Music

The Undertow: Fruut is one of Philadelphia’s best new lo-fi artists

The Undertow: Fruut is one of Philadelphia’s best new lo-fi artists

You know when you go through photos the morning after a party and the blurry ones bring back clearer memories than their well-taken counterparts? That is the only way to describe the allure of “lo-fi” music; a genre that aims for intentional imperfections in recording for aesthetic purposes.

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and music often allow readers and listeners to be transported into the world of the composer. The rhyme and repetition create the artist’s world in the mind of an audience, and that is what occurred in Konover Auditorium Monday evening.  

The Undertow: ‘The Scary Jokes’ deserve to be taken seriously 

The Undertow: ‘The Scary Jokes’ deserve to be taken seriously 

The artist defines it as “a dizzying kaleidoscope of neurosis as an entertainment journalist is left in solitude to tend to her movie star girlfriend’s country home.” It’s “BURN PYGMALION​!​!​! A Better Guide to Romance,” and it’s one of the best pop albums of the year, all thanks to its quirky yet sentimental performer, “The Scary Jokes,” one of the best up-and-coming pop artists out there.  

Michael Mwenso of Mwenso & the Shakes discusses the importance of homage, spirituality and performance in jazz music

Michael Mwenso of Mwenso & the Shakes discusses the importance of homage, spirituality and performance in jazz music

When people think of jazz, they may harken back to the era of the 1920s, of Prohibition, of “The Great Gatsby” and of the Harlem Renaissance. However, those who believe jazz to be solely a genre of the past have clearly not listened to the likes of Mwenso & the Shakes, the Harlem-based jazz band that is bringing an updated and fresh take to the legendary musical genre. 

Abbey Road at 50: The legacy of The Beatles 

Abbey Road at 50: The legacy of The Beatles 

The John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr seen walking across the street on the album were not the same musicians that burst onto the scene in 1963 with their first album. To truly understand what makes “Abbey Road” such a significant album for The Beatles, one must look at the band’s trajectory leading up to that point. 

Senior UConn student is giving a platform to all on his radio show 

Senior UConn student is giving a platform to all on his radio show 

Nick Lajara, a seventh-semester general studies major, was inspired in June of this year to start a radio show to give a voice to the unheard. This idea transformed into spotlighting guests ranging from students, friends and representatives for on-campus organizations every Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on his radio show at WHUS. 

Blink-182 drops “NINE,” one of the worst albums of the year 

Blink-182 drops “NINE,” one of the worst albums of the year 

In the laughably titled “Generational Divide,” Blink-182 front man Mark Hoppus sings “Is it better, is it better now? Are we better, are we better now?” about a failing relationship. It might as well be a desperate plea to the band’s weaning fanbase, because no, GOD no they are not better now.

Mamma Mia!: A CRT musical made for summer

Mamma Mia!: A CRT musical made for summer

This past Friday night, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre kicked off its 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series with a charming production of the beloved musical “Mamma Mia!” Heartwarming performances and hysterical situations combined into the perfect musical to start off the summer.


Govball 2019 Preview Series: Alt-rock band DREAMERS creates art through music

Govball 2019 Preview Series: Alt-rock band DREAMERS creates art through music

The best weekend of the summer is fast approaching: The Governors Ball Music Festival is set to start this Friday, May 31, and continue for the rest of the weekend at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. With the fest only days away, here’s our final profile in which we spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing this year.