Undergrad review in music

So we’ve been MIA for the past few months.  Oops.  The last semester of college kind of took a toll on both of us.  But as we shout to the rooftops for being finished with undergrad and awkwardly step foot into adulthood, we intend to revive the blog.  I have to say, personally, I’m experiencing…

I Wasn’t Feeling 22

I’m sitting at a high-top in the ornately decorated Royale and I’m crying.  It’s the night before my birthday and I’m soon to see Marian Hill, one of my favorite good time, pbr&b bands.  I desperately want everything to be hunky-dory.  My plan is to ring in 22 on the days surrounding my birthday (because…

Comfort or laziness?

It’s been a summer of Discover and pop.  And, honestly, I’m not complaining.  I’ve had some Discover playlists straight from the Spotify gods, providing me with new and exciting tunes.  And then I’ve had days at work when all we listen to is pop and I can’t deny coming home and adding some of those…

Blood Orange on the Blood in our Streets: Freetown Sound

I first listened to Blood Orange a year back when “You’re Not Good Enough” was featured on my Spotify “Play It Forward” playlist.  I heard a very Solange-like sound and was immediately sold (turns out Dev Hynes of Blood Orange actually worked on “Losing You” with her).  But I also dug the sultry funk added…

Tokyo nights

I went to Japan this summer. Though we traveled for most of the two-week period, we spent a good 5 days or so in Tokyo, an urban studies nerd’s dream come to pulsing, loud, colorful life.  Even though I knew that  live music of the non-J-pop variety isn’t a huge thing there, I’d anticipated seeing…

We Dropped the Ball

We dropped the ball.  There’s really no other way of putting it.  Lauren at least has the excuse of being on a different continent for a few weeks.  I’ve got nothing.  About a month ago (yikes, you haven’t heard from me in over a month, sorry!!), I came to the realization that there’s likely no…

5 Hip-Hop Songs You Didn’t Know Use Samples

Last fall, my roommates and I—a couple drinks in—arrived at a party and we weren’t quite satisfied with music.  In line with usual behavior, we hijacked the playlist. I threw on Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” and that’s when we made a friend. Leah, a student at Northeastern, dug the tunes. Soon we were all talking music and…

The Albums That Made April Alright

I’ve said it before, so I’ll spare you the details- but April 2016 was a massive shitshow. And with life chaos comes skipping shows, tuning out music news, and writing blog posts less frequently than I should. Oops. Thankfully, though, even endless cover letters and academic papers need soundtracks. And this month I’ve been able to…

Läps Live: My Long Way Home

  So by this point in time, we all know my Läpsley love story.  I fell for her at a very in-between, unsure time in my life.  Then, this spring, she released her full-length album, Long Way Home, just as I was settling into a very comfortable, more sure time.  I was feeling good about…

Summasummasumma

Guys, the end is in sight.  I’m down to one week: one paper, a few exam periods in which we won’t actually be taking exams, and two internship shifts.  So of course all I’ve been doing when that light at the end of the tunnel is looking a little dim is imagine summer.  As I…

Music, Community, Feelings Stuff, and the West Campus Block Party

It’s been quite an April here at good ol’ UT.  And by “quite an April,” I clearly mean “a very sad, dramatic and mental health-degrading shitshow.” It’s truly been one thing after another, and as I told Mairead on Friday, I’ve been resigned to simply hoping that the next day will at least be normal….

Läpsley love, continued

Showing up to a party on time can ruin your reputation. It’s evidence you didn’t have anything better to do, proof that you put thought into coming, undeniable verification that your social life leaves something to be desired. Lauren once brought one of our friends to a party on time. When he recaps his visit…