Sufjan Stevens has always been one of my favorite songwriters for a long time. I love the way he uses imagery in his songs and the way he tells stories through his songs.
By: Jordan Sarver-Bontrager Media Writer Olivia Rodrigo has been one of my favorite pop artists since her 2021 debut album, SOUR, a record that has a diverse sound palette and catchy melodies. It was a very strong debut from Rodrigo, with songs like lead single drivers license, a gut wrenching breakup piano ballad; the fierce […]
I’ve been a fan of Hozier for a while, so I found it fitting to kick off the school year with a review of his newest album, Unreal Unearth. I’ve always liked his work: his mix of folk, pop, rock and chamber music has always been endearing to me.
My name is Jordan Bontrager, and I’m excited to be starting a weekly column about all things music. As a musician of 15 years, I want to spread the love and understanding I have for music everywhere I go. To introduce my music taste, I thought I should count down what I thought were the top five albums of 2022.
By: Benjamin Ward Staff-Writer IU South Bend’s Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is kicking into full gear with spring performances. Students and faculty enjoy lighter restrictions as they attend their fellow’s performances. Though the showcase of events changed only slightly in frequency throughout the pandemic, the performances took a major hit compared to […]
By: MADISON WARD Staff Writer We all know winter can get us feeling down. For those of you who could use some help getting through the cold season, here are some songs from various IU South Bend students that they are listening to right now. DISCLAIMER: It is your prerogative whether to look up the […]
By: DYLAN LEMERT Columnist @dlemert Sometimes, I like to try to convince myself that my high school years were the last truly good time of a musical golden age. With the second half of the 2000s edging just shy of the fully-digital era, insurmountably-priced CDs still lined the shelves of most department stores, monuments to a […]
By: GEOFF LESAR Staff Writer South Bend hip-hop collective The B.E.A.T. is making waves and doing its part in the rise of the “Third Coast” through their hosting of the monthly No. Coast Social concert series. “We’ve seen it in Cincinnati, where people have these monthly shows and they’re really pumped about it,” said Eli […]