogger

February 11, 2014

Filed under Columns & Reviews, Music, Songs, The Current

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about animals lately. And not just Wildcats, mind you. I’ve been thinking quite a lot about animals lately because we just had elections in my residential college for the next executive board....

Five Words For: Bruno Mars’ halftime show

Kendall Siewert, Blogger

February 5, 2014

Filed under Music, Odds & Ends, The Current

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were already up against some serious odds. Following Beyonce is no easy task, especially when it comes to a Super Bowl halftime performance. However, they lived up to the hype in beco...