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ALL AROUND, SoundCloud artists get a bad rap. Maybe the creation and proliferation of niche genres like electronic folk and indie jazz bothers career music critics, or maybe too many random guys on Tinder include their SoundCloud handle and link their mixtape in their bio.
A DJ who is able to create his own unique sound is hard to find in this field now-a-days, but Liquid Stranger is one of the few who have perfected their individual sound. Martin Stääf is a Swedish born EDM artist. He is able to blend different genres of music together in order to produce his own sound distinct from all the other DJs out in the universe. Martin first launched himself as Liquid Stranger in 2003 and it has been history since then.
Making a return for its second year, Cockstock provided students with a free concert featuring renowned rapper 21 Savage. Although almost an hour late due to airline difficulties, 21 Savage greeted attendees with a set packed with chart toppers.
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Indie-Alt Rock band, Manchester Orchestra, took the stage October 6th at Music Farm Columbia and brought their tranquil yet thrilling sound to the crowd. Opening for the band were widely known acts Foxing and Tiger’s Jaw who both warmed up the audience for one of the most anticipated shows of the Fall.
Jon Stewart isn’t the only pop culture titan President Trump’s recent rhetoric has drawn from the shadows of social media silence back into the public eye. This week, rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, also emerged from whatever Hobbit-hole he’s been sequestered in to perform a freestyle cypher at Tuesday night’s BET awards. The resulting verse was a full-frontal attack on pretty much everything the president’s been up to these past few weeks, hitting issues like Trump’s notorious feud with the NFL, his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico and his child-with-a-potato-gun approach to foreign policy.
On October 14, 2017, fans from all over the United States had their expectations exceeded with the one day festival presented by Prime Social Group. Headlining acts included MADEINTYO, Cheat Codes, Lil Dicky and Zedd.
Stepping inside a music festival is like boarding a ship and going to another world: there is nothing like it and you will never want to leave. Tie-dye, pashminas and totems are everywhere. People with hula-hoops and juggling talent will flow with the music around them. Music is on non-stop repeat all day and all night.
Despite whatever might inspire an artist, creating artwork is deeply emotional. For Marcelo Andrés Pérez, writing honest music allows him to reclaim the sadness or loneliness that once ruled his life and turn it into something enjoyable.
Growing up in her aunt's record shop, Clair Delune always loved the blues. Her show, "Blues Moon: with Clair Delune," has been playing rare blues and roots for 27 years. In that time, she's shepherded countless students to graduation, researched and recovered rare records and has a few furry co-hosts to help her along the way.
The problem was, Debbie didn’t want to be a skank.
David Wood (DJ D) is a media arts major specializing in video production and editing with the ultimate goal of working in Los Angeles or New York as a producer. In the meantime, he's had a long-running radio show here with WUSC, “Dark Entries: Goth Radio.” The show features largely Gothic Rock, but also branches out into various dark genres and doom metal. Catch “Dark Entries” every Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
After numerous jam sessions, Perrin Skinner, Kristin Harris
and Kelley Douglas decided they should put a name on it, and thus the Prairie
Willows were born.
What comes to mind when you think of modern South Korean music — look-alike girl groups? Boys sporting eyeliner?
Taylor Swift is the most scrutinized, celebrated and studied figure in pop culture. Kanye West and Beyoncé may give her a run for her money, but I digress.
I pulled into a driveway and I saw four punks sitting on a dimly lit porch.
Tori McQuinn is a second-year civil engineering student with a passion for K-pop, the South Korean music trend that has been sweeping across international borders. Her WUSC-FM radio show features a mix of pop, ballad, hip-hop, R&B and electronica, all falling within the realm of K-pop. Catch DJ Taro’s show, “Korean Seoul,” Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
The lines on the screen move like heartbeats, jumping with every rise of emotion in sound and dipping with the absence of noise between drumbeats and guitar riffs. Different-colored rows move simultaneously, each with its own rhythm, measuring out melody in a readable pattern.
Chance the rapper has been hitting up college campuses this fall with Young and Sick and Sweater Beats. I was fortunate to get to see them play at UNCC but was not expecting such a spectacular show.