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‘Shields’ Brings the Beat

‘Shields’ Brings the Beat

4/5 stars Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear is set to release its fourth studio album, Shields, on Sept. 18. This will be the band’s first release since 2009’s Veckatimest, an album that was met with overwhelming critical acclaim. The success of Veckatimest was due in large part to its experimentation and genre-blending[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Pulled Under by Spiritualized Sorrow

Jason Pierce is no stranger to the concept of mortality. For a man who nearly died of double pneumonia in 2005 and recently spent months in an experimental pharmaceutical-induced recovery from a degenerative liver disease, death is a source of inspiration. On Sweet Heart Sweet Light — the latest release from Pierce’s[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide

GU Bindaas Keeps Bollywood Dreams Alive

Georgetown’s South Asian Society is known for sponsoring the university’s largest and most popular annual cultural show, Rangila. The performance attracts a large number of students as both participants and audience members and is one of the most anticipated events each year. It seems as though Georgetown’s student body has some[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Anything but a Massacre

Anything but a Massacre

On Friday, Feb. 3, the Georgetown Chimes kicked off the39th annual Cherry Tree Massacre. Since its inception in 1974, the event has grown to become the largest a cappella festival of its kind on the East Coast and one of Georgetown’s most beloved traditions. Every February, the Chimes host Georgetown’s favorite[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Future Beats

Future Beats

On Aug. 1, 1981, MTV aired its first music video, “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a new single from the British, new wave, one-hit wonders The Buggles. This technology, then on its trial run, revolutionized the music business of the next 20 years — until it was time for another switch[Read More…]

by October 8, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Folkster Struggles to Stay Afloat on Latest Album

On his second release since 2006’s Gulag Orkestar, Zach Condon — under the moniker of Beirut — demonstrates just how much he has matured in the five years since, in both his songwriting and his lyricism. The Rip Tide is certainly a far more sophisticated and polished album than Orkestar, but in the end struggles[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide
What a Catch!

What a Catch!

Don’t read this review if you’re on a diet; there isn’t much in the way of healthy alternatives here. Don’t read this review if you’re on a budget; there isn’t anything cheap here. However, if you’re willing to spend your hard-earned cash to forego Leo’s dinner for a night and[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Powerful Performances Illuminate Production

Powerful Performances Illuminate Production

At the entrance to Walsh’s Black Box Theatre is a small display of showpieces from “Venus,” the Black Theatre Ensemble’s latest effort presented in partnership with the Department of the Performing Arts Tenn Cent Festival. Producer Katie Pak (COL ’12) tells me that this display — which includes dolls, garments[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Voices For Change

Voices For Change

It was 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, and Miranda Rose Hall (COL ’11) was  —  quite noticeably — the most excited person in the Intercultural Center galleria. The large thermos of coffee in her hands was fitting as she spoke of her recent senior thesis project, “The Orphan Play.”[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Get Sprinkled

Get Sprinkled

I have never understood the fascination with cupcakes. It seems as though a recent trend has sparked in which America is now suddenly finding itself in a pseudo-hormonal craving for small, sweet and expensive desserts. From New York City’s Magnolia Bakery to Los Angeles’ aptly named Famous Cupcakes to D.C.’s[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide